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What movies/books etc do you wanne pass on to the next generation.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rose85, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. Rose85 New Member

    What if you could eny item put in to a treasure cheast for your own (grand) children, what will it be?
    Books:
    JM Barry - peter pan
    the Harry Potter series
    Roal Dahl -Mathilda

    Movies
    Disney's Peter Pan
    Al the Harry Potter Movies
    Labyrinht ( DUH)
    Al the Muppet movies
    The Wizz whit Micheal Jackson and Diana Ross
    Pocahontas
    Beauty and the Beast
    Anastacia
    The Muppets show
    Especialy the Harry Bellefonte and Star Wars episode
    Star Wars

    What about you
  2. Laszlo Member

    Books:
    THE NEVERENDING STORY (Michael Ende)
    THE WORLD OF THE DARK CRYSTAL
    THE DARK CRYSTAL NOVEL (A.C.H. Smith)

    Movies:
    THE DARK CRYSTAL (surprise...)
    LABYRINTH
    and the STAR WARS series (minus Episode 1)
  3. AlittleMayhem Well-Known Member

    Books;
    Harry Potters
    Roald Dahl
    Skulduggery Pleasent (that reminds me, the new one is just out)
    Percy Jackson
    TLOTR
    Narnia
    Outsiders

    Movies
    All the Muppet movies
    Hayao Miyazaki
    Pixar
    Atlantis: The Lost Empire
    Watership Down
    How to Train Your Dragon
    Lots of Disney flicks

    (I'll probably add more if I think of more)
  4. rogue raven New Member

    Labyrinth is #1 for me. I would love to tell this story to my niece just to freak her out. Can't wait for her next visit so we can watch the movie. When she's being bad, I'll tease her and wish her away to the Goblin King. ;p
  5. muppetfan24/7 Well-Known Member

    Books:
    The Hobbit
    TLOTR series
    Catcher in the Rye (sort of)

    Movies
    All the Muppet movies
    The Dark Crystal (Duh!)
    Disney movies
    Pixar Ani. movies

    That is all I thank of. :smirk:
  6. heralde Well-Known Member

    This is an excellent question btw! :halo:

    Books:
    Night
    Catcher in the Rye
    A Raisin in the Sun
    The Great Gatsby
    The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings

    Movies:
    (Almost) everything Muppet related
    Mary Poppins
    Sleeping Beauty
    Sword in the Stone
    All the Star Trek films (even 1 and 5, lol)
    Flight of the Navigator
    The Maltese Falcon
    I'll Give a Million (lesser known 1930's Peter Lorre film, very funny, needs to be seen!)
    Marx Brothers (excluding the later movies, no one needs to see those, lol)
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  7. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Books:
    The Cat in the Hat
    How the Grinch Stole Christmas
    The Butter Battle Book
    Green Eggs and Ham
    The Sneetches and Other Stories
    Hop on Pop
    There's a Monster at the End of This Book
    Ernie's Neighborhood
    Ernie's Big Mess
    Goosebumps: Monster Blood series
    Goosebumps: The Girl Who Cried Monster
    Of Mice and Men
    The Great Gatsby

    Movies:
    All the Muppet movies
    Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird
    UHF
    Blazing Saddles
    Ferris Beuller's Day Off
    Liar Liar
    The Lion King
    A Goofy Movie
    101 Dalmatians
    The Aristocats
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
    The Wedding Singer
    The Water Boy
    the original Star Wars trilogy (not sure if I'd want them watching the prequels... Maybe when they're old enough to know what's stupid and what's not)
    Batman trilogy (before Batman and Robin)
    Back to the Future trilogy
  8. heralde Well-Known Member

    I agree; I'd rather not encourage any childhood nostalgia for the prequels, lol. Not enough parents think about these things. ;)
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  9. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Yeah, some of the stuff I listed I'd wait until they were older. I think I'd wait 'till the enxt generation was 5 or 6 before watching the Star Wars and Back to the Future trilogies, for example. For many years I had been wondering what the best way to expose Star Wars to kids is, in the original chronological order, prequels first and then the original trilogy (which would ruin the ending of The Empire Strikes Back), or in a random order (I think James Rolfe also talked about this predictament in his review of the Star Wars movies). And of course there's the option of whether a parent would refuse to let their kids watch the prequels at all (and I'm sure there's some stick-in-the-mud parents who won't want their kids exposed to the franchsie at all).
  10. heralde Well-Known Member

    I'll admit the thought has crossed my mind. I just don't think the prequels deserve the exposure. To be blunt, I want my kids to know what good movies look like...and what they don't look like, lol.
  11. Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Books: anything and everything by Terry Pratchett.
  12. newsmanfan Well-Known Member

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    Have been thinking about this lately, actually, as my little nieces begin to become actual people and not just giggling running critters...

    Books:
    pretty much all of the Dr Suess books.
    The Dragonriders of Pern series (at least the first 5 books) by Anne McCaffrey.
    The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K LeGuin.
    the whole Frog & Toad series.
    The Wind in the Willows.
    The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.
    (when they're older) the whole Sandman series, again Gaiman.
    Alfred Hitchcock & the Three Investigators...if you can find them.
    All of the Far Side.
    All of Calvin & Hobbes.
    All of Edward Gorey.


    Movies:
    Ghostbusters
    the LOTR trilogy
    the Wizard of Oz
    the original Star Wars trilogy
    the original Indiana Jones trilogy
    Arsenic & Old Lace (when they're older)
    Jurassic Park (the first film)
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Wings of Desire (when they're older)

    ...and a lot of stuff going into the high school/young adult years...
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