Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
  • PG
  • 1h 33m
  • 1989
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Get set for the adventure of a lifetime in the hit comedy, Honey, I Shrunk The Kids! Rick Moranis stars as a preoccupied inventor who just can’t seem to get his electro-magnetic shrinking machine to work. Then, when he accidentally shrinks his kids down to 1/4-inch tall and tosses them out in the trash, the real adventure begins! Now the kids face incredible dangers as they try to make their way home through the jungle of their own backyard! Hurricane sprinklers! Dive-bombing bees! A runaway lawn mower and much, much more! Directed by Academy Award® winner Joe Johnston (Visual Effects, 1981), this record-breaking smash is full of amazing special effects, hilarious comedy, wild chases and nonstop surprises!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Variety Staff

[It's] in the best tradition of Disney -- and even better than that, because it is not so juvenile...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Derek Adams

Sterling entertainment...

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Caryn James

As sweet, straightforward and funny as its title.

June 17, 2017
Washington Post
Rita Kempley

Though it relies on special effects, this cutie-pie caper never loses sight of the protagonists am...

June 16, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Silly but occasionally scary '80s movie has lots of peril.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is a 1989 Disney comedy in which four kids are shrunk to the size of ants by one of their scientist father's inventions and must figure out a way to get to their parents so they can be brought back to normal size. This film discusses marital woes and depicts a neighbor belittling his son because he didn't make the football team. It also shows children fighting for survival in an immense, threatening yard: They run from a vicious-looking scorpion, ride a loud-buzzing honey bee, nearly drown in a mud puddle, and are nearly killed by a lawnmower's blades. A teen boy is shown with his mouth bloodied after riding on a honey bee. Teens kiss. The father smokes cigarettes.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Family, Comedy
  • Release Date:June 23, 1989
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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