Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

  • U
  • Joe Johnston (1989)
  • US
  • 89 min
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Film Review
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4 out of 5

The Absent-Minded Professor meets The Incredible Shrinking Man in this joyous, innocuous and thrilling Walt Disney adventure that will appeal to both young and old. Rick Moranis makes you laugh long and loud, as the wacky inventor whose molecular reducer shrinks his two kids, and the children next door, to the size of Tom Thumb's thumb. How they cope with giant insects and water sprinklers in their hazardous garden-turned-jungle makes for epic fantasy chills and spills, doubling as a neat eco-learning quest in the best Disney tradition.

Plot Summary

Disney comedy fantasy starring Rick Moranis. Professor Wayne Szalinski's obsession with developing a miniaturisation ray causes him to neglect his wife and two children and attracts ridicule from his suburban neighbours. But then a freak accident triggers the inventor's device and reduces his children, and those of his neighbour, to microscopic size.

Cast and crew


Wayne Szalinski
Rick Moranis
Big Russ Thompson
Matt Frewer
Diane Szalinski
Marcia Strassman
Mae Thompson
Kristine Sutherland
Little Russ Thompson
Thomas Wilson Brown
Ron Thompson
Jared Rushton
Amy Szalinski
Amy O'Neill
Nick Szalinski
Robert Oliveri
Tommy Pervis
Carl Steven
Don Forrester
Mark L Taylor


Joe Johnston

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros
Available on video and DVD
Certificate U