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08-10-2009, 12:41 PM
We're recording a new podcast tonight that's going to feature all family films. We're also going to talk about some of our favorite kids movies and wanted to include yours too.
So please contribute by letting us know what films you loved to watch when you were a kid and we'll mention them on the show.
As always, thanks guys!!!
08-10-2009, 03:25 PM
Ok, so I didn't exactly grow up watching kids movies, but there are a few that I loved. A Nightmare Before Christmas, the Ninja Turtles movies, the X Men animated movies, and numerous 80s-90s horror franchises, were all staples of my early film collection and I had watched to the point of replacing the tapes.
08-10-2009, 03:39 PM
KR producing a podcast that covers family movies? Is hell freezing over???? Only kidding... can't wait for the show.
There are lots of films I watched over and over during my youth. Some of the ones that come to mind are: The Lord of the Rings (1978), The Dark Crystal, Flight of the Navigator, Star Wars Ewok Adventures and Transformers The Movie.
08-10-2009, 03:42 PM
I don't know if I watched a lot of kid's movies myself...
It's odd that you ask this when John Hughes has just passed on, because I can say "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is probably the film I watched the most as a child. We had a tape of it from cable, and I watched it maybe fifty times before I figured out that it was dubbed.
I also watched the Ninja Turtles movies...
All time favorites: Labyrinth, Adventures in Babysitting and Willow.
08-10-2009, 03:52 PM
D.A.R.Y.L. is a movie I watched a lot. But as far as kids movies, I remember watching The Secret of Nimh and An American Tale over and over.
I'm a fan of Adventures of Babysitting too. Great 80's movie.
08-10-2009, 05:01 PM
Having grown up before the age of home video, the only movies I got to experience over and over were those which were rerun on TV.
The Saturday afternoon horror shows were a staple of my youth. We had two independent stations who would broadcast horror movie double features. Loved them all, but especially the Universal Monster movies and any of Toho's Godzilla movies and all the spin-offs, as well as King Kong and any of Harryhausen's stop-motion movies. I also loved a lot of the 1950s drive-in flicks like I Was a Teenage Werewolf, Tarantula, and Attack of the Saucermen. Basically anything with a really cool monster of some sort, and the more screen time the better.
Planet of the Apes was also a huge event when it first hit network television. It was the first time I truly experienced a twist ending, which just about made my head explode.
Other movies aired annually were must-see, including The Wizard of Oz, Miracle on 34th Street, and Willy Wonka.
Disney's The Jungle Book was another favorite, even though I didn't actually see the movie until I was a little older. I had the book & record set, where I memorized the movie and all the songs. Unfortunately back then Disney refused to put their animated movies on TV, so you had to wait for them to be re-issued to the theaters.
08-11-2009, 01:15 AM
Wow Im having a brain fart right now ,Off the top of my head I would say THE GOONIES,
MEATBALLS and all the Muppet movies oh and the Benji movies ha!
09-19-2010, 12:15 PM
Even though Star Wars and Indiana Jones was a big part of my childhood, some of the movies I loved the most as a kid was The Goonies for sure, Flight Of The Navigator, and Cloak And Dagger was another big one. Also Labyrinth and Monster Squad
09-19-2010, 12:32 PM
09-19-2010, 01:42 PM
Doctor Who and the Daleks (1965) and Doctor Who: Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 AD (1966) both starring Peter Cushing.
Jason and the Argonauts (1963).
The Carry On series.
These were my favourites when they were shown on television. My childhood was over by the time home video was upon us.
Just noticed how old the first post in this thread is. I'm a newish listener to the KR Podcast so I guess I'll have to search the back episode list to find this show.
09-19-2010, 02:04 PM
Little monsters was my shit growing up
09-19-2010, 03:29 PM
Never Ending Story was watched. Rewound. Re watched. Rewound etc etc.
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