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New voice, no pants

Humphrey B. Bear set to return to our screens as a talking cartoon

Michael Lallo 3:51pm A-list Australian stars are said to be in talks to provide Humphrey's voice for a new generation of kids.


Six best non-Disney movies from the 80's and 90's

Top six: Kids movies that aren't Disney.

Livia Gamble 4:22pm Disney isn't the only studio that can bang out a memorable children's movie.

19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar apologises amid molestation allegations

Apology: Josh Duggar.

In the wake of a tabloid report alleging that he molested several underage girls while he was a teenager, reality television star Josh Duggar said that he "acted inexcusably" and was "deeply sorry" for what he called "my wrongdoing".

Olsen twins to skip Full House reboot

Twin wins: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have been Hollywood's most famous twins since they were cast in <i>Full House</i> in 1987.

Twin sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will not appear in the rebooted version of hit US sitcom Full House.

Watch the trailer for Batkid Begins

Dressed as Batkid, Make-A-Wish recipient Miles Scott spent the day fighting crime as San Francisco was turned into Gotham City

Livia Gamble The trailer for 'Batkid Begins' will make you cry.

Six Disney/Pixar movies to get excited about, includes first nude scene


Livia Gamble Disney/Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter delivered a two-hour presentation at Cannes detailing what's next for Disney and Pixar, including their first nude scene.

Favourite five-minute shows from your childhood

The Trap Door: Favourite shows between shows.

Livia Gamble They were on for five minutes an afternoon as fillers in between the shows we grew up with.

Proof that pop songs really are dumb

Katy Perry's <i>Wide Awake</i> ranked among the most simple, while <i>E.T.</i> was among the smartest.

Shaun Tandon Parents who say their children's music is dumb might have a point. A new study finds that the average hit song has lyrics at a third grader's reading level.

How Disney recycled its old characters

How Disney recycled old movie characters.

Livia Gamble A video shows how Disney used to recycle its old films to make new characters.

Disney gets help from NASA, Google to inspire girls into sciences

Miles From Tomorrowland

Cecilia Kang Disney Junior approached Google and NASA last year for a new series about a space adventure-seeking boy, his smart sister who codes and mother who drives the family spaceship.

Cambodian TV says sorry to 13-year-old Autumn Allen after Mother's Day prank

Autumn Allen was told she would be reunited with her mother.

A Cambodian TV station has apologised to a 13-year-old girl after they subjected her to a Mother's Day prank on television.

Kenja movement holding concerts for families

Promotional picture of the Kenja

Letitia Rowlands A spiritual movement whose co-founder was charged with child sex offences is holding a series of concerts in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra with ticket sellers approaching families in shopping centres and at train stations.

May: Family-friendly movie reviews

When Marnie Was There: elegantly delivered, thanks to classic story-telling and delicate animation which evokes pastel-and-ink picture book drawings.

Rob Lowing All the details you need to know about the movies your kids and teens will be begging you to watch this month.

Big Bird brings fans to tears on Reddit Q&A

Sesame Street.

Livia Gamble While promoting his documentary 'I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story', the icon brought fans to tears while sharing his most meaningful interaction with a fan.

McDonalds unveil a new-look Hamburglar


Livia Gamble Last seen in 2002, Hamburglar is now a family man.

Getting a job on Play School is harder than you think

Tough gig: Play School's gruelling audition process.

Livia Gamble Working for Play School might seem like fun and games but the show's executive producers reveals it's harder than you think.

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The Partridge Family actress Suzanne Crough dies at 52

Suzanne Crough starred as Tracy Partridge in The Partridge Family sitcom (pictured as youngest girl with long hair).

Michael Idato Former child star Suzanne Crough , who played the youngest daughter in the iconic 1970s sitcom, The Partridge Family, has died.

The first trailer for Disney's 'Descendants'


Livia Gamble The channel who brought us High School Musical, The Cheetah Girls and the Zenon trilogy are back with their latest release: the Descendants.

Chris Buck

Will the Frozen sequel live up to expectations?

Back to back: Elsa and Ana, the sisters from <i>Frozen</i>.

Karl Quinn The commercial success of Frozen has been a movie-maker's dream, so naturally they are dreaming again.


Apparently Kid defeats Chris Pratt in a battle of dinosaur knowledge


Livia Gamble When Jurassic World actor, Chris Pratt visited Ellen DeGeneres this week she decided to test his dinosaur knowledge in a game of 'Dino Right or Dino Wrong'.

