Children's & Family Theatre

Enjoy your journey down the yellow brick road and into the wondrous world of family films. Children's and family-oriented films are often suitable for all age groups, and cover a wide range of genre categories (comedy, adventure, fantasy, musicals, etc.). There are several category choices with something to entertain the little ones or the whole darn family. For the younger ones click on 'Pre-School Entertainment' in green on the left. 'Disney Animation', 'Family Animation' and 'Classic Animation' can be accessed via the 'Animation' link further up the menu. Pictured: 'The Wizard of Oz', one of the best-loved family films of all time.

Where the Wild Things Are ( Blu-ray ) (2009)

Director: Spike Jonze
Starring: Catherine Keener, Catherine O'Hara, Chris Cooper, Forest Whitaker, James Gandolf...

Nine-year-old Max (Max Records) runs away from home and sails across the sea to become king of a wonderous realm of gigantic fuzzy monsters - but bein... Read more

Whisper of the Heart (1995)

Director: Yoshifumi Kondo

Written and produced by Manga maestro Hayao Miyazaki this classic anime sees young bookworm Shizuku spending her summer reading and translating popula... Read more

White Fang (1991)

Director: Randal Kleiser
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Seymour Cassel

Sprawling, beautiful filmization of Jack London's classic tale. A boy discovers adventure and camaraderie with an orphaned Alaskan husky in the Klondi... Read more

White Lion (2010)

Director: Michael Swan
Starring: John Kani, Jamie Barlett, Thabo Malema

Filmed on location and and starring 'real' untrained South African Lions, White Lion is the story of a young Shangaan named Gisani who finds himself d... Read more

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Fleischer, Joanna Cassidy

Groundbreaking blend of live-action and animation in which jaded, 1940's detective Bob Hoskins goes searching for a murderer with prime suspect, and c... Read more

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears (2002)

Starring: James Earl Jones

...and More Stories from Africa. Offering visual interpretations of novels by Verna Aardema ('Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears' and 'Who's in Rabb... Read more

Wicked Science (2004)

Director: Jonathan M Shiff
Starring: Saskia Burmeister, Andre de Vanny, Emma Leonard, Lee Monik, Bridget Neval, Genev...

A fast-paced, action-packed family film based on the popular Australian TV show and from the makers of 'Pirate Island' and 'Ocean Girl'. Two teenagers... Read more

Wild America (1997)

Director: William Dear
Starring: Don Stroud, Frances Fisher, Jamey Sheridan, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Devon Sawa,...

Marginally based on the true story of Marshall, Mark, and Marty Stouffer, three young brothers who successfully pursued their dream of becoming wildli... Read more

Wild Child (2008)

Director: Nick Moore
Starring: Emma Roberts, Natasha Richardson, Shirley Henderson, Aidan Quinn, Alex Pettyfer,...

Malibu brat Poppy (Emma Roberts) has caused so much havoc in her parents' life that they are packing her off to a strict English boarding school. Find... Read more

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)

Director: Steve Miner
Starring: Gabrielle Anwar, Cliff Robertson, Michael Schoeffling

This gem in the slim world of quality family entertainment is based on the inspiring true story of Sonora Webster, a teenaged orphan who follows her d... Read more