Bold adventures and surrealistic escapades are the tales that have thrived only in our imagination. And, in this time and age, where we find ourselves dazed by the virtual world, movies that envision our imagination have come to our rescue. They’re here to take you on a whirlwind of emotions to mystical lands where animals have found their voices and balloons, well, have seen their applications in the aviation industry. Striking the right amount of balance between crusades of colours and life lessons, we bring you, 5 Movies That You Must Watch With Your Kids.
The Jungle Book
With almost no human characters, The Jungle Book has transcended the boundaries of humanity. Based on Rudyard Kipling’s works and an adaptation of Walt Disney’s 1967 animated film of the same name, The Jungle Book tells the story of Mowgli, an orphaned boy who is raised and nurtured by wolves in jungles of India. Evading the threats of death, by the tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli, undertakes the journey of realization and eventually comes to face what all mortals fear – death.
Another one of Walt Disney’s revolutionary production is Up. The movie revolves around a grumpy, but secretly compassionate old man named Carl Fredricksen and a literal boy scout named Russell. Together, they set out to fulfil Carl’s dream to see the wilds of South America and to complete a promise he made to his late wife, Ellie. With a promising story of love, so perfectly blended with each character’s exploration of their own moral compass, Up is a grander narrative of the one-of-kind duo that doesn’t fail to touch the chords of your heart.
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, Finding Nemo brings us what no amount of deep-sea diving could open our eyes to – the treasures of the ocean waters. It tells the story of an overprotective clownfish named Marlin who, along with a regal blue tang named Dory, searches for his abducted son Nemo; all the way to Sydney Harbour. The journey proves to be a catharsis of sorts, for Marlin to come to terms with his insecurities and in a reversal of roles, Nemo teaches his father invaluable lessons of life.
Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory
Full of the zaniest humour among all of children’s classics is Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. The film tells the story of Charlie Bucket as he receives a Golden Ticket and visits Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory with four other children from around the world. From golden tickets that make dreams come true to being tested for righteousness, The Chocolate Factory goes on to hand out more than the alluringly syrupy sweet candies.
The Lion King
Although the story doesn’t center around two hooligans who believe that life must be lived by the edge, Timon and Pumba are certainly the vibes that we aspire to surround ourselves with. The Lion King tells the story of Simba, a young lion who is to succeed his father, Mufasa, as King of the Pride Lands; however, after Simba’s uncle Scar murders Mufasa, Simba is manipulated into thinking he was responsible for his father’s death and flees into exile. Simba’s childhood friend, Nala, and his shaman, Rafiki find Simba to help him gain perspective and they return to Pride Lands to challenge Scar to end his tyranny and take his place in the Circle of Life as the rightful King.
Life may not be entirely made of vindictively dramatic family ties and wolves may (most definitely in fact) devour you before you even see the light of day but, offering you a little hope from the drudgery of everyday life is the search for that one Golden Ticket.