Peter Pan (Williams) has grown up to be a cut-throat merger and acquisitions lawyer, and is married to Wendy’s granddaughter. Captain Hook (Hoffman) kidnaps his children, and Peter returns to Never Land with Tinkerbell (Roberts). With the help of her and the Lost Boys, he must remember how to be Peter Pan again in order to save his children by battling with Captain Hook once again.
Fly Away Home (1996) Carroll Ballard, Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Dana Delany, Adventure, Drama, Family
Amy is a young teenager when she loses her mother to a car accident. Because of it, she moves in with her father. Amy finds her new life absolutely miserable, until she finds abandoned goose eggs from when the developers tore up the forest behind her home. They soon hatch and Amy becomes their “mother” and takes care of them. Winter quickly arrives, and the geese must go south. But who will show them the way? It is up to Amy and her father to make sure that the young geese find their way, and with the assistance of her father’s invention, they do just that.
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) George Stevens, Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters, Joseph Schildkraut, Biography, Drama, Family
Based on Anne Frank’s diary, and the stage play that was adapted from it: In Nazi-occupied Holland, Otto Frank and his family have decided to go into hiding, because of the increasing persecutions against Jews. The businessman Kraler and his assistant Miep prepare a hiding place in the rooms above their place of business, and arrange for the Franks and another family, the Van Daans, to stay there. Later on, they are joined by the dentist Dussel. Together, they try to avoid detection while hoping for Holland to be liberated by the Allies, but even meeting basic needs can become a challenge, and even minor incidents could present a grave risk.
By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953) David Butler, Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Leon Ames, Comedy, Family, Musical
The trials and tribulations of the Winfield family in small town Indiana as Marjorie Winfield’s boyfriend, William Sherman, returns from the Army after W.W.I. Bill & Marjorie’s on-again, off-again provide the backdrop for other family issues, primarily brought on by little brother Wesley’s overactive imagination and tall tales.
Captain Sindbad (1963) Byron Haskin, Guy Williams, Heidi Brühl, Pedro Armendáriz, Action, Adventure, Family
After completing his voyages Sindbad the Sailor and his hearty crew have come home to find a palace coup d’etat has occurred and his home city is being run by a brutal dictator played by Pedro Armendariz. He’s got designs on the beautiful young princess, Heidi Bruhl both lustful and political.
The Best of Walt Disney’s True-Life Adventures (1975) James Algar, Winston Hibler, Documentary, Family
The film opens with a salute to Walt Disney, a pioneer of nature films and animal lover, followed by a compilation of excerpted segments from the True-Life Adventures film series showcasing animals of all kinds depicted in dramatic, fascinating moments of habitats from the American prairie to the North American desert, to Africa, the Amazon jungle and to the Arctic.
Nirmala Gupta runs her household and family in a very strict and authoritarian manner. While most of her family resent this, they do obey her and carry out her instructions, so as to be on her good side. Things start to change after her second son gets married to Anju. Manju, Anju’s sister, comes over to stay for a few days with the Gupta family, and is accepted by everyone except Nirmala. Nirmala’s third son intends to marry Manju. But Manju does not like the manner in which his mom bosses everyone along, and feels some changes are needed in the Gupta household.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) Richard Fleischer, Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Adventure, Drama, Family
In 1866, Professor Pierre M. Aronnax (Paul Lukas) and his assistant Conseil (Peter Lorre), stranded in San Francisco by reports of a giant sea monster attacking ships in the Pacific Ocean, are invited to join an expedition to search for the creature. During the search, they and harpooner Ned Land (Kirk Douglas) are thrown overboard during an attack, eventually discovering that the supposed monster is actually a submarine piloted by the brilliant but haunted Captain Nemo (James Mason).
A village in the highlands of eastern Anatolia. As is required by age-old tradition, families here celebrate circumcision with a feast. Little Mert is to undergo the procedure but his father ?smail has no money to pay for the feast. His mother Medine ekes out a meagre living collecting willow rods. Nobody is willing to give them the lamb that must be served to their guests. Mert’s sister terrifies her brother by explaining that, should their father fail to find a lamb, he will have to slaughter his own son…
The Littlest Outlaw (1955) Roberto Gavaldón, Pedro Armendáriz, Joseph Calleia, Rodolfo Acosta, Drama, Family
Filmed in Mexico, The Littlest Outlaw was produced for Walt Disney Studios by Larry Lansburgh, who’d previous turned out several of the best Disney live-action short subjects. The hero is ten-year-old Pablito (Andres Velasquez), the stepson of a mean-spirited horse trainer. Unable to abide the cruelties inflicted by his stepfather on a prize jumping horse, Pablito “liberates” the animal and runs away from home. Along the way, the boy and horse make the acquaintance of a kindly priest (Joseph Calleia). Worried that the padre will turn him over to the authorities, Pablito runs off again, and this time is separated from the horse. A band of gypsies capture the animal and sell him to a bullfight arena, where the horse is used to lure the bulls out of the pen. Pablito and the priest manage to rescue the horse and return it to its rightful owner, a powerful Mexican general (Pedro Armendariz). Fortunately, the general is a good-hearted soul, and it is he who paves the way for the film’s happy ending. Moderately successful at the box-office, The Littlest Outlaw soon became a mainstay of Disney’s many TV anthology series.