Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
PG | 93 min | Friday, June 23, 1989
Walt Disney Pictures' 1989 comedy, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids stars Rick Moranis as an inventor who accidentally shrinks his two kids as well as the neighbor's kids to a quarter-of-an-inch tall with the help of an electromagnetic "shrink" ray.
Evoking aspects of the early 60s Disney classics, The Absent-Minded Professor and the Flubber series, Moranis is Fred MacMurray-esque as the forgetful, naive would-be scientist with nothing but good intentions.
All sorts of mayhem ensue as the kids struggle to survive in the "Land of the Giants" environment they find themselves suddenly thrust into. Bees, a scorpion, water sprinklers and a lawn mower all pose deadly hazards as they attempt to make their way back into the house where, hopefully, their father can reverse the process.
Joe Johnston, previously an acclaimed special-effects artist (Academy Award winner for Raiders of the Lost Ark), made his directorial debut in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
Disney Movie Rating:
76.96 out of 100. Total of 58 votes.
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