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Good non-disney G rated movies for the whole family ?

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Posted on Jul 14, 2009 9:08:13 AM PDT
I AM A.M. says:
Shrek is Dreamworkds Animation Disney's biggest competition.
Any Pixar movie is great for the whole family they do a lot of adult jokes mixed in with the kids jokes.
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 15, 2009 4:22:30 PM PDT
gilly8 says:
to Eric Hagen and others---"why don't they want Disney movies?" Answer: imo, because Disney gives its' Gay employees benefits for their partners (like a spouse). Some severely born agains I know and even some less radical are "boycotting" Disney for a kind and humane gesture. So, I bet in this case that's the story.

I agree its sad.

I have to agree w/ the "The Black Stallion" from back in the late '70's, also one w/ of all people, David Bowie: "the Labrynth" (spelling?). And any of the Jim Henson movies, old Muppet shows, etc depending on how old the child is.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 15, 2009 4:29:04 PM PDT
gilly8 says:
to Jerome Bush, the G, PG, R etc ratings are SO non-objective. A movie can have hundreds killed and be PG but let there be anything remotely sexual and its an R.

I think an intelligent kid of 9 or so and up could really like "to Kill a Mockingbird". Obviously as with many things in life that aren't perfect the parent would need to do some historical background and explaining first. Anyway, the whole POINT of "To K a M"is that racism is BAD.

Meanwhile, the old Shirley Temple movies, gotta say it, are terribly racist. Think about viewing something like "the Little Colonel" if you were African American. Yes, they're all G but I'd have to do some fancy/fast talking to "explain" them to a modern kid of any ethnic group.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 15, 2009 4:31:58 PM PDT
gilly8 says:
I haven't seen a lot of the movies on Chris H's post, but I know that many of them would have been major turn-offs for my boys when they were younger.

I'd put in the Star Wars movies, Blazing Saddles, Airplane....again, depends on the child's age. The last two in that list are hysterically funny and non-PC.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 15, 2009 4:34:58 PM PDT
gilly8 says:
to Linda A. Williams, agree w/ you on True Lies. The people recommending it have apparently forgotten about the degrading "pretend stripper" scene that the wife does....I winced and felt embarressed FOR Jamie Lee Curtis in that scene. Worst stereotypes of men and women!

Posted on Jul 16, 2009 7:58:57 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 16, 2009 11:21:55 PM PDT
C. Hall says:
The Court Jester (1956) Starring: Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns

Monkey Business (1952) Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Charles Coburn, and Marilyn Monroe

Door to Door (2002)Starring: William H. Macy, Kyra Sedgwick

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, and Mickey Rooney

The Paleface (1948)Starring: Bob Hope, Jane Russell

Son of Paleface (1952)Starring: Bob Hope, Jane Russell

The Ghost Breakers (1940)Starring: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard

The Disorderly Orderly(1964)Jerry Lewis, Glenda Farrell, Everett Sloane, and Karen Sharpe Kramer

Who's Minding the Store [VHS](1963) Jerry Lewis, Jill St. John, Ray Walston, and John McGiver

Flight of Dragons [VHS] (1986) Starring: John Ritter, Bob McFadden

The Princess and the Goblin (1992)Starring: Joss Ackland, Claire Bloom

Christmas in Connecticut (1945) Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, J. Carrol Naish, and Donald Woods

Silent Night (2002)Starring: Linda Hamilton, Matthew Harbour (Hallmark Studios) and we can't leave out all of the other awesome

Hallmark Hall Of Fame Movies!~

Sorry,just remembered this thread is in the 'Comedy Community' and not all my suggestions are comedies,such as Door To Door and Silent Night,but all ARE rated-G or unrated.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2009 10:08:05 PM PDT
monopolymama says:
I, too, have several of their movies. Each has a not-so-subliminal message that teaches the viewers a life lesson, some of which we adults need to be reminded on occasion.

Posted on Jul 21, 2009 11:22:30 PM PDT
MattT says:
The Ghost and Mr Chicken ('66) Don Knotts
The Reluctant Astronaut ('67) Don Knotts
A Boy Named Charlie Brown('69)
Hello Down There('69) Tony Randall, Janet Leigh, Roddy McDowall
The Long Long Trailer('53) Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz
Mr. Bean's Holiday ('07)
Pufnstuf ('70)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2012 4:39:33 AM PDT
Jack Miller says:
This is super late but many public schools do not allow Disney movies played and most non-Disney G rated movies are Barbie movies, etc. that are not really for both boys and girls of young school age. And most of the movies everyone has posted are PG which is also not allowed for children under 5th grade-in our public school system

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 1:33:09 PM PDT
I don't know what they are rated (some of them are before this whole rating system anyways) but I personally loved "Sound of Music" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" Most musicals are good and can be enjoyed by all.

Also loved the old live action "Alice in Wonder Land" and "Wizard of OZ" And I mean the original ones, the new ones were just creepy IMO Same for "Charlie and the Chocolate factory" Stick to the original.

"Iron Giant" was cool IMO, and lots of super hero cartoon series and movies are good too. I liked "Xmen Evolution" from a few years back.

As for the disney thing, could be that they already have pretty much all of them (I know when I ask about movies, one of the top 5 will be a disney title) Granted, if it's just something against disney themselves, just note that many of the movies are done by others too, I have Beauty and the Beast, Snow white, Jungle book, and the little mermaid by other people as well, and in the case of some (snow white) seeing the work more faithful to the book (than the disney version) can be quiet entertaining.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2012 9:29:49 PM PDT
David Bates says:
The Truman Show (Special Collector's Edition)
The Great Race
Support Your Local Sheriff
Cat Ballou

Lookin at some of these old movies is funny because some of the best like Harry and the Hendersons, Goonies, Back to the Future... these movies all have such horrible language preventing them from being timeless family classics. Why!! I'm trying to do my own edits of some of these.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2012 7:08:14 AM PDT
Jared M says:
There are some schools that do not allow Disney movies at.all.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 21, 2012 11:10:27 AM PDT
Money. Disney wants money.

If you show "Pocahontas" after school to your students for fun, Disney wants you to pay them a fee (and legally, you are required to do so.)

You can get out of paying the fee (I think) if you show the film during class and make it part of the lesson. "Class, write an essay, one page, single-sided, about the historical inaccuracies in the movie."

This is true for any movie from any studio, but Disney actually goes to the trouble of suing teachers who show Disney movies to their students just for fun.
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