Winnie the Pooh(2011)
This gentle, whimsical animated Walt Disney feature uses the old-school, hand-drawn style of the classic A. A. Milne children's books it's based on.
A.A. Milne’s stories of the bear with a big heart who loves honey have been enchanting children for generations. This gentle animation is the perfect companion piece to those books, using traditional animation and oodles of charm to capture the hearts of a whole new audience.Read more
The Iron Giant(1999)
Superbly animated adaptation following young Hogarth's discovery of a colossal, friendly robot, and his plight to protect him from government agents.
Based on Ted Hughes’ classic story The Iron Man, this animation has long been one of the most popular titles at Into Film and is now regarded as a genuine classic of children’s cinema. With its roots in the space race of the 1960s, the film is full of heart and is guaranteed to ignite the imagination of young people.Read more
Moving and rewarding animation about rabbits on a long journey to safety.
Adapted from Richard Adams' novel, Watership Down is a moving and rewarding experience for all viewers, although the film does not shy away from exploring dark subject matter. The tale is an enchanting one, and a classic of British cinema, but should be viewed beforehand before showing to younger audiences.Read more
Charlotte's Web, adapted from the popular children's novel, captures the magic of a wonderful friendship between a pig and a spider.
E.B. White’s children’s classic is a wonderful story of friendship, in this case between a pig and a spider. Full of charm and magic, this film is a worthy adaptation of one of the most popular children’s books of all time, dealing with friendship, community and the environment.Read more
A heartwarming and very funny family tale of a pig with a penchant for sheep-herding, much to the chagrin of the local sheepdog.
Talking pigs of course also play a key part in Babe, adapted from Dick King Smith’s The Sheep-Pig about a pig who is desperate to be a sheep-dog. As well as being terrifically entertaining and full of cheeky charm, the fillm contains wonderful messages about refusing to simply accept your apparent role in life.Read more
The Wind In The Willows(1996)
Terry Jones wrote and directed this charmingly modernised version of Kenneth Grahame's 1908 children's classic.
This colourful, eccentric tale of three friends Mole, Rat and Badger follows their struggle to defend their riverside homes from the rapacious Weasels' plans to bulldoze their rural idyll and build a dog-food factory. With an all-star comic cast, this is a delightful adaptation of Kenneth Graham’s classic.Read more
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Muppet Treasure Island(1996)
Trademark Muppet lunacy abounds in this musical adventure about a quest to claim buried treasure using an old pirate map.
As always, the Muppets prove once again that they are as capable of turning a classic book into a great film as anybody. Robert Louis Stevenson’s swashbuckling tale is turned into a slightly mad musical comedy, but Long John Silver is never far away and the book’s spirit remains intact.Read more
Diary of a Wimpy Kid(2010)
Funny and painful by turns, Diary of A Wimpy Kid is a clever take on pre-teen angst.
A perennial favourite amongst young Into Film members, this school comedy based on Jeff Kinney’s series of books has a fantastic message about learning to be yourself. Its painfully funny take on pre-teen angst will appeal to anyone who ever wanted to be the popular kid in school.Read more
Swallows and Amazons(2016)
Adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s timeless novel about four siblings embarking on an extraordinary adventure whilst on holiday in the Lake District.
When school is out, the best thing to do is to go in search of adventure. Arthur Ransome’s timeless classic about young siblings on holiday in the Lake District is winningly adapted here, taking in themes of self-discovery, adventure and exploration, offering a perfect antidote to our increasingly digital lives.Read more
The Railway Children (1970)
Iconic story about three London children moving to the country after their father is falsely imprisoned, forced to live in poverty in rural Yorkshire.
Sharing many of the themes of Swallows & Amazons, and based on equally beloved source material The Railway Children has a timeless quality, offering adventure and excitement, but grounding those thrills in the everyday, despite being set more than 100 years ago.Read more
A Little Princess(1995)
Adaptation of a classic children's tale, in which a young girl is forced to go to boarding school abroad due to World War I upheaval.
The fate of children during wartime has long been a popular source of material in young people’s literature. Frances Hodgson Burnett’s story of the same name was first published in 1905, but the film changes the setting to World War One in America. With a sense of magical realism, the film vividly captures a world in upheaval seen through the eyes of a child.Read more
Adaptation of the famous Charles Dickens novel, about a boy who grows up in a brutal workhouse in Victorian London before joining a pickpocket gang.
The Charles Dickens novel of course needs no introduction, and has been the inspiration for many films over the years. However David Lean’s arguably remains the most successful, bringing Victoria London to life as a space that is at once terrifying and fascinating, full of unforgettable – and occasionally frightening – characters.Read more
Classic David Lean adaptation of the Dickens novel about an orphan with a mysterious benefactor.
Lean also found great success adapting Dickens in this classic adaptation from 1946. Known for its fidelity to the source material, and remaining remarkably accessible, the film is ideal for helping young people to unlock the complexity of what can be quite a challenging text.Read more
Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone(2001)
The first in a series of magical adventures with schoolboy wizard Harry Potter.
The Harry Potter series of course needs no introduction. Amongst the series’ many charms, it is an often excruciatingly accurate insight into the sheer terror of starting life at a new school, where you don’t know anyone and everybody else appears full of confidence. As Harry and the rest of Hogwarts quickly discovers, neither is really the case…Read more
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief(2010)
Fun adventure about a modern American who finds out he is the son of ancient Greek god Poseidon, and that Zeus thinks he stole his lightning bolt.
Taking the world of Greek mythology and placing them into a modern setting, this visually lavish adventure story bears many resemblances to the Harry Potter series, with its story of magic, adventure and mystery, but like the Rick Riordan stories, remains huge fun in its own right.Read more
Offbeat film about a kid who's sent to a sinister correctional facility in the desert to dig holes after being falsely accused of theft.
This comedy adventure, faithfully adapted from Louis Sachar’s novel, is imaginative, inventive family entertainment, full of visual flourishes and a genuine weight to its story. Like the book, the film is likely to enchant as well as challenge its young audience.Read more
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