No, this will not be a regular weekly post, and, no, it will most likely not be what you expect.
I just wanted to take some time to express my frustration with the movie industry. You see I still have a child under the teen years at home, not to mention that I think the teen years need to be carefully guided because they are so important and teens are so impressionable.
Anyway, I am disgusted with the fact that the movie industry seems to think that it is important for animated movies to “appeal” to adults as well as children in today’s society. I just have to ask, did the old animated movies not “appeal” to the adults who took their children to seem them, or even the old Disney movies that weren’t animated?
I remember my parents taking my sister and I to see animated movies like the Peanuts and Winnie-the-Pooh when I was a kid and they seemed to enjoy them. I never heard them complain about them.
But, suddenly if an animated film doesn’t include innuendo, potty humor or swearing (or something close to it) or something scary, the film isn’t adult friendly. Seriously, do all adults feel this way? I can answer that with a resounding “no”.
I, and many of my friends, want “family friendly” films by which I mean films that are appropriate for children; films that parents can take their children to without worrying that their children will be exposed to something they don’t want their children exposed to at a young age, or that their children might ask about that they don’t want to explain to their children at a young age.
It’s downright aggravating to have such limited, almost nonexistent, films that I find appropriate for our youngest son to see. Therefore, we purchase and watch DVDs at home of things we find appropriate; things like The Peanuts, Winnie-the-Pooh, old family friendly t.v. shows like The Waltons and Little House on the Prairie.
The last really family friendly movies we have seen were the Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University movies and Inside Out. I am thankful that Pixar still does a fairly good job of making family friendly films.
How about you? Do you think today’s new adult friendly animated movies are fit for children of all ages?