Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Wayne Szalinski spends many days and nights trying to get his wacky miniaturization machine to work. No such luck -- until one day, he unknowingly shrinks his children down to microscopic size and tosses them outside in the trash.
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- Joe Johnston
- DVD and streaming
PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is a 1989 Disney comedy in which four kids are shrunk to the size of ants by one of their scientist father's inventions and must figure out a way to get to their parents so they can be brought back to normal size. This film discusses marital woes and depicts a neighbor belittling his son because he didn't make the football team. It also shows children fighting for survival in an immense, threatening yard: They run from a vicious-looking scorpion, ride a loud-buzzing honey bee, nearly drown in a mud puddle, and are nearly killed by a lawnmower's blades. A teen boy is shown with his mouth bloodied after riding on a honey bee. Teens kiss. The father smokes cigarettes.
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable.
- Some action-style peril as shrunken children trapped in a backyard run from a vicious-looking scorpion, ride a loud-buzzing honey bee, nearly drown in a mud puddle, and are nearly killed by a lawnmower's blades. A teen boy is shown with his mouth bloodied after riding on a honey bee.
- "Hell." Some name-calling between children such as "wimp."
- Social Behavior
- Two very different families who live next door to each other learn to get along and to become friends. A father who pushes sports and competition on his son learns to love his son for who he is rather than who he wants him to be.
- This is part of the Honey series, which includes movies, a TV series, and a Disney ride. Characters are shown trying to sleep inside a LEGO piece. A character is shown swimming in a bowl of Cheerios and using a Cheerio as a life preserver. A wife removes a pack of Camel cigarettes from the front pocket of her husband's shirt.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- A father smokes cigarettes. His wife removes a pack of Camel cigarettes from his front shirt pocket. Adult characters drink wine at dinner but do not act intoxicated.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it