The Wizard of Oz(1939)
This timeless family musical, one of cinema's much loved productions, sees young Dorothy escape Kansas for the Technicolor land of Oz.
The Wizard of Oz changed cinema forever when it was released, and it still contains some of the most memorable songs in film history. Joyful, infectious, but also poignant, the songs encapsulate so much about growing up, friendship, adventure, and sorrow. Over The Rainbow might be the most iconic song ever written for a film.Read more
Classic film with musical scenes about nanny Mary Poppins, who is full of common sense but friends with talking animals and dancing chimney sweeps.
Ahead of the much discussed sequel in 2018, the world’s favourite nanny has lost none of her ability to charm and captivate children of all ages. A story that remains guaranteed to sweep all audiences off their feet, whether they are meeting Mary for the first or 101st time. Truly scrumptious in every way.Read more
Musical version of the famous Charles Dickens novel about the adventures of a Victorian orphan who falls in with a London street gang.
This legendary musical adaptation of Oliver Twist won a stack of Oscars and remains hugely popular. Packed with unforgettable songs, this is one of the most enduring British films of all time, and the ideal introduction to Dickens’ text, many of the themes of which remain relevant today.Read more
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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory(1971)
Visually brilliant 1971 Roald Dahl adaptation about a little boy who wins a tour of the maddest sweet factory in the world!
Roald Dahl’s enchanting adventure was brought to the big screen with this irresistible musical classic, a film that brings all who encounter it into a world of pure imagination.Read more
Age groupAll ages
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial(1982)
This heart-warming family favourite about an alien stranded all alone on earth contains some of the most magical scenes in movie history.
Steven Spielberg’s timeless masterpiece about a lonely alien who finds himself stranded on Earth contains one of the most magical, soaring and inspirational film scores of all-time, guaranteed to bring a tear to your eye!Read more
Old-fashioned cowboy toy Woody is threatened by the arrival of flashy, hi-tech Buzz Lightyear in this character-driven animation from Pixar.
The first feature length film from Pixar remains one of their most endearing. One of the main reasons for this is legendary composer Randy Newman’s wonderful soundtrack, including the unforgettable “You’ve Got A Friend In Me”, a song that perhaps sums up all the tone of all Pixar’s films to date.Read more
Animated comedy about a fat, green, bad-tempered ogre banished from his woods cabin home by an evil lord, which has become a modern classic.
Before Shrek, it was highly unusual for animated films to feature pop songs on their soundtrack. But this tongue-in-cheek fairy-tale changed all that, incorporating golden oldies as well as contemporary chart hits into the storytelling, including some fabulous song-and-dance numbers and a tear-jerking version of Leonard Cohen’s Halleujah.Read more
An uplifting South African film about a 13-year-old talented musician who must earn a place in his new school’s jazz concert.
The power of music is also celebrated in South African family drama Felix, where a talented musician from a poor background wins a prestigious scholarship and finds himself competing for a place in the school concert. This uplifting film is a brilliant evocation of music as an expression of creativity amongst people of all ages and backgrounds, regardless of circumstances.Read more
Into The Woods(2014)
The Grimm Fairytales are brought to life in this musical about a couple who venture into the woods to break a spell that has been cast on them.
Creating a dark and magical world, densely packed with familiar characters from fairy tales, this film takes the Hollywood musical form and runs with it to maximise the humour, scares and wonder to be found in the enchanted woods.Read more
Song of the Sea(2014)
A beautiful and touching animation based on an Irish folktale about a little girl who turns into a Selkie.
Featuring a haunting and beautiful score inspired by traditional Irish music, this charming animation centres around a little girl who cannot yet speak – but needs to find her voice to be able to save her fellow Selkies with the song of the sea.Read more
A courageous teenager follows in the footsteps of her ancestors in sailing across the Oceanic seas, accompanied by the demi-god called Maui.
Disney’s latest animation is a film full of adventure and music which also emphases the folklore of Oceanic cultures. Composed by Lin Manuel Miranda, the songs are every bit as inspiring and empowering as Moana herself and represent how Disney are diversifying their product, without losing any of the magic.Read more
In 1879 Paris, an orphan girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina takes on the identity of another in order to enrol at a prestigious ballet school.
Delightful animation in which an orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural home in Brittany for Paris. There she passes for someone else and soon finds herself becoming a pupil at the legendary Grand Opera House.Read more
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