The Biggest Trend in Children's Movies? Nostalgia

Movie producers know what moms like... nostalgia. There's a certain wistfulness about being transported back in time and there’s nothing like watching an episode of an old TV show to bring you there. Hollywood knows this is a feeling it can bank on (pun intended). That's why they make kids' movies out of the shows we parents watched "back in the day." From Richie Rich to Alvin and The Chipmunks to the soon-to-be-released Yogi Bear, filmmakers are counting on our longing for the familiar to put more tushies in the seats.

Well, they’re on to something. I will certainly be at Yogi Bear's new flick to watch him steal a picnic basket. Plus, it probably won't hurt tickets sales when the tween population finds out that Justin Timberlake is playing Boo Boo. (Of course we may have to explain who Boo Boo is to our children.)

I’ll also be in the seats for a CGI version of The Smurfs, scheduled to be released in 2011 and starring much of Hollywood, including Neil Patrick Harris, Katy Perry, Hank Azaria, Jonathan Winters, Kevin James and Alan Cumming. And just this week The LA Times reported a possible Mighty Mouse movie. Now, if someone could just make a Super Friends flick starring Zac Efron and Demi Lovato as the Wonder Twins, I think we’d all be set.

Which older TV shows do you wish would be remade? Chime in below!

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