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Platform 9 3/4 Discovery Named Best-Loved Scene by Oreo Poll

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Posted by: Edward
April 10, 2009, 02:49 PM

The moment when Harry crosses the magical gateway onto Platform 9 3/4 in the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone film has been named the "single best-loved scene from a family film" in a new poll conducted by the Oreo cookie company.  The Telegraph is reporting that the scene was chosen after the cookie company polled "2,000 parents and children about their favourite films and scenes to discover which ones spanned the generations."  Other top movie moments include the chimney sweep dance in Mary Poppins, E.T.'s 'phone home' moment, and the singing Oompa Loompas in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

In addition to this, the Harry Potter films were named second to the classic Disney film Mary Poppins in a list of the Top Ten Family Films to Span the Generations.  The compete top ten list is as follows:

  1. Mary Poppins
  2. Harry Potter
  3. The Wizard of Oz
  4. Bambi
  5. ET
  6. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  7. Star Wars
  8. Grease
  9. Home Alone
  10. Shrek
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88 Comments

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Since when Star wars is a family movie? Hurray for Harry though! I love Mary Poppins. At least the Disney movies.

Posted by Mr. Brightside on April 10, 2009, 03:16 PM report to moderator
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Wow, that is so good! I love that scene too!
2nd to post!

Posted by BeAchL0veEr05 ☼ on April 10, 2009, 03:16 PM report to moderator
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1717 Points

I love that scene so much! It is amazing, and I completely agree with them! Good for Harry!

Posted by mOOn-stArs-sUn [WBM] on April 10, 2009, 03:19 PM report to moderator
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I rate the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” ahead of any other movies — including the HP films. After 70 years, “The Wizard of Oz” still rates as a classic. Not even “Mary Poppins” is close.

And aside from being a great family film, “The Wizard of Oz” is a great film — period. It would rank 1 or 2 on my list.

Posted by Garden State Geek on April 10, 2009, 03:20 PM report to moderator
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Congrats to Harry Potter! All are great family movies.

Posted by spicefan78 OoM1 {ROAR!} on April 10, 2009, 03:23 PM report to moderator
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Well done Harry Potter. Those movies really are the best! They are proper family movies! The Platform 9 & 3/4 scene is one of my favourites.

Posted by nicole 313 (WBM) on April 10, 2009, 03:26 PM report to moderator
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Ya, congratulations. I love that scene too. That’s one of my favs in HP1, besides when Harry finds out he is a wizard.

Posted by Brian (brianthepotterfan) on April 10, 2009, 03:27 PM report to moderator
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Ya, congratulations. I love that scene too. That’s one of my favs in HP1, besides when Harry finds out he is a wizard.

Posted by Brian (brianthepotterfan) on April 10, 2009, 03:27 PM report to moderator
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Yay, that’s great. It is one of the most magical scenes of the movies..

Posted by Niphai on April 10, 2009, 03:28 PM report to moderator
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YAY i love both harry potter and mary popins :) but i vote yes with harry potter!

Posted by ROAR! lilyjames on April 10, 2009, 03:30 PM report to moderator
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That was a great scene :-)

Posted by Sam H. on April 10, 2009, 03:31 PM report to moderator
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I’m a fan of the top four in general no matter the order. All are amazing movies. Yay for Harry Potter!

Posted by Katherine on April 10, 2009, 03:34 PM report to moderator
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It is certainly a fantastic and moving scene. Congratulations for joining the company of other such classic films, Harry!

Posted by Kirk on April 10, 2009, 03:38 PM report to moderator
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yay for Harry! The Hogwarts Express is sooo awesome. Just how I imagined it from the book. Good Job Chris Columbus

Posted by blueheaven53 on April 10, 2009, 03:50 PM report to moderator
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That’s such a great scene that Jo used it as a bookend for the end with the epiloge – squeel.

Although I agree that the Wizard Oz should have been the top..!

Posted by JustSuperMione on April 10, 2009, 03:50 PM report to moderator
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