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Nine year-old Danny lives with his dad in a caravan at the back of the petrol station they run, where his father also works fixing cars. The pair live a contented life - which greatly aggravates a local businessman named Victor Hazell, who wants the land the petrol station is sited on. Victor tries every trick in the book to force them out of their home. So when Danny and his dad hear that Hazell is planning a shooting party to hunt the pheasants in his private wood, they hatch a scheme which will leave the mean-spirited bigwig very red-faced! This is a well-made and highly enjoyable version of the rightly much-loved children's book by Roald Dahl.
A film guide that looks at Danny, the Champion of the World (1989), exploring its key topics and themes through...
Fun and thought provoking activities to support a visit to the Into Film Festival to view a film from the Game Changers strand.
Memorable film about a boy growing up in a working-class area of London after World War Two, who becomes obsessed with a fable he hears.
7+ years 90 mins
Robin Hood, Napoleon and the passengers of the Titanic are just some of the characters encountered in this time-travelling adventure.
7+ years 111 mins
Extraordinary, Oscar-winning fantasy animated film from Japan following the down-the-rabbit-hole adventures of a young girl named Chihiro.
7+ years 125 mins
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We take a look at the many challenges - both technical and human - involved in bringing The BFG and Roald Dahl's other worlds to life on screen.
Reading time 9 mins
A podcast for film club leaders, recorded by our team of Film Programmers. This time, Elinor and Joe discuss the wondrous worlds of Roald Dahl.
Viewing time 22 mins
Celebrate Roald Dahl's incredible influence on film with our range of resources, film lists, articles, and more.
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