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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
Thanks to all who mailed!

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88 Comments

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I disagree with the list. ET’s phone home tops the list for me. Oh, and since when is Grease a family film? (Lyric: She’s a real * wagon!) It’s always bugged me that the nice Sandra D. is picked on for being more of a goody, goody.

Posted by McCleavy on April 12, 2009, 11:54 AM report to moderator
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That is so great. The moment when Harry first realized that this was not all a dream. He really was going to Hogwarts.

That is so cool.

Posted by lilhpchick20 on April 12, 2009, 12:13 PM report to moderator
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Aw, I love this scene as well!

Posted by BewareoftheNargles {WBM} on April 12, 2009, 03:45 PM report to moderator
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Good grief my six year old freaked out from the Basilisk, the Shrieking Shack, and the graveyard, gave up on OOTP movie. Since when is HP family movies?

Posted by NuttyAsSP on April 12, 2009, 06:04 PM report to moderator
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YAY! I mailed in about this; I’m glad they finally posted it. The funny thing is most blogs reporting were complaining about the results. They didn’t understand how that clip in Harry Potter could be the greatest scene in movie history. I guess it was more family slanted after all. Either way, it’s cool. Yippee!

Posted by eiVega on April 13, 2009, 12:57 PM report to moderator
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totally agree.

Posted by DanielleD on April 13, 2009, 02:18 PM report to moderator
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Wow, they picked Charlie And The Chocolate Factory over Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory? Interesting.

Posted by Whisperwing*ROAR!* on April 13, 2009, 09:53 PM report to moderator
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again JKR shows the world just how good she can invision a scene. not suprise at all.

Posted by HGROSS44 on April 13, 2009, 10:26 PM report to moderator
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I don’t get why Greese is a family movie either. But Squee for HP and the Hogwarts Express scene which was totally awesome!

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on April 14, 2009, 11:01 AM report to moderator
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I never really considered that a love scene…

Posted by MRC316 [FTC!] on April 14, 2009, 12:57 PM report to moderator
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The platform san is way better then Marry Poppins

Posted by ffecheerleader on April 14, 2009, 01:17 PM report to moderator
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Yay for Harry! Love Mary Poppins and all the rest too though. :-)

Posted by Shane [WBM] on April 14, 2009, 02:01 PM report to moderator
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Awww! How cute :’D

Posted by choirgeek on April 16, 2009, 10:20 PM report to moderator
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