Classic Movies, Cartoons and Serials for Children
Classic Disney Animated Movies of the 1950s
The 1950s marked the transition from the early Disney masterpieces to a greater focus on fairy tales, and the full emergence of the Disney princesses, who would figure in animated musical adventures and relentless marketing from then on.
The ongoing process of “Disneyfication” in the ‘50s meant less darkness and violence and lots more cutesy, but there’s still plenty of plot lines to…
Disney's Animated Classic Children's Movies of the 1930s and 1940s
From its first hand-painted films to today's computer-generated Pixar wonders, Disney has ruled the field of animation. Films animated by computer may be intensely beautiful and mind-bogglingly complex, but there will never again be anything quite like the first Disney animated children's classics, lovingly drawn and painstaking assembled, cel by cel.
(A warning for parents who may not have se…
Eight Great Children's Movies
Eight great old kids' movies that will keep the adults entertained as well. Wholesome adventures with great art, terrific old-school special effects, live animals, singing dancing and merriment - from Mary Poppins to Willy Wonka, from Doctor Doolittle to the Swiss Family Robinson.
Swiss Family Robinson
The timeless Disney classic adventure movie, the plucky Swiss family Robinson, shipwrecked on a desert island, builds a fabulous tree house, cavorts with exotic animals and battles pirates. A rollicking good time.
Hayley Mills in Classic Disney Films
<p>One of the leading child actors of the 1960s, Hayley Mills made six movies with Disney, starring with some of the biggest stars of the day. Here's six great picks.
The Wizard of Oz
A timeless classic, 'The Wizard of Oz' has delighted legions of children and adults the world over for decades. Based on a much-loved children's book, the 1939 classic movie has stood the test of time.
'Mary Poppins' is the kind of classic children's tale that never grows old. One of Disney's most successful films, the story of a magical nanny, studded with catchy tunes and wonderful dance numbers, will keep children spellbound.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Gene Wilder was never better than in 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.' His off-kilter turn as a genius candy inventor who teaches a lesson to some very naughty children is a quirky classic children's movie.