Disney VHS: Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves w/ Case Rick Moranis


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Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (Walt Disney Pictures Presents) [VHS]
Rick Moranis (Actor), Eve Gordon (Actor), Dean Cundey (Director) Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) Format: VHS Tape

Wayne Szalinzki a wacky, absent-minded inventor, is back again…..but this time he accidentally shrinks himself….and his brother Gordon…..then their wives. Through bugs, bubbles, chip dip and other wacky incidents the four midgits manage to get the attention of the kids who actually think twice before zapping their parents back to full-size.

Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves is a 1997 live-action direct-to-video sequel to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and Honey, I Blew Up the Kid. It is the third and final installment in the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids trilogy. The directorial debut of cinematographer Dean Cundey and released through Walt Disney Home Video, it tells the story of the “nutty” inventor Wayne Szalinski as he accidentally shrinks his wife, brother, sister-in-law, and himself with his electromagnetic shrink ray.

Rick Moranis returns to portray Wayne Szalinski. He is the only returning cast member from the previous films. His wife, Diane, is portrayed by Eve Gordon, and their youngest son Adam, now a preteen, is played by Bug Hall. Amy and Nick have gone off to college (as discussed between Diane and Adam in the film) and Quark the dog has died (as never discussed in the film). This film includes Wayne’s extended family, including his brother Gordon and his wife, Patti. Unlike the first film, where the kids had to get their parents’ attention, the parents have to get their kids’ attention.

Only a few months after this film was released, the Disney Channel picked up a show based on the Szalinskis’ troubles: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show. It starred Peter Scolari in the role of Wayne. This was the last incarnation of the franchise; this is also Disney’s first live-action movie to get a direct-to-video release.

This was Rick Moranis’ final live-action role before his subsequent retirement from acting.

Actors: Rick Moranis, Eve Gordon, Bug Hall, Robin Bartlett, Stuart Pankin
Directors: Dean Cundey
Writers: Joel Hodgson, Karey Kirkpatrick, Nell Scovell
Producers: Barry Bernardi
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Number of tapes: 1
Studio: Walt Disney Home Video
VHS Release Date: March 18, 1997
Run Time: 74 minutes

On the tape:
Disney’s Animated Storybook: 101 Dalmatians
Mighty Ducks The Movie: The First Faceoff preview
101 Dalmatians (live action) trailer
The Neverending Story III: Escape From Fantasia trailer
The Thief and the Cobbler trailer

We quickly learn that a few things have changed for Wayne since last we visited him. The FDA has forbidden Wayne to use his shrinking machine on people. Wayne is in the process of sending his shrinking machine to the Smithsonian. Wayne and Gordon’s wives are heading off to a vacation, leaving Wayne in Gordon in charge of the house.

All initially seems sort of well, except that Wayne wants to shrink a Tiki man that his wife wants to him to throw away. Predictably, something goes wrong and Wayne and Gordon are accidentally shrunk. Shortly thereafter the wives, realizing they forgot to leave medicine behind, return. Soon the wives are accidentally shrunk, and we are once again on a path for a few laughs.

There are the usual moments of fear as the foursome run from a cockroach and help a daddy longlegs spider, more moments of fun in a ride on a toy car, a dip in the dip, a ride in a soap bubble, and more.

If you really liked the first two movies, you will likely enjoy this movie.


Case slightly squished. VHS itself is near mint. Tape is completely rewinded for your convenience.