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Apr. 5th, 2006 | 12:17 pm
posted by: dysgr8mystake in a_great_mistake

Do any of you remember the children's movies Wee Sing in Sillyville and Grandpa's Magical Toys? I used to watch those movies over and over when I was a little kid, and every now and then I stumble across others who remember them. They were the best movies ever.

In Wee Sing, two small kids and their dog are playing with a coloring book and head outside and while they're there, the dog gets into the coloring book, and of course they follow him. There, they meet a lady in this beautiful colorful world who is all in black and white because he colors have gone! And they have to find them. Along the way they speak to people who represent every color of the rainbow (a family of Reds, two Green boys playing leapfrog, a psychic in Purple), who sing songs that every little kid knows ("Do your ears hang low", "down by the bay", etc)... and who all inexplicably dislike each other. At the end, the little kids discover that in order to give the nice lady her colors back, they have to make everyone friends again.

In Grandpa's Magical Toys, it's much simpler. The kid(s) gets turned into toy-size people and discover that all of the toys are alive and they need a magical key to get back to their own size. I think the movies were made by the same people.

Anyone remember those?

x-posted to a_great_mistake and my personal journal because, you konw, I felt like it.

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I miss my crappy toys

from: evilnumber1
date: Apr. 6th, 2006 03:52 am (UTC)
this is always here

Most of the toys I had growing up were pretty crappy by today's standards. I don't think I had one thing that blinked, and maybe two things that used batteries. Mostly I had GI Joe, Legos, and blocks. I think blocks are pretty good toys for kids, actually, because they are not obviously entertaining. You have to think to make blocks fun, and I like that.

I also count dirt as one of my all-time favorite childhood toys. Well, dirt and trees. I can't remember the last time I saw a little kid climbing in a tree. I think that went out of style in the mid 90s and structured "play areas" became the cool place to play.

Once I got old enough for allowance I loved Matchbox Cars. I could get three for two dollars so I could afford to buy them for myself. That made them cooler than presents. So... I covered my house with Matchbox Cars and loved it.

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