Friday's Top Five: Magical movies
July 15th, 2011
09:26 AM ET

Friday's Top Five: Magical movies

Fanatical moviegoers dressed in Hogwarts garb have been standing in line today, casting charms like "ACCIO Milk Duds" while waiting for Harry Potter's final chapter.

As a tribute to the spell that J.K. Rowling has cast on the kid in all of us, today's list delves into our favorite whimsical stories.  These could include pure fantasies, movies with heroic children or child-like hobbits, and adventures that explore the development and use of magic.  If you prefer, just tell us what films you find simply magical for whatever reason.

Don’t be hasty with your picks.  Give it some thought and approach your list as Hermione would prepare for the O.W.L.’s.

Please spare us any unforgivable curses in your comments or a Cruciatus will be sent your way. Now, ACCIO your top's mine:

1. "Harry Potter" series (2001-2011): “You’re a wizard, Harry!” – Hagrid (Although Mike Newell’s “Goblet of Fire” was a huge disappointment, David Yates managed to save the franchise from a downward spiral with his subsequent installments.)

2. "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy (2001-2003): “My... preciousssss!” – Gollum

3. "The Neverending Story" (1984): “What is the Nothing?” – Atreyu (To this day, I still can’t figure out what name Bastian cries out to save Fantasia from the Nothing...anyone know?)

4. "The Wizard of Oz" (1939): “I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!” – Wicked Witch of the West

5. "Mary Poppins" (1964): “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” – Mary Poppins

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  1. two german girls

    Supi Suppi !

    September 7, 2011 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |
  2. Kat

    To everyone: the name that Bastian calls out is: MOSIAH HOPE. I was on set.

    August 29, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Fred

    Dream a Little Dream....

    August 25, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Brett

    Alright I HAVE to call "foul" when a reviewer lumps ALL films in a SERIES under a list of the top 10... This is NOT the Two Twelve, it's a top ten. So which of the three LoTR is the best to make it to the ten? Personally, I'm going to say the second, but that's just me. Oh, hey I noticed that you only picked ONE Harry Potter film, what gives with THAT shouldn't ALL the HP films be listed in that case? Oh, and HEY where IS "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" I mean come on! 🙂

    August 20, 2011 at 3:52 am | Report abuse |
  5. Matty Boom-Blatty

    TEEN WITCH! C'mon!

    I'm hot, and you're not!
    If you wanna hang with me,
    I'll give it one shot!
    Top that!

    August 18, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Angie

    What I dig top this day

    1: Willow
    2: Troll
    3: Sword and the Sorcerer
    4: Excalibur
    5: Krull
    6: Lady Hawke
    7: Flesh and Blood
    8: Dragon Slayer
    9: The Dark Crystal
    10: Time Bandits

    August 16, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mandy

    Return to Oz and Willow should definitely be on that list!

    August 9, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ines

    All of Harry Potter's movies are good, they showed a different side of the same story!!! But the first one was the most magical of them all!!!

    July 18, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  9. Bree

    Hmm, I am surprised that there is so much hate out there for the Goblet of Fire. I grew up with harry potter, and it was by far my favorite book at the time I was about 15. Now that I'm older, I would say the 6th book is the best, then the 7th. The epilogue is what kind of ruined it for me. The third book used to be my least favorite.

    As for the films, I still think the 3rd is my least favorite because of the way the castle/atmosphere drastically changed due to the director changes. I also thought the 5th movie was a bit dull; other than that, I thought all the movies were good. The 7th, part two is miles ahead of any of the others.

    The first two movies can't really be compared the same way. They were young, and it was MEANT to be whimsical and almost amateurish. Rowling's books were written in a totally different style at first, and progressively became more complex.

    July 18, 2011 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  10. Jeff In Illinois

    In no particular order:
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
    The Nightmare Before Christmas
    Time Bandits (because it's just goofy)
    E.T. (that glowing finger wasn't science)
    Spirited Away

    July 17, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. shelly jay

    I'm older than a lot of you. My favorite magical move was the Theif of Bagdad with Sabu 1941

    July 17, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • soggynode

      Excellent selection. I was a little surprised that the Arabian magic movies did not make more of a showing on anyone's list. The various Arabian magic movies were full of magic and mystical beings. Thank you for reminding us.

      July 17, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. soggynode

    The 7 faces of Dr. Lao ... An obscure one from the 60's but pretty magical when you're a kid.

    July 17, 2011 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  13. Andurill

    I don't know what the author is talking about I liked the Goblet of Fire. The Quiddich World Cup was awesome and so was the Yule Ball.

    July 16, 2011 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Joe

    The Harry Potter books can be considered literature as they are real page-turners and written very well. However, the movies are mostly popcorn drivel...crowd-pleasers for sure, but only the first 2 can be called high-quality fantasy films. They are most certainly not on the same plane as The Lord Of The Rings movies. The LOTR books are pretty much the source of the entire modern fantasy genre.

    July 16, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andurill

      Although I loved the Harry Potter movies I do agree that Lord of the Rings should be first on this list.

      July 16, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  15. John

    Seriously, whoever makes up these lists has no taste in movies. LOTR's films are far superior to the whiny kids films that are Harry Potter. Harry is a jerk towards his friends all the time and compared to Cedric in a previous film, a crap wizard.

    Voldemort would have kicked the bucket at once compared to Gandalf or Sauron.

    Neverending story? Really? I was a kid when it came out and thought it was awful then!

    I thought you're "Space Movie" list was just as bad, if not worse, so don't feel too bad about this list, I've had these feelings about your choices for a while.

    July 16, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  16. hilda mootz

    Mary Poppins is soooooooooooo dated and corny. Were they serious?

    July 16, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • soggynode

      seems that way now but in its time, it was pretty spectacular. It was nominated for 13 oscars and won 5 including best visual effects. Check out the "Scary Poppins Trailer" on youtube... takes the corny right out of it.

      July 17, 2011 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  17. Roxanne

    What about Solar Babies, Batteries Not Included, or Ice Pirates... This genre is too expansive to limit it to five!

    July 16, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Cat

    Nobody mentioned Chris Nolan's "The Prestige". A fascinating movie that contains more than an ample amount of sleight-of-hand.

    July 16, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  19. DT

    moonchild the name he shouted and gave a new name to the Child like Empress

    July 16, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  20. CGE

    Not in any particular order:

    1. Labyrinth
    2.The Last Unicorn
    3. La Belle et la Bête
    4. Alice (dir. Jan Svankmejer)
    5. The Frog Prince (Muppets)

    July 16, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  21. aum n

    "the secret of roan inish" is magical!

    July 16, 2011 at 3:04 am | Report abuse |
  22. aum n

    the secret of roan inish

    July 16, 2011 at 3:04 am | Report abuse |
  23. David

    His mother's name is Moonchild? What!?!?!! There's another reason to hate the Neverending Story–a movie with which the only redeeming characteristics are the song in the opening credits and how cute the flying dog is.

    My list:
    1. Big Trouble in Little China: "You know what Jack Burton always says at a time like this?"
    2. Spirited Away...thanks Jon
    3. The Craft...this movie is terrible, but I watch it whenever it's on–something about 4 hot chicks doing magic
    4. Pan's Labyrinth...good call LL
    5. Beetlejuice: "Beatle Breakfast? Orange Beatle? Beatle Drink?"

    Does Beetlejuice count? If not, then I'll replace it with PeeWee's Big Adventure. Pee Wee's way of stocking up on supplies is by loading up with crap from Mario's Magic Shop..."Trick Gum, Headlight Glasses, the Boomerang Bowtie."

    July 16, 2011 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  24. Ben

    I can't believe all this love for The Neverending Story. The movie was complete crap compared to the book. Michael Ende, the author, sued to try to get the movie stopped, since they screwed up the plot so much. When he lost, he made them remove his name from the film.

    July 16, 2011 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  25. alecia

    Get serious Snowveil! These are freaking movies*nothing is real!*pure escapism! Now go find another blog before someone hurts your feelings. Live long and prosper!

    July 15, 2011 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Jen

    The wizard of oz

    July 15, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  27. SnowVeil

    Good stories with magic in them make us realize the most valuable things can never be found or obtained through magic but by being loyal and doing what is right. Magic reminds us the fact there are wonders beyond reason in this world but it is also the pure form of humanity's evil, bottomless hunger for power. Mankind needs to trust in God, never themselves.

