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Monday 2nd February 2015

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Big Hero 6 (PG, 2015)

Director: Don Hall, Chris Williams

Cast: Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T.J Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr.

Big Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy-adventure from Disney about Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and his human prodigy creator, and friend, Hiro Hamada.

When a devastating event occurs in the city of San Fransokyo and Hiro gets stuck into the middle of the danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends; adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neat freak Wasabi, chemistry buff Honey Lemon and Fred.

Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called Big Hero 6, to try and save the day!

If you like this, why not try these other great films with similar themes?

Wall-E (U, 2008), The Incredibles (U, 2004), My Neighbour Totoro (U, 1988), Aladdin (U, 1992), Nausicaä Valley of the Wind (PG, 1984)

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The Boxtrolls (PG, 2014)

Director: Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi

Cast: Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Ben Kingsley, Hared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade

Eggs is a young orphaned boy who was raised by the Boxtrolls, trash collectors who live in a cavernous realm under the streets.

He must save his quirky companions from the posh town’s villain, an evil exterminator named Archibald Snatcher, requiring him to venture above ground into the light – where all kinds of false rumours are told about the Boxtrolls.

There, he teams up with the feisty Winnifred and together they hatch a daring plan to save the underground community.

This charming, comedic, stop-motion animated tale, from the makers of Coraline, is based on Alan Snow’s children’s novel Here Be Monsters.

If you like this, why not try these other great films with similar themes?

Coraline (PG, 2009), Corpse Bride (PG, 2005), Frankenweenie (PG, 2012), ParaNorman (PG, 2012)


What We Did On Our Holiday (12A, 2014)

Director: Guy Jenkin, Amy Hamilton

Cast: David Tennant, Rosamund Pike, Billy Connolly, Amelia Bullmore, Ben Miller, Emilia Jones, Bobby Smallridge

Family gatherings, especially in films, can be stressful. Abi, Doug and their three children find this out for themselves on a particularly tense trip to celebrate their Granddad’s birthday in Scotland.

Worried about alarming the eccentric old man and worsening his ill health, Abi and Doug have decided to keep a few secrets from the rest of the family, not least that they are about to get divorced!

As the bickering ensues and tensions rise, events take a dramatic turn that force the family to overcome their differences and work together.

This heart-warming film uses many things most people will recognise from their own families!

If you like this, why not try these other great films with similar themes?

Mrs Doubtfire (PG, 1993), Into the West (PG, 1976), The Railway Children (U, 1970), Freaky Friday (PG, 2003)


Belle et Sébastian (PG,2014)

Director: Nicolas Vanier

Cast: Tcheky Karyo, Félix Bousset, Margaux Châtelier

Set against the breath-taking scenery of the French Alps during the Second World War, Sébastien is a lonely but intrepid young boy who comes across a wild mountain dog.

Despite knowing this must be ‘the beast’ the villagers believe has been killing their sheep, the two form an unlikely friendship.

Threatened by Germans trawling the hills for members of the French Resistance and villagers hunting down the so-called beast, Belle and Sébastien must protect each other from harm in this thrilling children’s adventure.

If you like this, why not try these other great films with similar themes?

The Cave of the Yellow Dog (U, 2005), Duma (U, 2005), The Bear (PG, 1988), Homeward Bound (U, 1993), White Fang (PG, 1991)

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