kids' flicks

kids' flicks archive 2006

ACMI is the place for movie magic on a budget. Enjoy fun-filled cinema programs, guaranteed to delight and captivate the imagination of children and grown-ups alike!

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mickey's christmas carol + disney shorts

A free christmas special featuring Disney's free-wheeling adaptation of Dickens' timeless A Christmas Carol and Disney animated shorts.


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chicken little

Chicken Little finally begins to live down his embarrassing faux pas when the sky really does begin to fall.


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101 dalmations

Disney's classic pits an adorable litter of dalmation pups against the voracious fashion appetites of the monstrous Cruella de Vil.


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willy wonka & the chocolate factory

Against all the odds, young Charlie Bucket wins a golden ticket to join Willy Wonka on a personally guided tour of his world famous Chocolate Factory.


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zathura: a space adventure

Brothers Walter and Danny discover a dust-laden game in the basement. Weird things start to happen when they take it upstairs to play!


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tom sawyer

This technicolor musical adaptation of Mark Twain's literary masterpiece is a genial affair with a lovely air of authenticity.


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dreamer

A former champion racehorse breeder gets a chance to reclaim his glory, impress his daughter and mend his strained relationship with his father.


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tim burton's corpse bride

When Victor accidentally proposes to a not-quite-alive young woman, she says 'yes' and spirits him off to the underworld to meet the family.


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aladdin

The story of a young boy with street smarts, named Aladdin, who meets and falls in love with a doe-eyed but no-nonsense princess, Jasmine.


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animated kids' classics

Free animated story-time favourites and Disney classics including Madeline, Donald Duck and Pluto.


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little manhattan

Director Mark Levin's experience as producer and story editor on TV's The Wonder Years is evident in this charming romantic comedy for pre-teens.


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kes

A teenage boy with no friends rears and trains a young kestrel, which is the only thing in his young life that has any meaning.


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the little mermaid

The delightful story of Ariel, a mermaid princess with a mind of her own, who falls in love with a land-dwelling, two-legged prince.


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home on the range

A musical western whose farmyard characters are voiced by Roseanne Barr and Judi Dench, among notable others.


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national velvet

Velvet Brown (Elizabeth Taylor) wins a spirited steed named 'Pie' in a lottery and is determined it shall race in the Grand National Steeplechase.


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oliver twist

Young Oliver falls into bad company after escaping from a workhouse for orphans in this evocative portrayal of a nineteenth-century London.


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my neighbour totoro

Classic children's anime from master Japanese animator, Hayao Mizazaki (Spirited Away).


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pocahontas

Disney brings its impeccable standards of animation and song to this adaptation of the legend of Native American princess Pocahontas.


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spirit bear

The film is based on the courageous true-life campaign by Simon Jackson, a teen activist from Vancouver, to save a rare white Kermode bear.


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lepel

This delightful children's feature from the Netherlands was the joint winner of the inaugural London Children's Film Festival Audience Choice Award.


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bambi

With its magnificently rendered animation, musical score and the endearingly cute 'sidekicks' - Thumper and 'Flower' the skunk - Bambi is a classic.


muppet treasure island

Join Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of the Muppets in a swash-buckling adventure inspired by the Robert Louis Stevenson classic.


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lassie

The screen's most beloved collie is back in a new film which places the action in the story's original setting, 1930s Yorkshire.


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whisper of the heart

Produced by celebrated Japanese animation house, Studio Ghibli, from a screenplay by famed director Hayao Miyazaki.


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bugsy malone

An all-child cast featuring Jodie Foster and Scott Baio is the star attraction of Alan Parker's fabulous musical gangster spoof.


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into the west

Tito and Ossie, young brothers growing up in a Dublin slum, adopt a magnificent horse they call Tir na nOg.


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monsters, inc.

Classic animated hi-jinks from Pixar, featuring the voices of John Goodman and Billy Crystal.


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the hunchback of notre dame

Victor Hugo gets the Disney treatment in the animated adaptation featuring the voices of Tom Hulce, Demi Moore, Kevin Kline and Jason Alexander.


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pinocchio

Disney's 1940 adaptation of Carlo Collodi's story imaginatively brings to screen the classic tale of a wooden puppet who longs to become a boy.


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animated kids' classics winter 2006

Animated story-time favourites and Disney classics including Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham, Rumpelstiltskin and Pluto.


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little women

"Susan Sarandon shines as the proto-feminist mother hen, Ryder is wonderfully cast as the spirited Jo. A treat for kids of 6 upwards"


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honey, i shrunk the kids

Rick Moranis is Wayne Szalinski, an obsessive inventor busy tweaking his electro-magnetic shrinking machine when it is accidentally activated.


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nanny mcphee

Emma Thompson is Nanny McPhee, the formidable nanny who takes up the challenge of bringing into line seven exceedingly ill-behaved children.


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around the world in 80 days

"Good, goofy fun" The Rough Guide to Kids' Movies.


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the jungle book

One of the best-loved Disney animated features, adapted from the tales of Rudyard Kipling.


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nicholas nickleby

Douglas McGrath, the director of Emma, turns his hand to another classic of English literature; Charles Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby.


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millions

When Damian chances upon a bag of cash, he decides it must be God's doing and that he and is brother are meant to use it to help the poor.


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a little princess

Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden), this adaptation of the story is directed by Alfonso Cuaron.


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lady and the tramp

Lady, a pampered uptown Cocker Spaniel, and Tramp, a jaunty, rough and tumble mutt, are the stars of this enchanting Disney animation classic.


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national treasure

As a child, Ben would listen enthralled to his grandfather's tales of long lost treasure, a cryptic clue leads the adult Ben into a thrilling mystery.


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free animated kids' classics

Animated story-time favourites and Disney classics including Little Tom Thumb, Donald Duck and Chip 'n Dale (total running time 49 mins).


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mad hot ballroom

"Irresistible!  A kind of Spellbound crossed with Strictly Ballroom" Los Angeles Times


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tarzan

Based on the classic story by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the orphaned baby Tarzan is adopted by a gorilla named Kala and raised in the jungle.


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nausicaa of the valley of the wind

One of the great anime heroines, from master Japanese animator, Hayao Miyazaki - Princess Nausicaa is on an eco-battle to save the planet!


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james and the giant peach

Based on the marvelously inventive children's fantasy story by Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach combines live action with stop-motion animation.


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yolngu boy

Caught between a modern new world, in which hip hop and street cred rule, and their ancestry, these three teenage Yolngu boys have a lot going on.


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howl's moving castle

Hayao Miyazaki, the award-winning director of Spirited Away, returns with a phantasmagorical feature length animation.


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herbie: fully loaded

Almost four decades after The (original) Love Bug hit the screens, Herbie is back, better than ever.


confessions of a teenage drama queen

Wanting to be a famous actress, fifteen year-old Mary Elizabeth is devastated when her family moves from cosmopolitan New York to suburban New Jersey.


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freaky friday

When Anna and her mother, Tess, mysteriously 'swap' bodies, they have their work cut out for them living in the other's skin - literally.


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the parent trap

Nancy Meyer's 1998 comedy is a smart, modern update of the classic 1961 film starring Hayley Mills.


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josie and the pussycats

The Pussycats - Josie, Melody and Valerie - hit the big screen in a live action version of the famous 60s Archie comic and 70s TV cartoon series.


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charlie and the chocolate factory

Tim Burton, the director of Edward Scissorhands and Sleepy Hollow, plays up the quirkily sinister tone of Roald Dahl's story.


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free animated kids' classics

Animated story-time favourites and Disney classics including Where the Wild Things Are and Donald Duck in Fire Chief.


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