A courageous teenage girl follows in the footsteps of her ancestors in sailing across the Oceanic seas, accompanied by a demi-god called Maui.
This adventure celebrates the power of the ocean to connect as well as divide, and offers a new kind of Disney princess – Moana, the one chosen to conquer the seas once again after her island begins to suffer from lack of food. Brave, strong, and with the knack for navigation in her blood, Moana is the real hero in this story, although demi-god Maui offers a little help.Read more
When Marnie Was There(2014)
A shy girl sent to the country to recover from asthma discovers an abandoned mansion and begins to explore its mysteries with her new friend Marnie.
This charming final offering from Studio Ghibli, who frequently centre their stories around curious girls, focuses on the power of female friendship. While shy and complex Anna isn’t the easiest girl to get on with, her mysterious new-found friend Marnie helps her to come out of her shell.Read more
April and the Extraordinary World(2015)
In a smoggy steam-powered Paris, young scientist April is trying to finish her parents’ project to invent an invincibility serum.
Based on a graphic novel, this thrilling adventure set in an alternate version of the past explores the power of science to alter history, and features an inspiring hero in the character of April, a talented young scientist on the run from people who want to seize her valuable knowledge.Read more
Long Way North(2015)
Animated adventure about a noble Russian teen who sets out on a voyage to track down her grandfather, whose ship was lost en route to the North Pole.
With a female writing team behind the story, this adventure features a determined young woman who refuses to conform to the expectations of high society. Instead, Sasha is inspired to follow in her explorer grandfather’s footsteps. Despite the difficulty being accepted as the lone female in an all-male ship’s crew, Sasha proves herself a valuable member of the team.Read more
Snow-filled and funny Disney adventure inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's icy fairytale, The Snow Queen.
This hugely popular Disney tale, written and directed by Jennifer Lee, features sisters Anna and Elsa, who grow apart when Elsa’s magical powers become too powerful for her to control. However, in this adventure it’s revealed that sisterly love will find a way, especially when the leaders of neighbouring towns try to take advantage of the sisters’ unusual situation…Read more
Bringing the beauty of the Scottish Highlands to life, this is fairytale animation at its best.
Boasting the talents of writer and director Brenda Chapman, this Mediaeval tale centres on the relationship between a mother and her rebellious daughter. Determined not to be married off in the traditional manner, Merida decides she can take care of herself – she just has to persuade her family.Read more
Freaky Friday (1977)
A constantly bickering mother and daughter magically swap bodies - and have the opportunity to see the world from the other's perspective.
Hollywood legend Jodie Foster, now an established director, appears as a young actor in this comedy about a mother and daughter who don’t see eye-to-eye, until they switch places to live a day in the others’ life, revealing much about the gender conventions of the 1970s. Written by Mary Rodgers, who also wrote the novel that the film is based on.Read more
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