A playful pachyderm named Horton becomes a reluctant hero when he discovers the microscopic city of Who-ville on a floating speck of dust and embarks on a hilarious adventure to save the town from the dangers of the jungle.
Disney's third and funniest Mighty Ducks film brings the return of everyone's favourite hockey players for more outrageous laughs and nail-biting suspense on the ice! In D3: The Mighty Ducks, the ragtag-turned-winning hockey team receives a startling announcement from beloved coach Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) just as they begin their scholarships at a prestigious prep school.
Meet Dumbo, Mrs Jumbo's sweet little 'Baby Mine', who charms all who see him ... until it's discovered that he has huge floppy ears! With the support of his very best friend, Timothy the mouse, Dumbo soon learns that his spectacular ears make him unique and special, allowing him to soar to fame as the world's only flying elephant.
Episode Four considers how frontline news photographers answer the question "how far do you go"? We follow two photographers on a tense but entertaining assignment: covering the funeral of a Sydney underworld identity. We hear stories from those who made agonising ethical decisions about what images to publish following the September 11th terrorist attacks ABC Radio's current affairs reporter Rafael Epstein re-examines his decision to report a horrifying, unsubstantiated story during the East Timor crisis of 1999.
Episode Six takes viewers inside the daily operations of a popular tabloid newspaper. The film-makers were granted virtually unlimited access to reporters and photographers on the Sydney News Limited publication The Daily Telegraph. The result is a forensic look at how this cheeky tabloid publication deliberately set out to grab the political agenda in the 2003 New South Wales election campaign.
Your dream of perfect beauty comes true! Ruby Keeler, Joan Blondell and Aline McMahon star as three suddenly out of work Broadway Chorus girls who use all their charms to lasso a new backer in Gold Diggers of 1933.
When a flashy new space ranger named Buzz Lightyear enters the world of a pull-string cowboy named Woody, it sparks an outrageously funny tiff between toys. Accidentally whisked away from home and into the clutches of a neighbourhood bully, these two squabbling rivals must work together as a team if they are to escape. With toy box pals Rex the dinosaur, the Green Army Men and Mr Potato Head ready to lend a hand, Woody and Buzz unite in friendship for a phenomenal adventure home!
From the makers of the Oscar-winning Peter and the Wolf comes this beautiful animated short to a soundtrack of the piano music of Fryderyk Chopin. It tells the story of Anna, a girl whose father has to leave Poland to look for work in London. She's left with her auntie and annoying little cousin Chip-Chip who desperately seeks her attention. Missing her father, Anna decides to run away, but he follows her. As she tries to hide from him in a garbage pile, the children find a broken piano which magically transforms itself into the Flying Machine and rises into the sky.
The classic tale of Princess Aurora and the evil curse placed on her at birth by a vengeful fairy named Maleficent. Aurora is doomed to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a deep slumber on her 16th birthday, with the only remedy being a kiss from her one true love.
It is Wendy Darling's last night in the nursery bedroom. Her father George says it's time for her to grow up and stop telling wild stories about Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, to her younger brothers, Michael and John. Not long after George and his wife Mary leave for a London party, Peter Pan himself flits through the nursery window
Set in a remote Chinese village during the 1990s, 13-year-old Wei is left in charge of her class when the teacher must leave for a month. Wei is told by the mayor not to lose any students. But within days, one of the boys takes off in search of work in the city, and Wei is forced to go looking for him.
Movie theatre usher Dan Quigley quickly learns that it's better to join the mob than become a victim of the mob. But with the police hot on his heels, he heads to California, where he soon lands leading roles as a gangster. But with fame come his former cohorts from the underworld whom he thought he had left long behind.
Buster Moon is a dapper koala who presides over a once grand theatre that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist - okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel - who loves his theatre above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition.
How can Santa deliver billions of presents to the whole world in just one night? With Santa's exhilarating, high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole! So how could this incredible operation have missed one child? To Santa's young son, Arthur, it threatens to end the magic of Christmas. With retired Grandsanta, a rebellious young elf, an old sleigh and some untrained reindeer, Arthur sets out in a crazy mission to deliver the last present.
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that No.95 isn't through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing's biggest stage.
A widower, his three young kids and a bombshell nanny get to know each other better when circumstances have them living together aboard a badly neglected houseboat. Director: Melville Shavelson; Writers: Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose and more; Stars: Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Martha Hyer and more. -
This is the season for love, laughter, and one of the most cherished stories of all time! Join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and all the hilarious Muppets in this merry, magical version of Charles Dickens' classic tale.
Awakened by a rumbling that could only be made by the much-feared Heffalump, Winnie The Pooh and the Hundred Acre Wood crew sets forth to catch the dreaded creature. Disregarded as too young to partake in such a dangerous expedition, Roo opts to search on his own and meets a young, playful Heffalump named Lumpy. Roo discovers that Heffalumps are nothing like what he's been told, and that the creature is equally afraid of Roo's silly pals. Roo and Lumpy strike up a friendship and work together to dispel the unfounded fears of their respective friends and families.
