Step into Spring with Into Film+

21 Mar 2023 in Into Film+

6 mins
The Lorax
The Lorax

The Easter holidays are just around the corner and we've curated a fresh set of fun features and springtime-feeling shorts to stream with your primary-aged learners as they begin to unwind for the holidays. 

Our collection of films focuses on all sorts of Easter-time topics, including springtime, animals, the cycle of life, light-touch spirituality, and even chocolate! From lively book adaptations of The Lorax and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to slapstick animations The Green Bird and Shaun the Sheep Movie, there's sure to be something for everyone.

Each title comes with a film guide and curriculum-linked resource to help bring an extra element to your teaching, with exclusive filmed bonus content also available to engage your students in the film's unique themes and topics. For example, our resource for The Lorax was created in collaboration with Eco Schools and discusses the importance of pupils' local environment and the easy ways they can make a difference.

What's more, our Into Film+ highlights feature allows you to save useful scenes or short segments of a film and easily play them back whenever you need. That means instead of noting down and scrolling to the right time code, you will be able to access key moments in a film straight away and use them to efficiently illustrate key parts of your lesson plan. Into Film+ is the UK's first free* streaming service dedicated to film and designed for all school settings.

Fun Feature-length films

Peter Rabbit 2 (U)

The mischievous Peter Rabbit returns, this time getting caught up in a heist at a farmer's market with a group of equally troublesome animals.

Even Mice Belong in Heaven (U)

After an unfortunate accident, a determined little mouse and a nervous fox find themselves journeying through animal heaven.

Shaun the Sheep Movie (U)

The much-loved farmyard creature Aardman animation finally gets a big screen animation of his own. It is accompanied by a series of three resources based on exclusive Into Film Behind The Scenes interviews: Shaun the Sheep: Starting Your StoryShaun the Sheep: Making Your Movie and Shaun the Sheep: Secret of Sound.

The Lorax (U)

This fun animated adaptation of the Dr. Suess book is about a peculiar orange creature The Lorax, ‘guardian of the forest' who speaks for the trees. An imaginative tale touching on deforestation, pollution and the importance of ecosystems. It is accompanied by an engaging bonus video created in collaboration with Eco Schools to get your younger students thinking about the importance of their local environment, and easy ways they can make a difference.

Up (U)

The breath-taking animation tells the story of a grieving widower who evades eviction by attaching balloons to his house and floating away.

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (U)

Visually brilliant 1971 Roald Dahl adaptation about a little boy who wins a tour of the most bizarre, sweet factory in the world.

Zootropolis (PG)

Hugely inventive animated adventure about a rookie bunny cop teaming up with a wily fox to solve a set of mysterious disappearances. It is accompanied by the resources Zootropolis: Taking Care of Business, which supports students to become entrepreneurs and Zootropolis: Case of Missing Mammals, which includes a selection of activities for teachers to choose from.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (PG)

Roald Dahl's classic confectionary tale comes to life in this entrancing film from Tim Burton.

Life of Pi (PG)

The extraordinary story of Pi who, cast adrift on a lifeboat with only a tiger for company must find his inner strength and courage to survive. A thoughtful fantasy drama that has also proven successful with many SEN audiences due to the clear narrative that follows one protagonist who is easy to like and unambiguously good. 

Please note there are some alarming moments involving the tiger that more sensitive members may find distressing. There are also bright colours used throughout this film.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold (PG)

An adventurous teenage girl sets off on a jungle adventure with her new high school classmates in order to rescue her explorer parents.

Springtime-feeling Shorts

The Green Bird (Unclassified)

Recommended for 5-11-year-olds by our Curation team.

A large, clumsy and very noisy bird has to learn to look after its first laid egg.

After the Rain (Unclassified)

Recommended for 5-11-year-olds by our Curation team.

The story of a shepherd with an unusual talent and his creative and determined dog.

Pixar Shorts Volume 1: For the Birds (U)

A large goofy bird puts a clique of snooty birds in their place.

Pixar Shorts Volume 3: Piper (U)

A small, young bird must navigate the world of the beach and find food for itself.

I am a Pebble (Unclassified)

Recommended for 5-11-year-olds by our Curation team.

A young otter lives with three mossy stones that resemble her family.

Milk (Unclassified)

Recommended for 5-11-year-olds by our Curation team.

A young girl learns a big lesson about the cost of living and acts of kindness that make us grow.

How Do I Get Started on Into Film+?

To access Into Film+, all you'll need is an Into Film Account - it's completely free, and only takes a moment to set up. Into Film+ is free to use for all UK state schools that hold a valid Public Video Screening (PVS) Licence from Filmbankmedia.

Filmbankmedia PVS Licences are paid for on behalf of schools by all local authorities in England and by some local authorities in both Wales and Scotland. Into Film NI cover the license cost for some schools in Northern Ireland. For further information on licensing in your locality please see our FAQs.

If you don't have a PVS Licence, or aren't already covered, then a licence can easily be obtained from Filmbankmedia.

* Screenings for an entertainment or extra-curricular purpose require a PVS (Public Video Screening) Licence from Filmbankmedia. State-funded schools in England are covered by the PVS Licence.

Into Film and the Into Film+ streaming service is supported by the UK film industry through Cinema First and the BFI through National Lottery Funding, thanks to National Lottery players. Since the very first National Lottery draw in 1994, public support - raised directly through National Lottery ticket sales - has funded more than 670,000 projects, raising more than £46 billion for good causes.

This Article is part of: Into Film+

Find out all about the Into Film+ streaming platform, and check out the latest films added and available to stream.

View other Articles in this column

You may also be interested in...

Viewing 4 of 4 related items.

Into Film Clubs

Into Film Clubs

Find out everything you need to know about starting an Into Film Club.

News details

Want to write for us?

Get in touch with your article ideas for the News and Views section.