What are some children's movies that don't have scary characters/scenes?

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  1. ExpectGreatThings profile image79
    ExpectGreatThingsposted 5 years ago

    What are some children's movies that don't have scary characters/scenes?

    My kids are terrified of the "bad guys" in the most popular movies. We are looking for alternatives.

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  2. johndnathan profile image83
    johndnathanposted 5 years ago

    "The Wind in the Willows" - Animals dressed in Victorian-era clothing in the middle of the woods.  Depending on which version you get the villains range from being inept to not scary in the least bit.

    "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" - A delightful old movie with Angela Lansbury set during World War II, about a witch who fights for England in the war effort.  Sure the villains are Nazis, however they're possibly the most pathetic Nazis you've ever seen.

    "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" - I just recently saw this one, and it was a blast.  Based off a book written by Roald Dahl who also wrote "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory".  The villains are quite simply three rich farmers/industrialists and the paranoid city that they hold in their pockets.  It's quirky and fun.

    1. ExpectGreatThings profile image79
      ExpectGreatThingsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      These all look very promising! Thank you for helping me entertain my kids smile

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image96
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    Anything from the "Buddies" series from Disney - these are a spinoff of the "Air Bud" films about a golden retriever who's talented at sports. The "Buddies" are his puppies, and in each film they go on a new adventure.

    1. ExpectGreatThings profile image79
      ExpectGreatThingsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I haven't heard of any of these! Thanks for taking the time to comment and exposing me to new shows.

  4. NornsMercy profile image61
    NornsMercyposted 5 years ago

    Try the English dubbed version of "My Neighbor Totoro". It's very cute and has Zero violence... The only scene of conflict is in the form of an older sister/younger sister petty spat which is quite mundane between siblings. Plus, the voice actors are skilled and charming. smile

    1. ExpectGreatThings profile image79
      ExpectGreatThingsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've never even heard of this one. It sounds fun, so I'll check it out. Thank you!

    2. StandingJaguar profile image76
      StandingJaguarposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yes, this one is quite charming. Kiki's Delivery Service is also violence free if I remember, as is Ponyo. (beware, not all Miyazaki is violence-free).

  5. twoseven profile image87
    twosevenposted 5 years ago

    I have been wondering the same thing! We have watched the new Muppet movie with our son a few times and though there are some bad guys they don't do anything very scary. Our son is pretty sensitive and it didn't scare him even at age two.

    The only other movie he has seen is Cars and it didn't really have any bad guys.

    I have also heard that Happy Feet is not at all scary.

    1. ExpectGreatThings profile image79
      ExpectGreatThingsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi twoseven, thanks for commenting. My kids also liked Cars (not the 2nd one, though). Thank you for reminding me about the Muppets. I also haven't seen Happy Feet.

  6. VirginiaLynne profile image96
    VirginiaLynneposted 5 years ago

    We had the same problem with our five children.  We ended up getting away from many of the kids movies with people and sticking more to the ones with animals.  Even though these do have some villans, they tend not to be so frightening.  We also watch a lot of classics.  My kids love the Marx Brothers and other older movies.

    1. ExpectGreatThings profile image79
      ExpectGreatThingsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the good suggestions. I had forgotten about the animal movies. I will have to check out some of the older movies also.

  7. NicoleMarie815 profile image59
    NicoleMarie815posted 5 years ago

    Oh, there's so many!  Iron Giant is one of my favorites, along with Aristocats.  Then there's Toy Story, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Borrowers...

    1. ExpectGreatThings profile image79
      ExpectGreatThingsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for taking the time to write me a list. Feel free to send more my way if you think of them. I like your taste! Well, except Toy Story - the kids really didn't like the creepy neighbor kid.

    2. StandingJaguar profile image76
      StandingJaguarposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Toy story 2 and Toy story 3 don't have the creepy kid. (2 is my favorite!)

  8. Efficient Admin profile image92
    Efficient Adminposted 5 years ago

    Your question reminds me of the movie "Jurassic Park".  It was rated PG and advertised it was kid friendly, but that movie was down right frightful!!!!!

    1. StandingJaguar profile image76
      StandingJaguarposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      LOL I was only 4 when JP came out; my mom took me & my sister to see it in theaters! She had no idea... she covered my eyes during the velociraptor attack early in the movie, and I tried as hard as I could to pry her hands off my face to see!!

    2. ExpectGreatThings profile image79
      ExpectGreatThingsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I also thought it was frightful!! StandingJaguar - did you later have flashbacks? My son can't stop watching scary stuff, but then he cries when he has to go to the bathroom alone because there are "giants behind the potty"!

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    colt1025posted 5 years ago

    There is definitely a lot of violence and scary characters these days. You might try some along the Air Buds line such as Snow Buddies..I also like The Adventures of Milo and Otis; Homeward Bound:The Incredible Journey; and my daughter really loved watching episodes of Little House On The Prairie..

  10. AngelitaRose profile image58
    AngelitaRoseposted 5 years ago

    We have watched the new Muppet movie with our son a few times and though there are some bad guys they don't do anything very scary.

    1. ExpectGreatThings profile image79
      ExpectGreatThingsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good to know! I have seen several mentions of this movie lately. I will definitely check it out.

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    Renee Collinsposted 5 years ago

    I have the same problem with my two. Their favorite movie right now is The Lorax. I noticed they got a little better with movies after seeing Hotel Transylvania, it has a lot of monsters but they created them in a way where they aren't scary. I was so nervous taking them to see it, but they really liked it.

  12. JRScarbrough profile image91
    JRScarbroughposted 5 years ago

    I’m really trying to think of some but that is a tough question. You can’t even rely on Disney for movies that aren’t too scary. You might try something like Back to the Future and Home Alone where the bad guys aren’t so much scary as they are goofy comedy.

  13. profile image60
    JimCelesteposted 4 years ago

    If your children are 5 and older, you should check out Rookie of the Year. It is funny for adults and kids alike. You can also look at the High School Musical series, as it is pretty tame. If you want animation, I recommend Cars, but not Cars 2, and Curious George.

    1. ExpectGreatThings profile image79
      ExpectGreatThingsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like you really know what you're talking about. My kids love Cars and Curious George but Cars 2 really scared them. Rookie of the Year sounds interesting. Thanks!

  14. Deborah Minter profile image92
    Deborah Minterposted 12 months ago

    The animated cartoon, "Rescuers down under."

 
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