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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

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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

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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'

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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.

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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

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

Fairytales

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?

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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'

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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

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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

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

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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Blockbusters

Two new Lego movies confirmed for Animal Logic

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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

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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.

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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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Cumberbatch sends tribute for young fan

Benedict Cumberbatch says he's open to playing an idiot on-screen.

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch sent a heartfelt letter to be read out at the funeral of a 14-year-old fan.

Marvel release new 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' poster featuring a hidden superhero

Vision: Hidden superhero featured in Avengers: Age of Ultron new poster.

Livia Gamble Take a look at Marvel's hidden superhero.

Julie Andrews tribute

Lady Gaga brings tears with Sound of Music medley at Oscars

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Michael Koziol The Academy Awards can sometimes plod along to a fairly predictable script. But when Lady Gaga is involved, predictable is out of the equation.

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House of Bricks: 'Sesame Street' parodies 'House of Cards'

House of Bricks: 'Sesame Street' parodies popular TV show.

Livia Gamble Titled 'House of Bricks', the parody is loosely modelled around the 'Three Little Pigs' nursery rhyme – with one twist.

We might get a 'Now And Then' remake

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If you haven't seen the classic '90s sleepover flick, treat yourself this weekend.

DC Comics turns young fan into her own superhero

Grand gesture: DC comics sends young fan a token of their commitment.

Livia Gamble The question: why aren't there more female superheroes has been asked many times before.

Kristen Bell reveals the truth about 'Frozen' sequel

Frozen rumours: Actress Kristen Bell (voice of Anna) sets the record straight.

Katie Carlin It is the question on every Frozen fan’s lips. Will we be getting a sequel? Yes, if the stars of the hit film have their way.

The Man of Steel gets his very own Joker

Superman's mysterious Joker to be revealed.

Brian Truitt Superman needs his own Joker, too.

'Peppa Pig' episode banned in Australia for sending the wrong message about spiders

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Livia Gamble According to one viewers spiders should be feared and not befriended.

Disney release new 'Cinderella' trailer

Ella and Prince Charming dancing at the ball.

Rachel Clun With just six weeks until the release of Cinderella, Disney have released yet another trailer which hints at plenty of romance, trouble, and a new twist.

'Paddington' sequel could be in the works

'Paddington': The Peruvian bear might be getting a sequel.

Livia Gamble Following its success, Studiocanal is in talks about a Paddington sequel after the Peruvian bear made over US$200 million to-date at the box office worldwide.

Spider-Man joins Marvel movies starring Avengers' characters

Swinging by: Marvel Studios has signed a deal with Sony Pictures that will allow Spider-Man to appear in its <i>Avengers</i> film series.

Brian Truitt Spider-Man has featured in the comic books, but now he'll be teaming with Iron Man and Captain America in the movies.

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Disney finally release 'Aladdin' from its vault

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Livia Gamble Genie might have been freed from his lamp but Disney has kept the Aladdin movie locked in their vault for approximately seven years.

Marvel announce female superhero team

A-Force: Marvel create a female-led superhero group.

Livia Gamble After years of longing for more female superheroes Marvel have announced a new group of “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”.

Kristen Wiig and Maddy Ziegler's powerful Grammy performance with Sia

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Livia Gamble Wiig performed an incredible dance routine alongside dance prodigy Maddie Ziegler as part of Sia's live performance at the 2015 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

‘Peppa Pig, I’m over you’: School boys receive infringement notice for Peppa Pig breakup song

I'm over you: Two boys break up with Peppa Pig in a public way.

Livia Gamble Two school boys have officially ended their relationship with Peppa Pig after they wrote and published a song about falling out of love with the famous pig. 

'SpongeBob Movie' awash with comedy

A scene from <i>The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water</i>.

Rick Bentley The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is funny enough to captivate youngsters and their parents (or grandparents).

First look at Disney's 'Frozen' sequel

Frozen Fever:  Disney release 7-minute trailer for Frozen sequel.

Livia Gamble Good news, depending on how you look at it, Frozen is back and they have a new song.

Disney release second 'Tomorrowland' trailer

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Livia Gamble Directed by Brad Bird (The Incredibles) and starring George Clooney, the 30-second trailer is similar to the first and leaves you wanting more.

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