Friday, December 8, 2017

The Emoji Movie

Went to my 9 year old granddaughter's birthday party.  The entertainment included she and her classmates playing flute and trumpet. We also watched the Emoji Movie which like all children's films was predictable,  but with a lot of inside tech jokes.  Think Tron with a cellphone as the environment.  There are two senior citizens: emoticons.


  1. As the parent of two young children, I do my best to know what cartoons the kids are watching to make sure that everything is appropriate. Also, it's hard to say no when your kids want to cuddle with you on the couch in front of the TV on those rainy days.

    There are some shows that I dread to watch, either because they are insipid or preachy. I haven't found many good wildlife educational shows. On the other hand, many shows have surprised me as to how good they are.

    "My Little Pony" had good writing, good character development, and a good balance of "action is needed, but it doesn't solve everything." "Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse" had a lot of in-jokes and the writers pushed the idea that the toys didn't know that they were toys.

    There are others. The nice thing is that there are a number of today's cartoons for kids that stand up to repeated viewing. Which, for my sanity, is a good thing.

  2. Love Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse.