Witches In Childrens' Movies

by thunderbird 58 replies
A number if children's movies feature witches, even if they may not explicitly be described as such. To begin:

Mary Poppins
She flies through air with an umbrella, can create wind carries people away, and can hop into murals, taking people with her. Only a witch could do that.

Pippi Longstocking
She can eat nails. Her grandmother was nourished with nothing but nails. Also, Pippi Longstocking was literally flying in the air on a broomstick. Only a witch could do that stuff.

Harry Potter
Too obvious to even elaborate.

Wizard of Oz
Also obvious.
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      Originally Posted by Harvey M View Post

      What's your point?
      What's your point in asking me my point?
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        Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

        What's your point in asking me my point?
        I think his point in asking you your point was to find out what your point is.
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          Originally Posted by mojojuju View Post

          I think his point in asking you your point was to find out what your point is.
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            Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

            Good point.
            You have a point there.
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    Of course I can't agree at all with you on this one. You are confusing magical individuals with witches. But still, I found this for you.

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      Originally Posted by KimW View Post

      Of course I can't agree at all with you on this one. You are confusing magical individuals with witches. But still, I found this for you.

      Glinda the "Good" Witch is a jerk - YouTube
      "Only bad witches are ugly." LOL. I'll leave it at that.

      So, some magical people fly around on broom sticks as Pippi Longstocking did but aren't actually witches? First I learn about all the subspecies of humans: Neanderthals, Denisovans (sorry Dennis), homo georgicus. Now, it turns out there are subspecies of magical people. What species of magical people can live on only nails as Pippi Longstocking's grandmother did. Or was she actually an extraterrestrial. Little human girls can't lift up horses or ride bicycles without wheels, but maybe an alien in the form a human red-headed little girl form could?
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        Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

        "Only bad witches are ugly." LOL. I'll leave it at that.

        So, some magical people fly around on broom sticks as Pippi Longstocking did but aren't actually witches? First I learn about all the subspecies of humans: Neanderthals, Denisovans (sorry Dennis), homo georgicus. Now, it turns out there are subspecies of magical people. What species of magical people can live on only nails as Pippi Longstocking's grandmother did. Or was she actually an extraterrestrial. Little human girls can't lift up horses or ride bicycles without wheels, but maybe an alien in the form a human red-headed little girl form could?

        Can I go back and read Pippi Longstocking again and get back to you? it's probably been 50 years since I read it.
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          Originally Posted by KimW View Post

          Can I go back and read Pippi Longstocking again and get back to you? it's probably been 50 years since I read it.
          I've been playing Pippi Longstocking movies for my toddler. He really enjoys them.
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  • How do you know only a witch could do that...are you a witch? :rolleyes:
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      Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

      How do you know only a witch could do that...are you a witch? :rolleyes:
      Me? No. I'm a "which" because I have to make choices all the time.
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    Well, you know movies are not the same as the books, Give me a link to the movie and I'll see if Netfilx has it o watch!
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Wait, hold up!

      I'm confused.

      Which point is witch? :p

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      • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
        So what do you think about these two witches?



        and



        If a nanny like Mary Poppins can be a witch, then a genie can be a witch too, right?

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          Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

          So what do you think about these two witches?



          and



          If a nanny like Mary Poppins can be a witch, then a genie can be a witch too, right?

          Terra
          Wow, I don't know if a genie is a witch or what, but I I always loved those two, er, witches. I wonder why they didn't come to mind right away for me.
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            Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

            Wow, I don't know if a genie is a witch or what, but I always loved those two, er, witches. I wonder why they didn't come to mind right away for me.
            Probably because you were thinking children story witches, but come to think of it, I watched these when I was a kid.

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        • Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

          So what do you think about these two witches?



          and



          If a nanny like Mary Poppins can be a witch, then a genie can be a witch too, right?

          Terra
          Now you're talking!

          The only 'Which' I have to worry about now is...which one? Samantha? or Jeanie? :confused:
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      Originally Posted by KimW View Post

      Well, you know movies are not the same as the books, Give me a link to the movie and I'll see if Netfilx has it o watch!
      They're available on Amazon.
      Amazon.com: The Pippi Longstocking Collection...Amazon.com: The Pippi Longstocking Collection...
      Very true about movies and books. Screenplays and books are very different presentation formats. So, even though Pippi Longtocking author Astrid Lindgren was the also the screenwriter (it is very rare to be both), it will differ.
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    Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

    A number if children's movies feature witches, even if they may not explicitly be described as such. To begin:

    Mary Poppins
    She flies through air with an umbrella, can create wind carries people away, and can hop into murals, taking people with her. Only a witch could do that.
    Actually, witches CAN'T! Mythically though, a NUMBER of beings can! Mary Poppins wsn't necessarily a witch. Were the chimney sweeps ALSO witches?

    Pippi Longstocking
    She can eat nails. Her grandmother was nourished with nothing but nails. Also, Pippi Longstocking was literally flying in the air on a broomstick. Only a witch could do that stuff.
    WOW! Really REACHING! I think the whole thing was about freedom, family, and imagination.

    Harry Potter
    Too obvious to even elaborate.

    Wizard of Oz
    Also obvious.
    That harry potter reference is interesting. You DO realize that th wizards flew on brooms ALSO, right? But OK, they called themselves witches.


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    Jeannie the Genii was what I mentioned earlier, a magical person,
    As far as the movies being on Amazon, I'll pass, I'm not going to spend approx $50 to determine this.I might search netflix later.
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    • Originally Posted by KimW View Post

      Jeannie the Genii was what I mentioned earlier, a magical person,
      As far as the movies being on Amazon, I'll pass, I'm not going to spend approx $50 to determine this.I might search netflix later.
      It might be you found part of Jeannie's act mesmerizing...:rolleyes:
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      Originally Posted by KimW View Post

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      As far as the movies being on Amazon, I'll pass, I'm not going to spend approx $50 to determine this.I might search netflix later.
      I sure didn't expect you to do that, lol. It's not like I put an Amazon affiliate link there.
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        Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

        I sure didn't expect you to do that, lol. It's not like I put an Amazon affiliate link there.
        I just kinda figured you might have been watching them on Netflix ;-)

        PS: But you should have put an affiliate link in, you never know........
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    Oh dear. We all know what happens to witches don't we?

    (Here's a reminder)

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  • Like this fine example above (^), it always helps when you use logic, and sound reasoning...:p when determining witchiness...:rolleyes:
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      You guys are forgetting about modern day witches like self proclaimed witch, Stevie Nicks.



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        Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

        You guys are forgetting about modern day witches like self proclaimed witch, Stevie Nicks.



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        Does she weigh the same as a duck?
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        • Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

          Does she weigh the same as a duck?
          And I hear she can create landslides...
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          Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

          Does she weigh the same as a duck?
          Huh?? :confused:

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          • Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

            Huh?? :confused:

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            I take it, you're not a Python...
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              Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

              I take it, you're not a Python...
              No, haha!

              I watched one and I can't remember the name of it as it was back in high school. Anyway, it was a date and I never went out with the guy again nor watched another Monty Python film.

              I think the humor is geared towards men.

              Well, I don't like the three stooges either. :rolleyes:

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              • Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

                No, haha!

                I watched one and I can't remember the name of it as it was back in high school. Anyway, it was a date and I never went out with the guy again nor watched another Monty Python film.

                I think the humor is geared towards men.

                Well, I don't like the three stooges either. :rolleyes:

                Terra
                I guess it's a guy thing...I remember once, I was watching "Flying Circus" with my sister and her husband, and he and I were literally out of our chairs, hugging our stomachs laughing...and my sister, in a rocking chair saying "you think that's funny???" :confused: which only caused us to laugh louder...
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                  Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

                  I guess it's a guy thing...I remember once, I was watching "Flying Circus" with my sister and her husband, and he and I were literally out of our chairs, hugging our stomachs laughing...and my sister, in a rocking chair saying "you think that's funny???" :confused: which only caused us to laugh louder...
                  Everyone I've ever met, boy or girl, has laughed at this clip when I show it to them:

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                    Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

                    Everyone I've ever met, boy or girl, has laughed at this clip when I show it to them:

                    Monty Python "How Not To Be Seen" - YouTube
                    Okay, I'll test it for you.

