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.

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

The Muppet Show: Season 1 (1976)

Director: Philip Casson, Peter Harris
Starring: Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Peter Ustinov, Bruce Forsyth, Candice...

All 24 episodes of the emmy award winning first season are finally here with perennial icons Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo the... whatever, Fozzi... Read more

Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)

Director: Chris Columbus
Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Tim Curry

Macauley Culkin returns as the irascible youngster who can't stay out of trouble. This time he's alone in Manhattan when family vacation plans go away... Read more

Mulan (1998)

Director: Barry Cook, Tony Bancroft
Starring: Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, Donny Osmond

The timeless Chinese folk tale of an heroic young woman who takes drastic measures to save her family and country is given exciting animated treatment... Read more

Peter Pan (Disney) (1953)

Director: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wilfred Jackson
Starring: Voices Of, Kathryn Beaumont, Bobby Driscoll, Hans Conried

The beloved Disney cartoon feature has Peter, Tinker Bell and the Darling children on a fun-filled trip to Never Never Land, where the wicked Captain... Read more

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Michael Gambon, Ri...

Alfonso Cuaron ('A Little Princess') takes over the directing reigns for this terrific third instalment (of a projected seven) in the beloved fantasy... 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

Tales from Earthsea (2006)

Director: Goro Miyazaki

The son of legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki makes his directing debut with this adapatation of the third and fourth books in Ursula K. LeGuin's belov... Read more

My Neighbour Totoro (1988)

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

From legendary Manga director Hayao Miyazaki comes that rare delight - a family film that really appeals to all ages. While their mother is in hospit... Read more

Ballet Shoes (2007)

Director: Sandra Goldbacher
Starring: Emma Watson, Richard Griffiths, Victoria Wood, Emilia Fox

In 1930s London, three orphans (Emma Watson, Yasmin Paige and Lucy Boynton) are adopted by eccentric explorer Richard Griffiths and raised by his self... Read more