Platform 9 3/4 Discovery Named Best-Loved Scene by Oreo Poll
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:
- Mary Poppins
- Harry Potter
- The Wizard of Oz
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Star Wars
- Home Alone
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Star Wars and Grease don’t really seem like such great family film picks, but I love it that Harry is right up there with Mary Poppins – I loved that movie as a kid, and saw it over and over again! It had its own magic, just as Harry does.
The Wizard of Oz is a magical film, also, but I don’t know if it actually captivates kids as powerfully as Mary Poppins and Harry Potter…
That’s such a cool scene, I’m glad it got some recognition. I haven’t seen Mary Poppins in forever, I remember I loved it as a kid though.
I loved the moment when Harry got onto the platform, and a real moment of wonder and Diagon Alley would run that a close second for me. I totally agree that Grease is not a family movie, and disagree that Star Wars isn’t! Those of you who haven’t seen Mary Poppins give yourself a treat and watch it, it really is great fun.
Alright! Ok, I love Mary Poppins and all but I love the HP movies so much more. They talk about love, friendship…oh heck you all know what I mean!! IT’S BETTER!