Do you remember watching movie marathons on Disney as a kid? You had all of your favorite snacks, your comfiest blanket, and your go-to series. Occasionally, you chat with friends and colleagues about your top 5 and reminisce about the good times. Now that you’re an adult, you can relive those memories and step up your game with good ole Mary Jane! Especially while we are social distancing and stuck under quarantine, it is essential that we use this time to de-stress and do things that can ease our anxiety. Roll yourself a joint, pack your bong and take notes on the lineup we have for the best kids movies to watch high.
A classic, the original 1994 The Lion King is part of the Disney Renaissance era. This animated movie is about a cub, Simba, who is also the heir to his father Mufasa’s throne. Simba is forced to leave the Pride Lands after his evil uncle had his father murdered. Throughout the movie, Simba forges valuable friendships with others that bring him the confidence and strength he needs to return to his homeland and defeat his uncle. You can watch the original for a truly nostalgic moment or check out the 2019 remake for the updated graphics. You’ll probably be in tears at some point throughout this film so make sure to keep some tissue handy.
Released in 2014, Penguins of Madagascar is a movie about four penguin spies that join an elite and secret crime-fighting organization The North Wind. Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private work together to stop an evil villain from destroying the world. It’s a good movie to smoke a joint to and really appreciate how cute the penguins are. This movie provides good vibes to sit back, relax and zone out for a bit.
An ogre named Shrek (played by the infamous Mike Myers) lives far away in a swamp and suddenly gets unwanted visitors after the fairy tale characters were banished from their kingdom. Shrek sets out to save their home (and his own) by cutting a deal with the evil Lord Farquaad to save Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz). Throughout the movie, Princess Fiona is harboring a deep, dark secret that will soon reveal itself. This movie’s main characters are powerhouse celebrities, including the hilarious Eddie Murphy as Donkey. Feel free to binge-watch all five Shrek movies, but we definitely recommend watching at least the first two.
An arrogant young Emperor Kuzco is turned into a llama by Yzma, his autocratic advisor. Kuzco becomes stranded in the jungle and can only rely on a Pacha, a peasant with a good heart that can help him return to the throne. Throughout the movie, you can enjoy Pacha and Kuzco’s light-hearted banter while they try to get to the throne before Yzma finds them and finishes them off. The cannabis community chat rooms highly suggest this pick and pair it with your bong. Taking a few bong rips and watching a cartoon-talking llama is a great combo for an afternoon of laughs!
Disney incorporates Greek mythology into Hercules, a son of gods, who was taken as a baby and forced to live among mortals. Hercules becomes a teenager and must perform a rite of passage as a half-god half-mortal in order to be let back to living with the gods. With his sidekick’s help along the way, Hercules finds ways to bring out his strength and defeat a series of evil creatures. Hercules’ bronze but ditzy character will have you cracking up and reliving the 90’s in this must-see 1997 classic.
In this 1992 classic, Aladdin is about a street thief that falls in love with a Princess, Jasmine. He is unable to marry her due to his lack of royal status, so he embarks on freeing a genie from a lamp so he can get his wish granted. Throughout this movie, Aladdin has to navigate his way through protecting Princess Jasmine and her discovery of the real Aladdin. You can also watch the 2019 remake with incredible modern graphics. Will Smith plays the genie so you know you’re in for a great night of comedy. Take a few edibles before watching this so you can truly appreciate the music and effects!
The 1998 fantasy/adventure film, A Bug’s Life, is about an unlucky ant, Flik, that has unfortunate mishaps in his colony. The latest issue is having to overproduce for the grasshoppers that take their food each year. Flik recruits other ants and comes across a circus of other bugs that can help their mission. This movie is another light-hearted option that is not only appreciated by little kids but adults too for its simplicity. Feel free to take a few dabs and watch this flick before taking a nap.
The infamous storyline of Toy Storybegan as a 1995 Pixar classic. Woody (played by Tom Hanks) is a kind-hearted cowboy doll that belongs to a little boy named Andy. Known as Andy’s favorite, Woody becomes worried when Andy gets a new toy, Buzz Lightyear, played by Tim Allen. In the toy’s world, each has its own reality going on - Buzz Lightyear even believes he is on an actual space mission to return to his home planet. Andy’s toys go on a wild ride to the crazy neighbor’s house and its even funnier while high. Talking action figures really take your smoke session to the next level, so grab some munchies and see what Woody and Buzz are up to in all four Toy Story movies!
We hope this list of classics and newer, but noteworthy hits has stirred up some inspiration to watch these binge-worthy movies. You can find these recommendations on Netflix, Hulu and Disney+ so stock up on your weed, sort out your snacks and find the comfiest spot in your home! With the coronavirus needing us to social distance ourselves, this is the perfect way to spend your free time. You can also video call a few friends and have a virtual movie party without the risk! Feel free to check out our other list of the best series to watch while high. What other kids movies are your all-time favorites that aren’t on this list?
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