The Yummy Movie Team decided to remember the films of our childhood and tell you about the most exciting films our children liked. These films tell stories through children's eyes and take them on a fantasy adventure that helps the child discover himself and become a better person.
"Casper" is a 1995 family-friendly fantasy film directed by Brad Silberling. The movie follows the story of a friendly ghost named Casper, who resides in a haunted mansion called Whipstaff Manor, and his three obnoxious ghost uncles, the Ghostly Trio. When a paranormal therapist named Dr. James Harvey and his daughter Kat are hired to exorcise the ghosts from the mansion, Kat befriends Casper. As the story unfolds, secrets from the past are revealed, including the circumstances surrounding Casper's death and his longing to become human again. The film combines comedy, romance, and a touch of the supernatural as it explores themes of friendship and acceptance.
"Beethoven" is a 1992 family comedy film directed by Brian Levant. The movie revolves around a mischievous St. Bernard dog named Beethoven. When a suburban family, the Newtons, adopt Beethoven, chaos ensues as the lovable but rambunctious dog wreaks havoc on their lives. However, as the story progresses, the Newton family bonds with Beethoven and becomes determined to protect him from a nefarious veterinarian and an animal-stealing pet thief. The film is a heartwarming tale of a family's love for their furry companion and their efforts to keep him safe from those who wish to harm him.
"Hook" is a 1991 fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. The movie is a continuation of the classic Peter Pan story. In "Hook," an adult Peter Banning (played by Robin Williams), has forgotten his childhood as Peter Pan. He is a successful but neglectful lawyer with a family, including his wife Moira and two children, Jack and Maggie.
When his children are kidnapped by Captain Hook (played by Dustin Hoffman) and taken to Neverland, Peter must return to his roots and rediscover his inner Pan. With the help of Tinker Bell (played by Julia Roberts) and the Lost Boys, Peter embarks on a journey to rescue his kids and reclaim his youthful spirit. Along the way, he confronts his past, faces the cunning Captain Hook, and rediscovers the magic of Neverland. "Hook" is a tale of rediscovering the power of imagination, adventure, and the importance of not forgetting one's inner child.
"Jumanji" is a 1995 fantasy adventure film directed by Joe Johnston. The movie centers around a magical and dangerous board game called Jumanji. In 1969, a young boy named Alan Parrish discovers the game, starts playing it with his friend Sarah, and unwittingly unleashes the game's dangerous jungle-themed elements into the real world. Alan gets sucked into the game, while Sarah narrowly escapes.
Decades later, siblings Judy and Peter Shepherd move into the now-abandoned Parrish house and discover the Jumanji board game. They begin playing, and the game releases a host of jungle creatures and challenges into their small town. To finish the game and undo the chaos it has caused, they need to find Sarah and convince her to join them. The film follows their adventurous and often dangerous journey as they roll the dice and face the dangers of Jumanji, all while trying to restore order and bring Alan back from his decades-long exile in the game's world. "Jumanji" is a thrilling and imaginative story of adventure and survival.
Mouse Hunt (1997)
"Mouse Hunt" is a 1997 slapstick comedy film directed by Gore Verbinski. The story follows two brothers, Ernie and Lars Smuntz, played by Nathan Lane and Lee Evans, who inherit a dilapidated, old mansion when their father passes away. While attempting to restore the mansion and sell it for a profit, they discover an exceptionally clever and resilient mouse living in the house.
Their attempts to get rid of the mouse lead to a series of escalating, comedic mishaps, including destructive traps, disastrous encounters with various exterminators, and destructive battles with the crafty mouse. The brothers' quest to eliminate the mouse becomes an all-consuming, chaotic adventure, with the house crumbling around them.
"Mouse Hunt" is a zany and entertaining comedy that combines physical humor with over-the-top antics as the brothers engage in a ridiculous battle of wits with the persistent and elusive rodent.