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Foreign subtitled movies for children?

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fuzzpig Thu 17-Jul-14 07:55:08

Possibly a daft place to put this post but I tried the movies board and got nowhere! blush

Recently showed 7yo DD The King and the Mockingbird and she LOVED it (as did I!). A lot of the film has no speech anyway, but where there were subtitles she was just about able to read quickly enough to follow the plot. It made a nice change from Disney etc.

I am trying to get hold of Ernest and Celestine as it came up on the 'similar items' bit on Amazon, but I'd love any other ideas thanks

fuzzpig Sun 20-Jul-14 11:00:53


RafaIsTheKingOfClay Sun 20-Jul-14 11:11:40

What about some of the studio Ghibli stuff? Some of it isn't appropriate for a 7 year old and most of it has been badly dubbed into English, but you might be able to get hold of some subtitled copies in the original Japanese.

fuzzpig Sun 20-Jul-14 11:22:25

Seen them all already grin (well we have - as you say, some are most definitely not appropriate for children!) we did see the dubbed ones. Trying them subtitled is a good idea though thanks. I'm actually planning to start learning Japanese after summer myself.

We are getting quite into watching anime (it's something my teen DSD and I have really bonded over) but it's hard to find much that is aimed at children beyond Ghibli. If you have any further suggestions that would be great. DD loves Totoro, Kiki and Ponyo especially, and Panda go Panda. Not interested in the Pokemon type stuff though.

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Sun 20-Jul-14 11:32:55

Kikourou et la sorciere.
Tintin (old ones)
Les stroumphs (old ones)
Asterix et cleopatre (old one not the films)
Le roi et l'oiseau

From Ghibli try Arletty/the cats return

Do you want films or series would be OK?
Les fantastiques cites d'or
Captain Hancock

fuzzpig Sun 20-Jul-14 15:17:24

Oh thanks lots to look into there. Yes series would be great too, general foreign shows and anime. And when I typed those into amazon, some other ones came up on the similar items bit so I've added more to my list:
Le contes de la nuit
Azur and Asmar
The illusionist

I've become really interested in animation in general recently so it's exciting for me to be seeing new (and old!) things from other countries.

I actually don't want to give Le Roi et L'Oiseau back to the library... I love it so much! It's on my wishlist for when it goes down in price. I even found the sheet music for the main theme online. Lovely smile

I was thinking about Belleville Rendezvous, I really enjoyed that a while ago but I see it's a 12 - my memory is crap and I can't remember what would make it a high age rating though.

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Sun 20-Jul-14 15:23:32

I think it is about the subject, it is quite an adult theme not really a film for children putting a Mickey poo in the toilet and flushing it?

fuzzpig Sun 20-Jul-14 15:26:14

Clearly I need to watch it again blush (without DD obviously) grin

yongnian Sun 20-Jul-14 15:37:27

'not one less' (Chinese)
'cave of the yellow dog (Mongolian)
'weeping camel' (Mongolian)
All charming and have been enjoyed over and again by us and our 8yo

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Sun 20-Jul-14 15:54:39

Doesn't he want to be a cyclist, get kidnap, lost in NY and became part of a brothel/cabaret and come back famous?

Sorry it was "Les mysterieuses cites d'or". It is great for the 7/10 years old the heros are the children, and Captain Harlock blush.

PolterGoose Sun 20-Jul-14 16:02:10

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AtiaoftheJulii Sun 20-Jul-14 16:10:43

Dd and I saw The Red Balloon and White Mane/Crin Blanc at the cinema a while back. Enjoyed them both, although White Mane has a sad ending.

fuzzpig Sun 20-Jul-14 16:11:43

Ah that would explain why I couldn't find those ones grin will look at those and the town called panic one thanks smile

fuzzpig Sun 20-Jul-14 16:12:32

<kicks self> thanks I just remembered we've got those (red balloon and white mane) on DVD as I got them for DH years ago!

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Sun 20-Jul-14 16:25:22

"Belle et Sebastian" "Grendizer" for some vintage fun.

I used to love watching "San Ku Kai" with my brother so bad it was actually good IYSWIM. Korean?

Catmint Sun 20-Jul-14 16:37:14

I remember the mysterious cities of gold from children's BBC. What a theme tune!

QuiteQuietly Sun 20-Jul-14 20:53:14

Catmint We are watching that at the moment (mysterious cities of gold)! It's something we can all watch together. I am looking out for Dogtanian at a reasonable price at the moment for when we've finished it. We liked Battle of the Planets too, with very funky theme music.

But these are all dubbed rather than subtitled (in my versions anyway).

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