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My DS had been watching "Cars" for the past 2 weeks, he loves it and he never watches animated movies. I happen to really enjoy myself...so I started thinking, what other animated movies he might like.

Is there an animated movie that your kids just looove to watch over and over again? Is there one that you love?

My 3 yo DS usually doesn't watch much television, but sometimes it definitely helps when I need to do work around the house.
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no, not animated. but my children really dig all of the movies me and my husband enjoyed as children like (no specific order ):

1. the goonies

2. fire starter

3. home alone 1 & 2

4. beetlejuice (love that movie)

5. edward scissorhands

6. moonwalker (michael jackson)

7. willow

8. teen wolf

9. back to the future (1,2,and 3)

10. the wiz

11. the wizard of oz

12. the princess bride

13. batman (i love jack as the joker)

Oh, i do love me so Little Mermaid.
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no, not animated. but my children really dig all of the movies me and my husband enjoyed as children like (no specific order ):

1. the goonies

2. fire starter

3. home alone 1 & 2

4. beetlejuice (love that movie)

5. edward scissorhands

6. moonwalker (michael jackson)

7. willow

8. teen wolf

9. back to the future (1,2,and 3)

10. the wiz

11. the wizard of oz

12. the princess bride

13. batman (i love jack as the joker)

Oh, i do love me so Little Mermaid.
Yeah, I love The Wizard of Oz! I should try to show it to Max, i don't think he will fully appreciate it yet (he is only 3), but I think he will enjoy it.
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Theirs:

The Little Mermaid (including the new one, "Ariel's Beginning" and the one where she has a baby)

Lady and the Tramp

Monsters Inc

Beauty and the Beast


Mine:

Beauty and the Beast

Lady and the Tramp

We rented "The Aristocats" thru Netflix and I had forgotten how "very 70s" that movie was LOL
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I liked Toy Story and Chicken Run enough to see them twice in the theater. Toy Story 2 was good too.

Edited to add: those are movies I liked, my kids prefer TV show DVDs such as Dora

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We really like Toy Story 2, much more than the first one.


Most of the ones I like are probably not the best for a 3 year old, like Nightmare before Christmas and Snow White.
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The Hobbit

A Bug's Life

Both Toy Story movies ( really anything Pixar)

The Sword in the Stone by Disney, Lady and the Tramp and Cinderella. : I love the singing mice.

Milo and Otis. My kids LOVED Milo and Otis.

The Sound of Music.

Mary Poppins.

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It's probably Cars, actually. I also love both the Toy Story movies and Monsters, Inc. There are probably a few others, but I can't think of them right now.

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I love Disney movies- The Lion King is my favorite, but I also love The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Lady and the Tramp, Aladdin, etc... Pretty much any of the old Disney movies I love.

Toy Story, A Bug's Life, and Finding Nemo are my favorite Pixar movies.

DS is too young to watch movies... these are my favorites.

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The kids are on a "Lion King" binge now. I like it, too. Personally I also enjoy "Lion King 1.5" ... the concept of it is great, it's like "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" for kids, you know?



Another big huge favorite is "Brother Bear." Good message and good music.



One semi-animated movie my kids are nuts about is "Mary Poppins," you know, the one with Julie Andrews. In case you've forgotten, there are some segments of it that are animated. So it's kind of on-topic.




They liked "Beauty and the Beast" but the boys quickly decided it was a "girls movie."
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I find it interesting that people are mentioning Cars as a favorite. We went to see that in the theater, and I had to leave or I would have fallen asleep. I just found it to be so painfully boring that I chose to walk the aisles of Petco instead.

My FAVE is Shark Tale!!!!!

