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Kids Describe Oscar-Nominated Movies Based Only on the Titles

by Jeanne Sager on February 21, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Oscar Movies PanelIf you're a parent or even if you just spend a lot of time around kids, you know they're full of opinions ... hilarious opinions. So with the Oscars just around the corner, what better subject to let the kids opine on than the movies up for Academy Awards?

My daughter has already told me that she wants Wreck-It Ralph to win Best Animated Feature Film (it just won out over her other favorite, Brave, and, yes, it's probably because I bought her a Vanellope t-shirt last week and promised her the DVD). But what about all the other films in the running for big prizes? What do kids think of them?

Don't worry, we didn't let a bunch of kids watch Argo or Life of Pi. But we did ask our mini movie critics about 11 flicks up for Oscars, and their answers will leave you in stitches.

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First, let me explain the process. We found five willing participants, some of whom may or may not have been bribed with candy to participate. Ranging in age for 4 to 7, none had seen the films we asked about. All they got was the title ... and they supplied the entertainment!

Jump in! Laugh! And then find out what YOUR kids have to say about the Oscar noms.

Which one is your favorite?


Images via Jeanne Sager, Caroline Kaye Photography

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Up for several awards this year, including best cinematography and best score, Skyfall is the latest James Bond movie, following 007 as MI6 is attacked. The name makes sense once you watch the movie, but the kids had their own ideas:

Evan, 6: People sit in the grass and watch the clouds.

Jillian, 7: I've heard of it, but I don't know what it's about. The sky is falling and everyone is running because the sky is falling. It's just like Chicken Little, but it's different because it's an adult movie.

Collin, 4: An alligator jumps up to the sky.

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  • Ellen...
    -- Facebook comment from

    Ellen Lafleche-Christian

    February 21, 2013 at 9:53 AM
    I definitely think Wreck-it Ralph should win. It's amazing!
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