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Title: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: Oldbushie on February 15, 2013, 05:54:43 PM
What's your favorite childhood movie that still sticks with you now that you're older? Mine would have to be:
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104740/)

It never fails to make me tear up at the end...

(And for those who haven't heard of it, no, it has nothing to do with the more recent movie called Finding Nemo.)
Title: Re: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: KatieHal on February 15, 2013, 06:47:53 PM
Neverending Story!
Title: Re: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: GrahamRocks! on February 15, 2013, 08:07:42 PM
All of Pixar's films thus far, the majority of Disney's movies (yes, even the "cheapquels" as people call them, hey, I liked them then, and I like most of them now!), the majority of Dreamworks (Madgascar and their sequels being the exception)
Title: Re: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: Rosella on February 16, 2013, 03:04:55 AM
I'm not sure if this is my favorite, exactly, but Quest for Camelot is definitely up there and I think it's highly underrated. Anastasia, I really liked too. I guess I'm a big fan of totally-not-Disney movies. XD
Title: Re: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: stika on February 16, 2013, 06:21:37 AM
Disney's Aladdin, at one point I had all songs memorized in both their English and Portuguese Lyrics  :rofl:
Title: Re: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: darthkiwi on February 16, 2013, 07:51:45 AM
I watched Dragonheart several times when I was younger - story about a boy king who's wounded in battle so a dragon gives him half his heart to keep him alive, which means the boy can only be killed if the dragon is killed. You can see where the story goes: good knight befriends dragon, opposes king, tries to kill king but fails, so dragon kills himself nobly.

I cried when I was little, but what I did NOT expect was to almost cry when it came on TV a few months ago. It's a completely predictable story but I was still really moved, presumably because it got its hooks into me when I was young and impressionable :P
Title: Re: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: Deloria on February 16, 2013, 08:34:43 PM
That movie was kind of ruined for me because the entire conflict seemed superfluous because, you know, he's a rapist and should be killed in the most horrible fashion imaginable at all costs. :P

I was really big on The Swan Princess because I thought she was awesome for rejecting someone who wanted to marry her just because she was pretty. :D
Title: Re: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: darthkiwi on February 18, 2013, 12:43:07 PM
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That movie was kind of ruined for me because the entire conflict seemed superfluous because, you know, he's a rapist and should be killed in the most horrible fashion imaginable at all costs. :P

Why did I watch this movie when I wasn't even a teenager? Somebody explain it to me. :S
Title: Re: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: Blackthorne on February 18, 2013, 09:12:30 PM
Heh, I was talking Neverending Story on Facebook a bunch today.  Definitely a favorite.  Transformers: The Movie?  Yep.

E.T.  - the end of that film still makes me cry to this day.

And, definitely - "The Breakfast Club".  I saw that movie for the first time when I was about 10.  Definitely above my head - all I knew was I couldn't wait to be a teenager.  I was a teenager, and I saw it, and connected with it.  I saw it as a young man, and remembered those days, and how silly they were.  I see it now and think back fondly on the fact that I did grow up, and time has definitely been passing in my life.

Bt
Title: Re: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: Sir Perceval of Daventry on February 19, 2013, 08:06:58 PM
All movies I loved, before age 8:

Wayne's World
Labyrinth
Hocus Pocus
101 Dalmations
Mathilda
James and the Giant Peach
The Lion King
Susie Q
Look Who's Talking
All Dogs Go to Heaven
Ferngully: The Last Rainforest
Aladdin
Kazaam
First Kid
Indian in the Cupboard
Fox and the Hound
Rescuers Down Under
Dragonheart
The Frightners
The Witches
The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)
Space Jam
Nothing to Lose


Title: Re: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: Delling on February 20, 2013, 06:06:24 AM
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That movie was kind of ruined for me because the entire conflict seemed superfluous because, you know, he's a rapist and should be killed in the most horrible fashion imaginable at all costs. :P

Why did I watch this movie when I wasn't even a teenager? Somebody explain it to me. :S

Before age 10, I had seen Excalibur. My parents just fast forwarded over the naughty bits, because that makes it "okay", right? RIGHT!?

In fairness to them though, I didn't care about the naughty bits: there was a fantastical sorcerer guy who commanded a dragon. Far more interesting.
Title: Re: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: darthkiwi on February 20, 2013, 10:31:47 AM
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That movie was kind of ruined for me because the entire conflict seemed superfluous because, you know, he's a rapist and should be killed in the most horrible fashion imaginable at all costs. :P

Why did I watch this movie when I wasn't even a teenager? Somebody explain it to me. :S

Before age 10, I had seen Excalibur. My parents just fast forwarded over the naughty bits, because that makes it "okay", right? RIGHT!?

In fairness to them though, I didn't care about the naughty bits: there was a fantastical sorcerer guy who commanded a dragon. Far more interesting.
Oh, was that the one with lots of Romantic music (particularly Wagner)? :D I saw that a year or two ago and thought it was brilliantly atmospheric :D
Title: Re: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: Numbers on February 20, 2013, 01:21:15 PM
When I was a kid, I kinda sorta liked Phantom Menace...I didn't pick up on its flaws until I grew up a little. Now, of course, it's my least favorite Star Wars movie, and everybody else's as well.

