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Films for kids have changed dramatically over the last 100 years, as seen in this family-friendly collection.

Here you can find tales of mountaineering adventure in the Lake District with Eagle Rock (1965) or fall into the magic of Alice in Wonderland (1903), which still has the capacity to enchant younger viewers despite being the first version ever put onto celluloid. Never less than thoroughly entertaining, these films are bound to drum up nostalgia in adults whilst introducing younger audiences to the delights of early British family film.

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Pop Pirates
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Pop Pirates

Children's198458 mins

Home taping almost kills music as a schoolboy band's dreams of talent show glory may be scuppered by video piracy.

Anoop and the Elephant
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Anoop and the Elephant

Children's197252 mins Location: Darlington

Fun-packed comedy for kids, in which a boy befriends a baby elephant – then teams up with his friends to stop it being sold

Eagle Rock
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Eagle Rock

Children's196562 mins Location: Lake District National Park

A teenage boy breaks all the rules of rock climbing to reach the top of an off-limits Lake District mountain.

Wings of Mystery
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Wings of Mystery

Children's196355 mins Location: Sheffield

A thrilling chase through Sheffield’s steelworks with young Don and Jane, looking for clues after the theft of a secret alloy.

Peril for the Guy
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Peril for the Guy

Children's195656 mins Location: Hampstead

In the run up to November the 5th, kids collecting coins for their living Guy foil a dastardly plot to steal an amazing new oil detection machine.

Adventure in the Hopfields
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Adventure in the Hopfields

Children's195459 mins Location: Goudhurst

Child actor Mandy Miller shines in this children's adventure set in the traditional hop picking season in Kent.

Ballad of the Battered Bicycle
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Ballad of the Battered Bicycle

Children's19479 mins

Henry demonstrates his two-wheel tomfoolery, but there's no happy ending for this bike.

Amelia and the Angel
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Amelia and the Angel

Amateur film195826 mins Location: South Kensington

A young angel scours London for her wings in this tender short by the young Ken Russell.

It's a Bike!
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It's a Bike!

Sponsored film198321 mins Location: Yaxley

A ripe slice of 80s cheese: a lively, rapping cautionary tale for the young cyclist.

Vote for Froglet
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Vote for Froglet

Children's19747 mins

As the general election is held in the UK, it's polling day for the Clangers on a small blue planet far away.

The Christmas Visitor
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The Christmas Visitor

Animation & Artists Moving Image19587 mins

The Night Before Christmas meets Toy Story in this charming British cartoon from 1958.

Toys Will Be Toys
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Toys Will Be Toys

Animation & Artists Moving Image19885 mins Location: South Shields

Barbie dolls in pink battle khaki killing machines in a Christmas animation that cocks a snook at the “Disney Doctrine”.

Alice in Wonderland
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Alice in Wonderland

Fantasy190310 mins

The first-ever film version of Lewis Carroll's tale, made just 37 years after the novel’s publication and eight years after the birth of cinema.

Elsie and the Brown Bunny
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Elsie and the Brown Bunny

Advert19218 mins Location: Bournville

This early Cadbury advert plays like a surreal outtake from 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.

The Boy Who Turned Yellow

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The BFG from Family Films

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