Do you find yourself watching children's movies when your kids aren't around?

Happy Feet - Computer-animated comedy-drama musical film
@maddysmommy (16233)
United States
August 11, 2008 12:30am CST
I just finished watching "Happy Feet" on dvd (love the music and singing) and now I am going to watch another called "The Ant Bully". I love watching children's movies and often find myself watching them when my son is in bed asleep or at school or when I can't find anything interesting on tv to watch. Do you do this too? What children's movies have you watched on your own lately?
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@apples99 (6564)
• United States
11 Aug 08
well first of all those movies arn't just for kids, of course there geard toward children but there meant for everyone im sure when they made those movies they hoped that everyone would enjoy them that includes adults i think thats a big miss conception about children's films but to answer your question yes, i love fun animated films i watch them all the time i love the little mermaid and Aladdin beauty and the beast and shrek finding nemo and more i think its cool that you can still find joy in those kinds of films a good film is a good film even if its a childrens film so cheers to you lol.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
11 Aug 08
yea ,these movies sort of comforts you.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
11 Aug 08
Finding Nemo and the Shrek movies I enjoy watching too.
• United States
12 Aug 08
I like to watch children's animal animated movies, such as Garfield. I very like the funny and lovely part of the movies.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I have never really been a fan of Garfield but I know my neices liked watching it.
@34momma (13895)
• United States
11 Aug 08
wow there are so many childrens movies that i really love to watch. happy feet is one of them. and i don't mind watching them if my little one is not around. i like finding nemo, and i love the toy story movies. i have no problem watching movies with out my children
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
11 Aug 08
I don't know how many times we have watched Finding Nemo when my son was 3 years of age. He loved that movie and I would have it playing in the background when he was playing with his toys.
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
11 Aug 08
i just love that movie. it was just fun and funny and who doesn't love all of the life lessons in those great movies
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
11 Aug 08
Exactly!! How's the website coming along momma?
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@Margajoe (4720)
• Germany
11 Aug 08
Hi! Yes , when my children were young, I loved to watch cartoons. Especially the Flinstones or Scooby doo. Cartoons like that. I had a heavy depression 12 years ago. And all I did the whole day was look at carton network. This is how I cured myself at that time. Feeling like a little girl again without anyone else knowing, hahaha! Sounds crazy , but it helps. Looking through the eyes of a child, makes you feel young again, with out all the grown up problems. Does not help in every situation, but at that time i got by. Did not need any medicine, my medicine was cartoons, hahaha. Unfortunately, this does not help in every case of depression. Take care, Have a nice week. Margajoe.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
11 Aug 08
Sorry to hear that margajoe. From what I've read through your discussions and responses, who would of thought you went through a heavy bout of depression BUT I'm happy to hear all is well with you and that you found what worked for you. You take care too and enjoy the rest of the week :) Rachel
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@Margajoe (4720)
• Germany
11 Aug 08
Hi Rachel, That is a nice name. Yes, that is what people say who now me as well. I have been through a lot, but then again who has not? And I have tried to learn from my mistakes and life experiences. And I love to help others. So, when I read something or hear something, I try to relate to that situation. And then I sometimes now what might help. So, thank God for cartoons, LOL! Take care, Margajoe.
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@apples99 (6564)
• United States
16 Aug 08
Me to i love cartoon network and boomerang i watch all those old cartoons to like thundarr the barbarian and scooby doo yea and i like the flintstones to, lol its still fun to watch cartoons they sure do make me feel better when im down oh, and im sorry to read that you were feeling bad but im happy to read that you found something to make you feel better.
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
oh yes, lol when my kids are with my parents or in school or asleep i often find myself wacthing spongebob..or as told y ginger or those shown in nickelodeon. its nice because i get to be a kid again!
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
9 Feb 09
oh yes spongebob is a laugh... my kids and i love watching it too
• Regina, Saskatchewan
16 Aug 08
.When the kids were small, we'd have our movie nights and curl up with our popcorn and juice and laugh ourselves silly for hours. Great times. Before I moved recently, a friend of mine who was 72 years old, and I used to go to the movies at least once a week and it was always a kids movie. A few months ago I dragged my hubs to see The Compass and he loved it. He really hates movie theatres though, so now we have subscribed to the Disney Channel and never run out of things to watch when network programming is in reruns.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
19 Aug 08
We did that when I was younger too as we hardly went to the movie theatre - with five kids and two adults it was expensive for my parents to take us. We do that on occasion with our family, infact my son and I do it quite a lot. If we can't get to the movie theatre then it's popcorn or chocolate cookies and milk in front of the tv, watching a movie on cable. Thanks sparky!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
20 Aug 08
@laydee (12813)
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
Oh yeah! definitely. There's nothing more fun and better way to refresh yourself and keep your blood pressure at normal than having a stress free day watching kids' movies. I love all of them most especially Beauty and the Beast and Ratatoullie, very good movies. I think I've already watched every single cartoon and animated movies there is with Walt Disney and I simply love them all. The last thing I watched was Happy Feet too. And before that I watched Meet the Robinsons and The Bee Movie, both of which are good movies as well. whew! I just love these types of films. They're all worth to buy and watch.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
15 Aug 08
Hi laydee long time no see :) welcome back! I totally agree with you there - they sure are worth the money spent!
