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Whether you’re 5, 15, or 50, at some point in your life, you’ve dreamed of going to Disneyland. Everyone’s favorite mouse is definitely Mickey, right? You would know him for sure simply because Disney has become an essential part of almost every kid’s childhood.
Apart from popular classics such as the Disney Princess movies, Toy Story, and The Lion King, here is a list of 5 must-watch Disney Movies for kids of all ages:
5. Lilo & Stitch
Released in 2004, Lilo & Stitch is a film that brings together science fiction and comedic drama. The story is about a lonely Hawaiian girl named Lilo adopting a small and ugly dog that turns out to be the galaxy’s most wanted criminal.
This animated classic teaches the values of family and friendship.
In hopes of pursuing his dream to become a renowned chef, Remy moved to Paris, France. Despite his unwavering determination and extraordinary talent, Remy is faced with an complication : he’s a rat. So, how can a rat like Remy thrive in a business that loathes his kind?
With its unique storyline that brings irony to play, Ratatouille is sure to instill in every person, whether young or old, that great things can come from the most unlikely of beginnings.
3. Monsters Inc.
Set in Monstropolis, a city that runs on energy supplied by childrens’ screams, the seemingly terrifying but lovable James “Sully” Sulivan is on his way to fulfill his dream of becoming the number 1 scarer in town. Things take an unexpected turn however when a two year old baby girl dubbed as “Boo” accidentally sneaks into their world.
Be prepared to laugh and maybe ( just maybe) cry a little, as the movie reveals how Sully and Boo’s unexpected friendship blooms. It’ll be handy to keep a pack of tissue within your reach! Believe us when we say you’ll thank us for it.
Although ‘Frozen’ technically falls under the “ princess movie” category, there’s a reason why this Disney film, at one point, was the fifth highest grossing film of all time. The story takes place in the kingdom of Arendelle where two princesses, Anna and Elsa happily reside. Elsa is born with an extraordinary gift of projecting cold powers and turning things into ice.
One day, as the two royals were playing as they usually do, Elsa accidentally hurts Anna with her power, causing a rift in their relationship. This is when the film’s conflict begins.
Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale titled ‘The Snow Queen’, the film won the hearts of many with its heart-tugging storyline, refreshing humor, and remarkable soundtrack. What sets ‘Frozen’ apart is the lesson it imparts : true love does not necessarily mean finding a prince charming. True love comes in many different forms. True love can stand everything.
Last, but not the least on this list is ‘Coco’. Released just last year, Coco deserves a spot in this list because of its delightful visuals and heartwarming storyline. The film offers a refreshing perspective from Disney and Pixar Studios as it tackles a different take on spirituality and culture.
The story revolves around the adventures (and mishaps!) of 12-year-old Miguel, who dreams of becoming a musician, but is born into a family that detests music. It is quite difficult to talk about the movie’s plot without giving too much away. Coco’s simple yet profound storyline is relatable and touching – a great blend of being caught in between passion and family, following your heart, and the true value of family.
For your next family bonding activity, why not go for a movie marathon? Make sure to include these films in your list of movies to watch!
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