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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.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

7.6/10
Director: David Hand
Starring: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell

Walt Disney's first full-length animated feature features a magical story, memorable music and unforgettable characters. The beautiful and kindhearted... Read more

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005)

6.9/10
Director: Andrew Adamson
Starring: Tilda Swinton, Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell,...

Four London children, sent from London to live in a reclusive professor's countryside estate during World War II, discover a mysterious wardrobe in th... Read more

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

7.5/10
Director: David Yates
Starring: Alan Rickman, Brendan Gleeson, David Thewlis, Emma Thompson, Fiona Shaw, Gary Ol...

The rebellion begins! While the wider wizarding community may doubt Voldemort's return, Harry and his friends know too well what lies ahead. Unfortu... Read more

The Sword in the Stone (1963)

7.2/10
Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Starring: Rickie Sorensen, Sebastian Cabot

The animated version of the King Arthur legend from the studios of Walt Disney, as based on the book by Theodore H. White. 'A thorough delight, the so... Read more

The Aristocats (1970)

7.1/10
Director: Wolfgang Reitherman
Starring: Eva Gabor, Phil Harris, Sterling Holloway

This charming film features Eva Gabor as the voice of mother feline who is catnapped by a cruel servant and transported to the country along with her... Read more

The Secret Garden (1993)

7.3/10
Director: Agnieszka Holland
Starring: Kate Maberly, Heydon Prowse, Andrew Knott

Director Agnieszka Holland creates a truly gorgeous, remarkable, subtle and stately version of this childrens classic. After her self-indulgent, unlov... Read more

Return to Never Land (2002)

Director: Robin Budd
Starring: Voices Of, Dan Castellaneta, Bradley Pierce, Roger Rees

This sequel to the '50s Disney classic finds Wendy now a grown-up mother to youngsters Jane and Danny in WWII London. Jane is skeptical about the Pete... Read more

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

Director: Brad Silberling
Starring: Jim Carrey, Liam Aiken, Emily Browning, Kara Hoffman, Shelby Hoffman, Timothy Sp...

Based on the first three books in the "Lemony Snicket" series by Daniel Handler, this black comedy for the whole family centers on three orphaned sibl... Read more

Babe (1995)

6.8/10
Director: Chris Noonan
Starring: Magda Szubanski, James Cromwell

An orphaned piglet named Babe is won by a farmer at a fair and is taken home to a barnyard where the animals have the ability to talk to one another.... Read more

She's the Man (2006)

6.4/10
Director: Andy Fickman
Starring: Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey, Robert Hoffman, Jonathan Sadowski, A...

This contemporary teen take on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night sees Viola (Amanda Bynes) assuming her brother Sebastian's identity so she can play on the... Read more