IntoFilm’s 50 Films For Kids – do you agree?

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IntoFilm, the UK education charity that seeks to put film at the heart of children’s learning, has today released a list of the 50 films every child should see before the age of 11. The list was compiled bearing in mind the impact each movie would have on a child’s intellectual, educational and emotional development, and suitability for family viewing, nostalgia and entertainment was also taken into consideration.

 

Here’s their list – what do you think? (You can also view it on the InfoFilm website at http://www.intofilm.org/msm)

One Hundred And One Dalmatians (1961)

The Adventures Of Tin Tin

Annie (1982)

The BFG (2016)

Babe

Beauty And The Beast (1991)

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

Coraline

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid

Dumbo

ET The Extra Terrestrial

Fantastic Mr Fox

Free Willy 

Frozen

The Gruffalo

Home

Hook

Hotel Transylvania

How To Train Your Dragon

The Iron Giant

Jumanji

The Jungle Book (1967)

Kubo And The Two Strings

The LEGO Movie

The Lion King

A Little Princess

The Lorax

Mary Poppins

Matilda

Nanny McPhee

The Never Ending Story

Night At The Museum

Oliver!

Paddington

The Princess Bride

The Secret Garden

Secret Life Of Pets

Shaun The Sheep The Movie

Shrek

Space Jam

Spirited Away

Star Wars A New Hope

Swallows And Amazons (2016)

Toy Story

Trolls

Up

Wallace And Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit

Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

The Witches

Zootopia

 

 

It’s an interesting list, and of course, any list like this is subjective and they are bound to have missed a few favourites. So while Movies4Kids is quite surprised to see the inclusion of forgettable (and in some instances, not very good) movies like Annie, Spielberg’s The BFG, Home, Hook, The Never Ending Story, Secret Life Of Pets and Space Jam, it’s great to see older classic movies like Up, Spirited Away, The Iron Giant and The Princess Bride make the list.

 

Click on each movie in the 50 list above to go to Movies4Kids’ own review, and below are just some of our suggestions of films that should/could have been included on the list of films every kid should see before they are 11… (all are U or PG certificates unless noted).

 

 

Back To The Future

The BFG 1989

Bambi

Big (this is a 12 certificate)

The Diary Of Anne Frank

A Far Off Place

Finding Nemo

The Goonies (this is a 12 certificate)

Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone

Hunt For The Wilderpeople (this is a 12 certificate)

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Monsters Inc

Raiders Of The Lost Ark

The Railway Children

School Of Rock

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

 

 

Happy viewing, and remember we’ve got more than 1000 more recommendations at http://www.movies4kids.co.uk!

 

Meet ‘Bad Ape’ from War For The Planet Of The Apes

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It’s just a few weeks until the latest Planet Of The Apes movie, War For The Planet Of The Apes, roars into cinemas, and next week you’ll be able to find reviews of all the previous Planet Of The Apes movies – including the originals from the 1960s and 1970s – reviewed at http://www.movies4kids.co.uk, in readiness for the new release.

 

In the meantime, check out this clip from the new movie in which ape Caesar and his Simian brothers discover a new ape, who has escaped from a zoo. (Please note, the clip has some intense scenes so it’s not suitable for young children).

 

War For The Planet Of The Apes opens in cinemas on July 11.

 

 

New Ferdinand trailer!

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Inspired by the book by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, the animated comedy adventure Ferdinand will be coming to UK cinemas on 16th December (and 15th December in the US). It’s the story of a Spanish bull named – you guessed it – Ferdinand, who is mistaken for a dangerous beast and taken away from his home. Determined to return to his family, he sets off on an adventure of a lifetime. The movie features the voices of John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, David Tennant and Sally Phillips, and the new trailer is below:

 

Meet Gene and Hi-5 from The Emoji Movie

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The Emoji Movie opens in UK cinemas on August 4th (and July 28th in the US), and in the meantime we have two new clips from the movie, introducing us to two of the main characters – Gene (voiced by TJ Miller) and Hi-5 (voiced by James Corden).

 

Meet Gene:

 

Meet Hi-5:

 

Don’t forget to visit http://www.movies4kids.co.uk for all the latest cinema and digital releases.

New Pharrell Williams music for Despicable Me 3

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Pharrell Williams, who contributed the infectious song ‘Happy’ to Despicable Me 2, has returned to write and produce five new tracks for the upcoming Despicable Me 3 soundtrack. The soundtrack, which also features Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’, a-ha’s ‘Take On Me’ and Nena’s ’99 Luftballoons’, will be available to download from June 23, but in the meantime, Pharrell has released the first track from the movie, ‘Yellow Light’ and you can watch the video for the song below:

 

 

Despicable Me 3 opens on June 30th, and you’ll be able to read a review of the movie at http://www.movies4kids.co.uk before its release.

First trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther!

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Ever since he made his first appearance in last year’s Captain America: Civil War, we’ve been waiting for news on the Black Panther, and the Marvel Universe movie that will focus on him. It’s set for release on February 12th, 2018 worldwide, and stars Chadwick Boseman as the new ruler of Wakanda, who must defend his country from threats on the inside and outside of his borders. The movie also stars Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.

 

Check out the first teaser trailer, below, and don’t forget to visit http://www.movies4kids.co.uk for all the latest cinema and DVD/download/Blu-Ray releases, as well as more that 1000 reviews of movies new and old, including all the other Marvel films!

 

 

 

New trailer for Disney/Pixar’s Coco

 

 

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The latest movie from Disney/Pixar, Coco, is due in US cinemas on November 22nd, and on January 18th 2018 in the UK. It’s the story of a 12-year-old boy who discovers a century-old mystery, and features the voices of Alanna Ubach, Benjamin Bratt and Gael Garcia Bernal. Here’s the new trailer, and don’t forget to visit www.movies4kids.co.uk for reviews of all Pixar’s previous movies, as well as thousands more!