Monday, February 28, 2011

Movie Monday: Around the World in 80 Days

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To Europe With Kids presents Movie Monday as a weekly feature to recommend films that might expose children and their families to any small bit of European history, folklore, scenery, or animated imagery as entertainment, perhaps new knowledge, or just a couple of hours of electronic babysitting.
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The original 1956 film adaption of Jules Verne’s novel, Around the World in 80 Days, is a great family night movie for kids of all ages!  This adventure starring David Niven, takes his character, Phileas Fogg, on trains, steamships, taxis, and a hot air balloon all around the world.  Children will be introduced to European culture, such as the bullfight filmed in Madrid; locations such as Gare du Nord in Paris and Hyde Park in London; and other scenes filmed in Spain, Paris, and London - not to mention India, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Pakistan.

There is a 2004 remake starring Jackie Chan and Steve Coogan which I haven't seen.  It's rated PG.  It's probably really good too, I don't know, but we just like to watch the old classics once in awhile with the kids!


  1. Oh I LOOOOOVE that movie! And it's SOOO appropriate for my 'round the world' adventure! Pop downunder for a visit and check it out!!

    Red Nomad OZ
    Adventures in Australia

    PS One day I'll see the new version - the one I loved was the original!!

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