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post #101 of 129
I know someone mentioned this... but CURIOUS GEORGE.... i love listening to Jack Johnson... it's a win win for us all.
post #102 of 129
I don't know that they fit the criteria perfectly but some things that might come close are
Curious George
Pooh's Heffalump Movie
Little Bear
Parent Trap
Freaky Friday
post #103 of 129
Surf's Up is a current favorite here. *I* love it as much as anyone! (OT:has anyone noticed that Surf's Up and Cars have the exact same plot? weird. but we love Cars too, so whatev.)

Mighty Machines was in a LOT too for a while. Anyone here have Hard Hat Harry movies? They are similar, but goofier and from the 80's, so the clothes are so amusing.

Curious George gets better the farther along you get in it. The man in the yellow hat really grows as a character, he becomes confident and strong, and he values learning and kids! And Jack Johnson is my favorite right now. That soundtrack is always in the car cd player.
post #104 of 129
I forget who mentioned the Muppets, but in the first Muppet Movie, from Wiki:

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During their journey, they are pursued by the villainous Doc Hopper (Charles Durning), owner of a struggling french-fried frog legs restaurant franchise, and his assistant Max (Austin Pendleton); Doc Hopper (who wears an outfit similar to Colonel Sanders) wants Kermit to be the new spokesman for his restaurants, but when Kermit refuses, Hopper resorts to increasingly threatening means of persuasion.
It totally freaked me out as a kid.
post #105 of 129
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Someone mentioned Happy Feet, and while I don't have issues with most movies, I thought I would throw this out for the more worried: My little one watched Happy Feet today (library DVD) and at the end she called, "Mom! Oh, my gosh! That girl peguin just left all her babies and her husband (she thought, I don't know) for Mumbles!". I wasn't watching it, so I don't know if the father of her babies was mean and/or if she brought the babies with her when she left him for Mumbles... But dd talked about that with every member of our family. I am going to have to watch that freaking movie to see what the deal is so I can tell her the babies are ok. That they have their dad/were not abandoned by their mother. Although she is reading this over my shoulder and is saying , "It's a *movie*, Mom!" while rolling her eyes so far back into her head that she might fall over.

I don't think I can sit through another animated movie. If anyone has seen it, clue me in maybe?
I found happy feet to be a horribly movie for kids! I rented it back when i was pregnant just for something to watch...there is tons of rude language, and the moral of the story seems to be if you don't have talent no one will love you so you better work harder at conforming. i vaguely remember some swearing in that movie as well.
post #106 of 129
The Hermie the Caterpiller movies are usually pretty good, with negligible amounts of scary. If there are scary parts, they are fairly mild, and are used to show that things can be misinterpreted into something scary when they really are not. They are about God and usually talk about the "Golden Rules" aka the Ten Commandments, kid style, so they're not for everyone.

Also, the VeggieTales movies usually rock, but the older ones tend to be less scary than the newer ones.
post #107 of 129
Documentaries about plants and/or rocks. Baby Einstein videos.
post #108 of 129
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Documentaries about plants and/or rocks.
post #109 of 129
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Documentaries about plants and/or rocks. Baby Einstein videos.
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I dunno if it's been mentioned, but the reason for the missing mom element of most Disney movies: Mr. Walt Disney was was orphaned at a young age and he wanted to make movies showing motherless children overcoming adversity.
post #110 of 129
I'll probably get the worst mom of the year award, but DD1 likes the Incredibles, Curious George, Cars (come to think of it, I don't think there is any violence in Cars, but there is one part where he says he's in hillbilly hell) and she also likes The Simpson Movie . The last one we actually don't let her watch anymore though.
post #111 of 129
I think that there is going to be conflict in any movie. I think that it is how you handle it/ present it to your child.

