Honey, I Shrunk the Kids [DVD] [1989]

Joe Johnston's Honey I Shrunk the Kids comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence. This Disney/Buena/Vista release is difficult to recommend to anyone other than a person on the lookout for family-friendly entertainment.
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Overall Customer Rating:
Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars.
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (133 out of 136)

Special Features

  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Fullscreen (1.33:1)
  • Closed Captioned


Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Erstwhile inventor Prof. Wayne Szalinski (Rick Moranis) has been experimenting with an electromagnetic shrinking machine. He leaves the device unattended in his attic; shortly afterward, it is accidentally activated. Alas, the demon machine is aimed at his children, as well as the son of neighbor Russ Thompson (Matt Frewer). The kids, shrunk to 1/4-inch height, are tossed into the trash bin by the unwitting Szalinski. For the rest of the film, our teeny-tiny protagonists attempt to gain their parents' attention -- and to survive the wilds of the backyard, where all sorts of dangers, from bumblebees to lawnmowers, threaten their well-being. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids features Marcia Strassman as Moranis' wife, and juvenile players Robert Oliveri, Kristine Sutherland, Thomas Brown, Jared Rushton, and Amy O'Neill. The visual effects are the handiwork of such masters as Joe Johnston, Phil Tippett, and David Allen. When originally released to theaters, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids was double-billed with the Roger Rabbit cartoon Tummy Trouble; this is how it is presented on videotape as well. The film (the live-action one, that is) prompted a 1992 sequel, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Rick Moranis
    Rick Moranis - Prof. Wayne Szalinski
  • Matt Frewer
    Matt Frewer - Big Russ Thompson
  • Marcia Strassman
    Marcia Strassman - Diane Szalinski
  • Kristine Sutherland
    Kristine Sutherland - Mae Thompson
  • Jared Rushton
    Jared Rushton - Ron Thompson

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