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20 things to love about the 'Star Wars' universe

Christopher Borrelli Here are what I consider to be the 20 best things about Star Wars, culture-wide.

Harry Potter fans can have Christmas dinner at Hogwarts

Fans can enjoy a Christmas dinner at Hogwarts.

The Great Hall in the Harry Potter movies will be resurrected for one night only this Christmas.

Where are they now: the cast of 'Full House'


Livia Gamble It's been 20 years since Full House ended, find out what the cast has been up to since.

10 things you didn't know about The Wiggles

Ten things you probably didn't know about The Wiggles.

Jennifer Berger Here's ten fun facts about The Wiggles.

Bindi rocks on

Bindi Irwin rocks out to AC/DC on Dancing with the Stars for dad

Bindi's rocking tango.

Bindi Irwin's make over from zookeeper to celebrity shoe shuffler has been cemented with a loud rendition of ACDC's You Shook Me all Night Long.

'Beauty and the Beast' cast reveal even more reasons to look forward to the remake

More reasons to look forward to Beauty and the Beast

Livia Gamble The cast of Disney's Beauty and the Beast promise the remake won't disappoint fans.

10 things you probably don't know about 'Dirty Dancing'

10 things you probably don't know about 'Dirty Dancing'

Livia Gamble Dirty Dancing is a classic movie loved and watched on repeat by many.

Making her dad proud

Bindi Irwin debuts on Dancing With The Stars with Crocodile Rock jive

Bindi Irwin and Australia Zoo will soon launch a fashion line.

Ebony Bowden Bindi Irwin's debut on the US Dancing With The Stars has earned her the moniker "wonder from Down Under" after an impressive jive in tribute to her late father.


Disney reveal plans to reboot Mary Poppins

Wise words from kids movies

Michael Idato Sacriligeous? Or merely supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?

The best kids films for adults


For all those parents who are constantly subjected to children's films they hate here are some choices that we think you will enjoy too.

11 inspiring Disney Pixar quotes


Not just a great source of entertainment, Disney Pixar movies are full of inspiring advice for adults as well as kids. Here's 11 of our favourite quotes.

Australian movies for kids, teens and young adults


The Australian film industry has produced some amazing feature films for kids, teens and young adults. Here is a collection of our favourites.

TV shows 90's kids will remember


Here's 24 TV shows that 90's kids should remember. Which were your favourites?

Best '90s kids movies

Fern Gully

How many of these kids movies from the '90s have you seen?

9 Disney facts that will make you feel old

9 Disney facts that will make you feel old.

Livia Gamble From the original release of Beauty and the Beast to how old Nemo should be, who knew it had been that long.

What if Frozen's Elsa was actually the villain?

What if Elsa was the villain?

Livia Gamble Parents unable to sit through watching another minute of Disney's Frozen will appreciate this remake.

50 best kids movies of all time


We have selected 50 of the best movies for kids and pulled them all together into this must-watch list for the young and young at heart.

Revenge of the nerds

How Great Australian Spelling Bee made spelling cool again

Harpita is up against her brother Harpith on Channel Ten's <i>The Great Australian Spelling Bee</i>.

Ebony Bowden Over the past month, Ten's Great Australian Spelling Bee has elevated a number of brainy kids to rock star status.

Nickelodeon crossover movie featuring characters from hit '90s Nick cartoons

Rugrats Go Wild.

Livia Gamble If the news of the Rugrats revival excited you, Paramount Pictures is about to go you one better: a crossover movie.

September: family friendly movie reviews

Pan ... The prequel to Peter Pan uses characters created by author J.M.Barrie.

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

Disney's Cinderella director reveals the ending fans really wanted to see

Too forgiving ... Lily James as Cinderella and Cate Blanchett  as her evil stepmother in the Kenneth Branagh production.

Bryan Alexander Spoiler alert! Cinderella got her fairy-tale ending in Disney's live-action version. But was she too forgiving?