I know my 2 y/o likes to be a little scared. he will ask to watch monster house and then hide his face during the scary parts (but he loves the thrill of being scared). he also finds parts of the movie cars scary and even scenes from thomas the train. so there is no telling what is going to be scary to a child.
post #112 of 129
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I know my 2 y/o likes to be a little scared. he will ask to watch monster house and then hide his face during the scary parts (but he loves the thrill of being scared). he also finds parts of the movie cars scary and even scenes from thomas the train. so there is no telling what is going to be scary to a child.
Oh do you mean the Frank scene? Yeah I can definitely see how that could be scary. When it came on I started laughing and telling DD how silly I thought it was because at times I think she bases her reactions on my reactions to things. Not all the time, but I can definitely tell when she's looking to me.
post #113 of 129
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Documentaries about plants and/or rocks. Baby Einstein videos.

I don't know.... some parts of "The Secret Sife of Plants" can be pretty racy! I saw an orchid documentary that was anything but mild!

post #114 of 129
in the muppet movie, doc hopper hires an assassin named snake to kill kermit. miss piggy also beats up a room of men.
i agree with the pp in that you have to know what your own child wants to handle. last year any violence in movies would result in ds becoming overly aggressive. so, we only watched things like baby einstein and my all time favorite, surf's up. now he can deal with a little more action although i'm still pretty picky about what he sees.
post #115 of 129
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When the JS character is a boy, his boss at the pharmacy punches him repeatedly in the ear, deafening him in that ear permanently. And of course there is the suicide attempt ...

Not too be picky, or excuse the violence, but George had already lost the hearing it that ear rescuing his brother when he fell through the ice.

Plus, there's also the scene in the bar when the schoolteacher's husband hits George. Oh, and when George yells at the teacher on the phone, yells and frightens his kids, Mr. Potter stealing the money...
post #116 of 129
Okay, to begin with--I respect the OP's wish to find nonviolent movies. I'm not knocking that if it's important to you!

I just thought I might throw in the suggestion that some movies with violent elements might still be okay for toddlers. My daughter watches a lot of movies with us. We don't do TV at all but we watch a lot of movies. She likes a lot of things that I think are pretty good value for the violence, if that makes sense. I'm not sheltering her from it because I think (although many movies are violent just for the sake of violence) that sometimes it's part of the message. I want her to see things that I think are good, not sappy crap. She is pretty unscareable, though, so that makes things easier for me.

Anyway, the point is just that I would prefer to screen something decent that has some violence than a movie that has no redeeming artistic value at all but isn't scary.
post #117 of 129
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I'll probably get the worst mom of the year award, but DD1 likes the Incredibles, Curious George, Cars (come to think of it, I don't think there is any violence in Cars, but there is one part where he says he's in hillbilly hell) and she also likes The Simpson Movie . The last one we actually don't let her watch anymore though.

We are Simpsons fans, and we watch that movie a lot.

Although our current movie is Hairspray and even the 2 yr old loves it. The bible lady cracks us up.
post #118 of 129
Oh I second Hairspray!
I just watched "Mr Magoriums Magic Emporium" - no violence, he does die but it is not shown he just sits down & away he goes. And they do talk about him "leaving" But he is 143 years old.
I personally didn't really care for the movie but thought while watching that you & your family might enjoy it.
Take care
post #119 of 129
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The 'run on the bank' scene in Mary Poppins scared the HELL out of me when I was a child.

EVERY movie is going to have a source of conflict. They call it 'plot'.

Rather than summarily banning EVERYTHING, why not simply make a case-by-case judgement based on the particular film and your particular child?
Yes, this.

I think if you're looking for something to not have conflict, you're not going to find it, and perhaps TV-free is what you're looking for.

And why not motherless movies?

My kids will be exposed to things that aren't always ideal, but that's where my parenting comes in The world around us isn't always beautiful, and I think there's always a lesson to be learned from things that are "bad."
post #120 of 129
The bank scene in Mary Poppins still freaks me out! And I loved Shirley Temple movies as a child but as a PP said, most of them involve the loss of a least one parent, either during the movie or before the movie begins.

A movie I loved (and still do) is Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, and I can't recall any violence or sad elements in it at all. Of course, young kids probably won't be very interested in it - I think I first watched it at around eleven.

What about the Charlie Brown specials?
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