What’s Active Movie-Watching, And Why Should You Do It?

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I advocate active movie-watching when watching movies at home with kids.  That means kids watch with your participation.  When you can, commit to sitting on Continue reading

How To Build A Better Animated Family Movie – A Case Study of DESPICABLE ME

Despicable Me - Gru, Girls and Minions

I cannot escape the animated family movie. I’m a parent of two elementary school-age kids, boy/girl twins who live in media-opolis Los Angeles. Movie-goers since Continue reading

How To Build A Better Animated Family Movie – Checklist and Conclusion: Do Other Successful Animated Family Comedies Use These Elements?

The Incredibles

DO OTHER SUCCESSFUL ANIMATED FAMILY COMEDIES USE THESE ELEMENTS? DESPICABLE ME delivers satisfying family entertainment because so many of its script’s elements work so well. Continue reading