Rugrats might be making a comeback

Rugrats might be making a comeback

Livia Gamble Nickelodeon looks to be reviving some of your favourite childhood shows.

JK Rowling announces Harry Potter's son starts at Hogwarts

Times, they are a changing at Platform 9 and 3/4.

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran Harry Potter author J.K.Rowling excited fans overnight with news that James S Potter has started at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Greatest Dad Wins Ever: watch a video of dads winning at life

Watch a video of the greatest 'dad wins' ever

Livia Gamble Dads think they are comedians, can double as your teacher and best friend but there's one trait commonly overlooked when it comes to being a father: they have reflexes like a cat.  

Watch the moment these 90s kids realise what the 'Macarena' is really about

90s kids realise what The Macarena is really about

Livia Gamble A video posted on YouTube asked a group of nineties kids to recall 'The Macarena' and what it's really about.

Hot to trot

Heartthrob Liam Hemsworth to appear on The Muppets TV show

Liam Hemsworth is Miss Piggys' rebound.

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran Hunger Games star and heartthrob Liam Hemsworth is moving from the big screen to the little one. Just for Miss Piggy.

Ellie Drennan becomes The Voice Australia's youngest winner

<i>The Voice</i> Australia 2015 winner Ellie Drennan (right) with coach Jessie J.

Ebony Bowden NSW teenager Ellie Drennan walks away with a record deal, $100,000 and a car after beating three other finalists.

Disney princesses with realistic figures

Disney princesses with realistic figures.

From beards to 'real life', Disney princesses have been re-imagined too many ways to count.

Malala Yousafzai: watch the trailer for 'He Named Me Malala'

Malala Yousafzaio: He Named Me Malala.

Livia Gamble Malala's story is being made into a movie with a new trailer released this week.

10 best TV and movie nannies of all time

Ten favourite movie nannies

Livia Gamble Here's ten of our favourite nannies from movies.

Video: mum loses child, finds him scoring a try in charity match

Video: mum loses child, finds him scoring a try charity match

Livia Gamble Turn your back for five seconds and who knows what your child will get up to.

Moana: Disney reveal clips from latest princess movie

Disney's Moana will be released in 2016.

Livia Gamble Moana is the newest princess is town.

Toy Story 4: five ways Woody and Bo Peep should reunite according to Tom Hanks' movies

Toy Story 4 is a love story between Woody and Bo Peep.

Livia Gamble Disney confirmed the storyline for the upcoming fourth instalment of Toy Story: it's a rom-com.

Pixar's Finding Dory: five things we know

Five things we know about Pixar's Finding Dory.

Livia Gamble Since Dory graced our screen in Finding Nemo, everyone - especially Ellen Degeneres - has developed a soft spot for the Blue Tang fish.

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to get modern reboot thanks to Will Smith


The 46-year-old actor played a fictionalised version of himself on the hit TV sitcom, which aired from 1990 to 1996.

Sesame Street moves to HBO: will the move disadvantage poorer children?

Under a new partnership announced on August 13, 2015, by Sesame Workshop and HBO, the premium cable channel will carry the next five seasons of

Josephine Tovey Sesame Street will now be brought to you by the letters H-B-O.


Cult return

Winona Ryder confirms a Beetlejuice sequel is happening

Actress Winona Ryder features in an episode

Garry Maddox Go ahead, make my millennium again.

Peppa Pig is more diva than Ariana Grande

Peppa Pig.

Livia Gamble Peppa Pig has a set of demands that rival the biggest pop divas.

Jennifer Lawrence brightens the day of sick kids with surprise hospital visit

Jennifer Lawrence visits sick children in hospital.

Livia Gamble Jennifer Lawrence takes a break from her busy schedule while filming the latest X-Men movie.

August: Family-friendly movie reviews

Fantastic Four: This origin story shows how the Fantastic team first got together.

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

Sony Pictures announce Jumanji remake and people aren't happy

Bonnie Hunt and Robin Williams in a scene from Jumanji.

