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Avengers 2 trailer leaked: Marvel forced to post Age of Ultron clip early

Larissa Nicholson The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer has leaked online, nearly a week before it was due to first air in the US.

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Disney's Moana to be released in 2016

Disney's Moana will be released in 2016.

After the epic icy success of Frozen, Disney has announced plans for another animated feature to be set on the high seas.

Marvel kills off an iconic character

Marvel kills off a central character.

Livia Gamble An executive editor at Marvel said the idea to kill off a central character came from Marvel’s annual creative event.

'The Blinky Bill Movie' is in the works

'The Blinky Bill Movie' will be out next year.

Livia Gamble The mischievous character Blinky Bill is making a comeback.

Is Jenna Malone playing Robin in 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice'?

Is Jenna Malone playing Robin?

Livia Gamble An extra has said the part of Robin will be played by a female.

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Spin-offs

JK Rowling has more in store for Harry Potter and his Fantastic Beasts

More ahead: There's more coming up in the Harry Potter world, which last had an outing in 2011 with <i>Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,</i> starring Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe.

Harry Potter author JK Rowling is conjuring up three new wizard-based movies with studio Warner Bros.

The 'Rainbow Brite' series is getting a reboot

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Livia Gamble Watch the trailer for the new 'Rainbow Brite' remake.

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Lego Batman spin-off coming in 2017

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Livia Gamble Actor Will Arnett is returning to The Lego Movie franchise for his own spin-off Lego Batman flick.

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Miley concert disgusts parents but why are they surprised?

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Jo Hartley Parents expressed outrage this week over Miley Cyrus’ onstage antics after attending her concert with their children but shouldn’t parents know better by now?

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Fans outraged over Bob the Builder's new look

Bob the builder had a makeover.

Livia Gamble The loveable builder has a new look and voice, but it's his "hipster" vest that seems to be generating the most shock.

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'Harry Potter' fan theory uncloaks the parallels in 'Deathly Hallows'

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Andrea Romano There are a lot of Harry Potter fan theories out there. One such fan on Reddit has a theory about the parallels of four main characters in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the characters in The Tale of the Three Brothers.

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Cate Blanchett will not star in hoax remake of 'Mary Poppins'

The fake <i>Mary Poppins</i> poster featuring Cate Blanchett’s head on Jenna Coleman’s body from BBC's <i>Dr Who</i>.

Film fans have been tricked into believing Cate Blanchett is set to tackle the iconic role of Mary Poppins in a new Tim Burton movie after a fake movie poster surfaced online.

The Block Glasshouse finale delivers shock results for contestants

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Ben Pobjie The Block Glasshouse has ended with a victory for Simon and Shannon, but only after viewers were bombarded with emotionally fraught montages and cliff-hangers.

Big Hero 6' at Comic Con: Are these Disney's Power Rangers?

Hiro transforms the pillowy Baymax into an armored fighter.

Anthony Hernandez The minds behind Disney's Frozen showed off several scenes from Big Hero 6, the studio's follow-up to the $1.27 billion global blockbuster, at New York Comic Con.

First 'Tomorrowland' trailer will leave you impatient for more

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Josh Dickey Aside from the fact it stars George Clooney and Britt Robertson, Tomorrowland has until now been nothing but a big, frustrating secret. With the first teaser trailer, released Thursday at New York Comic-Con, the secret isn't just out — it'll make you jump.

'Ghostbusters' reboot confirmed with all-female cast

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Neha Prakash Paul Feig, who signed on to direct the Ghostbusters reboot in early August, has confirmed that comedy writer Katie Dippold will help co-write the script and the film will star a team comprised of all women.

J.K. Rowling hints at Harry Potter's possible return in 'Fantastical Beasts'

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Max Knoblauch J.K. Rowling has assumed the role of Twitter's riddle queen, posting several cryptic messages that many fans believe are anagrams about her upcoming film, Fantastical Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Actor who played 7th Heaven father allegedly confesses to sex abuse

Stephen Collins with his screen family on <i>7th Heaven</i>.

Michael Idato Stephen Collins, best known for his role as minister Eric Camden on 7th Heaven, has reportedly been dropped from his latest movie after the child sex abuse allegations surfaced.

Alexander's 'Very Bad Day' a laugh for kids and parents

It only takes one day to break you ... Garner and Carell's latest film will connect with kids and adults alike.

