Seven Nostalgic Disney Films to Watch with your Child
When it comes to much-loved movies, you can guarantee that at least one Disney classic will be among them. From the Little Mermaid to Bambi, the timeless tales are beautifully brought to life through the magic of the silver screen.
Wondering which Disney classic to watch with your child? Here’s seven inspiring movies under the Disney banner, for a night of family fun and entertainment, now fill up the kid’s bowl with popcorn, it's going to be a long night!
1 - The Little Mermaid
An affectionate tale of Aerial the mermaid, who desperately wants to be human. Betraying her father’s wishes she dabbles with life on land and falls in love with a Prince. She makes a deal with a witch to become human for a few days, but when things don’t go to plan, will her Father come to the rescue? An animated musical for children of all ages.
2 - The Lion King
With its rousing soundtrack including hits such as ‘the Circle of Life’, we follow Simba the lion cub who goes on a journey of self-discovery, in this ‘coming of age’ animation. You’ll be singing along the whole way, while wiping tears from your eyes. If you love the film, then tickets to the award-winning musical make a great gift for toddlers and kids of all ages too!
3 - Aladdin
The classic tale of what happens when you rub the genie’s lamp! With his wishes granted, we see the story of Aladdin unfold, but not all is what it seems.
4 - Beauty and the Beast
In this fairy-tale story, we learn that beauty is skin deep, and it’s what’s on the inside that counts. When a young Prince is turned into a beast and comes face to face with Belle (who’s father is captured), we learn to understand the true meaning of sacrifice. A heart-warming movie with an important message.
5 - 101 Dalmatians
This classic tale is as relevant today as it was when it first launched in the 60s. It follows the story of Pongo the Dalmatian, who falls in love and has a litter of 15 puppies. When the evil Cruella De Vil makes an offer for the puppies, which is turned down, she hires help to steal them all and worse still… that she’s intending to turn them in to a fur coat.
6 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
When Snow White finds out that the jealous Wicked Queen is out to get her, she runs away. Stumbling across the adorable seven dwarfs, she sets up a new life. It was all going so well, until one day when the wicked Witch locates Snow White and in disguise offers her a poisoned apple. Against better advice, she takes a bit committing her to sleep until she’s kissed by a prince. This enchanting story is brought to life with familiar songs that children love, including ‘Hi Ho, it’s off to work we go’.
7 - Toy Story
Andy’s favourite toy is Woody the cowboy… that is until his parents buy him Buzz Lightyear – a spaceman. Soon, Woody is cast aside, as Buzz becomes the favourite toy. Unbeknown to Andy, these toys take on a second life when humans aren’t around. It culminates in an unlikely pairing when Andy decides to move house, and throw out some of the old toys.
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