Livia Gamble Sony Pictures announced on Wednesday they will doing a remake of Jumanji.

Say it ain't so

Kermit and Miss Piggy have broken up but The Muppets are back together

Miss Piggy, Kermit in happier times.

Andrew Stephens Get ready for a 30 Rock version of The Muppets.

Spelling Bee gets parents all teary

Grant Denyer prepares Harpita for her turn on Channel Ten's <i>The Great Australian Spelling Bee</i>.

Darren Cartwright Viewers admitting to tearing up while watching cute children spell.

Six unrealistic expectations Disney movies give kids


Livia Gamble From showering to wearing sea shells as underwear, Disney has created some unrealistic expectations.

Disney princes in real life


Livia Gamble The artist that showed us what Disney princesses would like in real life is back bringing Disney's men to life with another series of portraits.

Justin Bieber surprises boy with Down syndrome, gives him amazing gift

According to one IMF scenario, Greece would get a grace period under which it would make no more debt payments until Justin Bieber is 59 years old.

Livia Gamble Bieber appears to be using his fame for good, shedding his bratty image.

Five dirty jokes found in Disney movies


Livia Gamble Disney has a dirtier side that may, or may not have gone straight over your head as a child.

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal cried over losing role in Disney movie

The Mighty Ducks: Jake Gyllenhaal cried over losing role in Disney movie.

Livia Gamble Actor Jake Gyllenhaal's Disney dream was crushed by his parents.

What your favourite Pixar movie says about you

Sadness from Inside Out

Livia Gamble Humour yourself, and us; pick your favourite Pixar movie below and see what it says about you.

Hunger Games finale

Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 trailer reveals the Games aren't over

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in the final Hunger Games instalment.

Linda Morris New trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 shows the explosive final showdown.

Top 10 family movies we can't wait to come out over the next year

The Peanuts Movie, Kung Fu Panda 3, and Finding Dory are on their way to the big screen.

Emma Brancatisano Families will be treated to a range of classics set to hit the big screen over the coming year.

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Australian teacher wins $20,000, buys 200 pairs of shoes for students

Australian teacher, Bri Dredge, wins $20,000 on Million Dollar Hot Seat, and spends the money on shoes.

Livia Gamble With a little help from the host, Bri Dredge won $20,000.

Boy, 5, dressed as Batman saves baby trapped inside locked car

Batkid saves the day.

Livia Gamble Dressed as Batman, Zavi Ahmed saves the day.

Genies: Disney to make live-action Aladdin prequel, answers everyone's question

Live-action Aladdin prequel is in the works.

Livia Moving on from remakes, Disney has entered a new phase announcing a live-action prequel for 'Aladdin': Genie.

'Dumb and stupid': why there are only male Minions

Why are there are only male minions.

Livia Gamble 'Minions' creator Pierre Coffin explains where all the lady Minions are.

Kid wonder

10-year-old confronts Q&A on freedom of speech

Ashton Platt

Michael Koziol It was either cute or cringeworthy, depending on your cynicism, and almost certainly calculated.

My bacon with Peppa Pig

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

Jessica Bartlett Call it a form of therapy, or perhaps just the bitter rantings of a Peppa fatigued parent; but I've listed all the reasons I have serious bacon with this little piggy.

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Disney 90's movie mashup will make you feel warm and fuzzy

Revisit your childhood in under three minutes.

Livia Gamble Nineties kids can revisit their childhood in under three minutes.

R.L Stine's 'Goosebumps' series brought to life with movie, watch the trailer

Watch the new Goosebumps trailer.

Livia Gamble Just when you thought the 90s were a thing of the past Sony Pictures releases a trailer for their upcoming movie Goosebumps, based on the popular, spooky children's series by R.L Stine. 

'Clueless': Twenty years on we find out the actors who almost got your favourite parts

The rise of Clueless.

Livia Gamble It's been 20 years since Clueless burst onto our screens but the hit film could have turned out very differently if these casting choices went ahead.

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