British director Guy Ritchie is so inspired by last year's (04) animated movie The Incredibles, he plans to ditch his trademark gangster films in favour of making more child-friendly movies.

Richie, who has a son, five-year-old ROCCO, with his superstar wife Madonna, is desperate to appeal to a younger audience after years of directing bullet-riddled blockbusters.

He says, "I want to make a children's animated film because I loved The Incredibles so much.

"I fancy making something for the whole family to go and see."