I also liked Wallace and Gromit, as well as Back to the Future, and they've stayed entertaining throughout my growing up.
Title: Re: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: darthkiwi on February 20, 2013, 02:07:50 PM
I wasn't a massive fan of Phantom Menace but couldn't really explain why. Now I can explain it in great detail, of course. XD

And Wallace and Gromit are brilliant :D
Title: Re: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: Rosella on February 20, 2013, 03:59:27 PM
I was absolutely terrified of Wallace and Gromit. Still am. Claymation really, really freaks me out. :(
Title: Re: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: Oldbushie on February 20, 2013, 04:38:38 PM
Aww! Why? :(

I really like the Dinosaur Claymation Christmas thingy. I finally tracked it down and got it on dvd.
Title: Re: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: Numbers on February 21, 2013, 11:27:18 AM
I was absolutely terrified of Wallace and Gromit. Still am. Claymation really, really freaks me out. :(

I can sorta understand not liking claymation if the production values are really low (I never liked Gumby or those Rankin Bass Christmas specials that appear on TV every year). How about Flushed Away? It's CGI designed to look like claymation; do you not like that either?
Title: Re: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: Rosella on February 21, 2013, 06:25:23 PM
Definitely don't like that either. I mean, I'm not a huge fan of CGI, but... *shudders* It just creeps me out. It might've been the tone of Wallace and Gromit that freaked me out and I just associated it with claymation though? I honestly don't remember much, I just remember that I watched it as a kid. XD

On the bright side, it made The Nightmare Before Christmas the slightest bit unnerving, which contributed to the tone quite well. :P
Title: Re: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: LadyTerra on February 27, 2013, 07:27:15 PM
Off the top of my head, mine were Nightmare Before Christmas, Beauty and the Beast, and the Three Musketeers.
Title: Re: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: Lambonius on March 03, 2013, 04:00:19 PM
Charlie Chaplin's 1936 classic, Modern Times.
Title: Re: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: Blackthorne on March 03, 2013, 06:12:50 PM
Charlie Chaplin's 1936 classic, Modern Times.

Smile, Lamb.


Bt
Title: Re: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: gartleon on March 03, 2013, 09:22:25 PM
Robocop... Yeah I was 2 when I first watched it and I loved it. Wow... I had a great and beautiful childhood. Yeah but Robocop I loved and still do at the big age of... 19. :')
Title: Re: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: Blackthorne on March 04, 2013, 06:19:44 AM
Robocop... Yeah I was 2 when I first watched it and I loved it. Wow... I had a great and beautiful childhood. Yeah but Robocop I loved and still do at the big age of... 19. :')

Hah... wow.  Nice.  By the time you were born, I'd already seen RoboCop like 120+ times.

Great film.  I like all of Paul Verhoven's stuff, though - RoboCop is brilliant satire.  Funny side story, the actor who played him, Peter Weller, is an adjunt professor at Syracuse University, in my town.  He's about town quite frequently; few years ago, I had a pint of Guinness with him, and we talked about RoboCop.  He's a serious actor, but he still loves to talk about that film.  Cool guy.


Bt
Title: Re: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: Lambonius on March 04, 2013, 07:44:04 AM
Funny side story, the actor who played him, Peter Weller, is an adjunt professor at Syracuse University, in my town.

Something tells me he made more money as Robocop.
Title: Re: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: Blackthorne on March 04, 2013, 07:52:51 AM
Funny side story, the actor who played him, Peter Weller, is an adjunt professor at Syracuse University, in my town.

Something tells me he made more money as Robocop.

Yep.  But still, as an adjunct who comes in to teach a seminar course every once in a while, he gets paid a pretty princely sum.  SU has money coming out of it's ass; it's ridiculous.  Course they don't spend any of it on protecting the campus from the ever encroaching ghetto at it's borders.


Bt
Title: Re: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: stika on March 04, 2013, 08:18:03 AM
Robocop... Yeah I was 2 when I first watched it and I loved it. Wow... I had a great and beautiful childhood. Yeah but Robocop I loved and still do at the big age of... 19. :')
Oh man, I remember when my parents would outright FORBID me from watching that movie :rofl:

You have great taste though :P
Title: Re: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: gartleon on March 05, 2013, 01:35:14 AM
Robocop... Yeah I was 2 when I first watched it and I loved it. Wow... I had a great and beautiful childhood. Yeah but Robocop I loved and still do at the big age of... 19. :')

Hah... wow.  Nice.  By the time you were born, I'd already seen RoboCop like 120+ times.

Great film.  I like all of Paul Verhoven's stuff, though - RoboCop is brilliant satire.  Funny side story, the actor who played him, Peter Weller, is an adjunt professor at Syracuse University, in my town.  He's about town quite frequently; few years ago, I had a pint of Guinness with him, and we talked about RoboCop.  He's a serious actor, but he still loves to talk about that film.  Cool guy.


Bt

Hahaha he is a great actor I love him but I am pretty jealous you met him!

Robocop... Yeah I was 2 when I first watched it and I loved it. Wow... I had a great and beautiful childhood. Yeah but Robocop I loved and still do at the big age of... 19. :')
Oh man, I remember when my parents would outright FORBID me from watching that movie :rofl:

You have great taste though :P

Hahaha it does help as I am a Film Studies student but yes great film my mum wasn't exactly happy I had seen it as it was my Grandad who showed me and I loved it!

Title: Re: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: stika on March 05, 2013, 01:07:47 PM
Ah, you had cool grandparents, lucky you :P
Title: Re: Favorite Childhood Movie
Post by: gartleon on March 05, 2013, 03:55:54 PM
Damn right!
My Grandad got me into some amazing films and gets me them! :D