3 kids movies you should own on BluRay in 2016

Though I’m a full grown adult, I appreciate a good kids movie every now and then. It makes you appreciate the simple things and life and temporarily woes of being a grown up.

Even if you don’t have any kids of your own, these should still be part of your BluRay collection – they’re feel-good flicks that make you appreciate the innocent and cute messages they carry for its viewers:

Inside out

This movie got 4 out of 5 stars and I think that’s quite fitting. Though released on BluRay in November, I still think you should add this to your collection if you haven’t already. The plot follows characters in your head which represent emotions from happy to angry. Each emotion is personified and really emphasize on their traits and qualities. The main characters live in a little girl’s head as she navigates through her new home in San Francisco. She goes from happy to sad to angry and each of these emotions in her head make it entertaining in terms of how they react when the little girl displays these emotions. Fair warning: there is a sad moment in the movie where one of the little girl’s beloved memories dies to try and save her… but let’s not dwell on that. I think this is a great movie to teach kids about emotions without being too much ‘in your face’ about it. Go out and buy this one on BluRay – it’s been out for more than 7 months now!

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Another 4 out of 5 stars type of movie – and I’m very surprised that didn’t score a solid 5. I think this is complements Disney’s animated version quite well. I wasn’t excited at all to see this movie in theatres because if you’ve seen the types of movies I have when it features talking animals, they’ve been super lame. Usually the animation is poorly done and you may think you’ve wasted money in seeing talking animals. BUT – this is the one true exception to the rule. This was very well done. The actors who voiced them were perfect and you truly believed that these animals exist for real. Not to mention the main character, a little boy who will definitely have a long acting career in Hollywood – was the perfect actor to this role. In a nutshell, the main antagonist is a tiger who’s had a bad past with humans so he’ll do anything in his power to kill the boy. The entire jungle is scared of the mighty powerful tiger but all want to protect the boy. That’s it – you’ll need to see this if you haven’t already. This is another Disney gem that’ll be a favourite for decades to come.

Zootopia

Zootopia

And yet another 4 out of 5 stars flick that I think should’ve gotten a 5 instead. (Maybe I’m just too generous as a critic?) The main takeaway here is to never stop believing in your dreams, even if others tell you that you won’t succeed. This movie centers around a bunny who wants to make a difference in the world by becoming a cop. She’s the smallest of the bunch but also one of the best. She runs into a sly fox who ends up being her sidekick. I really enjoyed how well they stereotyped animals… you must watch the trailer where they talk to a sloth… HILARIOUS! It offered its surprising moments and of course tons of laughs – no doubt kids will have a chuckle for its face value but like many movies today, we have other insights as adults. It also included topics like bullying – which may be a bit much for young kids but how they delivered it was very well done. All in all another must-watch, with or without kids!

This blog focuses on one of my favorite pastimes: movies! After all, who doesn’t enjoy a good movie every now and then? When available, I include both the professional movie critics’ reviews and complement them with my own.

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