This fun and funny Disney movie is an adventure that revolves around Lewis, a genius orphan who wants to meet his real mother. Unlike other stories about orphans, and despite Lewis counting up over a hundred sets of potential parents, this movie depicts loveable multi-generational relationships and several compassionate adults that encourage him and want him to succeed. Kids will likely enjoy this movie, although there are some scenes that young children may find scary. There are lots of great opportunities for discussion about family, learning from mistakes and what success is.
Which of the characters did you like best? Why?
Which of the characters did you like least? Why?
What feelings did you experience in this movie?
What part of the movie made you laugh?
Everyone in Wilbur’s family is very unique, what is something unique about people in your family?
Goob became a villain because he blamed Lewis for all his problems. When we confess to God, he forgives us. Do you think Lewis forgave Goob?
Can you think of a time when God’s forgiveness mattered to you in a new way?
Has there been a time when you received forgiveness? Have you had to forgive someone before?
Lewis is an inventor, which one of his inventions was your favourite? If you could invent something, what would it be?
Other themes to discuss: adoption, loneliness, jealousy, failure and success, family.