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Rick Moranis from 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids' Makes Very Rare Appearance in a New Disney+ Series

Busayo Ogunjimi
May 11, 2020
02:30 A.M.
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Rick Moranis made a surprising appearance on Disney's new "Prop Culture" after taking over a decade-long break from showbiz.


Actor Rick Moranis stepped away from the spotlight in 1997, but the "Honey, I shrunk the Kids" star recently made a shocking appearance in a new Disney+ show, "Prop Culture."

The show centers around the stories behind iconic objects from Walt Disney's archives. It also focuses on artists and artisans who brought the items to life.

Actor Rick Moranis at the premiere of The Nutcracker on November 21, 1993 | Photo: Getty Images

Actor Rick Moranis at the premiere of The Nutcracker on November 21, 1993 | Photo: Getty Images


While speaking with Fox News, producer/host of "Prop Culture," Dan Lanigan expressed his excitement about having Rick join him on the show. In Dan's words, he had always been a fan of Moranis' movies.

The fifth episode of "Prop Culture" saw Lanigan interviewing Rick. During the interview, the host asked Rick to speak about the famous family movie, "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids."


The 67-year-old actor stated that even though the movie franchise was a huge success back in the 80s, it would have been a lot more different if they were made with modern-day technology. The "Ghostbusters" star also explained that the movie's charm could be attributed to director Joe Johnston.

Although the actor stepped away from the public eye years ago, he never fully retired from acting. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter back in 2015, Rick revealed he was willing to get on any project that he found interesting.

Moranis' career was, however, halted when he suffered a personal tragedy.


Moranis became famous after recording successes, from movies such as "Ghostbusters," and "Little Shop of Horrors and "The Flintstones."

And as it appeared back then, most of the movies that Rick acted during that time had him wearing some form of headgear or the other. This was a common theme that interestingly developed over time.


According to the actor, his constant wearing of those headgears came from a renewed interest in science fiction and comedy.

Rick's assumption is probably unarguable. A large number of his most famous movies fall under the genre of science fiction infused with comedy. Moranis' career was, however, halted when he suffered a personal tragedy.

In 1991, Rick's wife, Ann Belsky, died after battling breast cancer. Following Ann's death, Moranis was forced to re-adjust his priorities as a single father to his two children, Rachel and Mitchell.

With the actor transitioning from being on set to being a full-time dad, it was a pretty massive change for him, but Rick stated that he had no regrets.

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