Everybody Loves Raymond child star Sawyer Sweeten dies

Sullivan and Sawyer in 2012.

One of the twins from Everybody Loves Raymond has died.

The Olsen twins kept in the dark about Full House reboot

Left in the dark: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

Livia Gamble The Olsen twins said they are shocked no-one told them about a Full House revival.

Full House sitcom confirmed to make comeback

The less <i>Full House</i>: Most of the original cast will return for the Netflix reboot.

Netflix has confirmed long-standing rumours that hit TV show Full House, a family sitcom that captivated millions of viewers in the 1980s and '90s, is returning to the small screen.

A second trailer for the 'The Little Prince' has been released


Livia Gamble Mark Osborne's animated take on Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic novella will premiere at Cannes in the official selection.

7-year-old boy asks George Lucas to allow Jedi Knights to marry

Game changer: Colin Gilpatric gets George Lucas to bend the rules.

Livia Gamble A seven-year-old boy's letter to Star Wars creator George Lucas has gone viral.

Reducio! Harry Potter child stars were 'very small adults in wigs', Alan Rickman reveals

Alan Rickman as Severus Snape in <i>Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban</i>, along with fellow cast members Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe.

Hannah Furness They became household names when they were barely out of primary school, growing up in front of the entire world on the set of Harry Potter.

Full House could be making a comeback


Livia Gamble In an interview with The View, Saget told co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez, and Nicolle Wallace that people are talking.

How 'Home' made a family's first trip to the movies special

Home: We tried to think of another time when a mainstream animated film had been so explicit and loving about describing a heroine of colour.

Stacia L. Brown How long has she been aware that she's brown - and how long can I keep her so excited about it?

Disney join forces with Spielberg to make Roald Dahl's 'The BFG'


Livia Gamble Disney has come on board to co-produce and co-finance the movie adaptation of Roald Dahl's The BFG.

The Incredibles 2 is finally happening

The Incredibles 2: Brad Bird has started writing the script.

Livia Gamble Writer and director Brad Bird has started writing the script,

Fantastic Beasts: Eddie Redmayne rumoured to play the lead in Harry Potter spin-off

Potter spin-off: Newt Scamander rumoured to be played by Eddie Redmayne.

Livia Gamble Eddie Redmayne is rumoured to play the lead role in JK Rowling's Harry Potter spin-off.

Pinocchio to become a real boy in live-action remake

Pinocchio: Live-action remake.

Livia Gamble Disney has announced yet another live-action remake: Pinocchio.

Game of Chairs

Sesame Street parodies Game of Thrones

Who will take the Iron Throne in <i>Sesame Street's Game of Thrones</i> parody?

Livia Gamble The video titled Sesame Street: Game of Chairs takes a simple childhood game and uses it to decide who should rule Jesteros.


Disney announce live action remake of 'Winnie the Pooh'

Who's next?: 'Winnie the Pooh' live-action remake.

Livia Gamble Remaking animated movies is clearly a formula that works. Now Winnie the Pooh is in the spotlight.

Review: What does Stan offer families in the market for SVOD?

Stan: Great family-friendly viewing.

Katie Carlin Australian owned Stan is one of the leading SVOD providers entering the market but what does it offer families in the way of content, affordability, and functionality?

April: Family-friendly movie reviews

Avengers: Age of Ultron: Stay for an end-credits snippet nodding to one of many sequels.

Rob Lowing We review the films your kids and teens will be begging you to see this month and let you in on all the family-friendly details you need to know in advance.

Mulan: Disney announce another live-action remake

Set for a live-action remake: Mulan.

Livia Gamble First it was Cinderella, then Beauty and the Beast, and now Mulan is the latest Disney classic to receive the live-action remake treatment.

Paddington Bear colouring page

paddington bear

Download and print this free Paddington Bear colouring page for your child to enjoy.


From Cinderella to Frozen: Fairytales have enduring appeal, but are they holding girls back?

Lily James is Kenneth Branagh's wasp-waisted heroine.

Amanda Dunn It's the dilemma facing many a parent of a young daughter: she desperately wants to see Cinderella, but should she?


JK Rowling's perfect response to fan who 'can't see' Dumbledore as gay

British author JK Rowling, who penned the Harry Potter series.

Tom Decent JK Rowling has offered an excellent response to a Harry Potter fan who "can't see" Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore being gay. 

This plot hole will change the way you view 'The Little Mermaid'


Livia Gamble Ariel from 'The Little Mermaid' could have saved herself a lot of trouble if she had done this one thing.

John Green's 'Paper Towns' is now a movie starring Cara Delevingne


Livia Gamble The trailer for John Green's coming-of-age story Paper Towns has been released.

Daniel Morcombe story to be turned into a film

daniel morcombe film Where is Daniel

Kristian Silva Bruce and Denise Morcombe sign deal with film producers.

Father daughter duo create amazing Lego 'Jurassic Park' stop motion


Livia Gamble After the success of the LEGO movie it’s no surprise brick flicks are popping up on YouTube too.

Frozen obsession: When will it end?

Call me Elsa: Alafair Korohina Wall, 4, is all about Elsa and Frozen.

Tony Wall Tony Wall's daughter's obsession with the movie Frozen meant news of a sequel to the Disney hit left him cold.


Review:Insurgent could use more diverge

Shailene Woodley in the latest Insurgent trailer.

Jake Coyle Given that conformity is the scourge of the Divergent series and much of its young-adult ilk, it's a shame that the films, including the new Insurgent, do so little to stray from well-worn YA paths.

10 fascinating facts about Cinderella


Ilene Woods.

Still from 1950's Wlat Disney version of Cinderella.

Ilene Woods, the voice of Disney's Cinderella

Barbara Vancheri Think you know everything about Cinderella? Here are some surprising facts about the old and new fairy tale character.

'Beauty and the Beast': Emma Thompson will voice the character of Mrs Potts in Disney's live-action remake

Emma Thompson: The actress signed on to voice Mrs Potts.

Livia Gamble Disney welcomes three new members to the 'Beauty and the Beast' cast.

Walt Disney announce a ban on smoking in future movies

Disney: 'Prohibiting smoking across the board.'

Livia Gamble Disney characters smoking is a thing of the past after the studio announced a ban in all future PG rated releases.

Frozen sequel announced by Disney, named Frozen 2, will see Elsa and Anna return

Back for a sequel: Elsa and Anna from the original Frozen.

Michael Idato The US studio Disney has announced plans for Frozen 2, the long awaited sequel to the blockbuster animated film.

Disney announce 'Dumbo' live-action remake with Tim Burton as director

Remake: Tim Burton to direct Dumbo remake.

Livia Gamble Alongside Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast, Disney announced Dumbo as the next classic title to undergo a movie makeover.

Disney release new 'Tomorrowland' trailer starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson

Watch: Disney release new 'Tomorrowland' trailer.

Livia Gamble Though the previous trailer left everything to our imaginations, the new one is much more exciting.

Emma Watson confirms Dan Stevens and Luke Evans will play Beast and Gaston in 'Beauty and the Beast'

Beauty and the Beast: Emma Watson announces Beast and Gaston casting.

Livia Gamble After Emma Watson was cast as Belle in Disney's live action remake of Beauty and the Beast, the studio left us to ponder who would play the infamous villain, Gaston and the loveable character, "beast".

Age of Ultron

Top 10 reasons Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer is the best

Did Iron Man gain some weight? New Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer gives fans more to feast on.

Michael Idato The new trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, officially the third trailer, provides the best glimpse yet into what is coming.



Two new Lego movies confirmed for Animal Logic


Garry Maddox Everything will be awesome all over again as Australia gets back into the Lego business in a big way.

Parents concerned over Free TV plan to air adult content earlier

Protecting young eyes: What kids watch on television matters.

Jen Vuk Free TV has every right to grow and mould its business model but the cons of these proposals for those of us with young children aren’t insubstantial.

March: Family friendly movie reviews

Shaun The Sheep

Rob Lowing We review the films your kids and teens will be begging you to see this month and let you in on all the family-friendly details you need to know in advance.

'Adventure Time' movie given the green light from Warner Bros.

Green light: Warner Bros. announce 'Adventure Time' movie.

Livia Gamble Warner Bros. have announced they are making a feature-length, animated 'Adventure Time' movie.

‘Frozen Fever’ trailer is here

Frozen Fever is coming.

Katie Carlin Just when you thought you couldn’t wait any longer, Disney has unveiled their first Frozen Fever trailer.


Lawyers circle after Power Rangers fan film starring James Van Der Beek goes viral

James Van Der Beek in <i>Power Rangers</i> fan film.

Michael Idato A fan-made film based on the successful Power Rangers films and television series has drawn the ire of Saban Brands, the Hollywood company that owns the franchise.


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