    July 15, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • HamsterDancer

      Easy there, Snow! This is only meant to be a fun article about fantasy movies. I can understand your enthusiasm for your beliefs and you might think films dealing with magic might be be wrong, but this is just light-hearted fun about a style of movies. You might as well be getting upset about westerns and ungodly behavior that might pop up in them.

      July 18, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  28. SnowVeil

    Glad mankind does not possess magical powers. It'd be disasterous to the planet and to each other and it'll sure make lazy students' heads emptier. Dreaming is free. Hope kids would realize they already have much more powerful thing than magic by studying hard or striving for excellence. Human brain is really miraculous.

    July 15, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Mark

    Haha. It's Moonchild.

    July 15, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Mike Newm

    Best Magical movies of all time

    1. Harry Potter – Chamber of Secrets
    2. Harry Potter – Half Blood Prince Pt1/Pt2
    3. Harry Potter – Prisoner of Azkaban
    4. Harry Potter – Sorcerer's Stone
    5. Harry Potter – Order of the Phoenix

    July 15, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Tmking

    1. Harry Potter
    2. Lord of the Rings
    3. The Princess Bride
    4. Sleeping Beauty
    5. Labrynth

    Such a basic list! But they are what they are

    July 15, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Thiah

    Fantasia on magic mushrooms, sure was great magic for me!

    July 15, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Elle

    What about Bell, Book and Candle – how many siamese cats were named Pyewacket because of that movie. As for Harry Potter – I've loved them all except for the end of Half Blood Prince – what were they thinking? and thanks for the reminder about Ladyhawke.

    July 15, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Sully Hulin

    The name Bastion cried out in the Neverending story is Moonchild.

    July 15, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  35. LBD

    Lord of the Rings, yes. Cinderella? Absolutely. Harry Potter? To a point, though I'd stop with Azkaban.

    For the other two, Wall-E would reside right under LotR. A robot, a trash compactor no less, who has courage and can love. What could be more magical? Oh yes, he saves the world and loves plants.

    The last? Spirited Away, a movie so magnificent it nearly belongs in a class by itself. Instead of trying to describe it, I simply encourage you to see it. If it's your first time, I'm jealous.

    July 15, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • CGE

      I totally agree with "Spirited Away." Actually all of Miyazaki's movies are pretty magical, although "Howl's Moving Castle" is my personal favorite.

      July 16, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  36. What about...

    Saving Private Ryan

    July 15, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Diamond Rick

    The Illusionist was great! What about Houdini with Tony curtis?

    July 15, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Yaya

    "Magic mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?" Snow White was a little scary!

    July 15, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Yaya

    The magic of Disney from my childhood to yours "bibity bobity boo!"

    July 15, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  40. just M

    Loved the Hobbits...hated those Orcs!

    July 15, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Dar

    How about The Beast Master?

    July 15, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  42. fernace

    Magic is not an all male sport! I was happy to see Hocus Pocus mentioned on your lists, a very funny & interesting movie. Here are my faves: Witches Of Eastwick-Cher, Michelle Pfiffer & Susan Sarandon as witches & Jack Nicholson as Devil! The Craft- Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk (who was also in the Wizard of Oz sequel). Practical Magic- Nicole Kidman & Sandra Bullock! I loved these movies & see them again when they're on. Also, I'm surprised no1 mentioned The Wiz! It was a remake but a cool update with a talented cast, Michael Jackson & Diana Ross!!

    July 15, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  43. celticfaerie

    Love pretty much all of the movies mentioned. I would also like to add Stardust (based on the book by Neil Gaiman) as one of my favorites.

    July 15, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Yakobi.

    Conan the Barbarian
    Star Wars & Empire Strikes Back
    Big Trouble in Little China

    July 15, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Steven

    Don't forget anime–like Akira and Spirited Away.

