When we discovered that we were going to have a baby all those many months ago the prospect of reliving our childhood and watching all of our favourite films again was rather exciting to say the least. My favourite childhood films were cartoons and as I got older they were becoming funnier and dare I say even better.
I couldn’t wait to start watching my favourites with Isabelle and now she is at an age where she actually enjoys watching them, not enough to sit in the cinemas and keep still with me but we have cuddles on the sofa at home with our feet up to watch some great films together. It’s lovely to share that time with her even though she won’t really have an idea what is happening in the films. Maybe it’s the bright colours and the catchy songs that draw her in but I can already see her love for animated films developing.
My love for animated films has never altered, on those days where I have had enough and need a break from reality they become my saviour and a way to relax, just like reading a good book but without the toddler interrupting you as you try and concentrate. Instead we can enjoy them together and have that much needed time out. When I was younger these films weren’t really my escape from my busy life, instead they were there to encourage my imagination, anything was possible in the movies, especially the magical children’s films with talking animals, castles and dragons.
As animation has developed with computer wizardry making the films very realistic with amazing special effects, I look forward to new releases but can also rewatch films I have seen before to re-discover the magic.
I have recently discovered a new release from Dreamworks, a sequel to the popular “Madagascar” and “Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa” my inner child squealed with delight. A tale of pampered animals that once inhabited a New York Zoo only to end up on an Island having to fend for themselves for the first time in their lives. Relationships form in the strangest of places as they discover life in the wild whilst attempting to return home to captivity in the Zoo. The film was heart-warming and funny, what more could I ask for? So I highly anticipate watching “Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted” with my little girl so she too can enjoy the talking animals and discover the magic of children’s films.
This post has been sponsored by Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted, but all words and thoughts are our own.