Adapted from L. Frank Baum’s timeless children’s tale about a Kansas girl’s journey over the rainbow, The Wizard of Oz opened in 1939 and subsequently received five Academy Award nominations , including Best Picture (Outstanding Production), and captured two Oscars® - Best Song (“Over the Rainbow”) and Best Original Score - plus a special award for Outstanding Juvenile Performance by Judy Garland.
The film was directed by Victor Fleming (who that same year directed Gone With the Wind), produced by Mervyn LeRoy, and scored by Herbert Stothart, with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg.
The film was an overwhelmingly popular and critical success upon its initial release and repeated its ability to captivate audiences when MGM reissued the film in 1949 and 1955. The film made a new kind of history with its network television premiere in 1956. Nearly 45 million people tuned in for this initial telecast, marking the beginning of an annual tradition. Ever since, The Wizard of Oz has been shown all over the world; its magical story and heartfelt performances have enabled it to grow from a perennial classic to its current status as a treasured icon of popular culture.
Directors: Eric Summer, Eric Warin. Cast: Elle Fanning, Dane Dehaan, Maddie Ziegler. 2016. France/Canada. 89min.
Felicie has one dream, to become a ballerina at the world’s best ballet school. She also has one big problem; she’s stuck in an orphanage with her best friend Victor hundreds of miles away. After a hair-raising escape and a gruelling journey the partners in crime arrive in the city determined to follow their dreams; Felice’s to dance and Victor’s to become a famous inventor. She is taken in by the kindly Odette to work with her as a house maid but Odette has a secret; a talented dancer herself until her dreams were shattered, she sees the potential in Felicie and agrees to train her. Driven by her passion for dancing Felicie goes to extraordinary lengths in order to audition for the role of a lifetime, but now the hard work will begin. With her mentor Odette and Victor by her side, will Felicie master the grace, skill and discipline it takes to become a professional dancer? One thing is for sure, she’ll have to strive harder than ever before to achieve her dreams…
Easter shenanigans aplenty in this charming kids' comedy from the director of ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS.
Mixing live-action and computer-animation, HOP tells the story of E.B. (Brand), the starry-eyed son of the Easter Bunny, who finds himself in hot bother after following his nose to Hollywood in pursuit of a career in music.
When unemployed lay-about Fred O'Hare (Marsden) hits E.B. with his car on his way home, the youngster takes full advantage of the situation and convinces Fred to take him in while he recovers from his 'injuries'. With Easter approaching and E.B.'s leg showing little sign of repair, it's suddenly up to Fred to save the day and deliver the eggs on time.
Experience a journey like no other on the planet—one that spans hundreds of miles across a frozen continent. Braving icy winds, freezing temperatures and starvation, this is the incredible true story of a family's quest to bring new life into the world.
This is a special Kids' Club screening for World Earth Day 2017
During an ordinary day in Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh sets out to find some honey. Misinterpreting a note from Christopher Robin, Owl convinces Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Pooh, Kanga, Roo, and Eeyore that their young friend has been captured by a creature named "Backsoon", and they set out to save him.
It's Eeyore's birthday on the 29 April, so why not come and celebrate the classic A. A. Milne characters in this 2011 Disney feature, narrated by John Cleese.
Director: Chris McKay
Starring: Will Arnet, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson. USA 2017. 104 mins.
Lego Batman must learn to be a team player to defeat The Joker in this brilliantly funny Lego Movie spin-off. Self-regarding, gravel-voiced Bruce Wayne (Will Arnett) - aka Batman - remains the toast of Gotham City. But each night, he returns to the Batcave alone. His faithful manservant Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) suggests that this illustrious master builder and crime-fighter's greatest fear is of being part of a family once more. The solution is to raise the orphan he adopted, Dick Grayson (Michael Cera), to become his superhero sidekick Robin. But the over-excited boy wonder proves quite a handful. Meanwhile, police commisioner Barbara Gordon (Rosario Dawson) wants Batman to join her law enforcement team just as highly-strung, self-styled greatest foe The Joker (Zach Galifianakis) rears his cackling head. Will Arnett reprises his wonderful voice performance from the hit 'Lego Movie' for this witty animated comedy that places Batman centre stage - where he feels he belongs!
On a tiny exotic island, Tuesday, an outgoing parrot lives with his quirky animal friends in paradise. However, Tuesday can't stop dreaming about discovering the world. After a violent storm, Tuesday and his friends wake up to find a strange creature on the beach: Robinson Crusoe.
In a peaceful little clearing, the remains of a hastily abandoned picnic sparks warfare between two tribes of ants. At stake is a box of sugar. A bold young ladybird finds himself caught in the middle of the battle. He befriends one of the black ants, Mandible and helps him to save the anthill from the assault of the terrible red ant warriors, led by the fearful Butor.
The London International Animation Festival (LIAF) returns to Kids Club this May with an eclectic mix of wonderful animated shorts from all over the globe. Definitely not to be missed and don’t forget to vote for your favourites!
An enterprising koala puts on the world’s greatest singing show in this hilarious animated comedy. Buster Moon is a koala whose pride and joy is his theatre. But the once grand building has fallen on hard times and looks set to close its doors forever unless Buster can find a way to revive its fortunes. The one idea he has is to put on the world’s greatest singing competition – but will he find the next Leona Lewis or the next Honey G? From acclaimed director Garth Jennings (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Son of Rambow) comes this charming and hilariously funny animated comedy featuring the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly and Taron Egerton.