Netizens Reminisce About Watching These 49 Movies And Cartoons As Kids Yet No One Else Seems To Remember Them, As Told In This Online Community

Human memory is an extremely bizarre thing. It happens that sometimes we forget very important facts and moments that took place quite recently, while for whole decades we remember to the smallest detail all sorts of films or cartoons that we saw only a couple of times in our childhood.

We remember well the names of the characters of these films, their signature lines, and as soon as someone sings just a couple of notes from the musical theme of these films, we happily pick up and sing until the end of the whole day. We may even forget the name of the film, but we will never dismiss from mind our emotions when watching it.

The AskReddit community once asked the question “What’s a movie you saw as a kid that only you seem to remember?” and the thread went viral instantly, with nearly 13.4K upvotes and over 20.6K comments across different generations of redditors. At least among the answers there are films from the seventies, as well as relatively recent ones that came out at the beginning of this century.

KristenBellTattoos.com made a selection of the most popular, touching and nostalgic comments for you, so feel free now to scroll to the very end, and then – who knows, maybe you will take an old and dust-covered VHS player with your favorite cassette from the attic, plug in the cables and, for an hour or so, go back to that beautiful, unattainable childhood…

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InevitablePiano6848 said:
An American tail

Famous-Honey-9331 added:
Ah yes, the animated mouse musical that taught me about immigration at the turn of the century. Pogroms, “no cats in America and the streets are paved with cheese” random Ellis Island name changes, the rise of social justice, suffrage, labor movements, and Tamanny Hall! “Are we men, or are we mice?!” “MICE”

InevitablePiano6848 , Universal Studios Report

The Black Cauldron (1985) For years, none of my friends believed that The Black Cauldron existed. I saw it in the theater, and never saw it again until several years ago. Convincing my friends that it existed (before the internet) was no easy task.

ericwimberly , Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Report

FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992) hiyoneighbourino wrote:
Fern gully

Thor42o added:
Basically all these movies are just dances with wolves. Fern gully, Atlantis, avatar, the last samurai, pocahontas and quite a few others all follow the same premise. Good guy from bad group gets enmeshed with locals, usually falls for a girl, discovers their magical culture, ends up joining them and defends them from his group.

hiyoneighbourino , 20th Century Fox Report

All Dogs Go To Heaven (1989) All dogs go to heaven

This film was so traumatizing even tho it was a kids movie, its seems like a nightmare that just became a movie.

Basically about dogs that are gambling and taking drugs lol

astridsdragon , United Artists/MGM/UA Report

The Last Unicorn (1982) tonybeetzzz wrote:
The last unicorn

Pacman_Frog adds:
AND it’s a movie about travelling through a desert with a horse with no name!

I always cry when poor old Molly Grue admonishes The Unicorn and then immediately forgives her. It takes strength to accept life as it is given to you.

tonybeetzzz , Jensen Farley Pictures Report

The Indian In The Cupboard (1995) InevitablePiano6848 wrote:
The Indian in the cupboard!

tooglam2giveadamn adds:
My grandparents had this movie and the vhs case came with a key and a tiny figurine. The opening of the vhs had a “keyhole” and the backside of the cover insert looked like wood paneling so you could flip it backwards to make the entire thing look like a cupboard and then put the figurine inside

InevitablePiano6848 , Paramount Pictures Report

The Adventures Of Milo And Otis (1986) MrLittle237 wrote:

Milo and Otis. Anyone???

Jamileem responded:
Yes I remember this. As a kid I used to confuse this one and Homeward Bound because they were both about lost pets trying to find their way.

MrLittle237 , Columbia Pictures Report

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1975) DingusFap said:
Rikki Tikki Tavi

kingdomheartsislight replied:
So many of these forgotten movies are Chuck Jones’ work. Cartoon Network used to have Chuck Jones marathons and it made me love so much of his movies and shorts. I wish they would go back to showcasing a certain animator’s work. It was cool to see what their specific styles looked liked.

DingusFap , CBS Report

The Brave Little Toaster (1987) icarus_swims answered:
The brave Little toaster

Vetiversailles added:
I rewatched the whole thing this year. Still f**king incredible. The cars singing while being destroyed—that whole scene and song is pure art.

