HANDY MANNY’S MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE (2009)

Yeah, this is made for preschool aged kids, so what? We watched it. Your kids will love it and I don’t think you will want to bash your head in when they do. But this movie really got me thinking because there is a scene when some of Manny’s tools get lost and end up at a hardware store. None of the tools in the store are alive. So…where did Manny get his tools? Why are they alive? Why aren’t people freaked out that his tools are alive? Maybe these answers have been answered in episodes of the show, maybe not.

 

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Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

This one is not one of our favorites, but has it’s charms. It tends to drag a little bit and can be a little cheesy, but all in all it is fun to watch. I mean, who doesn’t love to watch clever kids outsmart their stupid adult counterparts? And you will get a good laugh at the visual effects of the 70’s. With the movie having a sequel and a remake, we recommend watching it to see where it all started…unless you don’t want to watch the sequel or the remake. In that case…just watch it anyway.

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Tarzan (1999)

 

Tarzan, for me, comes with a certain memory.  Melissa and her family had one of the first DVD players in the neighborhood and one night while over at her house, we watched Tarzan. The FIRST movie I ever watched on a fancy DVD. What quality. What clarity. And what is this? We can watch it in French? Yes, please. DVD brought a whole new world to us kids who only had VHS’s before.  It was fantastic.

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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

 

Who doesn’t love Winnie the Pooh? Seriously? If you don’t…then why are you reading this review? Pooh bear is the best. So lovable, cuddly, and stuffed with fluff.  And his Disney career all started with the classic film. This movie will make you feel all the feels. Haven’t seen it? WATCH IT! Seen it? WATCH IT AGAIN! Let the characters of 100 Acre Wood brighten your day.

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Tinker Bell (2008)

 

Oh Tinker Bell, magical pixie fairy whom we all know and love. What? You talk now?! Oh wait, it’s ok because you are voiced by Mae Whitman so you rock. This movie was another one of those “Surprise, I’m actually a fun movie” types.  It made us laugh i.e. This clip on YouTube ….Poor squirrel. And it was fun to see how Tinkerbell came to be. Can’t wait to see how she meets Peter Pan.  There will be a movie about how she meets Peter Pan, right? RIGHT?!?

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The Luck of the Irish (2001)

 

We totally remember when this came out. We made of night of it since we knew someone that was an extra in the film. The movie, like a lot of Disney Channel movies, was shot in Utah so we take pleasure in saying, “I know where that is!” especially when they are in Lagoon amusement park (fellow Utahns, you know what we are talking about).  The movie is a little weird, a lot cheesy but a fun one for the family to watch on St. Patrick’s day.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

So what movie is next after watching the most recent Disney film? Why, the first feature length Disney film, obviously. Snow White is the movie the started it all and because of that will always hold a special place in any Disney fan’s heart.

Have you ever been watching a movie and had a question or two pop into your mind that is never answered in the story? Of course you have, we all have. So instead of letting the questions go unanswered, why not answer it yourself? Melissa and I often ask and answer our own questions when watching a movie, especially one we have seen many times. While watching Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs this time around, the following questions were asked:

Are the seven dwarfs brothers? If not, why do they live together?
For who and why do they dig for diamonds?
What happens to the diamonds after the put them in the vault?
How did their current situation come to be?

Melissa gave the answer that they are not brothers.  They were each hired by the King (before he died) to dig for the diamonds and other precious jewels that could be found in the mine.  Since the mine was too small for a normal sized man to fit and work in, dwarfs were hired for the job.  In exchange for digging in the mines the whole day through, the dwarfs were given room and board in a nearby cottage. And there they live out their days.

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