Platform 9 3/4 Discovery Named Best-Loved Scene by Oreo Poll

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Apr 10, 2009

Posted by EdwardTLC

The moment when Harry crosses the magical gateway onto Platform 9 3/4 in the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone film has been named the “single best-loved scene from a family film” in a new poll conducted by the Oreo cookie company. The Telegraph is reporting that the scene was chosen after the cookie company polled “2,000 parents and children about their favourite films and scenes to discover which ones spanned the generations.” Other top movie moments include the chimney sweep dance in Mary Poppins, E.T.‘s ‘phone home’ moment, and the singing Oompa Loompas in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

In addition to this, the Harry Potter films were named second to the classic Disney film Mary Poppins in a list of the Top Ten Family Films to Span the Generations. The compete top ten list is as follows:

  1. Mary Poppins
  2. Harry Potter
  3. The Wizard of Oz
  4. Bambi
  5. ET
  6. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  7. Star Wars
  8. Grease
  9. Home Alone
  10. Shrek

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88 Responses to Platform 9 3/4 Discovery Named Best-Loved Scene by Oreo Poll

Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: Since when Star wars is a family movie? Hurray for Harry though! I love Mary Poppins. At least the Disney movies.Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: Wow, that is so good! I love that scene too! 2nd to post!Avatar ImagemOOn-stArs-sUn says: I love that scene so much! It is amazing, and I completely agree with them! Good for Harry! Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: I rate the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" ahead of any other movies -- including the HP films. After 70 years, "The Wizard of Oz" still rates as a classic. Not even "Mary Poppins" is close. And aside from being a great family film, "The Wizard of Oz" is a great film -- period. It would rank 1 or 2 on my list. Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: Congrats to Harry Potter! All are great family movies.Avatar Imagenicole 313 says: Well done Harry Potter. Those movies really are the best! They are proper family movies! The Platform 9 & 3/4 scene is one of my favourites.Avatar Imagebrianthepotterfan says: Ya, congratulations. I love that scene too. That's one of my favs in HP1, besides when Harry finds out he is a wizard.Avatar Imagebrianthepotterfan says: Ya, congratulations. I love that scene too. That's one of my favs in HP1, besides when Harry finds out he is a wizard.Avatar ImageNiphai says: Yay, that's great. It is one of the most magical scenes of the movies..Avatar Imagelilyjames says: YAY i love both harry potter and mary popins :) but i vote yes with harry potter!Avatar Imagepenguin1124 says: That was a great scene :-)Avatar Imagebrooke1774 says: I'm a fan of the top four in general no matter the order. All are amazing movies. Yay for Harry Potter!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: It is certainly a fantastic and moving scene. Congratulations for joining the company of other such classic films, Harry!Avatar ImageWoodette says: yay for Harry! The Hogwarts Express is sooo awesome. Just how I imagined it from the book. Good Job Chris ColumbusAvatar ImageJustSuperMione says: That's such a great scene that Jo used it as a bookend for the end with the epiloge - squeel. Although I agree that the Wizard Oz should have been the top..!Avatar Imagecghambright says: I definitely agree!! I love the whole movie, so every scene is a GREAT moment to me. Why is Mary Poppins numero uno?! Maybe I don't understand it because I've never seen it, but Harry Potter should be number 1. It is the highest grossing franchise of all time!Avatar ImageHPWonder says: star wars was always a family movie! sure it has war and politics, but the message it sends is for family. GO HARRY POTTER! Since when was Grease a family movie?Avatar ImageKatetheKeeper says: This is really awesome! That is such a touching scene.Avatar Imagebudgie says: Well done Harry! I also love the entry into Diagon Alley in the first HP movie.Avatar Imagepenni_cent says: I don't get why Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is on there..... Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory would make more sense since it's older and has spanned a generation.... and the Oompa Loompas in Charlie are creepy.Avatar Imagehannah abbot says: Harry potter should be number 1! lol mary poppins is quite cool though. but 9 and 3/4 is a pretty magical place :DAvatar Imagelinnie95 says: Yeah for Harry Potter and Platform 9 and 3/4.Avatar ImageMatea says: Platform 9 3/4- so sweet! and very significant! Go Harry! thats great!Avatar ImageName Unknown says: It deserves better than second! All three generations of my family love it!Avatar ImageRaWr...WeReWoLf says: whoo, that's awesome!!!Avatar Imagepottercastfan says: Hooray!Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: i really want to see platform!!!Avatar ImageIt must be bunnies says: That is such a brilliant scene - it is the gateway to the magical world!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: Definitely a well deserved honor! I love when Harry Potter makes an kind of list and is recognized! :)Avatar Imagejoelface says: Yeah! I adore Mary Poppins. Always have and ALWAYS will. Much like Potter I guess... heheAvatar ImageCrown Victoria says: MARRY POPPINS?????????? OH PLEASE!!!! HARRY COULD TOTTALY BEAT HER IN A DUELAvatar ImageEnricoDc says: That The Best-Movie-Moment not Best-Loved Scene, isn't it? Anyway, i love that scene too. I never watch Marry Poppins yet, but my parents and aunt told me it was a wonderful movie (well, at their time maybe). Avatar ImageEnricoDc says: It is a very good news, indeed, That Harry beat The Great Wizard of Oz. :)Avatar ImageDanielleD says: This is a amazing list. All the movies on are great. But I wouldn't say that Star Wars is a family movie...... I just wish that I could have know about this earlier so I could have voted!Avatar ImageRavenclawForever says: Wow, we just happen to be watching the movie right now. I like the scene a lot, but I don't really think it's my best loved scene. Avatar Imageraven_puff says: Wow! Second! That is so cool! I love the scene with platform 9 3/4!Avatar ImageJKMcGonagall says: Interesting isn't it. The top three movies all deal with magic, magical people, and magical places. Obviously the Dursleys weren't contacted for their opinoin...ha, ha, ha!!!! As much as I love Harry Potter, I'm with a couple of other people in that I would put The Wizard of Oz in first place. Now there is a movie that not only spans the generations, but also has met the test of time. It is as timeless today as it was when it was made. No remake could ever do it justice. I truly hope that Harry meets that same test of time and is loved as much 70 years from now as it is now. Kay Avatar Imagekenmarekestrels93 says: random Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: Wizard of oz should be on the top, but of course... HARRY POTTER should be on the top before that. :DAvatar ImageJersey says: Yeah but Harry beat out The Wizard of Oz. Not sure how he lost to Mary Poppins though.Avatar Imageashes2phoenix says: what a great scene!!! squee! congrats harry!! (though i kinda agree with garden state geek about OZ, i would probably put it first too)Avatar ImageCatdelaCreme says: I'm so glad that Harry made it that high on the list, and rightly so! I love the Wizard of Oz too, that could be number one for me. It was a favorite as a kid, and totally evokes that feeling of childhood.However, Harry is wonderful too!Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: Whoa, really? Out of all the scenes...well, it's a good 'un! :DAvatar ImageHermioneWwannabe says: Cool...but why on earth is Grease on there? LOL ... even though I <3 that movie. :DAvatar Imageccking says: JKR must be so proud = DAvatar ImageAgrippa1 says: Star Wars and Grease don't really seem like such great family film picks, but I love it that Harry is right up there with Mary Poppins - I loved that movie as a kid, and saw it over and over again! It had its own magic, just as Harry does. The Wizard of Oz is a magical film, also, but I don't know if it actually captivates kids as powerfully as Mary Poppins and Harry Potter...Avatar Imagemarymackie says: That was a great scene. Another one of my faves was when Hagrid touches the bricks and introduces Harry to Diagon Alley. WoW!!Avatar Imagephantomdave79 says: Cool for Harry! Avatar Imageblind_pilot says: That's such a cool scene, I'm glad it got some recognition. I haven't seen Mary Poppins in forever, I remember I loved it as a kid though.Avatar Imagemoglet says: I loved the moment when Harry got onto the platform, and a real moment of wonder and Diagon Alley would run that a close second for me. I totally agree that Grease is not a family movie, and disagree that Star Wars isn't! Those of you who haven't seen Mary Poppins give yourself a treat and watch it, it really is great fun.Avatar ImageDobbyandWinky says: AWESOME! but Star Wars a family movie??? nahAvatar Imageele0206 says: yay!!Avatar ImageAvelina_Went says: Well done, Chris Columbus! I loved that scene:)Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: AWESOMEAvatar ImageRunwild101 says: Alright! Ok, I love Mary Poppins and all but I love the HP movies so much more. They talk about love, friendship...oh heck you all know what I mean!! IT'S BETTER!Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: Awesome! I really love that scene! It's brilliant! :)Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: I loved that scene!Avatar Imagesp00kym00ny says: The singing oompa loompas? They just freaked me out. Harry totally deserved # 1 though.Avatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: i love that scene too :D its so much like a kid getting on a bus on the first day of school hahaAvatar ImageSTARZOE says: yeah!! totally loved that scene!! and every other scene since!! lol go hp!!Avatar Imagejonfrog says: star wars ftwAvatar ImageRebecka Potter says: I have to say that I completely agree with this scene being the all time best. I hope I don't get hate mail for this but I actually tried to read the books right after they came out in '98-''99ish and just did not get the hype. In 2001 I saw SS, and this scene in particular, and was put under HP's spell and still happily am today. Magic is the only word that does this scene justice. :) Avatar ImageRebecka Potter says: I have to say that I completely agree with this scene being the all time best. I hope I don't get hate mail for this but I actually tried to read the books right after they came out in '98-''99ish and just did not get the hype. In 2001 I saw SS, and this scene in particular, and was put under HP's spell and still happily am today. Magic is the only word that does this scene justice. :) Avatar ImageCool Grandma2 says: Harry Potter should have been number 1. No many how many times I watch HPSS, the sight of the Hogwarts Express always gives me shivers. Hmm is this the same as platform 9 3/4 ? Either way, this is the scene that does it for me every time.Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: Yea! It's awesome to see it up there with all of those classic movies (which it deserves to be! Platform 9 3/4 really is a great scene! But as for the other movies Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is better than the new version. And I think Star Wars can be considerd a family movie, I saw it when I was really little (I hated it because I thought it was really sad but my brother loved it)Avatar Imagestevenk12468 says: This is awesome! Though, I am disappointed that Mary Popins is ahead of Harry Potter. It comes nowhere near it! The Wizard of Oz is probably second best to Harry Potter. Avatar Imagebibliomaniac says: Grease is not a family movie! All the innuendo (I mean a scene with broken ______ that ends in a pregnancy scare). Have parents not listened to the lyrics of Greased Lightning! Harry deserves to be there for sure, but I also love the other films on the list.Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: cool! i love the oompa loompas too! :DAvatar ImageHappy_Orange says: I'm glad Jo used Kings cross in "Limbo" for harry's party. It's such an emotional place I think, especially for the parents of the children going to hogwarts.Avatar ImageAttolia says: Cool. I can actually understand why this particular scene was chosen, which doesn't always happen with things like this. :-) Like others, I don't think Mary Poppins should be so high up there. Oh well. Actually, come to think of it, I don't agree with much of what's on the list, but at least HP is on there.Avatar ImageLoony.in.Honeydukes says: I didn't think GREASE was a family movie :PAvatar Imageweasleyalltheway says: BOAST thats fantastic! i love all those movies!!!Avatar ImageThe Shadow Lord says: I love that scene... When he was finally able to escape the Dursleys... You can't resist but hate how the Dursleys treated Harry.Avatar Imagesaffran says: WoW, that´s great news!Avatar ImageFanaticFangirl says: Aww, I loved that scene in the book. It's where he meets the Weasley's for the first time too! :)Avatar ImageMcCleavy says: I disagree with the list. ET's phone home tops the list for me. Oh, and since when is Grease a family film? (Lyric: She's a real ***** wagon!) It's always bugged me that the nice Sandra D. is picked on for being more of a goody, goody. Avatar Imagelilhpchick20 says: That is so great. The moment when Harry first realized that this was not all a dream. He really was going to Hogwarts. That is so cool.Avatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: Aw, I love this scene as well!Avatar ImageNuttyAsSP says: Good grief my six year old freaked out from the Basilisk, the Shrieking Shack, and the graveyard, gave up on OOTP movie. Since when is HP family movies?Avatar ImageeiVega says: YAY! I mailed in about this; I'm glad they finally posted it. The funny thing is most blogs reporting were complaining about the results. They didn't understand how that clip in Harry Potter could be the greatest scene in movie history. I guess it was more family slanted after all. Either way, it's cool. Yippee!Avatar ImageDanielleD says: totally agree.Avatar ImageWhisperwing says: Wow, they picked Charlie And The Chocolate Factory over Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory? Interesting.Avatar ImageHGROSS44 says: again JKR shows the world just how good she can invision a scene. not suprise at all.Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: I don't get why Greese is a family movie either. But Squee for HP and the Hogwarts Express scene which was totally awesome!Avatar ImageMRC316 says: I never really considered that a love scene...Avatar Imageffecheerleader says: The platform san is way better then Marry PoppinsAvatar ImageShane says: Yay for Harry! Love Mary Poppins and all the rest too though. :-)Avatar Imagechoirgeek says: Awww! How cute :'D

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