Last month I wrote about how I gave myself the task to get rid of as many movies as possible and I managed to get rid of over 100! This was a huge feat for me and I’m quite proud of that number. It got me thinking about my go-to movies and I wrote a post about some of my all time favorites. I noticed something else while I was going through my movies though. I have been able to get a lot of my childhood favorites on DVD. There are still a few I’m on the hunt for, but I’m quite happy with how many I’ve gotten, I decided they deserved a post of their own!
This movie deserves to be first because this was probably my number one. Hands down, this is the best Chipmunk movie in existence. It’s great to watch the Chipmunks and Chipettes go on a hot air balloon race around the world. They get into trouble and see all sorts of crazy things. This was a movie that I thought about for a long time before finally buying it, I didn’t even know what it was actually called and it took me forever to figure it out!
Brave Little Toaster
Not going to lie, I may have been mildly scared of the vacuum and some parts of this movie, but there was just something about household items seeking out their owner that was heartwarming. I’m pretty sure that my family hated this movie with how often I wanted and *needed* to watch this.
Why is it that every childhood movie is really quite strange when you think about it? This has got to be the biggest ones that while I still love it, I’m not sure why I enjoyed it as a child! I sure did though, I even had a huge collection of Fern Gully trading cards that I was quite proud of. Sure wish I knew what happened to those!
I must say, Tale Spin threw me through a loop! I remember watching it all the time, but as a movie. It never made sense to me because everything I researched on it only came up with a TV show. Turns out that when it was first released the pilot episode was run through as a movie, Plunder and Lightning. I only discovered this when I finally caved and bought volume 1 of the series. I was certainly excited when it finally all lined up, and who wouldn’t love Baloo and Kit Cloudkicker?!
I also need to give honorable mention to all the Disney classics that I’ve been able to get on DVD. They take up a lot less space than those VHS tapes and they won’t wear out as fast! There just isn’t anything that measures up to those movies. Honorable mention also goes out to Matilda and the Honey I Shrunk the Kids movies. Those were great additions to my DVD collection that I won’t ever be able to get rid of!
What were your favorite childhood movies? Have you been able to find any of them on DVD?