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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
     

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

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Director: Joe Johnston, Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman

Cast: Joe Johnston, Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman

 

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Joe Johnston's Honey I Shrunk the Kids comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence. This Disney/Buena/Vista release is difficult to recommend to anyone other than a person on the

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Joe Johnston's Honey I Shrunk the Kids comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence. This Disney/Buena/Vista release is difficult to recommend to anyone other than a person on the lookout for family-friendly entertainment.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Disney's 1989 fantasy ranks with the studio's best live-action family classics of the 1960s, such as The Absent-Minded Professor and The Shaggy Dog. SCTV legend Rick Moranis gives his most memorable performance as loving (albeit distracted) father, hapless inventor, and perceived neighborhood nut job Wayne Szalinski. When Szalinski’s latest creation shrinks his two kids and their neighborhood pals to microscopic size, they embark on a treacherous journey across the oversized terrain of their suburban backyard, where insects look like something out of Jurassic Park and Cheerios serve as life preservers. With clever writing and awesome special effects, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids deftly taps into every child’s experience of being dwarfed by an adult world. The result is comic gem certain to delight the old and young alike.
All Movie Guide - Matthew Tobey
What could've probably been called "Goonies with Giant Ants," Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is a fine addition to the family-oriented fantasy adventure genre. As Wayne, Rick Moranis proves once again to be the go-to guy in Hollywood when it comes to archetypal geeks, turning in a performance that doesn't break any ground but is more than adequate. Likewise, Matt Frewer, himself having made a career out of playing nerds, is equally believable playing against type as the antithetical red-blooded Big Russ. The script is fairly straightforward, providing no difficulties for the cast or the audience and serving mostly as a backdrop for the dazzling visual stunts. Astounding upon the film's release, the effects age well, with the miniaturized kids blending into their giant surroundings quite seamlessly. Like most of its ilk from Disney, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids focuses on fun for the whole family. And with a story that can be understood by all without leaving older viewers feeling patronized, action that is exhilarating without being too violent, and a running time that anyone can handle, it's more than successful in that respect.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/08/2002
UPC:
0786936190991
Original Release:
1989
Rating:
PG
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:33:00
Sales rank:
2,392

Special Features

Closed Caption; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; Fullscreen (1.33:1)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rick Moranis Prof. Wayne Szalinski
Matt Frewer Big Russ Thompson
Marcia Strassman Diane Szalinski
Kristine Sutherland Mae Thompson
Jared Rushton Ron Thompson
Amy O'Neill Amy Szalinski
Robert Oliveri Nick Szalinski
Charles Fleischer Actor
Lou Hirsch Actor
Kathleen Turner Actor
April Winchell Actor
Thomas Wilson Brown Little Russ Thompson
Carl Steven Tommy Pervis
Mark L. Taylor Don Forrester
Kimmy Robertson Gloria Forrester
Lou Cutell Dr. Brainard
Laura Waterbury Female Cop
Trevor Galtress Male Cop
Martin Aylett Harold Boorstein
Janet Sunderland Lauren Boorstein

Technical Credits
Joe Johnston Director
David Allen Special Effects
Del Armstrong Makeup
Carol Brolaski Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Cassidy Stunts
Dorree Cooper Art Director
Penney Finkelman Cox Co-producer
Mike Fenton Casting
Gregg Fonseca Production Designer
Lynda Gordon Casting
Stuart Gordon Producer
James Horner Score Composer
John Iacovelli Art Director
Jon Landau Co-producer
Ed Naha Screenwriter
Hiro Narita Cinematographer
Steven Saxton Associate Producer
Tom Schulman Screenwriter
Thomas G. Smith Producer
Steven Spielberg Producer
Michael A. Stevenson Editor
Judy Taylor Casting
Frank Welker Special Effects
Brian Yuzna Co-producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [2:46]
2. Saturday Morning [9:39]
3. Baseball [8:57]
4. Proof [7:02]
5. Lost in the Backyard [12:17]
6. Keep off the Grass [10:29]
7. A New Friend [7:58]
8. Breaking the News [9:40]
9. Nightfall [9:28]
10. The Thompsons & the Szalinskis, End Credits [16:04]

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4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG!!! I remember this movie!!! I remember watching on VHS in the early 2000's!!!!! This movie is soo amazing!!! I love it soooo much!!!!!!!!!! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Today's movies are ok but If only they could have more movies like Honey I Shrunk the kids it would be cool cause everybody knows that fanastys are'nt real so if they make more fanastys films that would be nice The plot to this movie Kids accdiently get shurnked by a shrinking machine Now there stuck in the backyard which is a jungle to them with Bees and a spirlkner waterdrops are like a river to them I love this movie
Guest More than 1 year ago
Imanige getting shrunk by a shrinking machine and getting lost in a backyard that looks like a jungle with giant ants and mean bees and a sprinkler with water drops the size of a waterfall oh and ending up in your dad's cereal worried you'll get eaten and a lawn moyer that tries to kill you that's how it is on honey i shrunk the kids to be tiny can be fun but yet can be frighting Now amy nick russ and ron must find their way home or they'll be shrunk forever!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Honey i Shrunk the kids is a fuuny fanasty about kids getting acciently shrunk by a shrinking machine now their lost in the backyard with tall grass like a jungle giant bees and a sprinkler with huge water drops its takes them a while to get back home I know thats its impossible to be shrunked but that is whats so cool about this movie Can you imange being really tiny i love this movie its awesome!!!!
DarkLotusICP4life More than 1 year ago
one seriously amazing movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago