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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids ()


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The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father... See more »

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  • Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 10 nominations.
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Wayne Szalinski
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Big Russ Thompson
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Diane Szalinski
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Mae Thompson
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Little Russ Thompson (as Thomas Brown)
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Ron Thompson
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Amy Szalinski
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Nick Szalinski
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Tommy Pervis
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Don Forrester
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Gloria Forrester
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Dr. Brainard
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Female Cop
Trevor Galtress ...
Male Cop
Martin Aylett ...
Harold Boorstein
Janet Sunderland ...
Lauren Boorstein
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Patrick Brown ...
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Professor Frederickson (uncredited)

Directed by

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Joe Johnston

Written by

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Stuart Gordon ... (story) &
Brian Yuzna ... (story) &
Ed Naha ... (story)
 
Ed Naha ... (screenplay) and
Tom Schulman ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Penney Finkelman Cox ... producer
Jon Landau ... co-producer
Thomas G. Smith ... executive producer
Brian Yuzna ... co-producer

Music by

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James Horner

Cinematography by

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Hiro Narita

Film Editing by

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Michael A. Stevenson

Editorial Department

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Bruce W. Cathcart ... post-production coordinator (as Bruce Cathcart)
Carlyn Montes De Oca ... assistant film editor
Lucy Hofert ... assistant editor (as Lucy Hofert Rose)
Jacqueline Kinney ... apprentice editor
Edgar Pavon ... assistant editor: Mexico
Bruce Pearson ... color timer
Carlos Puente ... assistant editor: Mexico
Brian Ralph ... negative cutter
William M. Steinberg ... first assistant editor
James B. Woodson ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Mike Fenton
Lynda Gordon
Judy Taylor

Production Design by

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Gregg Fonseca

Art Direction by

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Dorree Cooper
John Iacovelli

Set Decoration by

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Macedonio Ramos

Costume Design by

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Carol Brolaski

Makeup Department

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Del Armstrong ... key makeup artist
Lynn Del Kail ... hair stylist
Magdalena Eriz ... makeup artist: Mexico
Esperanza Gómez ... hair stylist: Mexico
Francisco Jaramillo ... assistant hair stylist: men, Mexico

Production Management

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Andrew Z. Davis ... production manager
Vicente Escrivá hijo ... production supervisor: Mexico (as Vicente Escriva)
Steven Hahn ... production manager
Belinda Uriegas ... production manager
David Hoberman ... executive in charge of production: Walt Disney Studios (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Mario Cisneros Jr. ... first assistant director: Mexico
James Douglas Cox ... second unit director: Mexico
David B. Householter ... assistant director: second unit, Mexico
Miguel Lima ... second assistant director: Mexico
Betsy Magruder ... first assistant director
Michele Panelli-Venetis ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Carmen Avila ... art department coordinator: Mexico (as Carmen C. Avila)
Ann Bruice ... assistant designer
Charles Collum ... construction coordinator
Carol Lee Davis ... scenic painter (as Carole Lee Davis)
Brad Einhorn ... property master
Mentor Huebner ... production illustrator
Martin A. Kline ... production illustrator
David Lowery ... storyboard artist
Antonio Mata ... propman: Mexico
Rick Moore ... storyboard artist
Phillip Norwood ... storyboard artist
Moises Pineda ... production buyer
Denise Pizzini ... set dresser
David Russell ... storyboard artist
Peter A. Tullo ... props
Daniel Miller ... lead sculptor (uncredited)
John Naulin ... insect construction supervisor (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Neal Burger ... dialogue editor (as Neal R. Burger)
David E. Campbell ... re-recording mixer
Fernando Cámara ... sound mixer: Mexico
Carlyn Montes De Oca ... assistant sound effects editor
Robert Deschaine ... adr mixer
William Dotson ... sound editor
George Fredrick ... dialogue editor
Scott Martin Gershin ... sound designer
Avram D. Gold ... supervising dialogue editor
Victor Grodecki ... foley editor
Per Hallberg ... assistant sound editor
Ellen Heuer ... foley artist
Chris Hogan ... sound editor
Randy Kelley ... sound effects editor
Lou Kleinman ... dialogue editor
Mark R. La Pointe ... sound editor
Mark Lanza ... assistant sound editor
Greg Orloff ... foley artist / foley mixer
John T. Reitz ... re-recording mixer
John Roesch ... foley artist
Gregg Rudloff ... re-recording mixer
Wylie Stateman ... supervising sound editor
Carolyn Tapp ... foley recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Peter Chesney ... mechanical effects coordinator (as Peter M. Chesney)
Tom Chesney ... special effects technician
Robert Clark ... creature shop supervisor
Gunnar Ferdinandsen ... mold maker
Linda Frobos ... miniatures creator
Bruce D. Hayes ... key mechanical designer (as Bruce Hayes)
Jurgen Heimann ... special effects
David L. Hewitt ... special effects
Sergio Jara Jr. ... special effects assistant
Sergio Jara ... special effects coordinator: Mexico
James Kagel ... miniatures creator
Jim Kundig ... special effects
John McLeod ... special effects foreman
David Mesloh ... mechanical fabrication
Steve Sanders ... model maker
Kirk Starbird ... miniatures creator
T. Dow Albon ... puppeteer (uncredited)
Tim Turner ... special effects; giant insects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Bob Ahmanson ... optical effects crew
David Allen ... stop motion animator: stop motion ant crew
C. Mitchell Bryan ... model maker
Lenny Dalrymple ... optical effects crew
Mark Dornfeld ... optical line-up
Roderic 'Mick' Duff ... model maker (as Roderic Duff)
Syd Dutton ... matte artist
Mark Freund ... optical cameraman: Illusion Arts
Paul Gentry ... visual effects director of photography
Craig Hayes ... designer & constructor: scorpion
Steve Hyde ... visual effects artist
Emmet Kane ... optical effects crew
Crit Killen ... visual effects
Debra Ann Klegman ... model maker
Peter Kuran ... special visual effects animation
Michael Lawler ... visual effects cameraman
Lynn Ledgerwood ... special rigging: Illusion Arts
Paula Lucchesi ... model maker
Richard Malzahn ... motion control programmer
Bernardo F. Munoz ... optical effects crew (as Bernardo Munoz)
Michael Muscal ... visual effects coordinator
Bradford Plows ... model maker (as Brad Plows)
Mark Sawicki ... matte photographer
Stephen Scheutzow ... assistant visual effects coordinator
David Sosalla ... miniatures supervisor
Tom St. Amand ... stop motion animator
Catherine Sudolcan ... special rigging: Illusion Arts
Kevin Swigert ... optical effects crew
Harry Walton ... stop motion animator/process compositing: scorpion sequence
Byron Werner ... rotoscope artist
Mark Whitlock ... matte artist
Peter Anthony Zamora ... model maker
Greg Dykstra ... model maker (uncredited)
Jammie Friday ... animator: VCE, Inc. (uncredited)
Brian Jennings ... digital animator: title sequence (uncredited)
Mark M. Pompian ... main title animation (uncredited)
Brian Schindler ... computer modeler: title sequence (uncredited)
Joseph Thomas ... animation cameraman (uncredited)

Stunts

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Michael Cassidy ... stunt coordinator
Mickey Cassidy ... stunts
Anthony G. Schmidt ... stunts (as Anthony Schmidt)
Cherie Tash ... stunts (as Cherie L. Tash)
Bob Yerkes ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Victor Abbene ... chief lighting technician
Eric Anderson ... camera operator (as Roy Anderson)
John Boccaccio ... first assistant camera
James Campana ... grip
Gustavo Covarrubias ... dolly grip
Mark Anthony Crawford ... electrician
Mariano Garcia ... gaffer: Mexico
John Gazdik ... first assistant camera
Paul Gentry ... additional photographer (as Paul W. Gentry)
John Grillo ... assistant camera
Heriberto Gutiérrez ... first assistant camera: Mexico
Mark Gutterud ... assistant camera
Jan M. Heyneker ... key grip
Henner Hofmann ... director of photography: Mexico / director of photography: second unit
Antonio Jara ... key grip: Mexico
Edgar Ladrón de Guevara ... still photographer
Adolfo Lara ... best boy: Mexico
Brett Laumann ... electrical best boy
Michael Maley ... camera operator / gaffer
Paul Marbury ... first assistant camera: Mexico
Steve Mathis ... gaffer
Robert Neville ... best boy electric (as Robert S. Neville)
Clint Palmer ... first assistant camera
Salvador 'Apache' Serrano ... dolly grip: Mexico (as Salvador Serrano)
Jorge Suarez ... assistant camera
Steve Venetis ... electrician
Thaddeus Wadleigh ... grip
Emmanuel Vouniozos ... on-set technician (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Michael Hyatt ... rotoscope artist (as Mike Hyatt)
Harry Walton ... stop motion animator/process compositing: scorpion sequence
Brett B. White ... animation assistant / assistant to animator
Kevin Kutchaver ... animator (uncredited)
Pat Sito ... checking: title sequence (uncredited)
Andrew Stanton ... clean-up artist: title sequence (uncredited)
Eric Stefani ... animator: title sequence (uncredited)
Dave Woodman ... animator: title sequence (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Claudia Becker ... casting: Mexico
Jory Weitz ... casting: New York City

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Robin Lewis West ... costume supervisor
Abel Melo ... wardrobe master: Mexico

Music Department

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Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe and English horn
James Horner ... conductor
Incantation ... musician: Ethnic Instrumentation by
London Symphony Orchestra ... music performed by
Greig McRitchie ... orchestrations
Shawn Murphy ... scoring mixer
Ian Underwood ... synthesizer: Programming & Performance by
Frank Welker ... special vocal effects
Jim Henrikson ... music editor (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn (uncredited)

Other crew

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Alejandro Ayala ... production assistant
Lisa Bailey ... assistant to producers
Marilyn Bailey ... script supervisor
Spence Bovee ... production assistant
G. Spencer Boye ... production assistant
Kenni L. Brodeck ... production assistant (as Kerri L. Brodek)
Blair Clark ... armature machinist
Robin L. D'Arcy ... production coordinator: Mexico (as Robin D'Arcy)
Ricardo Del Río ... coordinator: Walt Disney's Imagineering
Philip Elins ... production assistant
Bruce A. Evans ... production consultant (as Bruce Evans)
Lynne Ferry ... production assistant
Raynold Gideon ... production consultant
Gabriela Gurrola ... continuity: Mexico
Carol Juk ... production secretary: Mexico
Kysta Kawasaki ... production assistant
G. Pekas Lozano ... production office assistant
Paul J. Memmi ... translator
Cecilia Monterrubio ... chief accountant: Mexico
Susanne Pastor ... assistant: Tom Smith
Marianne Ray ... production coordinator
Sharon L. Simon ... accountant (as Sharon Simon Rellick)
Garrison Singer ... production accountant
Wesley Staples ... studio teacher
Alejandro Uriegas ... production assistant
Belinda Uriegas ... production office coordinator: Mexico
Sabra Van Dolsen ... script supervisor
Glenn L. Whiteford ... production assistant
Dale Wilmarth ... moldmaker
Mark Bryan Wilson ... puppeteer: Mexico
Gerardo Yubero ... assistant accountant
Lisa S. Girolami ... production executive (uncredited)
Gary Spatz ... acting coach (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Wayne Szalinski is your average "nutty scientist", working on a top secret machine that shrinks objects. When it unexpectedly starts working, he's so amazed he forgets to tell his family to be careful. And when they wander into his lab... Written by Murray Chapman

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Taglines The most astonishing, innovative, backyard adventure of all time! See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Big Backyard (United States)
  • Teenie Weenies (United States)
  • Grounded (United States)
  • Querida, encogí a los niños (Mexico)
  • Microkids! (Japan, English title)
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Runtime
  • 93 min
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Box Office

Budget $18,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $14,200,000
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $222,724,172

Did You Know?

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Trivia In an early version of the script, there were five kids, one of which died during the sprinkler sequence. See more »
Goofs (at around 54 mins) It is stated that the ant is a baby. All ants that look like ants are adults. Actual baby ants look like maggots. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Batman/Honey, I Shrunk the Kids/Tummy Trouble/Ghostbusters II/Kung-Fu Master! (1989). See more »
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Quotes Nick Szalinski: Where'd you learn artificial respiration?
Russell 'Russ' Thompson, Jr.: French class, kid.
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