Fantasy & Adventure

A strand of titles for the 2022 Into Film Festival which all contain stories of fantasy and adventure.

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Film allows us to escape into other worlds where we can explore places far beyond our imaginations. These journeys of fantasy and adventure are often filled with discovery and amazement.

With tales of god-like superheroes, genetically engineered dinosaurs, magical potions and lots of talking animals, the films in this strand celebrate the wondrous and dazzle with spectacle. They also celebrate a more grounded, human take on the spirit of adventure.

Films that are part of Fantasy & Adventure

The Amazing Maurice

CertPG

Age group7–11

Duration93 mins

The Amazing Maurice(2022)

A streetwise cat and his band of followers set out on a money-making scam.

This film is included in our Fantasy & Adventure strand as it deals with topics such as storytelling, friendship and animals and links to subjects including Literacy.

Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion

CertPG

Age group7–11

Duration87 mins

Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion(2018)

Best friends Asterix and Obelix accompany their village druid on his search for a successor to teach the secrets of his magic potion.

This film is included in our Fantasy & Adventure strand as it deals with topics such as mythology, magic, and travel & exploration, and links to subjects including History, French and Film Studies.

Conni and the Cat

CertU

Age group5–7

Duration80 mins

Conni and the Cat(2020)

Conni takes her first school trip to an old countryside castle but does not realise her troublemaking cat Mau has secretly come along for the ride.

This film is included in our Fantasy & Adventure strand as it deals with topics such as travel & exploration, animals, and growing up, and links to subjects including PSHE Education.

The Croods 2: A New Age

CertU

Age group5–11

Duration96 mins

The Croods 2: A New Age(2020)

Whilst searching for a new home, prehistoric family The Croods meet The Bettermans, another family who claim to be more evolved in every way.

This film is included in our Fantasy & Adventure strand as it deals with topics such as monsters, scientists & inventors, and travel & exploration, and links to subjects including Design & Technology

Death on the Nile

Cert12

Age group11+

Duration127 mins

Death on the Nile(2022)

Belgian detective Hercule Poirot must cut his holiday short and investigate when a murder occurs aboard a glamorous riverboat steamer in Egypt.

This film is included in our Fantasy & Adventure strand as it deals with topics such as criminal investigations and travel & exploration, and links to subjects including Literacy and Fi

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

CertPG

Age group7–14

Duration102 mins

Dora and the Lost City of Gold(2019)

An adventurous teenage girl sets off on a jungle adventure with her new high school classmates in order to rescue her explorer parents.

This film is included in our Fantasy & Adventure strand as it deals with topics such as travel & exploration, mythology and animals and links to subjects including Geography and Spanish.

Double Bill: Zog and the Flying Doctors + Superworm

CertU

Age group5–11

Duration50 mins

Double Bill: Zog and the Flying Doctors + Superworm(2021)

A double bill of animated short films based on books by the popular children’s author Julia Donaldson

This film is included in our Fantasy & Adventure strand as it deals with topics such as animals, friendship, and magic, and links to subjects including PSHE Education and Careers.

Double Bill: The Snail and the Whale + Zog and the Flying Doctors

CertU

Age group5–11

Duration50 mins

Double Bill: The Snail and the Whale + Zog and the Flying Doctors(2020)

A double-bill of animated shorts, both adapted from enormously popular children’s books by author Julia Donaldson.

This film is included in our Fantasy & Adventure strand as it deals with topics such as animals, friendship, and magic, and links to subjects including PSHE Education and Careers.

Hocus Pocus

CertPG

Age group11–16

Duration92 mins

Hocus Pocus(1993)

A Halloween-themed kids comedy that sees star singer Bette Midler playing the head of a calamitous group of evil witches

This film is included in our Fantasy & Adventure strand as it deals with topics such as ghost & ghouls, gender representation and magic and links to subjects including PSHE Education.

Jurassic World: Dominion

Cert12

Age group11+

Duration147 mins

Jurassic World: Dominion(2022)

The human population clashes with displaced dinosaurs as they roam across the modern world, in this culmination of the Jurassic Park experiment.

This film is included in our Fantasy & Adventure strand as it deals with topics such as dinosaurs, scientists & inventors, and ethics, and links to subjects including Biology and Film Studies.

Lightyear

CertPG

Age group5–14

Duration100 mins

Lightyear(2022)

Origin story of the fictional astronaut who inspired the Buzz Lightyear toy from Toy Story.

This film is included in our Fantasy & Adventure strand as it deals with topics such as space & planets, robots & artificial intelligence, and travel & exploration, and links to subjects including Art

The Lost City

Cert12

Age group11–16

Duration112 mins

The Lost City(2022)

A lonely romance novelist and her lovelorn cover model are thrust into a whirlwind adventure resembling one of her stories.

This film is included in our Fantasy & Adventure strand as it deals with topics such as storytelling, fame & consumerism, and love & relationships, and links to subjects including PSHE Education.

Petit Vampire (Little Vampire)

CertUnclassified

Age group7–11

Duration85 mins

Petit Vampire (Little Vampire)(2020)

After becoming fast friends, a mischievous little vampire and a 10 year-old orphan soon find themselves pursued by a moon-headed monster.

This film is included in our Fantasy & Adventure strand as it deals with topics such as ghosts & ghouls, magic, and monsters, and links to subjects including French and PSHE Education.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

CertPG

Age group7–11

Duration99 mins

Sonic the Hedgehog 2(2022)

Dr. Robotnik has a new evil plan to conquer the world so it’s up to Sonic to locate the Master Emerald before he does.

This film is included in our Fantasy & Adventure strand as it deals with topics such as friendship, growing up, and mass media, and links to subjects including PSHE Education.

Thor: Love and Thunder

Cert12

Age group11–16

Duration119 mins

Thor: Love and Thunder(2022)

A rejuvenated Thor reconnects with his ex-girlfriend, Jane, to fight off a new nemesis known as Gorr the God Butcher.

This film is included in our Fantasy & Adventure strand as it deals with topics such as mythology, comics, and aliens, and links to subjects including History and Film Studies.

Two by Two: Overboard!

CertU

Age group5–11

Duration86 mins

Two by Two: Overboard!(2020)

Two small animals, Finny and Leah, accidently fall off Noah’s Ark and find themselves alone at sea.

This film is included in our Fantasy & Adventure strand as it deals with topics such as storytelling, animals, and mythology, and links to subjects including Biology and PSHE Education.

Uncharted

Cert12

Age group11–16

Duration111 mins

Uncharted(2022)

Video game adaptation that sees a young pickpocket enlisted to find a fortune lost during the era of Spanish Inquisition.

This film is included in our Fantasy & Adventure strand as it deals with topics such as family, travel & exploration, and European countries, and links to subjects including Media Studies.

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