Good films for 3 & 6 year old + mummy!

(63 Posts)
SingleMama Wed 10-Apr-13 18:16:52

Any suggestions?
(I hate Pixar!)

SingleMama Thu 11-Apr-13 11:57:24

Oh hi sorry you were right- number 4 is the first one and apparently I should watch them in chronological order as they were made so 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3. Can't wait! Yay!

SingleMama Thu 11-Apr-13 12:50:10

Also...
Ponyo we didn't like but Astroboy looks really great!! :-) And I'd never thought of it so thanks!!
Anybody got any more suggestions?
x

The boys liked the Astroboy cartoon series - we never saw the movie as they were a bit too old by that point. I'll have a look when I get home and see if there is anything else that looks suitable.

TeamEdward Thu 11-Apr-13 14:46:51

My 4 & 7 yos are currently engrossed in The Hobbit
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TeamEdward Thu 11-Apr-13 14:49:14

If you ask a Star Wars geek, they'll tell you to watch Episodes 4 to 6 and ignore the prequels. I suggest starting at Episode 1 and working through (although your DCs will like it more than you will)

zipzap Thu 11-Apr-13 16:36:35

Both asterix and tintin cartoon films are very popular here - to the point that ds1 used to put dh's old asterix videos on, despite being in French (he's not a French speaker; but when he was 3 he could do a passable attempt as a result of these films; albeit with a really rough gravelly deep voice that sounded like he was on 45 gitaines a day!)

They also saw the Smurfs film last week which they both loved.

They also in the past have enjoyed g-force if they like action style films - a very basic gentle take on the genre but with impressive effects.

Another set of films they have enjoyed recently are Tom & jerry... I got a box set of 3 films for £3 in morrisons. One of the discs has a film on, the other 2 are compilations of shorter cartoons but they have all been watched lots. Boomerang channel has also shown lots of their films recently; ds2 (a young 4 yr old) loves 2 in particular; one based on the nutcracker music so quite christmassy and one that based on Sherlock Holmes. The nutcracker one in particular is good for watching in the car as it is mostly just the nutcracker music - unlike most kids films these days which have lots of shrill talking that seems to penetrate even if you're not watching!

Check out film 4 on freeview or sky etc - I think they are showing lots of the studio ghibli (sp!) films at the moment which makes for an easy way to check them out.

My 6 year old ds loves the 3 newer Star Wars films (so 4,5,6??) he wasn't scared of them at all, but he had already seen the cartoon versions on Cartoon Network, and don't think they're too different in the level of violence.

And I agree singlemama miss hannagin is definitely too much!!!

SingleMama Thu 11-Apr-13 18:17:40

Kids Love Tom & Jerry. Need to get Asterix!!!!!! Also thinking of Wizard of Oz. yeah the witch is scary but might be ok. It is a must see! I know my daughter will love it!

SingleMama Thu 11-Apr-13 18:18:26

(According to my online research ;-) the new Star Wars are 1, 2, 3)

okay had a quick squint at the dvds

Ice Age movies
Alvin & the chipmunks movies
Wallace & Gromit?

My neighbours boys like the Johnny English movies - a lot of it goes over their heads, but I think they enjoy the slapstick element.

TheYamiOfYawn Thu 11-Apr-13 18:48:32

I was going to suggest Motors, Kiki's delivery service and Kirikou, but I see that they are already on your list. The only other films my kids really like are Ponyo and The Wizard of Oz.

SingleMama Thu 11-Apr-13 19:37:15

Thanks for all those. Keep em coming! ;-)

Wow TheYamiOfYawn your kids have exactly the same taste/are equally as film fussy as mine! ;-) Must check out Motors.

SingleMama Thu 11-Apr-13 19:38:47

Yeah soontobeslendergirl my son loves anything slapstick. He actually liked the old Charlie Chaplin.

TheYamiOfYawn Thu 11-Apr-13 20:04:43

Motors was my phone's predictive text version of Totoro, sorry. My 6 year old days she also likes ScoobyDoo and Arietty.

I take it you have done the Home Alone movies then? What about Batteries not Included - story is a wee bit slow and over their heads, but he'd love the wee spaceships. Also whatever those ones are with Johnny 5 the Robot?? The Goonies?, Honey I shrunk the kids? Cheaper by the Dozen? RV?

Johnny 5 movie is Short Circuit.

Muppets movies?

we do a lot of Retro in our house, I don't like them having movies above their age and there are not a lot out for 11/12 year olds

TeamEdward Thu 11-Apr-13 21:17:21

Mousetrap with Lee Evans is a fabulous slapstick movie

peeriebear Thu 11-Apr-13 21:18:07

Curious George! It's a lovely film, none of the horrible "everything goes wrong, everyone turns on the protagonist, cue sad music" theme that runs through 99% of films. It's funny without the double level of humour that hides adult jokes from the kids. Very sweet and entertaining.

SingleMama Fri 12-Apr-13 09:30:24

Curious George the film? Like the series w the monkey? Must check that out.

I hated Macauley Culkin when I was little so home alone a no-goer. Ok maybe at Christmas.

(Cause it's films for the 3 of us Im looking for ideally)

SingleMama Fri 12-Apr-13 09:38:44

That's funny theYamiofYawn those are the exact 3 films (the only ones!) my kids like: Totoro, Kiki & Kirikou!

SingleMama Fri 12-Apr-13 09:48:10

Yeah Soontobeslendergirl a LOT of retro in our house too!
Snoopy is just amazing & my kids love oldschool Sesame Street & The Muppet Show.

The Muppet Christmas Carol is so cool! Sadly, since Disney took the reins, we hate all the Muppet films! My son even cried when I took him to see one of the latest Muppet films in the cinema. We had to walk out. Like Mother, like son!

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