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kids' flicks archive 2005

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Pooh's Heffalump Movie
From Tigger to Tin Man, our new expanded kids program 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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the incredibles

Bob Paar ('Mr Incredible') used to be one of the world's greatest superheroes. Now he has a chance to sign up for a top-secret assignment on a remote island, but his family, with unique super powers of their own, aren't about to be left behind.

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harry potter & the prisoner of azkaban

It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts but a shadow hangs over him. A dangerous mass murderer, Sirius Black (Gary Oldman), has escaped the Azkaban Forest - the Wizards' prison.

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harry potter & the chamber of secrets

The second installment in the Harry Potter series returns to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Between dealing with cryptic house-elves, flying cars, Quidditch, and keeping one step ahead of the nasty Slytherins, who has time to study?

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harry potter & the philosopher's stone

Ten year old Harry Potter, orphaned as an infant and raised by his horrible aunt and uncle, believes himself to be an ordinary boy, only to find out on his eleventh birthday that he is anything but ordinary.

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animated kids' flicks summer 2005

Classic and contemporary animation from Disney, Chuck Jones, Canada and France.

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lemony snicket's a series of unfortunate events

When the three Baudelaire children are orphaned after a tragic fire, a distant relative, Count Olaf (Jim Carrey), seems destined to claim their fortune and do away with them!

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tim burton's the nightmare before christmas

Jack Skellington is so taken with the shiny packages of Christmas Town that he decides to take them back to his home in gloomy Halloween Town. So begins a darkly fanciful tale of Pumpkin Kings, Oogie Boogies and Sandy Claws.

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When Stanley is sent to Camp Green Lake for stealing sneakers (something he didn't do), he takes up residence with some rugged fellow juvenile 'delinquents' - Squid, Armpit, ZigZag, Magnet, X-Ray and Zero. The boys set about plotting a daring escape.

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the hunchback of notre dame

Cast aside by society, Quasimodo is raised by the priests of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. He befriends a gypsy girl Esmeralda, an outcast herself, with whom he falls in love. But Quasimodo is not the only suitor for Esmeralda's affections...

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the magic pudding

The classic bush tale by Norman Lindsay is brought to life by the voice talent of a bumper crop of Aussie stars including Geoffrey Rush, Sam Neill, Hugo Weaving, Jack Thompson and Toni Collette.

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pom poko

From Japan's famed Studio Ghibli and master anime director Isao Takahata, comes the magical story of a band of Tanuki, little raccoon-like creatures, who band together to save their forest home.

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inspector gadget

Based on the 80s cartoon series, Matthew Broderick takes the mantle of the bumbling hero in this live action update. After being blown up by the evil Dr. Claw, Gadget gets a high-tech overhaul in which he is endowed with 14,000 helpful bits-n-bobs.

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racing stripes

Stripes the Zebra (voiced by Frankie Muniz from Malcolm in the Middle) doesn't let the fact he's not actually a horse get in the way of his dreams of racing with thoroughbreds.

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the witches

In another Roald Dahl adaptation, Luke must use all his cunning to outsmart Grand High Witch (Anjelica Huston) in her evil quest to turn him - and all the children in England - into rodents!

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charlie and the chocolate factory

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

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garfield the movie

Based on the comic strip by Jim Davis, this big screen treatment neatly combines an animated Garfield (voiced by the perfectly droll Bill Murray) with a live action setting and characters.

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the black stallion

Visually stunning adaptation of Walter Farley's classic children's novel. When young Alec is washed up on a deserted shore after a perilous shipwreck, he discovers that he isn't the sole survivor; a wild stallion has also managed to make it ashore.

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kimba the white lion

From master animator Osamu Tezuka, the creator of Astro Boy, comes one of the first generation anime classics from Japan. Tezuka's hugely appealing series went on to inspire Disney's The Lion King.

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Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo have escaped from the zoo, now they have to get back in touch with their 'wild side' to survive!

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Eight teenage finalists in the United States' National Spelling Bee square off in the ultimate spelling challenge, all vying for the coveted title of National Champion.

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my neighbour totoro

Two young girls move with their father to the country while their sick mother remains in hospital, and find they share their new home with some rather unusual creatures.

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five children and it

An enchanting story from Jim Henson's Creature Workshop, adapted from the best-selling children's book by E. Nesbit.

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spongebob squarepants

Spongebob Squarepants and his sidekick, Patrick the Starfish, are just a couple of goofy 'kids' who love to have fun, eat ice-cream and party 'til they're purple.

