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

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
Thanks to all who mailed!

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1661 Points

I definitely agree!! I love the whole movie, so every scene is a GREAT moment to me. Why is Mary Poppins numero uno?! Maybe I don’t understand it because I’ve never seen it, but Harry Potter should be number 1. It is the highest grossing franchise of all time!

Posted by cghambright on April 10, 2009, 04:10 PM report to moderator
1108 Points

star wars was always a family movie! sure it has war and politics, but the message it sends is for family. GO HARRY POTTER!
Since when was Grease a family movie?

Posted by HPWonder on April 10, 2009, 04:32 PM report to moderator
3908 Points

This is really awesome! That is such a touching scene.

Posted by Imperiused! on April 10, 2009, 04:54 PM report to moderator
12005 Points

Well done Harry! I also love the entry into Diagon Alley in the first HP movie.

Posted by budgie on April 10, 2009, 04:59 PM report to moderator
117 Points

I don’t get why Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is on there….. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory would make more sense since it’s older and has spanned a generation…. and the Oompa Loompas in Charlie are creepy.

Posted by penni_cent on April 10, 2009, 05:12 PM report to moderator
170 Points

Harry potter should be number 1! lol mary poppins is quite cool though. but 9 and 3/4 is a pretty magical place :D

Posted by hannah abbot ;) on April 10, 2009, 05:20 PM report to moderator
4844 Points

Yeah for Harry Potter and Platform 9 and 3/4.

Posted by Lady Grey OoM2,CW*ROAR* on April 10, 2009, 05:27 PM report to moderator
1642 Points

Platform 9 3/4- so sweet! and very significant!
Go Harry! thats great!

Posted by Matea on April 10, 2009, 05:30 PM report to moderator
781 Points

It deserves better than second! All three generations of my family love it!

Posted by Name Unknown on April 10, 2009, 05:34 PM report to moderator
267 Points

whoo, that’s awesome!!!

Posted by RaWr...WeReWoLf on April 10, 2009, 05:36 PM report to moderator
10001 Points


Posted by Pottercastfan ∞∆ROAR!∆∞ on April 10, 2009, 05:41 PM report to moderator
1925 Points

i really want to see platform!!!

Posted by Parkinsonpansy on April 10, 2009, 05:46 PM report to moderator
820 Points

That is such a brilliant scene – it is the gateway to the magical world!

Posted by I've got a theory... *ROAR* on April 10, 2009, 06:22 PM report to moderator
24135 Points

Definitely a well deserved honor! I love when Harry Potter makes an kind of list and is recognized! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on April 10, 2009, 06:42 PM report to moderator
674 Points

Yeah! I adore Mary Poppins. Always have and ALWAYS will. Much like Potter I guess… hehe

Posted by joelface on April 10, 2009, 07:40 PM report to moderator
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