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

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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'Jem and the Holograms' Movie Will Have 'Mostly' Original Songs

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When Jem fans hit the theater for the upcoming live-action film starring Audrey Peeples, they should prepare their ears for a taste of something unfamiliar.

10-year-old will make his acting debut as Mowgli in Disney's 'Jungle Book'

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Josh Dickey The Walt Disney Studios went way beyond the bare necessities to find Mowgli for its upcoming feature The Jungle Book. After a global search, Disney finally landed on 10-year-old newcomer Neel Sethi from New York.

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Comics

Marvel unveils Thor as a woman

The female superhero, Thor, who will appear in upcoming Marvel comic book issues.

Comic book superhero character Thor will now be a woman, publisher Marvel Comics says, while one of the biggest characters in the Archie Comics is set to die.

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The new 'Sailor Moon' remake is here

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LIVIA GAMBLE After decades of lying dormant, Sailor Moon has returned to the airwaves.

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'Doctor Who' trailer has landed

The new Doctor is here.

Brian Anthony Hernandez "Where are we going?" asks Doctor Who companion Clara Oswald midway through the thrilling new trailer for the eighth season in the revived sci-fi series.

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'Boyhood': A film that traces one boy's journey from child to man

'Boyhood' stars Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, and Patricia Arquette.

Filmed over 12 consecutive years, 'Boyhood' centers on Mason (Ellar Coltrane), who's 6 when the story opens and 18 when it ends.

Books

Harry Potter is back in JK Rowling's new short story

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Harry Potter has returned, in a short story posted online by J.K. Rowling.

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12-year-old Romy's The Voice Kids 2014 audition ends in tears

Tears flow when Romy, 12, did not get selected.

Twelve-year-old Romy started bawling after her rendition of Adele's song Turning Tables failed to get a mentor to spin their chair during the blind auditions on Sunday night.

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These two actors to play 'Frozen's' Anna and Kristoff on 'Once Upon a Time'

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Sandra Gonzalez A Greek alum and a newcomer will bring two popular Frozen characters to life on the upcoming season of Once Upon a Time.

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'When Marnie Was There', the latest film from Studio Ghibli

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LIVIA GAMBLE Studio Ghibli has announced its latest feature film, 'When Marnie Was There'.

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Uni student parodies Disney Princesses while ruining their happily ever afters

Jon Cozart gives Disney Princesses a taste of reality.

RACHEL CLUN There’s a 22-year-old on Youtube who has a love for ruining Disney Princesses' happily ever afters, and it’s amazing.

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'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' teaser trailer reveals brainwashed Peeta

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The first teaser trailer for the next Hunger Games installment has arrived and it will make you hate President Snow even more than you already do.

One Direction sings their ABCs on 'Sesame Street'

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Andrea Romano A, B, C — 1D. Well, that's not quite how the song goes, but Bert is here to show One Direction how it's done.

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The Voice Kids 2014 blind auditions

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ANDREW P STREET One hundred kids were called for the blind auditions of the Voice Kids 2014 but only a handful will make it through.

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Paddington Bear trailer released without Colin Firth

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RACHEL CLUN A new live-action Paddington Bear film is set to hit cinema screens around Christmas time this year – but the bear is currently without a voice.

Danger Mouse to return to our screens

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If you're a child of the '80s rejoice - Danger Mouse and Penfold are being recommissioned for a new series of espionage and intrigue.

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Disney set to remake 'Beauty and the Beast' into a live-action film

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LIVIA GAMBLE There’s no rest for Disney, after the success of 'Maleficent' at the box office, the studio is back to work with their next live-action film, 'Beauty and the Beast'.

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Movie review: How to Train Your Dragon 2

Eye spy: Hiccup and his dragon Toothless.

CRAIG MATHIESON An enchanting ride continues the story. This sequel has some lovely 3D-enhanced dragon-riding scenes before exploring a story focused on family and responsibility.

