Honey, I Shrunk The Kids was one of my all time favorite movies as a kid and this episode takes a look at how they made this incredible film and brought back the cast to see props from the movie.
This episode sees Dan Lanigan track down special pieces from the film, including the actual shrink ray gun that was used in the movie and reunited it with the creator. It’s a massive part of the movie and seeing how it evolved throughout the filmmaking process is fascinating.
One highlight from this episode was how most of the original cast were brought together to look at some of the props from the movie, while also telling stories about the creation process and how it was filmed.
Having Rick Moranis as a special guest on the show was something I wasn’t expecting, since you rarely see him since he stopped working years ago to look after his family when his wife died. Though he is returning for the upcoming sequel, Shrunk. Hearing the stories about him filming the movie, being reunited with pairs of his glasses and some of the details involved in those props, really made this episode stand out.
Because the movie was made in the 1980’s, most of the special effects were done with real props, though many haven’t aged well, especially the Ant! But seeing the care that the Walt Disney Archives goes to, to make sure they track and keep secure as many amazing items is fantastic. Most of which, most people never get to see.
Once again, Prop Culture continues to impress me. With each episode focused on one particular film, it’s much easier for viewers to just jump into, so if you haven’t seen one of the movies in the series, you can skip it. Dan’s passion for the film and props really highlights how the right team behind a show can completely make or break it. This isn’t just a fluff piece that you’d find on the Blu-Ray extras, it’s a decent documentary about the film. Great stuff! If you love the movie or just love to know how movies are made, this series is a must see.
Rating 4 out of 5