Celebrating Childhood On Film This Childhood Day

Following the recent Quick Read on children’s films that won’t make you wish you weren’t watching them (which led to some great suggestions from readers), here’s another which looks at a similar – and timely – topic.

June 11 marks the NSPCC’s first national Childhood Day – an event set up to celebrate the importance of play for the mental and emotional wellbeing of children and young people.

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It’s not the years, honey, it’s the mileage… except it’s also the years.

The saying goes that you can never have too much of a good thing, and it seems like Disney are doing their damndest to test that theory.

Since they own pretty much every popular cinematic intellectual property in history, they can churn out sequels, prequels, remakes and spin-offs to their hearts content, safe in the knowledge that however much the internet might grumble about it, the ones doing the grumbling are a built-in audience.

So while plans for a fifth instalment of the Indiana Jones franchise might once have been dashed by the overwhelmingly negative reaction to the fourth entry in the series (yes, there was a fourth one, you’ve just blocked it from your memory), that’s no longer the case.

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