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Top 10 Kid’s Movies With Hidden Conservative Messages

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Posted on November 27 2010 1:00 pm

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Here we are at the beginning of the Holiday “season.” All parents know that these breaks bring with them pleas from children for some extra time in front of what my priest refers to as “the magic lantern” and my husband calls “the devil box.” There is truth in each of these labels, but most Moms call it ”an hour and a half of peace and quiet to get a few things done.”

Yes, I am speaking of the television. While it can be argued that watching TV is an inferior way to spend time, it does play a role in the lives of most — OK,  pretty much all — families. I would argue that not all TV viewing is the same. Movies, because of the absence of commercials, are far superior to anything that you can find channel surfing. Commercial free-PBS is not much better. While it does not show many product commercials, it is often worse than network or cable television due to the obnoxious amount of politically correct messages and indoctrination into the leftist agenda by puppets and cartoon characters. Movies, if they are any good, have the ability to hold a child’s uninterrupted attention and convey a message in tact.

So, what children watch does make a difference. For example, does anyone want their daughters learning teen morality from Hannah Montana or her evil twin Miley Cyrus? Since we will sit our kids in front of the TV at some point, I  have compiled a list of the top ten kid’s movies with hidden conservative messages.

10. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

It is a strange little movie and a bit of a cheat on my part. I don’t actually recommend this movie for kids even though it was made as a kids movie. I watched it with my children a few years ago and ended up fast forwarding the bizarre  “Chu-chi face” song and dance number. The story was written by Ian Fleming, better known for the James Bond series – which explained a lot for me.

There are several political messages, from the value of capitalism to war,  tucked inside this story that make it an interesting watch. I was fascinated by the contrast between what appears to be the King and Queen of Vulgaria or “Old Europe,” and the main character who bears all of the marks of an American entrepreneur. Even more notable is the film’s treatment of children. The King and Queen have outlawed children and have a Pied Piper-like child hunter go through town and lure them into capture.

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” makes a strong case for the importance of children and family, for it is the King and Queen’s hatred of children that serves as their undoing. This idea is even more compelling when one considers that the decline of Europe is directly linked to it’s declining birth rate.

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  1. November 27, 2010

    I was hoping The Incredibles would be in here! Great post. I loved all your choices and want to see threeI haven't seen yet (I am David, BBC version of LWW, and Master and Commander). Thanks for writing this. It was very helpful!

    • November 27, 2010

      BBC actually adapted the first four books as mini-series movies. not just lion Witch and the Wardrobe, but there was Prince Caspian, Voyage of the Dawn Treader and the Silver Chair as well. I like the new movies, but I liked the charm of the older ones as well. (Though I agree they are a bit slower, so might not be as engaging for younger viewers).

      I kind of wish they had kept going for Horse and His Boy (my favorite) and Last Battle.

  2. November 27, 2010

    To be honest, I kinda disagree about the Narnia film versions, but I absolutely adore both.

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    November 27, 2010

    Love number 4.

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      November 27, 2010

      Number 2 though is one of my big time all time fave's!

  4. November 27, 2010

    I really appreciate the thought put in to the analysis of these movies!! Sometime as a parent you mindlessly watch the "kids " movies and this is a reminder that there are quite a few movies worth really thinking about and may in turn get your kids thinking as well. I know i will go and watch some of these movies with a renewed sense of interest now! Oh, and wasn't the BBC version of the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe the one with the beaver toothed girl?? Good version if you can get past the teeth!! Thank you for sharing!!

  5. November 27, 2010

    A quibble: the main character in Master and Commander is Jack Aubrey, not Jack O'Brian. The author of the series is Patrick O'Brian.

  6. November 27, 2010

    My brother served with a helicopter scout platoon in Vietnam. When he and his buddies saw "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", they were very taken with it. Somehow they held onto the film and ran it over and over. He says that one fellow named his helicopter "Truly Scrumptious." When it comes around on cable, he still enjoys it.

  7. November 28, 2010

    Great picks-did not see two but will put them on my 7 year olds 'to see' list.

  8. February 17, 2014

    I disagree with this – yes you should pay attention and spend time with your kids-that's a very good lesson! But I do not see how the movie really shamed Mrs Banks, if anything it supported her! Many more well off parents at the time always needed a nanny, regardless of what the mother was doing, so this is just poppy-cock, imo. (to coin a british phrase, I think)

  9. February 17, 2014

    Okay, now you're being paranoid, you're like a conservative who sees demons everywhere, seriously!
    It's only suggesting for children to read, which they should! Omg, wow.. just wow.

    Maybe to you it's about Heaven, and who knows maybe it is, but it doesn't make a direct "Heaven" thing about it-it's something to be guessed, he could be going somewhere else, perhaps retirement, he's not old or about to die, he just wants a rest but also someone with a good heart to run his business he put so much effort into.

    I think maybe you need to take a step back and stop judging everyone for a while, alright? Try to stay away from politics, it's making you seriously paranoid if I ever saw it :-/

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