Bad Art - Bad Movie: Tiny Kids, Big Fun Edition
Twenty-five years ago on June 23rd, two families experienced an event of epic(ly small) proportions. In the movie Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, four children went from full-size to micro-size. I almost wrote pint-sized but that doesn’t come close to describing how miniature they really became that summer of 1989. Ants were the size of horses; Cheerios the size of life preservers. In other words, a tiny tragedy that ends with a huge triumph.
Rick Moranis is the big name here; although the director, Joe Johnston, later went on to direct Captain America: The First Avenger, Jumanji, Jurassic Park III and October Sky among other feature films. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids made $14,262,961 when it opened and has gone on to gross $130,724,172. So, it was definitely a success. Here’s a question for you: would the movie have been as successful if it were called Teeny Weenies (the title of the script), Big Backyard or Grounded? All of these were considered as titles for Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. I have a feeling its mammoth success would have been more like a flea-sized failure.
Come join us tomorrow, Wednesday July 30th at 7pm to have some regular-sized fun. You’ll be making bad art (small scale if you’d like) and watching Honey, I Shrunk the Kids on a big screen. There will be food and prizes for the worst art. What more could you want for the tail-end of summer?