Tagline: The most astonishing, innovative, backyard adventure of all time!
Another concept flick about children that lighted up the screen and brought in the bucks. Rick Moranis plays the wait for it! absent-minded professor who inadvertently shrinks a group of children.
Diane Szalinski (Marcia Strassman): [excited] Are you saying... it works? The machine works?
Diane Szalinski: Do the kids know?
Wayne Szalinski (Moranis): Well, yeah, the kids know.
Diane Szalinski: That's great!
Wayne Szalinski: No, it's not that great.
Diane Szalinski: Why?
Wayne Szalinski: I shrunk the kids.
TIME's Take: "Aspire[s] to the freedom of form and story that any animated film takes for granted. Problem is, real life gets in the way."