@laydee (12813)
• Philippines
16 Aug 08
Oh yeah, hi there! yeah, I've been busy a lot these days and couldn't even find time to go to mylot. But thank goodness things have been better these days (that's why I've been able to show up mylot once again). Thanks for the topic by the way. It reminded me of the children's movies I watched before and have the craving to watch again. =)
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@gberlin (3836)
13 Aug 08
I always enjoy watching children's movies that are done well. I also liked "Happy Feet". Never saw "The Ant Bully" though.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
13 Aug 08
Try watching Kung Fu Panda, that is very funny!
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@liquorice (3901)
12 Aug 08
I don't generally love the cartoon movies that much (although I did love the Lion King), but the kids movies that I do really love are the non-cartoon Disney ones that were made in the 1960s and 70s, like the Parent Trap and Polyanna, as well as things like Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I still watch things like that when they're on. (Oh, and Bedknobs and Broomsticks!) The last children' movie I watched on my own was probably Nanny McPhee (which is sort of a twist on Mary Poppins really!)
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I do actually remember seeing Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - wow that was a long time ago though :)
@liquorice (3901)
12 Aug 08
They're great to watch again now. I think they're still just as good!
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@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
12 Aug 08
yeah i love kids movies specially "barbie" and in tv i love watching Spongebob its funny and entertaining
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I don't particularly like barbie LOL but do enjoy watching spongebob from time to time :)
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
12 Aug 08
hehehe its ok.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
11 Aug 08
We are grandparents, but we did watch Happy Feet, and we had watched Chicken Run when our sons were at home, but they were adults already. And on Saturdays, we will watch those kid movies where the children run haggard around the dumb crooks. It is not that often though, but once in a while, my mind needs to take a break. Yes and I still like Disney's Cinderella and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
11 Aug 08
I like the Disney movies/cartoons too, even Bambi was a favorite of mine.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
6 Feb 09
I really love Cinderella and I cried when Bambi's mother was killed. I loved the Disney movies, especially the nature ones. Not so much now, but when I was a kid, I really enjoyed them. I also love the grown up version that Disney puts up, I do not know the name of the company but they are quite good. Oh and I love the Pixar movies, especially Wall=-E. I plan to get it in blue ray and we do not have a blue ray player yet.
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
11 Aug 08
Hi dear most of time i watch such movies with kids not alone And recently we watche d "Ants" Take care
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
11 Aug 08
Ants is a favorite of ours too - I don't know how many times I've watched that movie :
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
11 Aug 08
u r right nice movie with lovely animation good message and intrestingt Kep it up
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@youless (94301)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Feb 09
Yes, as I like watching children's movies, too. I enjoy watching Robots and I even watched the Kungfu Panda before my son:) And I don't mind watching it again and again with my son, too:) I love China
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
6 Feb 09
We enjoyed watching Robots too. thanks for sharing youless.
@agrim94 (3811)
• India
6 Feb 09
I like to watch cartoons and i do watch them even if no one is here and my fav cartoons are Tom and Jerry and Popeye the sailor man. and i do watch lizzie and suite life of jack and cody . so i guess i am still a child PS: if i can get a comic book somewhere i read it ..may be it is Archies, richie rich or phantom ( it may be 20 yrs old) or Indian comics like billoo, chacha chaudhary or pinky.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
6 Feb 09
My son likes jack and cody too - both funny! thanks for sharing.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
5 Feb 09
We actually don't have any children but we still have several children's movies. Hubby and I both love them and plan to buy more. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
6 Feb 09
I love them too. I have seen quite a few over the last few months like Space Chimps, Ratatouille (again), Kung Fu Panda (several times), and a few others.
@suruchi86 (1873)
• India
27 Jan 09
I'm so sorry for coming in so late. Yes, I do watch children's movies and cartoon films sometimes, even when my children are not at home.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
27 Jan 09
That is no problem. Thank you for posting your comment anyway. Since it's snowing today we are going to watch a family movie!!!
• Malaysia
20 Aug 08
i don have any children as yet but i love to watc almost all children programs .. i just finished watching ice age .. very interesting .. waiting for the WALL ... on tv .. i like bob the builder, cow & chicken , dexter, powerpuff girls .. any many more ... leaving my childhood now ...
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
20 Aug 08
I like your name sanjana! Ice age is a favorite of ours and my son use to like bob the builder!
@gtdonna (1740)
19 Aug 08
Yes I d and love them...when they are in the theatres, I just take along a friend kid or something if I want to see it as well lol. I have watched Shrek over and over, Happy Feets, Ice Age, Magasdar and so many more. I think we all have an inner child in us
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
19 Aug 08
Ice Age 1&2 I wouldn't mind seeing again.
14 Aug 08
I always find myself watching children's movies even though I dont have any children!! My boyfriend loves cartoon and all the kids films. He loves the Wall-E film and wants one!! I must admit I did enjoy Wall-E also but there are some that do annoy me. I try and tell him to watch them when Im at work so that I dont have to watch them.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
15 Aug 08
My husband watches a few but not that many. He often sleeps through them when we are at the theatre. Wall-E was a good movie too!
@kellys3ps (3726)
• United States
14 Aug 08
When I was on a business trip sans children I found myself watching High School Musical in the hotel room.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
15 Aug 08
Nice. I haven't seen that movie