Re: Need Wisdom of the List - Movies with a Message?
Ed Darrell (EDarr1776@AOL.COM)
Thu, 11 Jul 1996 02:33:22 -0400
One of my current favorites you may find inappropriate for 13-year old kids
-- they are not mature enough to get over animation being done for adults --
is "The Brave Little Toaster," on video from Buena Vista (Disney). Jon
Lovitz and Phil Hartman do some of the voices.
The animation is first rate, rivaling some of the best from the old Warner
Bros. studio; the story is an outstanding piece for teamwork, and there are
strong messages to using the abilities of everyone, even and especially the
"differently" abled. There is a strong theme of growing up (and going off to
college). There is a lot of humor quite suitable for 13-year olds, but not
Even if you don't use it for your Scouts, I recommend you check it out. I've
seen it about a hundred times, and it stands up very well.
> Apollo 13 (teamwork, geeks as heroes, planning for every contingency,
> Chariots of Fire (individual best, holding to values, being prepared);
> To Kill a Mockingbird (individual leadership; values);
> Hunt for Red October (importance of head of a chain of command listening
to lower levels, courage of convictions);
> Breaking Away (preparedness, focus on task);
> The Lou Gerhig Story
> Lincoln in Illinois
I'm sure there are others.
Ed Darrell, Duncanville, Texas
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City