31 December 2011

The one thing I could say that would strike giddy terror in my family!

Of course, we already have a mini zoo.
But, if I could add a few creatures,
 I would!

I usually do not watch movies 
where the main character is an animal.
Being such an all-out animal lover,
I know that sounds strange
But I cannot handle it when the plot
centers on a beautiful creature
enduring something terrible 
only to have the ending be happy.
Like it is a "happy animal" movie.

 "The Black Stallion".
I know the story.
I won't read the book.
I will not see the movie. 

 Old Yeller
'nuf said!

i hate that green-faced wicked witch!
Wizard of Oz
Oh my, 
when the Wicked Witch steals Toto..
I bawl my eyes out every time!
{don't get me started on those monkey's
made out to be wicked creatures!}

And, Bambi?
Well, after the shot rang out
that would kill Bambi's mother,
I passed out cold.
I have never seen the movie again
past this scene..
{my poor mother!}
Oy, again.

It is in my best interest not to watch
movies with animals as the main characters.
J heartily agrees!
And if I do?
I totally make sure there are no scenes
with gratuitous acts against animals. 

I have been told no such scenes inhabit this movie.
A sweet animal movie made for me :)
This is a terrific piece on the site of the
Humane Society.
It explains how all scenes with animals were filmed,
and what precautions were taken to 

The real zoo is in England

Let me know if you have seen this movie :)

And tell me what are 
scariest children's movies you have ever seen.

This chickie wants to know!


Mary Ann said...

I need to know, too--I can't read animal stories either! Lol, glad I am not alone.

Jeanette said...

The Wizard of Oz was a terrifying movie to me as a child..the witch, the flying monkeys..those terrifying talking trees! Gah!! I also avoid stories about animals. Marley and me made me depressed for days!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

The last animal movie I watched was 'My Dog Skip'. That tells you how often I watch animal movies. They always seem to get the short end of the stick and are sad, so I avoid them. :-(

Hartwood Roses said...

Whether it's an animal movie or a human-centric movie, I cannot deal with sadness, or fright, or suspense anymore. The last movie I saw in a theater was The Dark Knight, as a gift to my dear Husband, and I spent the entire nearly-three-hours with my butt clenched and my eyes closed. Never again.

"Dumbo". Can't watch it. Never allowed my kids to see it. They are in their 20s now, and I still doubt they've ever seen it.

It's good to hear that the Zoo movie is one that I could watch. Sounds like a trip to the theater with the grandson is on my list of things to do while he is here on Monday.

Deb said...

I agree with Jeanette. The Wizard of Oz was a very scary childrens movie.

Did you really pass out watching Bambi? That's terrible!!!! Such a sensitive little thing:) I remember crying everytime I watched Lassie as a child. I was never sure he would be okay. I tried to hide the tears from my Dad so he wouldn't think I was a baby, LOL!

Rain said...

Wow-Misha I so know what you are talking about-about the animal films.
Watched your chip about the zoo and its people and looks good! Will be waiting for it to come to our little theater in town!
Happy New Year Misha and family! may you be more free from the aches and pains that battle your body daily!

TexWisGirl said...

one of the few treats we had has kids was my mom and my sister and i going to see an occasion movie together (we'd get in free as my brother-in-law was the manager). anyway, where the red fern grows still has me scarred for life. and my sister sobbing all the way home in the car after watching the bears and i will never escape me either. just to sad. i cried at free willie promos...

Lynne said...

I knew we were connected at the hip . . .

Wizard of Oz (once . . . with my daughter, when she was eight or nine . . . she will never watch it again either)

Old Yeller . . . tears just seeing the name . . .
Black Beauty . . .
Bambi . . . (too cruel for small children and adults)
Lion King . . . I love the music but I have a time with it too.

And the APSCA ads, (might have spelled it wrong) I almost go into a panic attack when they come on the TV)

We are looking for a movie for today . . . I will let you know . . .

Lynne said...

Love your new header . . .

Roean said...

Thought I was the only one. I cannot see a movie with animals in it. Always there is some bozo that abuses them. I read The Black Stallion when I was in fourth grade and got the book for Christmas. I had a hard time getting through that...but my first animal abuse was Bambi at about 7 years of age and I have never seen it since and have hated hunters since then. One of my bloggers...Jo...went to see War Horse and I told her to let me know. She reported back. Abuse of the horses all the way through it. I will not watch it.