Roger Moore The film based on the hugely popular children's book, 'Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day', starring Jennifer Garner and Steve Carell is a not-to-be-missed family affair.

9 life lessons from 'Frozen'

Disney's Frozen is more than just entertainment.

Ariane Beeston If you have watched Disney's Frozen 473 times like most parents you might think you know all there is to know about the film, but this mother has uncovered some hidden gems for parents worth sharing.

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Pixar Theory explained in a mind-blowing animated video

Animators create video of the Pixar Theory and it makes so much sense.

Neha Prakash Jon Negroni's complex theory that suggests every Pixar movie, from Brave to Ratatouille to WALL-E, took place in the same universe has been animated into a short video that will make you believe it's true.

Pixar's 'Inside Out' trailer will give you all the feels, literally

The trailer for Pixar's new film, <i>Inside Out</i>, has landed.

Neha Prakash The first trailer for Disney Pixar's new film Inside Out has dropped, and the whole gang is here: Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust and Fear — it's like the modern day seven dwarves.

Sesame Street does Twilight

The Cookie Monster in the latest Sesame Street parody.

Rachel Clun The Cookie Monster stars in a new spoof: a preview of Twilight: Breaking Cookie.

The best Sesame Street Parodies

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Have you noticed some funny tv and movie rip-offs or spoofs done by Sesame Street. Here we have collected some of our favorite.

Mindy Kaling and Elmo are undeniably enthusiastic

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COLIN GORENSTEIN Mindy Kaling visits Sesame Street to teach Elmo the word enthusiastic.

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Lorde releases Hunger Games song, 'Yellow Flicker Beat'

Lorde, seen here performing in Las Vegas, has released her much-anticipated new song, Yellow Flicker Beat.

Lorde, who is curating the entire Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 soundtrack, released the film's haunting new single Monday.

'Jurassic World' director tweets potential huge plot hint

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Colin Trevorrow, the director of the upcoming Jurassic World, is a real dinosaur tease.

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'The Fault in Our Stars', kids' don't need to read about sex

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Livia Gamble 'The Fault in Our Stars' novel has been pulled from the Riverside Unified School District middle schools reading list for being inappropriate for the age group.

Disney sued for $250 million over author's claim Frozen ripped-off her life story

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Karl Quinn Frozen fans leave scathing comments on little-known authors Amazon page after she claims Disney stole her life story for the film.

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Timeless TV

Top 20 Friends episodes over twenty years

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Adrian Lowe Here are 20 of the best episodes of Friends to celebrate one of TV’s most loved sitcoms.

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Lupita Nyong'o and Elmo are comfortable in their skin

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Lupita Nyong’o visited Sesame Street to talk with Elmo about skin and self-love.

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Best of the school holiday films

Don't forget your 3D glasses.

Rob Lowing We review the best and worst flicks - and tell you what to watch out for, like those extra charges for seeing new films on the biggest screens and that annoying trend of films starting without opening credits.

'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Trailer: 'Peeta is The Capitol's weapon'

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Brian Anthony Hernandez The first full trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.

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Why these Disney princesses are motherless

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Livia Gamble Belle, Ariel and Jasmine all have their own individual story to tell, but one thing these Disney princesses have in common is that they are motherless.

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5 Marvel movies you won't mind your kids watching

Which marvel movies are appropriate for kids?

Karen Andrews With school holidays approaching here are five of the best family friendly Marvel movies.

The best and worst quotes from kids' TV

Kid's television shows can be just as entertaining for the adults as they are for the kids.

Lisa Almond Children's television can often provide entertaining lines for the adults as well as the kids.

REVIEW

The Boxtrolls dish up a platter of laughs worth sharing

The Boxtrolls is due for release September 18.

Katie Carlin If your family loves cheese, laughs, and stop-motion animation than The Boxtrolls is the spring movie release for you from the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman.

Behind the scenes at The Block

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Donna Webeck Assistant Production Manager Fiona Lowe takes us behind the scenes of this cult TV show to answer questions we've been curious about for so long.

Best TV Shows for kids

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Lisa Almond In the interest of safety, security and education, and after much intensive research by both myself and my children, we’ve compiled a list of the best TV shows for kids.

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New 'Mockingjay' poster shows Katniss ready for battle

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Laura Vitto Katniss Everdeen looks prepared to take down the Capitol in the latest teaser poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1.

Frozen sequel set to hit cinemas in 2015

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The characters from smash-hit Disney movie Frozen are heading back to the big screen for an animated short.

