Day 28 – Your favourite animated film or children’s film
Well, the answer to this question could be the same as the answer to Day 6’s question but that’s a little easy, so I’ll pick something else.
Of course, the first movies I think of are the Disney and Pixar animated movies and there are some really great ones out there. I was 24 when I saw The Lion King in the cinema and yes, it made me cry! I love that these are movies grown ups can enjoy as well. I also like Finding Nemo, the Shrek and Ice Age movies, Bambi and The Jungle Book and Wall E and How To Tame Your Dragon and Brave. As children’s movies go, I also really like E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial, which was also a contender for my favourite scifi movie. There is one children’s movie, however, that I think I love above all others and that movie is Babe from 1995.
It’s a beautiful story about a piglet that is noticed by Farmer Hoggett at a market. He takes the piglet home and the pig has to find his place on the farm. He lives with the sheepdogs and decides that he too wants to become a sheepdog, herding actual sheep! It is such an endearing movie, narrated like a fairy tale, about following your dreams against all odds. I also love Farmer Hoggett (played beautifully by James Cromwell) who is a man of very few words but dares to think out of the box and takes a chance on a little piglet. I just adore the understated “That’ll do, pig” at the very end of the movie (if you haven’t seen the movie yet, skip the clip below).
Sweet, sweet movie! I never saw the sequel Babe, Pig in the City because I think there is just no way this movie could be improved upon; I firmly believe there is no sequel that can do it justice! I want to hold on to the charm of this movie and so I bury my head in the sand and pretend the other movie doesn’t exist. 🙂