Movie Musicals you need to watch with your kids
Posted on 4 July 2015
Musicals are no longer as popular as they used to be. The art of the song and dance routine no longer draws the crowd it once did. But musicals certainly aren't dead. They are still alive and kicking, you just need to know where to get them.
Get your kids hooked on musicals at an early age. There are many older musicals that are still great for children to see. Although, we understand if you are quite tired of it. After all, you or someone in your house probably watched it 200 times a day. Keep in mind that your parents suffered through it and if it makes your kids happy then you may just have to go through it too.
Our list is not going to be ranked and will not be arranged in any order of preference. But they are on this list because we believe that they are geared for children, have positive values, and are over all great movies to watch no matter how long ago or how recent they were released. Be warned that we may gush about a certain movie due to the emotional attachment and love we have for them. Trips down memory lane can and will probably happen.
Sound of Music Obviously, this would be present on a list like this. This movie is truly one of the classics that should not be missed. If you don't have a copy it isn't difficult to find a neighbor or a friend who does. Just don't blame us if "The Hills come alive to the sound of music" everyday, 3 times a day.
Annie Little orphan Annie has been adopted into countless homes and hearts over the years. There is a remake of Annie and it will be released on December 19, 2014. This is the best time to introduce the original to your kids.
Little Mermaid Show this movie and you may find yourself dancing once again to Sebastian's Caribbean beats. Another must see movie for your kids.
Wizard of Oz The witch can be a little terrifying to some kids but the whole movie is absolutely great. The yellow brick road is a great place to travel with your little ones.
High School Musical This is one of the more modern musicals and it is for more older kids. Nevertheless this musical is fun and even younger children enjoy singing and dancing to the songs.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flying cars and a funny baron who loves big toys. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was one of our favorites growing up.
The Lion King We are not even sure why we have to add this one to the list. We are pretty sure everyone has their own copy or has shown this to their kids. But just in case, here it is on our list.
Mary Poppins Mary Poppins was able to get us to drink down some pretty bitter medicine and that feat alone cements her place in this list. Of course it is also another great movie that must not be missed.
Blue's Big Musical Movie What can we say, we love Blues Clues too and we are happy that he has his own movie musical so we think that you and your little one should watch it, at least once.
Dora the Explorer - Move to the Music Dora is not our generation but she is certainly present in our living rooms as our little one goes exploring with her during TV time. So give them a treat and let them see her movie too.
Sesame Street Elmopalooza Another movie that parents may not readily identify with. Elmo has effectively take over Sesame Street, hence the name in the movie title. But Sesame Street is always about fun and singing and dancing and learning so it goes on the list.
Enchanted We love this modern princess story where the princess gets to save the day and save the "prince". We are also hoping that playing the "Working Song" will persuade our kids to clean up the house.
We have 12 movies on our list. That is a lot of movies and if our kids are like us when we were young 12 is plenty because these movies will be watched over and over and over and over again. We hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to make your own.