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Amy Szalinski is one of the main protagonists from Disney's 1989 live-action film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, its sequel, and its 1996-2000 television series.

Background

Amy is the oldest child and only daughter of Wayne and Diane Szalinski. She does not share the scientific interests of her father and middle brother, but is more focused on typical teenage interests. She is shown to care about Nick, though his antics sometimes annoy her. She tends to be more cautious, but usually goes along when she is outvoted. Early on in the first film, she was shown to be more concerned with popularity, but eventually starts a relationship with Russ Thompson, Jr., her next door neighbor.

Media Appearances

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

When next door neighbor Ron Thompson hits a baseball through the Szalinskis' attic window, it, unbeknownst to anyone, activates the shrinking machine Wayne has inside. Russ forces his brother to go over and apologize; in response, Amy sends Nick upstairs to help Ron retrieve the ball. When neither of them return, Amy and Russ go up after them, only to be shrunk by the machine.

Wayne returns home, but Amy and the others are unable to make themselves known. After damaging the machine in a moment of anger, Wayne sweeps the pieces, and the kids, into a garbage bag, which is then set in the yard. Amy is the most reluctant to leave their position, but eventually follows in an attempt to make it back to the house. The boys attempt to climb a flower to see how far the house is, but Russ and Nick are separated from Amy and Ron when a bee lands on the flower. Ron initially refuses to go on, believing the entire thing to be a dream, though Amy boxes his ears to get him to go along.

Unfortunately, Wayne, having realized what happened, accidentally turns on the sprinklers while searching for the kids. Amy and Ron are forced to run for cover from giant drops of water. Amy becomes distracted after seeing Nick and Russ nearby and is knocked into a muddy puddle. She nearly drowns, but is saved by Russ, who performs CPR on her. They then continue on.

Later on, the kids come face to face with a large oatmeal cream cookie, which they begin eating hungrily. They are scared away by an ant, though the boys make plans to try to capture it to use as transportation. When their methods fail, Amy is able to bribe it with a piece of the cookie. Nicknaming it Antie, they use him to travel faster.

The kids choose to spend then night in one of Nick's Legos. Amy and Russ have a discussion, where he admits that he liked her but was too intimidated to say so. Amy also learns of his difficult relationship with his father, Russ Thompson, Sr.. They share a kiss, but are interrupted when a scorpion attacks. It is eventually defeated, but Antie dies as a result.

The next morning, the kids are once again attempting to get to the house, but are forced to content with a lawn mower when Tommy Pervis, one of Nick's friends, comes to mow the yard. They take refuge in an earthworm tunnel but the mower stops over their position. Amy is left as the last person attempting to hang on to a root, but she loses her grip. Luckily, they land unharmed, though they briefly panic when they realize that they have missed being seen by the Szalinskis again.

At that point, the Szalinskis' dog, Quark, shows up. The kids manage to ride him into the house, but Nick falls into a bowl of cereal. Thankfully Wayne notices him and the other kids, but not before nearly devouring him. Gathering Russ Sr. and Mae, Wayne attempts to figure out how to unshrink the kids. The kids are able to use charades to reveal the baseball as the culprit (it weakened the laser). After testing the idea on Russ Sr., Wayne unshrinks the kids, who happily reunite with their respective parents.

The next Thanksgiving, the two families come together for Thanksgiving, where it is revealed that Amy and Russ. are dating.

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid

Amy only appears at the beginning of the film, where she is shown going away to college.

Honey I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show

A younger Amy appears in the show. Her depiction is generally similar with the films. She sometimes either makes use or is the victim of Wayne's inventions, though the problems are usually reversed by the end.

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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Logo
Media
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids | Honey, I Blew Up the Kid | Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves | Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show
Disney Parks
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: Movie Set Adventure | Honey, I Shrunk the Audience
Characters
Wayne Szalinski | Diane Szalinski | Amy Szalinski | Nick Szalinski | Adam Szalinski | Quark | Russ Thompson, Sr. | Mae Thompson | Russ Thompson, Jr. | Ron Thompson | Spike | Dr. Brainard | Professor Frederickson | Antie | The Scorpion | Tommy Pervis | Don Forrester | Gloria Forrester | Patty | Janet | Dr. Charles Hendrickson | Clifford Sterling | Mandy Park | Smitty | Marshall Brooks | Captain Ed Myerson | Terence Wheeler | Gordon Szalinski | Patti Szalinski | Jenny Szalinski | Mitch Szalinski | Ricky King | Trey | Vince | Jill | Jody | Holly | Corky
Objects
Szalinzki's Shrinking Machine | Big Bunny | Szalinski's Growing Machine | Tiki Man
Vehicles
Solar Van | Convertible | Ice Cream Truck
Locations
California | Nevada | Colorado

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