The good Sisters of St Catherine are up to their rosaries in trouble when the hell-raising students of St Francis spur spurn their attempts to be disciplined. But the nuns' prayers are answered when they lure Doloris away from her thriving Las Vegas career to go undercover as Sister Mary Clarence, the school's new music teacher. Doloris is once again dodgin' dogma and rockin' religion as she converts her holy terrors into a hip-hop gospel choir that's ready to take its act on the road.
There is no more beloved filmmaker than the late Frank Capra, but many people have only started taking him seriously a half century after he made his greatest films, the classics we know by heart today.
One of the most respected directors in the history of cinema. Banned from the Cannes Film Festival in 1958 because of his harsh criticism of the French movie industry, he came back to win the best director gong the following year with his debut picture. Truffaut's life and career proved just as intriguing and incredible as the films he made.
Although Doris Day has not appeared in public for over 30 years, she is considered to be a cultural icon of the 20th and 21st centuries. Her films are shown regularly on TV worldwide. She still gets around 200 fan letters a week and is selling more records than ever before. Doris Day has written cinema history by simply playing the girl next door. So, who is the Doris Day of today?
This is a very special look at one of Hollywood's most memorable and treasured icons, revered for her creative spirit and her compassion. She was synonymous with big sunglasses and that Givenchy little black dress, but many are unaware of the extreme hardships Audrey endured in Nazi- occupied Holland while growing up.
This world renowned director of stage and screen, set and costume design is a modern-day Renaissance Man. Zeffirelli muses about the highs of his career, and life in general. He speaks about making Jesus of Nazareth, and his Shakespearian experiences such as The Taming of the Shrew, and Romeo and Juliet. The program also looks at some of his numerous stage and screen adaptations of famous operas such as Tosca, Traviata, Carmen, Aida and Cavalleria Rusticana.
All the music, fun and adventure under the sea! Ariel, the fun-loving and mischievous mermaid, lives in an underwater paradise with her father King Triton, and is enchanted with life above the sea ... even more so after saving a handsome prince from drowning! Against the advice of her best friend Flounder and the hilarious reggae-singing crab Sebastian, Ariel strikes a deal with the sea witch Ursula.
Winner of an Academy Award and directed by Australia's own George Miller. Happy Feet takes us to Antarctica where we meet a young emperor penguin having a hard time attracting a mate. While his friends use their singing skills to attracts mates, his song sends potential sweethearts running in the opposite direction However, he has a gift like no other, he can dance in a way that would make Fred Astaire jealous.
The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family's residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. But life is about to change for the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.
The second of the Miyazaki anime films, this tells the story of Sheeta, an orphan and a descendant of the people who once lived in Laputa. She is taken by the secret service, her only connection with the past a stone inscribed with a strange emblem. Pirates attack the secret service's airship and in the commotion Sheeta falls. The the stone lights up and slows her descent and she floats down into the arms of Pazu, an orphan boy. He too has an interest in Laputa and so they set off together to find the legendary floating city.
In this highly physical game and variety show, Japanese pop idols Arashi pit their wits, strength and courage against a different team of entertainers or sportspeople every week. The battles are intense as the teams compete for points and very cool prizes. In Japanese.
After hundreds of years working alone to clean up the planet, lovable robot Wall-E discovers a new purpose in life when he meets the sleek, search robot, Eve, and embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.
The forest comes alive with Bambi, the critically acclaimed coming-of-age story that has thrilled and entertained generations of fans. This grand adventure is full of humour, heart, and the most beloved characters of all time - Bambi, the wide-eyed fawn, his playful pal Thumper, the lovable skunk Flower, and wise Friend Owl. Bambi's story unfolds from season to season as the young prince of the forest learns valuable lessons about friendship, love, and the miracle of life.
Wealthy rancher Bick Benedict and dirt-poor cowboy Jett Rink both woo Leslie Lynnton a beautiful young woman from Maryland who is new to Texas. She marries Benedict, but she is shocked by the racial bigotry of the white texans against the local people of Mexican descent.
This endearing story evolves into a profound and moving study of personality, class and culture. As Stevens becomes engrossed in orchestrating his employer's grand banquets, receptions and conferences - which turn out to involve a pact with the Nazis, he realises his unquestioning faith has cost him dearly, both in love and in his neglect of his ailing father.
Honoured with legions of critical acclaim, Disney's 36th animated masterpiece magically transforms an ancient Chinese legend into unparalleled fun and adventure that comes along but once every dynasty. Embraced for her lovable, spirited nature, Mulan is a young girl who doesn't quite fit into her tradition-bound society. When the invading Hun army comes charging over China's Great Wall, Mulan's ageing father is ordered into battle. To spare him from harm, Mulan disguises herself as a soldier and secretly takes his place in the Imperial army, training with a comical, ragtag troop, led by the courageous Captain Shang.
One of the most remarkable innovators of silent film, Georges Melies, amazed turn of the 20th century audiences with his stunning cinematic trickery and illusions. Made just seven years after the Lumiere brothers first introduced the cinematographe to the world, Trip to the Moon is one of Melies' most celebrated films.