John Oliver and Cookie Monster deliver the last word on news

John Oliver and Cookie Monster team up to bring you the news.

Matt Silverman You might know John Oliver as the dapper British gent speaking truth to power every Sunday on Last Week Tonight. But did you know he also co-anchors a nightly news broadcast about words with Cookie Monster?

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'Lah-Lah's Adventures' a musical treat for young and old

Lah-Lah's Adventures airs on the Cbeebies channel on Foxtel and Austar.

Katie Carlin Sydney-siders with tiny tots have been loyal followers of the Lah-Lah band for many years but the boisterous children’s music group from the inner-west continue to grow their following with their own television series.

The kids are all right: Grinspoon's Phil Jamieson on playing for children

High five: Phil Jamieson and James Rees (aka Jimmy Giggle) are performing at the Dress Up Attack! festival in Marrickville.

Patrick Begley Phil Jamieson is nervous. The former frontman for Grinspoon is picturing hundreds of children in an audience, judging him, with no fond memories of early Grinners songs to soften their scrutiny.

A 'Full House' reboot could be just around the bend

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Sandra Gonzalez The Full House reboot you thought only existed in your best and most nostalgic dreams could become a reality.

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Casting

Cate Blanchett to star in new Jungle Book film

Snake tales: Blanchett has signed on to play the python, Kaa, in the upcoming <em>Jungle Book</em> movie.

Cate Blanchett has joined the cast of the upcoming adventure tale Jungle Book: Origins.

Mara Wilson shares tribute to on-screen dad Robin Williams

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Katie Carlin Robin Williams’ youngest Mrs Doubtfire co-star, Mara Wilson, has published a heartfelt tribute to her on-screen father.

'Dora the Explorer' is growing up in new tween-aged show

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Livia Gamble Our little “explorer” is growing up and we’re not sure how we feel about it.

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Exclusive first look at trailer for Maya the Bee feature film

Animated adventure ... Maya the Bee.

Amber Robinson Everyone’s favourite little bee, Maya is set to return this year in the brand new feature film Maya the Bee Movie.

Our favourite television pets

What's that, Skip? Skippy the Bush Kangaroo was, for a time, the face of Australia to the world.

Nick Galvin They say never work with children or animals, but television wouldn't be what it is today without these cuddly and not-so-cuddly creatures.

Why Robin Williams nearly didn't make Aladdin

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Soraya Nadia McDonald Genie became one of his most loved roles, but he almost didn't provide his voice because of deep philosophical differences with Disney.

'Frozen' writer to turn 'A Wrinkle in Time' into next Disney hit

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Rachel Clun The writer and co-director of Disney’s smash hit Frozen has a new project - turning Meg Murray from the novel A Wrinkle in Time into Disney’s next big heroine.

TV special: 'Toy Story that Time Forgot'

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Livia Gamble Pixar Animation Studios has announced a second 'Toy Story' TV special that will air on ABC.

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Cast return for sequel to Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland'

Cast return for 'Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass'.

Production begins this week on the highly anticipated sequel to Tim Burton's blockbuster reinvention of Alice in Wonderland - with the same A-list cast as the 2010 Oscar-winning film.

5-year-old Noah Ritter goes from county fair to viral superstar

Noah Ritter, 5, delivers an unflinching piece to camera on WNEP TV.

Eryk Bagshaw Taking the reigns and reporting the local news, Five-year-old Noah Ritter is making headlines right now as the latest viral sensation.

Japan's Studio Ghibli still alive, for now

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Adario Strange Reports of the demise of legendary Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli have been greatly exaggerated.

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Top 10 parenting films that inspire

Steve Martin in 'Parenthood' (1989).

Karen Hardy There's a lot you can learn about parenting by watching some old and not so old, movies, writes Karen Hardy.

PR disaster

Backlash over Ninja Turtles' 9/11 'mistake'

Leonardo, voiced by Johnny Knoxville, in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action thriller.

Sarah Thomas Paramount Australia has apologised after a misjudged promotional poster for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.

The entire Jolie-Pitt clan are set to hit the big screen

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Livia Gamble The entire Jolie-Pitt clan are hitting the big screen each with a part to play in the upcoming movie, Cleopatra.

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Which Simpsons character will die next season?

Which Simpsons character will bite the dust in the new season premiere?

Springfield will have one less citizen when The Simpsons kicks off again for season 26.

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