MGM studios is celebrating it’s 9oth Anniversary. MGM stands for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in case you didn’t know that.
Ninety years is a very long time. Happy Anniversary MGM!
MGM studios is responsible for giving us many amazing, memorable and classic films such as Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, Singin’ in the Rain, Ben Hur and more recent titles like The Hobbit trilogy movies, Sky Fall and 21 Jump Street.
MGM also brought us timeless family classics such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Princess Bride.
I love Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I have ever since I was a child. There was just something so magical about a car that could fly. I would imagine the places I would go if I had a flying car. Oh the adventures I would have!
Princess Bride is a very popular film. I am embarrassed to say that I have never seen it all the way through. I have seen bits and pieces of it but I have never been able to sit down and enjoy the movie from start to finish. One day I am FINALLY going to see the film in it’s entirely. That is a “goal” of mine.
Here is some more information about these and other classic family movie titles from MGM Studios.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls — start your engines. You’re about to take an incredible ride with one of the most wonderful family films of all time! With its clever tunes (including the OSCAR®-Nominated title song*), marvelous cast and enchanting storyline, this delightful romp is lots of fun and simply “toot sweet” to pass up! Dick Van Dyke stars as eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts, who creates an extraordinary car called Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It not only drives — but also flies and floats — as it leads him, his two children and his beautiful lady friend, Truly Scrumptious (Sally Ann Howes), into a magical world of pirates, castles and endless adventure.
Set in 1939 New Orleans, this colorful, song-filled story centers on Charles B. Barkin, a roguish German Shepherd with the charm of a con man and the heart of a marshmallow. Out for revenge against his double-crossing former partner, a cigar-chomping pit bull known as Carface, Charlie finds himself guardian to a lonely little orphan named Anne-Marie. Her astounding ability to talk to animals leads this unlikely pair on an adventure packed with thrills, laughs, tears and true love.
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The Secret of NIMH
Get ready to meet some runaway rodents with an earth-shattering secret! Suspenseful and heartwarming, this beautifully animated odyssey stars Mrs. Brisby, a mild-mannered mother mouse with a plan to move Heaven and Earth (or at least her house and home) to save her family from Farmer Fitzgibbon’s plow! Along the way she gets some help from a lovelorn Crow, a busybody neighbor mouse and a fearsome Great Owl. Unfortunately, Mrs. Brisby will need an engineering miracle to hoist her home, and for that she must face a mysterious rat, fend off a ferocious cat and claim a magic amulet! But when Mrs. Brisby discovers the astounding secret of NIMH…it could change her life forever! This timeless tale of love, courage and determination will transport the whole family into an enchanting world where the bravest hearts live in the meekest of mice.
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When the beautiful maiden Buttercup (Robin Wright) hears that her true love Westley (Cary Elwes) is dead, she reluctantly agrees to marry the loathsome Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon). After Westley returns to rescue Buttercup, the two begin an epic adventure filled with fencing, fighting, giants, monsters, miracles, true love and hilarity! Featuring an all-star cast, including Mandy Patinkin, Billy Crystal and Christopher Guest, The Princess Bride is an almost inconceivable delight from Oscar® Nominee Rob Reiner and Oscar®-Winning screenwriter William Goldman.
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She’s a California sorority girl who’ll do anything to keep her man. Even if it means going all the way to law school! Reese Witherspoon (Election) stars with Luke Wilson (Charlie’s Angels), Selma Blair (Cruel Intentions), Matthew Davis (Pearl Harbor) and Victor Garber (Titanic) in a knock-out comedy with a heart of gold and hair to match!
Elle Woods (Witherspoon) is a California blonde with couture clothes, fabulous friends and the hottest boyfriend on campus. So when Warner Huntington III (Davis) suddenly dumps her and heads for Harvard Law School, Elle takes matters into her own perfectly manicured hands. She enrolls too! Now getting Warner back should be a snap, right? Wrong! Elle’s about to begin the toughest fight of her life for love, honor, justice and respect for blondes everywhere!
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Can the perfect pebble help a bashful penguin find his true love? Based on the real-life mating rituals of the Adeli penguins in Antarctica, this “charming” (The New York Times) animated adventure comes to Blu-ray for the first time. Hubie (Martin Short) is a hopeless romantic in love with Marina (Annie Golden), the most beautiful penguin in all the land. But the evil penguin Drake (Tim Curry) also wants Marina andwill stop at nothing to get her. With help from his new friend Rocko (James Belushi)–a penguin determined to fly–Hubie must thwart Drake’s plan and win Marina’s heart!
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Have you seen any or all of these films? If you have, perhaps you might want to try your hand at this trivia game. See how many you get right.
I got four out of six correct. How did you do?
For more information and other fun goodies from MGM check out their Tumblr page – http://www.mgm90th.com. You don’t have to have a Tumblr account to enjoy their page. They have a lot of fun GIF’s and more. You can even shop for movies there.
MGM Studios would like to give a lucky reader three of their classic family films – The Princess Bride, The Secret of Nimh and All Dogs Go to Heaven.
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on January December 3, 2015 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.
To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you would like to win this prize package OR what is your all time favorite MGM film?
For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.
*I will be receiving the same prize package in exchange for my participation. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own unless otherwise note.