Multi award-winning psychological illusionist Derren Brown returns to SBS 2 for this amazing and magical special. In this mesmerising episode, Derrens weaves together psychology, magic, suggestion, misdirection and showmanship, as he creates amazing experiences and seemingly impossible feats. This episode, he experiments with how to control the nation, demonstrates how to be a psychic spy and spills the secrets on how to beat a casino.
Aggressive trial lawyer Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) has never lost a case. But when he's sentenced to a community service assignment, he must coach a ragtag team of pee wee hockey players who can't skate, can't score and can't win! First, he teaches the hapless team everything about winning, and then they teach him that winning isn't everything. Watch the pucks fly as they battle their way to the most important game of their lives!
Join Alice as she chases the White Rabbit and journeys into a topsy-turvey world that gets curiouser and curiouser as her fantastical adventures unfold. Meet the Mad Hatter, March Hare, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, The Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts and more unforgettable characters all set against a backdrop of awe-inspiring splendour.
Everybody wants to be a cat! Disney's unforgettable classic swings like never before. Share all the heart, humour and irresistible music with your family! In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high society cat and her three kittens.
When her adoring father leaves for war, Sara Crewe goes to a strict New York boarding school and endures the harsh treatment of the stern headmistress. Based on the children's classic by Frances Hodgson Burner.
A sword mysteriously embedded in a massive stone offers this challenge: Whoever can pull it from the stone will become the king of England! Many try to remove the sword and fail, and for an awkward young squire-in-training, the quest seems ludicrous. But with help from a powerful wizard, Merlin, the young man learns that with persistence and belief in himself, even the most incredible dream can be realised. Join in all the wild marvels that make this film a heart-pounding adventure that serves up royal entertainment.
When young Jim Hawkins inherits a long-lost treasure map, he hires the great ship Hispaniola to seek his fortune. With the good Captain Smollett (Kermit the Frog) at the helm - and greedy Long John Silver at the heart of a dastardly plot - they set sail for adventure only to discover danger at every turn.
In this film, Timon the pompous meerkrat and Pumbaa the bumbling warthog reveal where they came from, when they met and how they helped Simba save the Serengeti. Their story includes glimpses into some big events from The Lion King that look a little different from Timon and Pumbaa's perspective's such as when King Mustafa introduced baby Simba to the animal kingdom. With Timon and Pumbaa telling the story, get ready cause the circle of life will never be the same.
A little girl discovers dreams do come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus. Her mother told her the "secret" about Santa a long time ago, so Susan doesn't expect to receive the most important gifts on her Christmas list. But after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all - something to believe in. Director: Les Mayfield Writers: Valentine Davies (story), George Seaton and more. Stars: Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott and more. -
Julia Zemiro travels around Australia to take some of her favourite people down memory lane. Julia is joined on the road this week by academic and media commentator Susan Carland to coincide with International Women's Day.
Mary Lennox is an orphan sent to live in her reclusive uncle's forbidding mansion filled with secrets. She discovers a secret, neglected garden and becomes determined to bring it back to life. (Kate Maberly, Dame Maggie Smith)
This is a talent show that celebrates gifted minds and incredible skills of extraordinary men, women, and children. Each episode, seven contestants must perform mental and physical challenges that are impossible for the everyday person, such as solving a series of Rubik's Cube completely blindfolded in under five minutes. Candidates who successfully complete their personal challenge progress to the final round and qualify for the winning vote at the end of the show. The TV audience ultimately decides who the most skillful person in the country is.
Join Elmo in his biggest adventure yet! Elmo and his beloved blue blanket are inseparable. When Oscar carelessly tosses the fuzzy blanket into his trash can, Elmo dives in after it. He is suddenly plunged into Grouchland, the land of Grouches, stinky garbage and the greedy Huxley who hasn't learned how to share. Elmo and all his friends from Sesame Street embark on a fun-filled adventure with one mission: to rescue Elmo's blanket. On the way, Elmo encounters a giant chicken and even the Queen of Trash herself. It's a grouch-loving good time filled with fun, sensational songs and all of your favourite characters.
Twelve-year-old David Freeman leads a good but slightly annoying life in Florida. After losing consciousness in the woods, David wakes to discover that eight years have passed - even though he's still 12. What exactly happened? With the help of his now 16-year-old younger brother and a robot named Max, he'll find out - and hopefully set things straight.
On Tweedy's Chicken Farm in the north of England, Ginger is sick of being cooped up and forced to lay eggs. Determined to lead her fellow chickens to freedom, she tries one escape plan after another - but nothing works. Then one day a new arrival crash-lands in the barnyard: Rocky the Flying Rooster a brash, cocksure American escapee from a nearby circus. In return for hiding him from the searchers, Ginger persuades Rocky to teach the chickens to fly.
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Is a movie director's vision more vivid than a child's imagination? Challenge your students to compare what they've read with what they've watched in these film adaptations of classic books for children.
After your secondary students have finished reading their recommended texts, encourage them to "compare and contrast" classic and popular books with their movie adaptations from Australia and Hollywood.