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A mythical, magical tale from Mexico, The Book of Life is a story of love, loss and family expectation produced by one of Mexico's best known filmmakers, Guillermo del Toro. Hidden in a secret museum exhibition is a book containing all the stories in the history of the Mexican people. A mysterious tour guide decides to share one of the stories with a group of students visiting the museum, that of Manolo, Joaquin and Maria. Childhood friends, Manolo and Joaquin both fall for Maria and when she's sent away to school, vow to win her hand in marriage on her return. Watching the action unfold from the realms of the Dead are La Muerte, the Guardian of the Land of the Remembered, a vibrant world full of happy spirits, and the mischievous Xibalba, Guardian of the Land of the Forgotten, a grey and miserable place. Taking the children's lives into their hands, the Guardians make a bet on which boy will succeed in marrying Maria - that's if she wants to get married to anyone! A fun adventure steeped in folklore, exquisitely animated, this roller coaster of the imagination will have your feet tapping and your heart thumping as you cheer for your favourite and fight the urge to sing along!
A film guide that looks at Coco (2017), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny kidnap Jack Frost to help battle Pitch, a spirit who's spreading evil around the world.
7–14 years 93 mins
Brilliantly dark and amusing stop-motion animation - Jack Skellington attempts to change his sinister ways and celebrate Christmas on a huge scale.
7–11 years 74 mins
Disney dazzles with this inventive comedy that imagines what would happen if arcade game characters could come to life and go game-hopping after dark.
7–16 years 97 mins
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Our Film of the Month winner for July is 'The Magic Pencil', a charming tale produced by pupils at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Leeds.
Viewing time 5 mins
We look at Pixar's latest original animation 'Coco', a family adventure which celebrates the Mexican holiday of Diá de Muertos (the Day of the Dead).
Reading time 5 mins
Watching and discussing film helps develop emotional understanding, while participating in filmmaking can provide a powerful means of self expression.
A film list exploring the evolution of 3D/CGI animation.
Suitable forAll ages
No. of films11
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