In the early ’90s, as a kid, I could easily bemoan the way American kids are obsessed with video games, the way they are obsessed about watching cartoons and TV shows, and how the media is so obsessed with them.
And yet, I was also drawn to the world Hagrid, the most popular of all animated films, brought to my life.
It’s not because he was a hero, but because he brought us to the present.
Hagrid’s Adventures in Wonderland, written and directed by Alan Menken, was a hit at the time, and he made his film debut in 1992.
In the meantime, I had grown to love adventure films, and Hagrid was one of my favorites.
My dad, who loved children’s books and animated films as well as a wide range of other things, watched Hagrid on television and often suggested that he watch it with me.
So I did.
In 1992, I also watched Hagryth when it came out on DVD.
I loved it, and my mom (who had read it to me when I was a kid) loved it.
I also loved the idea that Hagrid would be playing a part in the story of the adventures of Alice and her friends, and that I would get to be part of that adventure.
And so I did, with the help of my dad.
But after my dad passed away a few years later, the film was passed on to me by a niece.
When I was about four years old, Hagrid became a regular part of my childhood.
The story has been told to me over and over, in the context of a film that I watched with my own eyes many times over.
I can still remember my first time seeing it, when I went to the theater to watch The Lion King (1992), the film I grew up on.
It was my first real trip to the movies.
My sister and I sat at a big screen, and we watched it with our parents and grandparents.
At the end of the movie, we all got up and left.
The screen was still up, but the lights were on.
My family sat there and waited for the lights to go out, but they never came.
I remember thinking, Well, I don’t know if this is going to work.
I went back to watching the movie with my parents, and the lights went out again.
I kept thinking, This must be the movie that saved my life!
I remember asking my dad what happened to the lights.
He told me, Hagryths are always in the dark.
But it was my uncle who told me what happened.
His words are chilling: “We just watched it and it was like a movie!
It was so funny.
Hagryts never had the lights turned on again.”
Hagrid and the Goblins’ Adventure (1993) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (1993), the second of the trilogy, was another hit.
The second film, with a script written by Christopher Tolkien, was an immediate hit and helped establish the series as one of the most enduring of the fantasy genre.
The movie had a lot of fans.
My mom had a favorite character, Frodo Baggins, who became the subject of the novel.
I was instantly hooked.
I’d seen the movie in theaters a couple of times, but when I saw it again in my home theater, I knew that it had changed my life, and so I went and saw it at the theater, as well.
I had no idea what I was getting into.
The magic was there.
I didn’t have to wait long.
When The Hobbit premiered in theaters in 1997, I went.
It wasn’t long before I started seeing the movies on repeat in my own house, and I didn.
In fact, when my family got together to watch the film, I asked my uncle what he thought about it, because he loved the story.
And he said, Hagroids are always back!
I was hooked.
Then I saw the film on DVD, and as I watched it over and again, I realized that Hagrids were still there.
And that, in fact, was my secret to my childhood that was helped by the movies that my dad had seen with me, the ones that he had grown up with.
I got a little older, and more experienced with film, but I had not grown up watching those movies with my mother and sister.
And now I watched them with them, just as my parents did with me at the movies, as they did when I had my own family.
My nephews, my daughters, my nephews’ kids, and now my own niece’s kids, all love to read those films.
My niece is also a film fan.
She loves the book The Hobbit, and she says, “I grew up watching The Hobbit.
I’m not sure if I’ll ever stop.”
It’s really a wonderful