God that movie f**king slaps

icarus_swims , Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Report

Flight Of The Navigator (1986) Environmental-Fix-71 wrote:
Also Flight of the Navigator

HerrIndos answered:
Wasn’t Paul Reubens (aka Peewee Herman) Max, the ship’s robot?

Also, I remember this movie feeling super intense, though I know it wasn’t. It’s weird how movies can generate such strong feelings as a kid.

Environmental-Fix-71 , Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Report

The Borrowers (1997) koala_loves_penguin told:
The Borrowers

InfinityLDog answered:
In 2010 Stubio Ghibli did a version called “Arriety”

LadyBug_0570 added:
I remember watching that movie on cable when I was in the hospital post surgery.

You may know the kid who played Arietty’s younger brother. Tom Felton. AKA Draco Malfoy.

koala_loves_penguin , PolyGram Filmed Entertainment Report

*Batteries Not Included (1987) Hello_Mr_Fancypants answered:
Anybody else remember Batteries Not Included?

BlackwoodBear79 added:
This movie hits so differently when I was a kid, versus when I was an adult.

I always knew there was something wrong about Faye’s issues but I didn’t understand/couldn’t process what it was. But I was a kid, and WOO alien spaceships.

Watching it as an adult I realize how broken she was.

Hello_Mr_Fancypants , Universal Studios Report

The Hobbit (1977) Melopossum wrote:
The animated version of The Hobbit

Wetworth replied:
That was a great film, but did you know that Leonard Nimoy released a song called Bilbo Baggins?

🎶 Bilbo! Bilbo Baggins, greatest little hobbit of them all 🎶

Melopossum , Warner Bros Report

Time Bandits (1981) Time Bandits. Scared the hell out of me as a kid. Get in bed and a damn horse jumps out of the closet. The whole movie could be different child nightmares.

Edit: Big thanks to everybody who commented. Makes me feel a little more normal hearing the similar stories.

scottbody , Sony Pictures Report

Drop Dead Fred (1991) BigCheifGrubzReport wrote:
Drop Dead Fred

scrapperfromwayback added:
I have the DVD. Haven’t watched it for like a decade. Put it on to keep my kids busy for 90minutes…. F**k it’s inappropriate for children.

BigCheifGrubz , New Line Cinema Report

Rock-A-Doodle (1991) bnturner92 wrote:
Rock-a-doodle

*Thanks! Im glad so many people share the love!

BronzeHeart92 adds:
That was the movie where this boy encounters an owl and the owl starts barfing weirdly colored stars at him which turns him into a kitten, correct?

woobawooba21 answers:
Yes, that’s correct

bnturner92 , The Samuel Goldwyn Company Report

A Little Princess (1995) “A little Princess”
Nobody seems to remember it but I remember it so vividly! It was a bit sad for a kids movie

emma0070 , Warner Bros. Report

We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993) schrodingersb-tch wrote:
We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story

lilac-aesthetic answered:
YES! This is one of my favourite movies of all time! Professor Screw Eyes is a classic villain and the little girl who wants the hat always gets me in the beginning.

schrodingersb-tch , Universal Studios Report

Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat (2001-02) Loose_Prior_4683 replied:
It’s a TV show Sagwa the Chinese siamese cat

slutghetti added:
The theme song plays in my head all the time!

Hao peng you, hao peng you,
Sagwa shi wo de hao peng you
Hao peng you, hao peng you,
Sagwa shi wo de hao peng you…
Sagwa, you’re my best friend…
Sagwa…

Loose_Prior_4683 , Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Report

The World Of David The Gnome (1985-86) Thenightswatchman answered:

Not a movie but a tv show called David the Gnome. He had a fox he rode around on named Swift, I don’t remember much else

lindseyangela added:
My favorite! He was an animal doctor and went around helping animals. I have the Gnomes book by Brian Froud and it has some amazing illustrations.

Thenightswatchman , BRB Internacional S.A Report

Pippi Longstocking (1997) Pippi Longstocking! It was an animated movie from 1997 that I loved as a kid, and I’ve never heard anyone ever mention it before.

kasakavii , Warner Bros. Report

The Mouse And The Motorcycle (1986) mutombochaoskampf wrote:
The Mouse and the Motorcycle

ShiraCheshire added:
I remember the book really fondly though. I remember some kid asking the mouse how he makes the motorcycle go, and the mouse tells him he just makes motorcycle noises and it works. Kid me was like “oh of course, that makes sense” but looking back that’s hilarious.

mutombochaoskampf , ABC Report

The Busy World Of Richard Scarry (1994-97) No body I know personally watched anything from the busy world of Richard Scaryy. Not a movie but I bought a DVD copy of the entire show series and my wife had 0 clue what it was.