    July 15, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  46. kelly keith perry

    1-Hocus Pocus
    3-Disneys Peter Pan-Tinkerbelle-fairiedust-pirates-Big Gator -Tickingclock-Smead-Captain Hook
    4-All Harry Potter Movies The Books JK Rowlings
    5-Twilight Series–Stephanie Meyers

    July 15, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  47. geekalot

    In no particular order....worthy contenders:
    The Dark Crystal
    The Princess Bride
    The Lord of the Rings
    Pan's Laberynth
    Beauty and the Beast (Disney)
    The Wizard of Oz
    The Neverending Story

    Sorry....never got into Harry Potter.–doesn't do anything for me

    July 15, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • geekalot

      BTW...why are there so few decent fantasy movies compared to Sci Fi? The movie industry can't seem to get its head around the genre. For example, Legend, which could have been great, ended up bipolar. The first part is great, then suddenly the villain get a crush on the girl. that movie always feels like someone fired the writer and hired someone else to finish the script. And as much as I want to like Willow, I just can't. The brownies with French Canadian accents thrown in for comic relief totally blew it for me. I am grateful Peter Jackson did such a worthy job on LOTR. Now, let's see if Ron Howard can do a worthy job with Stephen King's Dark Tower series.

      July 15, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  48. RealWizard

    I could never put the entire Harry Potter Series on such a list because the first two were horrible. Also Goblet is the second best in the series in my opinion. My list of the 5 best Magical fantasy films is the following:

    1. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    2: Pan's Labyrinth
    3. Wizard of Oz
    4. Big
    5. Marry Poppins
    HM: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkanban, Willow and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    July 15, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  49. alecia

    OMG! Kurt Russell as Jack Burton and an unrecognizable Kim Catrall are hilarious in BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA! And Gabrielle I hadnt thought of LADYHAWKE in years-love it! But LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy rules!

    July 15, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  50. ewingfield

    I concur, Golblet of Fire the worst of the bunch. Never understood why they did not really show the tasks of the Tri Wizard Tourney very much. Half Blood Prince was also unsatisfying for me, in that it took liberities with the book, and came nowhere close to capturing the story. To be fair, it was a HUGE book. This would have been a good movie/story to split in half, too. Too late.

    July 15, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • CuriousMatt

      I found that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 was bad movie.

      July 15, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  51. The voice of reason

    Best magic movie of all time:

    July 15, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Superhiro

    Does Star Wars count? The Force is kinda like magic right?

    July 15, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  53. LeansGirl

    1. Lord of the Rings-Trilogy
    2. Harry Potter Series
    3. The Princess Bride
    4. Legend
    5. Labyrinth

    July 15, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  54. The New Mexico Man

    1. Willow – Ron Howard (need I say more?)
    2. The Princess Bride
    3. Wizard of Oz
    4. Labyrinth
    5. The home movies of be and my brothers when we were kids.

    July 15, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • We Know about the spelling!

      OK. Ron Howard, stop writing comments about yourself.

      July 16, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  55. POOF

    Yeah–I wish I had someone's hair in my bag to carry off to war.

    July 15, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Kewl Imp

    1. Neverending Story
    2. Harry Potter Series(even the 4th)
    3. Legend
    4 The Princess Bride
    5. Willy Wonka And the Chocolate Factory(Gene Wilder version)

    There are a lot of really magical movies, but thats my list.

    July 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  57. ForeveUrs22

    Yes! Definitely add Willow to the list!!!

    July 15, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  58. xjdavid

    "Goblet" a disappointment? I thought that was the last really good one.

    July 15, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Silver Chair

      Yuck! "Goblet" is the one movie of the entire series I skip over. Disliked it when it first came out, and have disliked it even more since then. Its a shame, too, because the book was very good.

      July 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  59. TJ80

    Many good choices on the list so far. I would have to add the following...

    "Peter Pan" (1953 Disney)
    "Little Mermaid" (1988 Disney)
    "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" (1971 Warner Brothers I think) The real version with Gene Wilder
    "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" (1970 [?] UA)
    "Doctor Dolittle" (1966 20th Century Fox [?]) This one starred Rex Harrison and has the song "Talk to the Animals"

    Definately would include "Dark Crystal" and "Labryrinth" with David Bowie. "MirrorMask" is another fun film as well.

    July 15, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  60. ThreeDee

    @Melissa & Lou,

    The Name Bastien calls out is "Mariah". Watch and listen again.

