The heading says it all. Our Urban Family A-Z guide to classic family movies is designed to get you through the summer. As I don't want to bore you with a synopsis of all 26 films, I've chosen a quote to capture their essence instead. So, enjoy watching these all-time favorites, and tell the kids I'm expecting them to keep their ears ready for these well-delivered lines.
Akeelah and the Bee (2006 PG)
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us."
Brave (2012 PG)
"Our fate lives within us; you only have to be brave enough to see it."
The Croods (2013 PG)
"Stay here if you want, but let me go! I've got a dream! A mission! A reason to live!"
Dr. Seuss, The Lorax (2012 G)
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who
matter don't mind."
The Emperor's New Groove (2000 G)
"He wants to lead you down the path of righteousness; I'm going to lead you down the path that rocks. Boom baby!"
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986 PG13)
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
The Good Dinosaur (2015 PG)
"You've got to earn your mark by doing something big, for something bigger than yourself."
Hugo (2011 PG)
"If you lose your purpose, it's like you're broken."
The Iron Giant (1999 PG)
"I'll come back tomorrow."
The Jungle Book (2016 PG)
"For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack."
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016 PG)
"If you must blink, do it now. Pay careful attention to everything you see and hear, no matter how unusual it may seem."
Little Women (1994 PG)
"I like good strong words that mean something…"
Meet the Robinsons (2007 G)
"Just a little tip for the future, I am always right. Even when I'm wrong, I'm right."
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005 PG)
"And so, for a time it looked as if all the adventures were coming to an end; but that was not to be."
On Golden Pond (1981 PG)
"Sometimes you have to look hard at a person, and realize he's doing the best he can."
Pete's Dragon (2016 PG)
"I know the forest like the back of my hand. I wouldn't have missed a dragon."
Quest for Camelot (1998 G)
"But I want to be a knight, slay dragons, rescue Damsels in distress. What is a Damsel in distress anyway?"
Ratatouille (2007 G)
"Anyone can cook, but only the fearless can be great.
Stand by Me (1986 R)
"This is my age! I'm in the prime of my youth, and I'll only be young once."
Tomorrowland (2015 PG)
"I did it myself because I got tired of waiting for someone to do it for me."
Up (2009 PG)
"Hey, let's play a game. It's called see who can be quiet the longest."
Valiant (2005 G)
"If we don't find some more birds fast, our goose is going to be cooked."
WALL-E (2008 G)
"Earth is amazing! There are these things called farms. They put seeds in the ground, pour water on them, and they grow into food, like pizzas!"
X-Men: First Class (2011 PG13)
"True focus lies between rage and serenity."
Yogi Bear (2010 PG)
"It's because I'm smarter than the average bear.“
Zootopia (2016 PG)
"Life isn't some cartoon musical where you sing a little song and all your insipid dreams magically come true. So, let it go."