Published On: Mon, Dec 1st, 2014

Great Kids Movies You May Not Be Aware Of

Danielle Mantakoul

Danielle Mantakoul

BA of Ed Early Childhood and Editor at Mummy Weekly
She's described as one of the most engaging & dynamic speakers in the early childhood industry today, now having educated hundreds of thousands of parents & teachers. She has lectured for organisations such as KU Children’s Services, Only About Children, Qantas, National Australia Bank, Child Protection Australia, Goodstart and hundreds of council & private centres. She also developed and ran the popular parenting series for the Australian Financial Review.
Danielle Mantakoul

MW kids moviesMy Neighbor Totoro (1988)

A father with two young girls move into an old house to be closer to the hospital their mother is in. The girls soon discover they are not alone and are surrounded by mystical creatures that can only be seen by children. They meet Totoro whom they befriend and are soon introduced to extraordinary characters. A family sit down movie if ever there was one.

MW kids movies2A Turtle’s Tale (2010)

This is the story of Sammy the sea turtle and his adventures in the ocean. When he finally reaches the water after a most eventful trip from his egg, he teams up with Ray, a turtle who claims to know about Turtle Paradise, sparking an exciting but dangerous adventure.There’s plenty of “oh no” moments & opportunities to learn about caring for the ocean and it’s creatures.

MW kids movies3Mr Popper’s Penguins (2011)

This movie will have your kids asking you for a penguin for their next birthday! The antics of the penguins will have them laughing themselves silly, and adults finding their inner childhood self rising to the occasion. Very family friendly, lots of funny moments and a reminder to us all to take a look at what’s really important.

MW kids movies4Milo and Otis (1989)

Milo the cat and Otis the dog are friends who live on a farm. After Otis tries to save Milo who is floating down the river in a box he was playing in, they find themselves lost. The pair meet many other animals as they try to find their way home and learn many a life’s lesson along the way including the power of persistence, and the meaning of unconditional friendship.

MW kids movies5Megamind (2010)

While Megamind became one of the lowest grossing DreamWorks’ CG animated films ever, don’t let this deter you! Megamind is one of the most child friendly good Vs evil children’s movies I have seen. It’s packed full of action and will keep your kids glued to the screen. Megamind while an evil character, ends up turning into a good guy, discovering it was in him all along.

The Brave Little MW kids movies6Toaster Goes To Mars (1998)

Brave Little toaster and his electrical appliance friends are owned by a couple and their baby boy. One night the baby is transported to Mars mistakenly by aliens, so Toaster &  friends build a spaceship to rescue him. On Mars they are confronted by Refrigerator who believes humans to be all bad, but is changed by the touch of a little boy.

MW kids movies7Ponyo (2008)

Ponyo is a brave and magical sea creature who meets a boy called Souske. To be by his side she decides to turn into a little girl, but in doing so places the earth out of alignment of what is “meant to be”. Ponyo and Souske go on an oceanic adventure to set things right. This is a beautiful movie with imagery to wow the grown-ups watching along.

MW kids movies8The Witches (1990)

More for the school aged child due to some scary scenes. The Witches is a Roald Dahl masterpiece. It’s about a boy who is turned into a mouse by Witches. Together with his Grandmother and friend, they must work out a way to get back to their former selves and protect other children from the Witches. Anjelica Huston is fabulous as the Grand High Witch.

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