Cmcgregor0928 , CINAR Report

Zoboomafoo (1999-01) jniemela78 responded:
the show zoomboomafu

KnockMeYourLobes added:
The ONLY reason I didn’t mind watching this with my kid was because the Kratt Brothers were (and still are, I assume) incredibly hot. 😀

jniemela78 , CINAR Corporation Report

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991) I obsessively watched “Bedknobs and Beoomsticks” and “Pete’s dragon” as a kid, and have never met anyone else who’s ever watched either of them. I recently watched the original Pete’s Dragon and realized I still know it off by heart. And still sincerely enjoy it. Better than the remake.

I also once watched “Wild Hearts Can’t be Broken” as a kid and LOVED it. Thought about it for years afterwards but whenever I asked anyone else about “This movie about a girl who performs a stunt where she jumps on a running horse at the top of a tall tower and jumps with the horse into a pool. And then goes blind but does it again anyway.” Everyone thought I was crazy. Thank you Disney Plus for confirming it DOES exist, I DIDN’T make it up, and got major nostalgia watching it again.

Ashitaka1013 , Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Report

No-Salamander-2001 said:
Small Soldiers?

Talnadair answered:
Tommy Lee Jones as the bad guy soldier was classic!

awildsforzemon1 added:
This movie launched the rodeo burger at Burger King. So not only a great movie, but introduced the world to arguably the best burger that place has ever had

No-Salamander-2001 Report

Cats Don't Dance (1997) Cats Dont Dance. I remember watching it a lot back in the late 90s and early 2000s. I think people just have forgotten about the movie.

Havok1717 , Warner Bros. Report

A Troll In Central Park (1994) Stanley’s Magic Garden (also known as A Troll in Central Park in later years).

Edit: Apparently it was Stanley’s Magic Garden in the UK and A Troll in Central Park in North America.

Edit edit: there seems no rules to what name you’d get lol. I’ll leave this alone now.

knowyourdarkness , Warner Bros. Report

Caravan Of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (1984) A movie that took place on the Ewok planet (not Return of the Jedi) where a little girl and her brother crash land and are helped by the Ewoks, and they get caught in a giant spiderweb, and one of them gets sucked under a lake and can’t break the surface of the water because it’a like glass.

GoBoltsAmelie88 , 20th Television Report

ilovejackiebot wrote:
Johnny Dangerously I actually thought I made it up for years

Unit_79 replied:
You shouldn’t hang me on a hook. My father hung me on a hook once.

Once.

Neil_sm added:
I was always quoting Roman Maroni when my kids were younger and I was trying not to curse around them.

ilovejackiebot Report

Gay Purr-Ee (1962) Champion_Kitchen wrote:
I am adamant that this movie has to exist. It’s about two cats, a white girl cat and a black male cat. It’s some sort of oldies French setting where the female cat gets stolen by a villain cat and the black cat goes after her and tries to save her. I swear to god this movie exists but I have only ever seen it once and it was back when I was like 6 or 7. But gosh sometimes bits and pieces of that movie will pop in my head and I just can’t place a name on it or it could have been something I dreamt up..

RMMacFru added:
The name of the movie is Gay Purr-ee.
The female cat (Mewsette) was voiced by Judy Garland.
The hero make cat (Jaune-Tom) voiced by Robert Goulet.
The villain cat (Meowrice) was voiced by Paul Frees.
And one of the writers was Chuck Jones.
If you couldn’t tell, I adore this movie.

Champion_Kitchen , Warner Bros. Report

Body_Latter answers:
Can we do TV shows? Anyone remember Eureka’s Castle??

BlackLakeBlueFish told:
My daughter LOVED Eureka’s castle!!! She was Eureka for Halloween when she was 2 1/2. It was he first costume she chose. I was really proud of that costume!!! She’s 27 now, and very active in the cosplay community. I believe that that was her start.

Body_Latter Report

ATLAZuko33 wrote:
Quest for Camelot and the tv show Pirates of Dark Water

coykoi89 responded:
I watched it religiously as a child. One of my favorite non Disney cartoons. The soundtrack was gold too.

