How old were you when you watched your first film? Well, many parents want to introduce this wonderful medium of art to their children as fast as possible. There’s no age appropriate enough to start watching movies and all want to start off on a good note. So let’s look at the list of really good films for 3-year-olds to watch.
15. The Incredibles (2004)
‘The Incredibles’ is one incredible film. It’s a Pixar animated film and has a lot of fun element. The story follows the life of the Parr family. Bob and Helen Parr are two veteran superheroes in an alternate world where the sups or superheroes are resented because of their collateral damages in combat. They have children with equally fascinating superpowers. The family struggles to hide their identity, posing as a mundane middle-class American family. However, when a fanboy goes haywire they must mend their familial bonding. The film is fascinating, extremely attractive, action-packed and has a nice moral ring to it. Perfect for a kid!
14. Tinker Bell (2008)
Now we are moving to the fairyland. A Disney classic, ‘Tinker Bell’ finds its story from J. M. Barrie’s famous play ‘Peter Pan or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up’. Tinkerbell is a fairy in that play who gets her own spinoff in this movie. She is born from the first laugh of a baby and she’s brought to the Pixie Hollow. Tinkerbell finds her true potential as one of the tinkerers of things. She befriends four more fairies and the adventure begins. The film is a faithful continuation of legendary Peter Pan universe and is sure to attract babies with its innocent charm.
13. Madagascar (2005)
Talking wild animals? Babies love them! Animation films are going to appear in this list quite frequently and ‘Madagascar’ is no different. Marty the zebra and Alex the lion are best of friends. Alex is the star of Central Park Zoo who is the ‘king of New York’. Marty longs for a bit of wildness in life and attempts to break free from zoo shackles. Melman the giraffe, Gloria the hippopotamus and Alex try to persuade him otherwise but in vain. With a crazy chain of events, they land in wild Madagascar where they have the ride of the lifetime. Oh, it also features a band of quirky side characters. Kowalski! Analyze.
12. The Little Mermaid (1989)
Back in simpler times, Disney made some delightful films based on fairy tales and legends. ‘The Little Mermaid’ is one such greatly satisfying tale of Hans Christian Andersen’s story. Ariel is a young mermaid who’s not content with her life in underwater. She wants to experience human life but has to content herself with just collecting human artifacts. Ariel disregards her father King Triton’s warning as she moves in close proximity to humans. She witnesses Prince Eric during his birthday celebration and is instantly enamored by him. A violent storm follows and Eric is saved by Ariel. Complications arise as Ariel’s identity is disclosed. The film is sweet and delightful for a 3 years old kid.
11. Dumbo (1941)
We are turning back the clock as this timeless classic still manages to capture the imagination of children all over the world. After the debacle of ‘Fantasia’, Disney went back to its roots to find a simple story which is also full of heart. And in came ‘Dumbo’! Mrs. Jumbo, one of the circus animals, receives her baby. Because of the baby’s large wing-like ears he’s made fun of and is nicknamed Dumbo. Dumbo possesses flying ability as he faces social stigma by other animals. The film is very short in duration and during the times of world war II, the film exudes warmth and genial entertainment.