Channel 4 Orders Doc on Hit Children’s Movies


LONDON: Naked Entertainment has been commissioned by Channel 4 to produce The Greatest Kids’ Films Ever Made, a tentatively titled documentary on how some of the most successful children’s movies were made.

The 90-minute doc will tell the untold stories behind some of the most popular kids’ films of modern cinema, exploring the history of the genre as well as those in front of and behind the camera. It will feature firsthand accounts, behind-the-scenes footage, breakout moments and a selection of scenes from such hits as Mary Poppins, Home Alone and Finding Nemo.

The Greatest Kids’ Films Ever Made has already begun production for broadcast later this year. Naked Entertainment’s Simon Andreae and Tom O’Brien serve as exec producers, with Richard Nash on board as producer and director

O’Brien, the director of development at Naked Entertainment, said: “Whether you’re 9 or 90—kids’ movies never lose their magic. Their powerful spell brings whole families together for some of our most cherished co-viewing. This Channel 4 film hopes to show our appreciation of that, by chronicling the story of the best and brightest.”

Jonny Rothery, commissioning editor of formats and music for Channel 4, added: “From our very first trip to the cinema to the traditional festive viewing of the family classics, kids’ movies are now part of the furniture. With Spielberg’s successful run of hits, Pixar’s monopoly of animations and everyone’s perennial favorites, the Disney’s sing-along classics, we hope to have something here for everyone.”