In my activity session with my boys this term I am running a film and literature club. It’s such fun!

Anyways, I want to pick a film to watch with the boys, to teach them about the basics of film-making (editing, directing, use of music, visual direction and/or animation styles (depending of course on what film we choose!)), and also teach them how to write a review.

So I need your help, please.

Which movie should I go for?

I’m tempted not to choose anything too modern, as the boys may have seen the films and fairly recently.

But I do want something fun and interesting.

(for me as well as them! ;).

So lovely friends….what are your favourite children’s films? Which one would you choose?

Huge thanks in advance…

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  1. dawn
    13th January 2010 / 9:48 am

    Bedknobs and Broomsticks! A classic and I bet they haven't seen it xxxx

  2. Rachel J
    13th January 2010 / 10:52 am

    Toy Story! A film that boys and girls enjoy, and a good film that hasn't been on telly recently so they should still pay attention! =)

  3. Nicole
    13th January 2010 / 12:25 pm

    I'd go with Bedknobs and Broomsticks too!

  4. wigsf
    13th January 2010 / 12:29 pm

    I think that children's films are not often appropriate for children because they are poor films. I would prefer to show a child a well made film with more mature themes so as to present the child with a well-made film. My thinking is that the child will learn an appreciation for quality films.So with that thought… Singin' in the Rain.

  5. AlieMalie
    13th January 2010 / 5:03 pm

    Mary Poppins, all the way. Total classic and you'll have them singing all the time.

  6. Riot Kitty
    13th January 2010 / 8:53 pm

    I love the Charlie Brown specials best of all. We even have them on DVD.

  7. steve
    13th January 2010 / 9:21 pm

    Oh Willy Wonka…thats a winner cant beat the umpaloompas…..monsters and aliens as well…..happy viewing..zman sends

  8. Christielli
    13th January 2010 / 9:42 pm

    Boo to wigsf's dissing of children's films. There are so many great kids' movies.I've always liked Matilda, both the film and the book. I think boys would like it 'cuz of the twisted humour and the part where the evil teacher makes that greedy kid eat all the cake.Oh, I've always enjoyed Disney's animated Robin Hood. I dunno if it's appropriate, but I always have to mention it when talking about kids' movies.

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