Seriously, people. Three channels. Oh, and my parents had a remote control. It was me. I'm totally not kidding. I can remember sitting in front of the television for what seemed like forever while I turned (yes, the tv had a dial that you actually turned) the dial and waited as they took their sweet time deciding what to watch. We didn't have DVR's, DVD's, or even VCR's. If you wanted to watch a Charlie Brown Christmas show, you better have your butt in front of the tv at the right time, and you better not have to pee because you're going to miss something if you do.
Okay, now that I've completely dated myself. Kids have so many more choices in television programming today. Heck, they don't even need a television. They can watch DVD's and shows right on their computers, phones, Ipads, etc. And while I still love all the Charlie Brown shows, today's animated movies are amazing.
The other day I took my boys to see Gnomeo & Juliet. It was completely adorable. If I'm being honest I think I wanted to see it more than they did. It was the best animated film I had seen in a while. And the story was so sweet. It's fun trying to figure out who out the voices behind the animated characters too. My favorite was a bully gnome named Tybalt. Jason Statham was the voice behind this tough guy gnome which was a perfect fit. Some of the funnier characters were a deer voiced by Ozzy Osbourne and Hulk Hogan as a psycho lawn mower.
If you get a chance to see this one, I'd definitely recommend it. What is your favorite animated film?
And have you seen what's coming next summer? I can't wait!