3 Animated Movies the Whole Family Can Enjoy Together

As a parent, one of the biggest challenges you can face is getting your children to enjoy media before their time. Often, you want to share things that you loved as a child; to your dismay, your children might not have any interest. If you want to show them some classic culture that you know they will enjoy as well as yourself, though, you might want to investigate the following movies.

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Toy Story

Where better to start than Toy Story? The 1995 movie is a classic, and anyone over the age of 4 should be able to grasp Toy Story and its plot. Parents will be reminded of going to see it themselves, while kids will enjoy the charming plot and the timeless nature of the storyline. Sure, there might be no social media or metaverse mentions, but the story remains a classic that anyone with imagination could truly enjoy.

Finding Nemo

Another classic animated movie to watch with the kids is the sea life spectacular Finding Nemo. Released in 2003, this movie got huge fan appeal and has become a highly enjoyable story. This follows the story of an adventurous young fish who ignores the pleas of his parent to go into the ocean waters beyond their comfortable home. It is a great story and one that puts across some very important lessons in a way that children 4 and above can appreciate.

Crucially, too, it comes with a lesson that any kid could benefit from: listen to your parents. Sure, we might nag and we might limit freedom, but it is often with good reason. If your kids are not listening to what you have to say, they might find Nemo can teach them a lesson!

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Spirited Away

Another awesome shout for your kids when they get to around 9-10 in age, Spirited Away is a truly enjoyable animated experience. This is a show that is great for showing your kids the importance of perseverance, and the educational value of failure. Many see failure as the end, but it is often only the beginning of our progress and success.

This movie provides this lesson in a way that your children can easily take in and learn from. It also introduces many aspects of Japanese folklore to children, which could help to open up their minds to exploring other cultures to see what they have to offer.