Scholastic Parent & Child® Magazine Unveils Their List Of "100 Greatest Movies
For Kids" In The February/ March 2013 Issue
NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2013
NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Scholastic Parent & Child magazine
unveiled the second installment of its "100 Greatest..." series today with the
release of its "100 Greatest Movies for Kids" list, celebrating the most
treasured family films of all time. Earning the coveted #1 spot is the 1939
American classic The Wizard of Oz (Warner Brothers) starring film legend Judy
Garland. E.T. (Universal Pictures) scores the number two spot, followed by
Mary Poppins (Disney), Toy Story 2 (Disney), The Princess Bride (20th Century
Fox), Beauty and the Beast (Disney), Star Wars (20th Century Fox), The Iron
Giant (Warner Brothers), Pinocchio (Disney), and A Little Princess (Warner
Brothers). "100 Greatest Movies for Kids" debuts in the February/March 2013
issue released today.
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"We are thrilled to offer an all-inclusive and interactive look at family
films that have resonated with our readers, young and old, for generations,"
said Nick Friedman, editor-in-chief, Scholastic Parent & Child. "From classics
to currents, blockbusters and even little-known gems, the '100 Greatest Movies
for Kids,' provides the ultimate movie pass into family entertainment."
To create the "100 Greatest Movies for Kids," Scholastic Parent & Child
enlisted a team of highly respected movie industry insiders including: Betsy
Bozdech, movie editor from Common Sense Media; Nell Minow, "The Movie Mom" on
Belief Net; Ben Mankiewicz, weekend host of Turner Classic Movies; Bill Hader
of Saturday Night Live & Essentials, Jr. on Turner Classic Movies and Eric
Beckerman of the New York International Children's Film Festival.
Additionally, Scholastic Parent & Child polled its readers for movie
recommendations. With nearly 400 movies initially considered, the Parent &
Child editors viewed and then ranked the final 100 films based on the
following criteria: the film's plot, visuals, acting, ratings, cultural
significance, overall popularity and box office success and awards. The
editors also weighed the movie's connection to families, including whether or
not it relays any teachable moments, or if the movie just brings families
together for pure family fun viewing.
"Common Sense Media was thrilled to contribute to Scholastic Parent & Child's
'100 Greatest Movies for Kids' list," said Betsy Bozdech, managing editor,
Common Sense Media. "Our expert ratings and reviews served as a great
foundation to create a list that highlights the very best, age-appropriate
films for families everywhere."
To complement the issue, Scholastic Parent & Child will launch an online
Interactive Movie Shelf on Tuesday, January 29, allowing visitors to sort the
100 films by age groups and categories including: adventure, animation,
comedy, documentary, musical, mystery and sci-fi. Fans can also join the
conversation on Twitter @parentandchild or follow Scholastic Parents on
In March 2012, Scholastic Parent & Child kicked off their "100 Greatest..."
series with the release of the "100 Greatest Books for Kids" list.
About Scholastic Parent & Child®
Scholastic Parent & Child is one of today's leading parenting magazines,
reaching more than 7.5 million parents. Parent & Child was created for
families with children ages birth to 12, and one hundred percent of the
editorial content is dedicated to informing parents on topics that serve the
entire family, including child development, well being, health, activities,
travel, fashion, and food. To visit the magazine's online site, log on to
www.scholastic.com/parents. To learn more about Scholastic, visit our online
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