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the wiggles movie

All your fave Wiggles are here - Anthony, Greg, Jeff and Murray - plus Dorothy the Dinosaur and Captain Feathersword in the original big screen caper that started it all.

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thunderbirds are go!

Excitement is GO! Adventure is GO! Danger is GO!  Gerry Anderson's 1960s puppet TV series explodes onto the big screen in the original Thunderbirds feature film.

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the goonies

The comic adventure that is part Hardy Boys, part Treasure Island and 100% fun! A gang of kids embark on a wild adventure after finding a seventeenth-century pirate map.

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free animated kids' classics

Animated story-time favourites and Disney classics including Winnie the Pooh and Doctor De Soto.

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Young Ray Steam is a teenage factory worker in Victorian era Britain. A keen mechanical genius, Ray becomes embroiled in a fantastic adventure when his grandfather sends him a package containing his latest invention.

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ice age

Manny, a woolly mammoth, meets a sloth named Sid. The two become unlikely travelling companions. On their quest to return an abandoned human baby to its tribe they come across a wily saber-toothed tiger, Diego.

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shark tale

An impressive cast of voice talent features in this tale about a carwash attendant (Will Smith) and a vegetarian shark named Lenny (Jack Black) who become pals on the coral 'reef streets' run by a ruthless Great White shark, Don Lino (De Niro).   

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Billy Peltzer's dad gives him a cute, furry little mogwai for Christmas. Before too long, lovable little Gizmo starts multiplying and it's up to Billy and his girlfriend Kate to stop the out-of-control gremlins before they ruin Christmas - and the town!

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edward scissorhands

Tim Burton's modern gothic tale weaves elements of romance, old-fashioned horror and fantasy into a magical cinematic experience. Starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Weist and featuring Vincent Price in the role of 'The Inventor'. 70mm print.

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free animated kids flicks

Featuring animated story-time favourites and '40s Disney classics including Peter and the Wolf.

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willy wonka & the chocolate factory

Against all the odds, young Charlie Bucket wins one of 5 golden tickets to join Willy Wonka on a personally guided tour of his world famous Chocolate Factory. This timeless feature stars Gene Wilder and is based on the children's classic by Roald Dahl.

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kiki's delivery service

It's traditional for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon in order to learn their craft. With her chatty black cat, Jiji, Kiki flies off to the find the perfect place to practice her magic.

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porco rosso

Porco Rosso flies the skies over the Adriatic, protecting ships from air pirates. When his actions are challenged by Curtis, an American who flies with the pirates, Porco Rosso is forced to defend his honour against the up-start newcomer.

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the wizard of oz

Marvel all over again at the magic of the timeless 1939 MGM fantasy musical as Dorothy (Judy Garland), Tin Man, Scarecrow and Lion travel the adventure-filled Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City.

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peter pan

Amazing special effects abound in the latest version of J.M. Barrie's famous story, brought to the screen by Australia's P.J. Hogan (Muriel's Wedding).

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pooh's heffalump movie

All your favourites from The Hundred Acre Wood are together again. Awakened by a rumbling that could only be made by the much-feared Heffalump, Pooh, Piglet and Tigger set out to capture the creature once and for all.

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the triplets of belleville

Adopted by his grandmother, Madame Souza, Champion is a lonely little boy until the gift of a tricycle ignites a passion for cycling.

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sky captain and the world of tomorrow

Giant, robotic, alien forms fly menacingly over New York City, wreaking destruction in their path. Chronicle reporter Polly Perkins is determined to get the story, enlisting the help of her reluctant ex boyfriend, ace aviator Jo 'Sky Captain' Sullivan.

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the cat returns

After saving a cat from being hit by a car, young Haru is told that the cat is actually the prince of the cat kingdom and finds herself pledged to marry him as a reward for her heroic act!

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the princess bride

Just when love-struck Princess Buttercup decides farm boy Westley is 'the one', evil Prince Humperdinck has her kidnapped!  So begins an heroic adventure, filled with sorcery, duels, scheming and screaming eels!

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the iron giant

Nine year old Hogarth befriends a giant metal robot from outer space. Despite the robot's large scale and voracious appetite for metal, the two become friends, but not everyone is as understanding of the robot's differences as Hogarth.

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animated kids' flicks autumn 2005

Fun-filled animations including Tawny Scrawny Lion, Walter the Lazy Mouse & Disney classics from the '30, '40s and '50s

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