Honey I Blew Up The Kid

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Honey I Blew Up The Kid (1992 Movie)

“Honey, I Blew Up the Kid” is a live-action Disney movie released in 1992. It is a sequel to the 1989 film “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.” The film was directed by Randal Kleiser and stars Rick Moranis reprising his role as Wayne Szalinski, the bumbling inventor.

In this installment, Wayne Szalinski is working on another experiment, a growth ray, that is intended to make things larger. However, things go awry when his two-year-old son, Adam, accidentally gets exposed to the ray. As a result, Adam begins to grow rapidly, becoming a gigantic toddler.

As Adam grows, he becomes a challenge for the entire family. Wayne and his wife, Diane, struggle to handle their now enormous son, who continues to grow at an alarming rate. Wayne realizes that he needs to find a way to reverse the effects of the growth ray and shrink Adam back to his normal size.

In the meantime, Adam’s growth attracts the attention of the government, who see him as a potential threat. They begin to pursue the Szalinski family, and Wayne must find a way to protect his son and reverse the effects of the ray before it’s too late.

Throughout the film, the Szalinski family faces numerous comedic and heartwarming challenges as they try to manage Adam’s enormous size and evade the authorities. The movie explores themes of family, love, and the challenges of parenting in an unconventional and humorous way.

“Honey, I Blew Up the Kid” received a mixed reception from critics but was a moderate box office success. It continued the comedic and imaginative spirit of its predecessor, showcasing impressive visual effects to portray the gigantic toddler Adam.

While not as iconic as its predecessor, the film still holds a place in the hearts of Disney fans, especially those who enjoyed the first movie. “Honey, I Blew Up the Kid” remains a fun and entertaining family film that delivers a mix of laughter and adventure, staying true to the Disney spirit of imaginative storytelling.

Fun Facts

  • “Honey, I Blew Up the Kid” is a 1992 sequel to the 1989 film “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.” Directed by Randal Kleiser, the film continues the adventures of the Szalinski family with a new scientific mishap.
  • In the film, scientist Wayne Szalinski (played by Rick Moranis) accidentally enlarges his toddler son, Adam, to giant proportions using his experimental growth ray. This leads to comical and chaotic situations as they try to find a way to reverse the process.
  • The film introduced the concept of a giant toddler rampaging through Las Vegas, which provided plenty of visual spectacle and humor. It featured innovative special effects for its time, including the use of animatronics and puppetry to bring the giant baby to life.
Honey I Blew Up The Kid

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  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $76 million
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  • Rick Moranis: Wayne Szalinski
  • Marcia Strassman: Diane Szalinski
  • Amy O’Neill: Amy Szalinski
  • Robert Oliveri: Nick Szalinski
  • Daniel and Joshua Shalikar: Adam Szalinski
  • John Shea: Dr. Charles Hendrickson
  • Lloyd Bridges: Clifford Sterling
  • Keri Russell: Mandy Park
  • Ron Canada: Marshall Brooks
  • Gregory Sierra: Terence Wheeler
  • Michael Milhoan: Captain Ed Myerson
  • Leslie Neale: Constance Winters
  • Julia Sweeney: a nosy neighbor
  • Linda Carlson: another nosy neighbor


  • Director: Randal Kleiser
  • Producers: Dawn Steel and Edward S. Feldman
  • Music: Bruce Broughton

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