    July 15, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • BioHzrd

      This is taken from the script of the movie from the IMSDB database of movie scripts. Script of Neverending Story

      Childlike Empress: Call my name ! Bastian, please ! Save us !
      Bastian: All right, I'll do it. I'll save you. I will do what I dream!

      He climbs up to the window and opens it. He leans out into the storm and calls out the name he had chosen for her.

      Bastian: MOONCHILD!

      Darkness, pure and black as night. We hear Bastian speak.

      It is the same in the movie as it is in the book "Moonchild"

      July 15, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Falcore

      Read the book, Its Moon Child.

      September 8, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  61. effyou

    No Princess Bride? Inconceivable!

    July 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Inigo Montoya


      No Princess Bride? Inconceivable!"

      You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

      July 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Gabrielle

    Ladyhawke was also very good.

    July 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • MaggieJS

      Yes!!! Ladyhawke was wonderful!!! I'm so glad you reminded me of that movie – I need to rent it and watch it again.

      July 17, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Kylie

    Goblet of Fire wasn't good? Could've fooled me, I didn't read the books but that was definitely one of the most entertaining movies of the series!

    July 15, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • jenn

      I'm with you goblet was one of the better ones for me too

      July 16, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
    • josie

      I would have to agree! That was the movie that caught my interest in the movies and almost allowed me to read the

      August 12, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  64. LL

    Great topic for Friday's Top Five!
    My list is almost the same.

    1. Harry Potter series excluding Goblet of Fire
    2. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (the two sequels were not nearly as good as the first to me)
    3. The Wizard of Oz
    4. Pan's Labyrinth
    5. The Never Ending Story

    Beauty and the Beast (Disney)

    July 15, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Angela

    "The Princess Bride". Complete magic.

    July 15, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Wendy

    What about Dark Crystal, does that count?

    July 15, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  67. jenova

    Rachel has it right. I had to read the book to figure it out but the mom's name is "Moonchild".

    July 15, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  68. tess

    Let's not forget 1988's Willow! Loved it!

    July 15, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  69. rachel

    I'm pretty sure in the book Bastien's mother's name is Moonchild

    July 15, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  70. WavingMyWand

    Abracadabra PoofPoof So Long, tracie, you & your trashy talk, be gone!

    July 15, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  71. nerp

    Meeeee too.

    July 15, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  72. mominABQ

    I absolutely love BIG too!! I got my 11 year old hooked on it a few years back and she watches it almost weekly, LOL. Also LOTR is a great story to watch no matter your age, I do wish there were more movies though....

    July 15, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  73. hoofawted

    Fast times at Ridgemont High – the swimming pool scene was magical for me

    July 15, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  74. BHL

    Still love BIG best of all–that was when Tom Hanks made good movies.

    July 15, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • David

      Yeah...because Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, and Saving Private Ryan are terrible. It's a good think we have Big to remind us of how truly remarkable Tom Hanks can be.

      July 16, 2011 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Lennon Emmanuel

      i beg to differ. As far as Tom Hanks goes, sure he has made some crappy movies over the years but Castaway and The Terminal are my best works of his.

      Fantassy movies, Narnia and that other movie they adapted from The Subtle Knife

      July 16, 2011 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      Big was the only movie I actually liked on that list.I read the harry potter books so I think Ill like the movies If i dont expect much.Im on the last one now,so I wont actually watch any of the movies until Ive finished the book series.

      July 17, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Ron31

    I like "Wierd Science". May not be magical but I like it anyway

    July 15, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  76. Melissa

    Bastien calls out Mary, his mothers name.

    July 15, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Lou

      Sorry, but Bastian calls out his mother's name which is Martha. Watch again.

      July 15, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mama2KOA

      Sorry to you both, but the name he calls out is "Moon Child". It's the same as the name he gives her in the book, yelled out the window.

      July 15, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • MiniMe

      Mama2KOA is right I read the book

      July 15, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • BioHzrd

      Nope...It's the book and the script.

      July 15, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • @People Who Read the Book

      Bless you! I never read the book, and always wondered what that kid yelled at the end! I always thought it sounded like "Bonzai-ah."

      July 15, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • ferdinand

      its actually moonchild. like a hippy name. its in the book

      August 22, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |

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