Laura said...

I have a hard time with sad animal movies. And those ASPCA commercials? I embarrass myself...

Julie Harward said...

I am like Laura here, I cry in the ASPCA commercials! I even cry in animated ones! I want to see this movie and War Horse, I am sure to bawl all the way through it! ;D

Donna said...

That looks like a fun movie! And there's a BEAR in it! ROAR!!! Me loves bears...

I do not care for the Wizard of Oz. The winged monkeys are awful beyond words. Funny thing though, when we saw it is kids, my oldest brother screamed when he saw the monkeys. He had nightmares about them! Haha, they gave me the willies, but didn't make me scream. He always has been a bit of a wuss, LOL!

I love my dogs said...

You definitely do not want to see "Warhorse." That said, the scariest movie I saw when I was a child was Fantasia when Mickey Mouse was the sorcerer's apprentice and caused all those brooms to carry all those pails of water and flooded the room. The sorcerer scared me to death.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hello There, Happy New Year! Make it a good one. Live and love more and stop worrying about things that are beyond your control. Every day is a gift and you can choose what you do with it!


Amy said...

Oh dear, The Wizard of Oz is my favourite movie of all time! But you´re right, it´s horrid when the witch takes Toto! I get angry every time, even though I´ve seen that movie a thousand plus times!

I´ve seen all the other movies you posted also...guilty as charged, I don´t think it makes me less of an animal lover though just because I watched!

The We Bought a Zoo movie I have never even heard of but will check out the trailer and see if I can find out when it would come to Norway :-) How cool would that be to own a zoo???!!!!

Happy New Year my friend!!!

ain't for city gals said...

The last sad animal movie I watched was Marley and Me...I thought to myself why of why do I do this to myself?? I did enjoy reading Secretariet (sp?) though..amazing how the horse racing business was in those days...how he was so pampered etc...but the poor jockeys..they were more abused than anything...the movie stunk! Misha, thank you for all your sweet comments about my dad in the past month...you will never know how much I appreciate them.

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Hitchhiker42 said...

Ok I have to admit, we were in a hotel in Holland recently and watched Happy Feet... and I loved it! haha Yes, I'm a grown man and I enjoyed a kids movie with animated penguins. What the heck? It was fun.

Country Dreaming said...

Old Yeller--no way.
I like most of The Wizard of Oz but there are some parts I just can't do!
Did My card make it Nana? I hope so.

Sounds as if you are felling better.

Happy New Year!


Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I can watch The Wizard of Oz because it seems so unreal. Beyond that, movies with animals are often just too sad. Who wants to watch sad movies anymore? I don't. I want joy and happiness around me.

dbaucke said...

This is a wonderful movie...I highly recommend seeing it! Especially since reading the link from the Humane Society saying how careful they were with the animals in the filming of the movie. There is one scene that is sad, where the beloved tiger is old and needs to be put down...but it is very well done as all of the animal scenes are! I hope you see it and enjoy!!
Love, love, love your blog and you!!! I love your animals and check in daily :) I pray you have a great year and thank you for sharing.

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

We almost saw that movie this weekend - thanks for the great review! (I still want to see The Help too!) We do watch ALL animal movies through many tears. But I guess life with horses and farm animals has already broken us in the hard way. DD's 1st pony died after medical mistake with "elective" surgery to remove an eye he kept injuring... It truly broke my heart but she was too small and handled it much better... Black Beauty is still one of her favorite movies although I'm a wreck! ;-0
Glad your sweet furbabies were with you on Christmas. Hope you were feeling better fast and able to enjoy more Nana time.
Wishing you a year of great health and happiness,

Amish Stories said...

A very cute post and how can anyone not like cats, even us guys! Richard

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

After seeing the movie trailer I want to see this movie...it looks wonderful! The last animal movie I saw was Marley And Me...I cried my heart out. Scariest children's movie...hmmm...Snow White scared me and so did the witch in The Wizard Of Oz. You actually fainted in the theater?! Oy is right!
Maura ;)

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

Oh, I know what you mean when you say you don't watch animal movies like that-I read AND watched Where The Red Fern Grows and I BAWLED like a freakin little baby at each.

Seriously, I cannot handle those movies O.o

You might laugh at me, but I had a horrible experience with Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as a little kid-Throughout the whole movie I thought they were killing off the kids!! I wouldn't watch it for YEARS after that. Lol

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