ATLAZuko33 Report

The Last Dragon (2004) It was a fake documentary on Animal Planet about dragons. It’s like archaeologists finding a frozen dragon skeleton and talking about how dragons were able to fly, breathe fire, etc.

I apparently missed the part where they clarified that it was all a dramatization, because this movie had me CONVINCED that dragons were real, extinct animals for awhile.

little_bear_ , Channel 4, Animal Planet Report

Japetus02 wrote:
Killer Clowns From Outer Space, definitely stumbled on that one too early in life somehow.

taniamorse85 answered:
I saw that movie when I was about 10 years old. My family was on a road trip, and we were staying in a motel one night. My father decided to find a movie to watch on TV, and he chose that one. I’m pretty sure he knew it was definitely not for kids and just wanted to mess with my brother (4 years younger) and me. I don’t know how it affected my brother, but it took till my 20s (currently 36) before I was comfortable around clowns again.

Japetus02 Report

3 Ninjas (1992) RollingRolling419 wrote:

The 3 Ninjas. I had a major crush on Colt!

abandonallhope777 added:
We should run! We should hide! WE SHOULD KICK THEIR BUTTS!!!!

Me and my friends would play three ninjas but I was always made to be TumTum because I was the smallest.

RollingRolling419 , Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Report

The Halloween Tree (1993) somehotnerd wrote:
Halloween tree

Spankpocalypse_Now answered:
Holy. F**king. S**t.

I’ve been trying to figure out what this was for the last 25 years. This is it. I couldn’t remember that it was a Ray Bradbury book. I certainly didn’t remember Leonard Nimoy voiced one of the characters.

God damn, thank you. I thought I was crazy. This is the line that I always tried to remember because as a kid I thought it sounded cool:

“The day Joe Pipkin was born all the Orange Crush and Nehi soda bottles in the world fizzed over…”

somehotnerd , Turner Entertainment Report

Dunston Checks In (1996) Dunston Checks In… I remembered something about a monkey in a hotel. Asked my older sister about it and she said I was losing it. Went to Google and found it again

zxplatinum , 20th Century Studios Report

S Club 7 In Miami (1999-02) Not a movie but the S Club tv show. I think it was only on far like 3 seasons but I watched that show religiously and I don’t think any of my friends even cared about S Club 7.

Mrs_Xs , ABC Family Report

Napoleon!

Not the dude. It’s about a puppy who wants to be a “wild dog” and gets stuck in a basket with balloons and flies to an island with a really mean cat.

satansbhole Report

It wasn’t a movie it was a f*****g cartoon tv series spinoff of Toy Story (2?) called Buzz Lightyear of Star Command

I had a proper flashback zoom out moment when I remembered the wee red robot for some reason and couldn’t tell if I had made it up in my head, if it was a dream or what, but it was REAL

8-0-8-0-8 Report

RobertoBologna said:
Wee Sing in Sillyville

turtlecasey answered:
Rizzledee razzledee hey bambasidee knickety knackety wretchible quality willaby wallaby mow mow mow!

midnightelite added:
I LOVED THE WEE SINGS SERIES!! I also really liked the sillyville one! I’ve never met another person who’s seen it!

RobertoBologna Report

The Peanut Butter Solution (1985) burttito replied:
The peanut butter solution

lilac-aesthetic added:
That movie creeped me out as a kid! But the trailer calls it “a hair raising, heart warming, comedy adventure for the whole family”… I’m going to try to find somewhere to watch it now, ha!

burttito , New World Pictures Report

Magic Island (1995) Corey_Bee said:
There was this movie that feels like a childhood fever dream to me now, this kid was walking around an island and finds a pizza tree. He climbs up and tries to eat a slice of pizza when a sand shark “swims” through the sand beneath the tree and traps him there. So he puts some bubblegum on the pizza and throws it down so the sand shark will eat it and get stuck in the gum.

tangledlettuce replied:
I always remembered the parts with the mermaid and thinking the pirate lady was played by Paula Abdul.

Leoluki25 added:
I watched this a few times as a kid, it’s a s***ty bastardized version of Treasure Island with the oldest boy from Home Improvement. Moonbeam Entertainment productions

Corey_Bee , Paramount Pictures Report

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