Save me from Disney
November 11, 2006 8:28 AM Subscribe
How to introduce a little kid to grown-up movies?
posted by Andrhia to media & arts (44 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I've got a four-and-a-half-year-old girl that I'd like to expose to the wider world of cinema, mainly because I cannot take one more freaking Disney princess film at this point (and don't get me started on the Barbie/Bratz stuff, either). We'd like to find movies to watch with her that aren't just kiddie fare, but also aren't completely age-inappropriate (I'm thinking it's a little early for Pulp Fiction...)
We watch a bunch of cartoons with her from time to time, including Batman, Legion of Superheroes, Xiaolin Showdown, Danny Phantom, Ben 10. She's a big Batman fan but I think those films are probably much too scary. We let her watch The Princess Bride quite a while ago and she loves it. She's also seen Star Wars and says she liked it, though it honestly didn't seem to hold her attention. She also recently enjoyed the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on TV.
She's got an excellent grasp of fantasy vs. reality, and we'd be watching with her to help her put things in context and so forth. It's OK if some characters die, and it's OK if there is some violence, but anything much more graphic than the ROUS scene in Princess Bride is probably too much.
So, esteemed HiveMind, what movies would you suggest we check out for her?