Kids' Flicks Archive 2012

Smart films for smart kids.

Our fun-filled Kids' Flicks program is guaranteed to delight and captivate the imagination of children and grown-ups alike.

Curated by James Nolen


An orphan named Tim sheds his fear of the dark by taking an illuminating journey into a realm where the nighttime comes alive.

A Monster in Paris (3D)

Directed by Bibo Bergeron (Shark Tale), this French 3D-animated movie cleverly uses Paris as its picture perfect backdrop.

A Muppet Christmas Carol

Now an ACMI tradition, this annual screening will delight audiences of all ages. Merry Christmas!

Eleanor's Secret

Aunt Eleanor bequeaths six-year-old Nat her library of rare books. There's just one problem: Nat can't read.

Bugsy Malone

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

Komaneko: The Curious Cat

Japan's first stop-motion film depicts new friendships and the conflicting emotions that accompany a childhood filled with wonder.


Pixar's tenth animated feature film is a triumph of modern animation and winner of the 2010 Best Animated Feature Oscar.


Tom Long, Tara Morice and Richard E. Grant star in this Australian film about a beloved duck and some suspicious 'fowl play'.

Lady and the Tramp

Lady, a pampered Cocker Spaniel, and Tramp, a jaunty, rough-and-tumble mutt, join a delightful supporting cast of characters.

The Red Balloon + White Mane: The Wild Horse

Directed by Albert Lamorisse, these two shorts (featuring the director's son) contain stunning cinematography and minimal dialogue.

Sprited Away

This award-winning film from Miyazaki kicks off our retrospective of ten hand-picked Kids' Flicks celebrating ACMI's 10th birthday!


Director Gore Verbinski ('Pirates of the Carribbean') casts his leading pirate Johnny Depp in this dazzling spaghetti Western.

Finding Nemo (3D)

The Academy Award-winning creators of 'Toy Story' and 'Monsters, Inc.' dive into a whole new 3D world of computer-animated fun.

Hotel Transylvania (3D)

Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Kevin James and Steve Buscemi are just some of the stars in this new animated film.


'Stagecoach' is not only the best introduction for young audiences to John Wayne, but also to the Western genre.

By Request > Alice in Wonderland

Disney's 1951 animated adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic 'Alice' stories.


An adaptation of Mary Norton's book series 'The Borrowers', 'Arrietty' is yet another triumph of animation by Studio Ghibli.

Hugo (3D)

Martin Scorsese brings Brian Selznick's delightful illustrated novel 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret' to life in magnificent 3D.

Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension

Brothers Phineas and Ferb make the leap to the big screen in their very first movie, premiering at ACMI.

The Muppets

All your favourite Muppets are back, with Kermit leading the charge to save the Muppet Theatre from the hands of an evil Texan!

Horrid Henry: The Movie

Buckle up for a raucous romp through Ashton Primary school, when Horrid Henry jumps to the big screen!

Singin' in the Rain

The classic musical bursting with memorable tunes and an all-star cast.

Little Voices (Pequeñas voces)

A documentary about children in war-torn Colombia told via their own voices and animated drawings.

By request > My Neighbour Totoro

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

Mia and the Migoo

A fable-like journey of a girl who must overcome her fears, find her father and save the world!

Winnie the Pooh

A.A. Milne's lovable bear returns to the big screen for the first time in 35 years.

By request > Aladdin

Disney's adaptation of The Thief of Baghdad won two Oscars® for Best Original Song and Best Score.

Ramona and Beezus

Based on Beverly Cleary's best-selling books, 'Ramona and Beezus' is full of cheeky mischief and fun.

The Lion King 3D

Winner of two Oscars® and three Golden Globes, 'The Lion King' returns to the big screen in glorious 3D.

Zathura: A Space Adventure

A thrilling kids' sci-fi adventure loaded with special effects.

Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

Take a trip back in time and space to the 1980s in this overlooked classic starring Molly Ringwald.

Muppets from Space

At long last, the secret of just what the Great Gonzo happens to be is revealed!

The Dish

Starring honorary Australian Sam Neill, 'The Dish' is very much a comedy, but based on actual events.

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