We also like:

Little Mermaid
Mulan
Beauty and the Beast
Toy Story
Aladdin
Shrek
Shrek 2
Emperor's New Groove
Kim Possible
Finding Nemo
Ratitoullie (excuse my butchering of the spelling - too lazy to go look)

Someone mentioned Monsters Inc. That was a part of one of my worst parenting choices. Took dd1 to see it IN THE THEATER.... A friend warned me not to, but I had heard the concept that the monsters were afraid of the little girl and thought "how bad could it be?" Well, the bad monster has the ability to disappear. The concept that someone who wanted to hurt you could be right there without you knowing just FREAKED HER OUT. She cried and begged to go home, and had nightmares for weeks, and slept with a nightlight for YEARS after that (never had before).
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I forgot about Bugs Life, haven't watched it in years but from what I remember it's safe for the typical 3 year old.
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The kids are on a "Lion King" binge now. I like it, too. Personally I also enjoy "Lion King 1.5" ... the concept of it is great, it's like "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" for kids, you know?



Another big huge favorite is "Brother Bear." Good message and good music.



One semi-animated movie my kids are nuts about is "Mary Poppins," you know, the one with Julie Andrews. In case you've forgotten, there are some segments of it that are animated. So it's kind of on-topic.




They liked "Beauty and the Beast" but the boys quickly decided it was a "girls movie."

oooo, I forgot about Brother Bear! Thanks for reminding me! That's a good one!
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We really like Toy Story 2, much more than the first one.


Most of the ones I like are probably not the best for a 3 year old, like Nightmare before Christmas and Snow White.
Nightmare Before Christmas is my DH's favorite. I am surprised he didn't pull that one out for Max yet, I wonder if it's a little scary for him, but it's definitely a great one.
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Some great suggestions, keep them coming!
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My Neighbor Totoro http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Neighbor_Totoro

It's really the only movie (animated or not) that dd1 enjoys... it's gentle, no scary moments, the characters are sweet/work together, etc. She loves it so much I even made her a stuffed Totoro for the winter holiday.

She has watched Kiki's Delivery Service and thought it was ok (but didn't love it as much as Totoro) and I'm waiting on introducing other Miyazaki films (like Spirited Away or Princess Monoke) since those have more explicit conflict/scary bits.


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We all love Hiyao Miyazaki movies here. My Neighbor Totoro is the one that got us started, and like wombatclay said, it is very sweet and gentle. It's funny, but Kiki's Delivery Service is my favorite. My 10 yo dd likes Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind the best (might be a bit scary for a 3 year old, though). My 6 yo ds likes Castle in the Sky (although I haven't asked him in a while). We all love Howl's Moving Castle (my dd and I just finished the book by Diana Wynne Jones and it was so great, too!) and Spirited Away (this one might be a bit intense for a 3 yo though). Honestly, they are all amazing movies that you can watch over and over and over again. We sometimes have Miyazaki marathons. My favorite part is the abundance of well-developed, strong female characters, portrayed in such a way that boys still love the movies too. Ah, they just never get old. :

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I third "My Neighbor Totoro," my 4 year old adores this one and so do I. Thinking about riding in the cat-bus makes me smile and my eye-balls itch at the same time LOL. I am also in love with "Howl's Moving Castle." There is a scene in that movie that is so breathtakingly beautiful that if there was Heaven that is what I imagine it to be like. All of his films are so wonderful.

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I just love Madagascar. As a former New Yorker, it never ceases to make me giggle. Ben Stiller is hilarious, Schwimmer is perfect as a hypochondriac giraffe who will NOT go HMO-oh, I love it. And anything SBC remotely has anything to do with I love. Can't wait for Madagascar 2!
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We only have a handful of movies at home. DD recently got into Over the Hedge. It's really cute. The voice acting is excellent and there even a nice little theme about over consumption. It came out in a glut of CGI movies and was overlooked.
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One I could watch over and over again is:

Ice Age

John Leguizamo as 'Sid' just cracks me up everytime
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The Iron Giant.

one of the bestest movies ever.

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Oh, ya - Madagascar IS pretty good!

But our copy of Spirited Away "accidentally" got put in the garage sale box... Ick. We won it in a bingo prize basket, and the kids always wanted it but I thought it was terrible. Barney and the Teletubbies we watched daily for years back in the day so I can handle stuff I don't personally love, but Spirited Away was just.... strange and upsettingly odd.
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