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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is a 1989 science-fiction family film. The directorial debut of Joe Johnston and produced by Walt Disney Pictures, the film tells the story of an inventor who accidentally shrinks his and his neighbor's kids to ¼ of an inch with his electromagnetic shrink ray and sends them out into the backyard with the trash.Rick Moranis stars as Wayne Szalinski, the inventor who accidentally shrinks his children, Amy Szalinski and Nick Szalinski. Marcia Strassman portrays his wife, Diane, to whom Moranis delivers the titular line. Matt Frewer, Kristine Sutherland, Thomas Wilson Brown and Jared Rushton star as Russ Thompson, Sr., Mae Thompson, Russ Thompson, Jr. And Ron Thompson, the Szalinskis' next door neighbors.The film became an unexpected box office success, grossing in excess of $222 million worldwide, and became the highest-grossing live action Disney film ever, a record it held for five years. It was met with positive reviews from both critics and audiences, who praised the story, visuals and innovation.