                    By the way, I didn't even crack a smile at the clip whateverpedia posted.

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                      Sorry Joe.

                      But that was utterly horrible.

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                        Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

                        Sorry Joe.

                        But that was utterly horrible.

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                          Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post


                          Splorf!

                          Haha! Now that made me laugh!

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                            Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

                            Splorf!

                            Haha! Now that made me laugh!

                            Terra
                            I'll take it...but still. So disappointed.

                            I lose it right from the part where they blow up the first bush every time.
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                              Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

                              I'll take it...but still. So disappointed.

                              I lose it right from the part where they blow up the first bush every time.
                              Aww!

                              I'm sorry Joe, but blowing people up just isn't funny to me.

                              But you know what? I bet my daughter will crack up. She's always laughed when people get hurt since she was a little kid. Even at her own kids!!

                              Well, I guess that's better than freaking out and not being able to think straight and scaring them even more.

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                  Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

                  I guess it's a guy thing...I remember once, I was watching "Flying Circus" with my sister and her husband, and he and I were literally out of our chairs, hugging our stomachs laughing...and my sister, in a rocking chair saying "you think that's funny???" :confused: which only caused us to laugh louder...
                  I can quite easily believe that!!

                  And, that made me laugh by the way!

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                Well, I don't like the three stooges either. :rolleyes:

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                  Originally Posted by Joe Mobley View Post

                  A girl (lady?) after my own heart. I can't stand them.

                  But then I didn't like dumb and dumber either.

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                  I never liked the Three Stooges.
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                    Originally Posted by KimW View Post

                    We must form a club!
                    I hated Dumb and Dumber.
                    I never liked the Three Stooges.
                    Give me The Marx Brothers any day!
                    I'm in!

                    I don't like the Three Stooges and I hated Dumb and Dumber! That bathroom scene was disgusting!!

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                      Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

                      I hated Dumb and Dumber!
                      I think it's an amazing movie. These days (my Brother and I) like Doofy from Scary Movie:

                      ...

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                      I must have walked out before then.

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                      I'm in!

                      That bathroom scene was disgusting!!

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                        Originally Posted by Joe Mobley View Post

                        I must have walked out before then.

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                        Wish I could say the same thing, lol!

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            Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

            Huh?? :confused:

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            All explained in the video .
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              Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

              All explained in the video .
              Okay, Okay!

              I'll watch the darned thing.

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    Know what I think about it? I think you need to hand the kid to Mommy to watch for an evening and get out with the guys for a couple of beers or whatever..........
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      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      TB
      Know what I think about it? I think you need to hand the kid to Mommy to watch for an evening and get out with the guys for a couple of beers or whatever..........
      I guess my posts would give the impression that we're always watching movies 24/7, but it's not like that. This has been over a long period of time.
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    Hey TB,

    as soon as you think your kid is old enough please introduce him to Witchiepoo.

    He'll also get a kick out of the whole gang including the talking flute.

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    therefore, not all witches are villain
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      Originally Posted by Harvey M View Post

      What's your point?
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      What's your point in asking me my point?
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      I think his point in asking you your point was to find out what your point is.
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      Good point.
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      You have a point there.
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      What are you really trying to say here ?
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  • Quote: Originally Posted by Harvey M
    What's your point?

    Quote: Originally Posted by thunderbird
    What's your point in asking me my point?

    Quote: Originally Posted by mojojuju
    I think his point in asking you your point was to find out what your point is.

    Quote: Originally Posted by thunderbird
    Good point.

    Quote: Originally Posted by mojojuju
    You have a point there.

    and for the under age pointers...
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