Filmclub celebrates Roald Dahl’s birthday!

Roald Dahl is one of the UK’s most famous authors and it’s his birthday! Fun Kids and Filmclub are celebrating the great author’s birthday by compiling a whole season of films based on Roald’s books!

You’ll know Roald from his magical stories like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and Matilda!

So once you’ve read the books, sit back and enjoy watching Dahl’s world come to life on the silver screen in FILMCLUB’s Roald Dahl Season!

 

James and the Giant Peach (1996, U)

This film is about a little orphan called James!

Poor old James’ parents were eaten by a rhinoceros!

He gets really sick and tired of living with his evil aunts and manages to escape in a huge magic peach that is full of human sized creatures – including a glow worm and a funny centipede!

The gang then take the peach on an epic adventure across the Atlantic ocean!

Victoria, age 9, said; “WOW! James And The Giant Peach was THE BEST sooo far! My favourite part was when James finds himself in the TALLEST building on a peach! I gave it *****. My favourite character was Miss Lady Bug!”

Go to the next page to see our next Roald Dahl film!



Roald Dahl is one of the UK’s most famous authors and it’s his birthday! Fun Kids and Filmclub are celebrating the great authors birthday by compiling a whole season of films based on Roald’s books!

You’ll know Roald from his magical stories like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and Matilda!

So once you’ve read the books, sit back and enjoy watching Dahl’s world come to life on the silver screen in FILMCLUB’s Roald Dahl Season!

 

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971, U)

This is one of Roald Dahl’s most famous stories!

Charlie Bucket is a happy, optimistic guy. But his family are one of the poorest in the land!

His life is pretty difficult, being as poor as he is, until he finds 1 of 5 golden tickets that let’s him into the chocolate wonderland of Willy Wonka!

Things get tricky when Charlie is offered lots of money by the evil Slugworth to give him all of Willy Wonka’s secrets from the chocolate factory.

Go to the next page to see our next Roald Dahl film!

Roald Dahl is one of the UK’s most famous authors and it’s his birthday! Fun Kids and Filmclub are celebrating the great authors birthday by compiling a whole season of films based on Roald’s books!

You’ll know Roald from his magical stories like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and Matilda!

So once you’ve read the books, sit back and enjoy watching Dahl’s world come to life on the silver screen in FILMCLUB’s Roald Dahl Season!

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory(2005, PG)

Woops, have we made a mistake? Oh, no!

This is the same story as Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory but it’s been done in a totally different, more modern, way!

This was made by Tim Burton who has done loads of cool Batman films and other magical stories!

Even if you’v seen Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, it’s well worth watching this version.

Go to the next page to see our next Roald Dahl film!


Roald Dahl is one of the UK’s most famous authors and it’s his birthday! Fun Kids and Filmclub are celebrating the great authors birthday by compiling a whole season of films based on Roald’s books!

You’ll know Roald from his magical stories like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and Matilda!

So once you’ve read the books, sit back and enjoy watching Dahl’s world come to life on the silver screen in FILMCLUB’s Roald Dahl Season!

 

The Witches (1989, PG)

Luke is a 9 year-old orphan who has always been careful to avoid nasty witches! His Grandpa always told him stories about witches and how to spot them!

When Luke goes on holiday he stumbles across a whole convention of witches and uncovers their evil plan. Will he be able to stop them though?

Go to the next page to see our next Roald Dahl film!

Roald Dahl is one of the UK’s most famous authors and it’s his birthday! Fun Kids and Filmclub are celebrating the great authors birthday by compiling a whole season of films based on Roald’s books!

You’ll know Roald from his magical stories like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and Matilda!

So once you’ve read the books, sit back and enjoy watching Dahl’s world come to life on the silver screen in FILMCLUB’s Roald Dahl Season!

 

Matilda (1996, PG)

Matilda is definitely one of Roald Dahl’s most famous stories ever. And the film does a great job of telling it!

Matilda is a very special girl with some very special powers. She doesn’t have very nice parents so makes friends with her teacher Miss Hunny! Whilst making this friendship she also makes an enemy of the nasty headmistress Miss Trunchable. She is a nasty, bully of a woman.

But Matilda is the type of person who stands up to bullies! She uses her special powers to teach Miss Trunchable a lesson!

Go to the next page to see our next Roald Dahl film!

Roald Dahl is one of the UK’s most famous authors and it’s his birthday! Fun Kids and Filmclub are celebrating the great authors birthday by compiling a whole season of films based on Roald’s books!

You’ll know Roald from his magical stories like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and Matilda!

So once you’ve read the books, sit back and enjoy watching Dahl’s world come to life on the silver screen in FILMCLUB’s Roald Dahl Season!

 

Danny the Champion of the World (1989, U)

This is about Nine year-old Danny who lives with his dad in a caravan at the back of the petrol station they run.

They’re really happy with their life, which angers nasty Victor Hazell. Victor wants the land their petrol station is sited on, and tries every trick in the book to force them out of their home.

So when Danny and his dad hear that Hazell is planning a shooting party to hunt the pheasants in his private wood, they hatch a scheme which will leave the mean-spirited bigwig very red-faced!

Go to the next page to see our next Roald Dahl film!


Roald Dahl is one of the UK’s most famous authors and it’s his birthday! Fun Kids and Filmclub are celebrating the great authors birthday by compiling a whole season of films based on Roald’s books!

You’ll know Roald from his magical stories like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and Matilda!

So once you’ve read the books, sit back and enjoy watching Dahl’s world come to life on the silver screen in FILMCLUB’s Roald Dahl Season!

 

The BFG (1989, U)

This is a magical story about a lonely girl who finds a friend with a BFG – a Big Friendly Giant!

The nasty giants try to harvest children’s dreams with a giant trumpet. So the duo go off on a mission to stop the nasty giants giving everyone nightmares!

They get help along the way by making friends with an entire army and even Her Majesty The Queen!

Go to the next page for our final Roald Dahl film!

 

Roald Dahl is one of the UK’s most famous authors and it’s his birthday! Fun Kids and Filmclub are celebrating the great authors birthday by compiling a whole season of films based on Roald’s books!

You’ll know Roald from his magical stories like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and Matilda!

So once you’ve read the books, sit back and enjoy watching Dahl’s world come to life on the silver screen in FILMCLUB’s Roald Dahl Season!

 

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009, PG)

Mr. Fox is one of the most charming foxes you’ll ever meet. In this adventure Mr. Fox tries to save is fox hole from the evil farmers.

After he has been borrowing food from 3 farmers barns, they search for him and try and hunt Mr. Fox down.

Fortunateely Mr. Fox has a lot of friends, and with his wildlife amigos, they put a stop to the evil farmers plans!