In 1990-something I was in school and we watched Newsies. I loved it! I bought it on VHS and watched it a lot! I had bought the soundtrack and sang along to all the songs. And to be honest, I had a little crush on Christian Bale.
Fast forward a couple of decades and one day I heard my daughter talking about watching Newsies on Netflix! Woah! I was excited! Then I saw what she was watching. It was the Broadway Musical version. Hmph!! Totally not the same!
I am pretty sure my old VHS is around somewhere! It may have been destroyed in the great basement flood a few years ago. But I am pretty sure it survived the flood! I have no idea where it is. I looked in a few places; and still couldn’t find it.
Finally I broke down and ordered a dvd on eBay. It came today!! This evening we had a Newsies watching party! The movie started out a little slower than I remembered. And the kids started asking how long the movie was (not a good sign!). But then, the movie picked up and the kids ended up liking it!
Tonight I am thankful for a Newsies watching party tonight with kiddos! I hadn’t watched Newsies myself in many years. It was nice to see it again! And I am thankful my kiddos liked it too! (I had talked it up, so I would have been teased for a while if they didn’t like it!)