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    • CommentAuthorharchangel
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2008
    Oh man James and the giant peach is incredible!!!

    I haven't seen anyone mention Wallace and Grommit yet, or for that matter Chicken Run.

    I think i wore out my copy of Disney's Robin Hood when i was a child.

    I know Pixar just released most of their "shorts" on a compilation DVD.

    The visuals and production design for the most recent Peter Pan were pretty stunning. Not as great as a whole as teh classic but visually just stunning.

    that's all i can think on right now other than the obvious pixar and classic disney recommendations.
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2008
    I would definitely recommend Pixar's "shorts" as well, my son has watched pretty much all of them, and liked them all.

    If she likes the Spongebob series, she may like the movie as well, I know I enjoy watching as well.

    Also, as mentioned above, the Studio Ghibli Anime's are also very entertaining, I grew up in Japan, and those movies were a big part of my learning Japanese, while being fun to watch.

    And the Thomas the Tank Engine series, he loves those too. But maybe because he is on a train kick at the moment. Might be a little too slow and quiet for your daughter's tastes.
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2008 edited
    harchangel: I think i wore out my copy of Disney's Robin Hood when i was a child.

    Ha! One of my favourite kids movies. I'm surprised I didn't turn into a furry, the way I had a crush on Robin Hood.

    Oh as a suggestion: The Secret of NIMH was always one of my favs as a kid. The books are quite good too!
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2008
    No one mentioned The Iron Giant yet?
    As for tv shows

    Around the World with Willy Fogg and The Mysterious Cities of Gold
    • CommentAuthorharchangel
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2008
    Oh man, i totally blanked on Iron that!!! Brad Bird is a freaking genius.
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2008 edited
    I loved the Secret of NIMH myself as well.
    Where the wild things are. I loved reading it and seeing it.
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    Is Iron Giant good for a three year old though? Not so sure. Secret of Nimh was a favourite of mine. Looking on Amazon (and thinking of the intended audience), what about The Last Unicorn or Fern Gully? Seems like stuff for a little girl to enjoy.
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2008
    I don't know if there is a decent Pippi Longstocking live action film — but Miyazaki did do a trial run on it with Panda ko Panda -

    I think it is a good one for empowering girls.
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2008
    aw, Fern Gully!
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2008
    Fern Gully FTW! I totally second (or third, whatever) that suggestion.

    As for The Last Unicorn.. Uh, while it IS one of the best movies ever made, I'm not sure it's exactly three-year-old fodder. A bit older methinks.
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    My nieces watch it all, both good and bad, but I must say the Backyardigans are pretty great. Not so the Mickey Mouse education hour.
    • CommentAuthorElohim
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2008 edited
    Robin Hood FTW, deffo the Disney version for kids. When I was tiny I was raised on Robin Hood, King Arthur and PIRATES! later, Sherlock Holmes (c. six-ish).

    Like one of the above, I also really enjoyed the latest Peter Pan (although why was Peter Pan the ONLY American character in it?).

    I also remember liking The Sword In The Stone when little, even had it on tape so I could listen to it in my room when not downstairs with the telly. Liked it recently too, so good one to watch with kids.

    My neighbours let their tiny kid watch Star Wars and LOTR. Not sure I personally recommend it, but whatever, you know? My Classics teacher let his kids watch South Park until they learnt to speak, because they enjoyed the bright colours and fart sounds. And all the poo...
    • CommentAuthorharchangel
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2008
    Oh man the Sherlock Holmes reference matched with Disney....i totally forgot.

    The Great Mouse Detective!!!!