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Rihanna makes her voice-acting debut in DreamWorks' new film 'Home'

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LIVIA GAMBLE The fashion icon is teaming up with Jim Parsons (Big Bang Thoery) to save an alien race in the next DreamWorks Animation movie, 'Home'.

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Creepy Paddington haunts the web

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Internet pranksters have turned the first image from the coming Paddington Bear movie into a mock-horror meme.

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Trailer for 'The Boxtrolls' reveals exciting new stop-motion film

The Boxtrolls is due for release September 18.

KATIE CARLIN Fans of Coraline and ParaNorman will be thrilled to learn that the creators have released a new trailer for their highly anticipated third stop-motion feature length film, The Boxtrolls.

Disney creates new spin-off series for 'The Lion King'

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LIVIA GAMBLE Disney Junior is in the process of creating a new animated series based on the 1994 animated film 'The Lion King'.

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Mums turn Disney's 'Let It Go' into these hilarious parodies

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If you can’t get the theme song from Disney’s Frozen out of your head, do what these mums have done and create your own ‘Let It Go’ parody.

Five-year-old's plea for Peppa Pig to Malcolm Turnbull

Peppa Pig fan Tess Coventry, 5, with the letter she wrote calling for the popular children's TV show to stay on the ABC for her sister India, 2.

BEN WESTCOTT When this five-year-old girl heard that Peppa Pig might get the axe, she took matters into her own hands with a letter.

Thieves steal $15,000 worth of Lego

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LIVIA GAMBLE A Victorian toy store has been raided twice in one week with the thieves stealing about $15,000 worth of Lego.

24 TV theme songs every '90s kid will remember

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Brian Koerber Grab a TV dinner and the remote, it's time to revisit your childhood.

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Angelina Jolie brings fierce magic to Sleeping Beauty tale

Angelina Jolie brings her own beauty to Disney's re-imagined fairytale, <i>Maleficent</i>.

PHILIPPA HAWKER The long awaited release of Disney's Maleficent, with Angelina Jolie in the title role has arrived but does it live up to the hype?

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Malcolm Turnbull saves Peppa Pig

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Peppa Pig's head is off the chopping block, according to communications minister Malcolm Turnbull.

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'Wreck-it Ralph' might be getting a sequel

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LIVIA GAMBLE The musical composer of the first Wreck-it Ralph film let it slip that a sequel may be in the works for the popular movie - find out what he gave away here.

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Mystery solved: Pixar's secret code

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The mystery behind Pixar’s secret A113 code is no longer a mystery.

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Disney's 'Big Hero 6' trailer

Disney's 'Big Hero 6' is on its way.

Anthony Hernandez In Disney's first full trailer for Big Hero 6, teen prodigy Hiro Hamada turns his synthetic buddy Baymax — who looks like a much fatter, taller Pillsbury Doughboy — into a battle-ready robot. The movie is inspired by Marvel's comic book series of the same name.

Zachary Levi and Bert from Sesame Street are influencing kids' through song

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LIVIA GAMBLE Chuck's Zachary Levi and Bert from Sesame Street are encouraging kids to step out from behind their devices and explore their local parks.

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'How to Train Your Dragon' sequel, Gobbler the Belch comes out as gay

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How to Train Your Dragon writer and director Dean DeBlois reveals Gobbler the Belch is gay.

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'Cinderella' live-action film teaser trailer released

Teaser trailer for Disney's new 'Cinderella' gives nothing away.

RACHEL CLUN The teaser trailer for the latest retelling of the classic Cinderella story, starring Cate Blanchett and Lily James, is here and to celebrate we take a look back past memorable adaptions.

'Harry Potter' spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts' gets magical release date

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Brian Anthony Hernandez The released date for the "Harry Potter" spinoff trilogy has been announced.

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Teen shares heartbreaking bully battle through rap song on 'Britain's Got Talent'

15-year-old Charlie Lenehan and his friend, 13-year-old Leondre Devries wowed the audience of 'Britain's Got Talent'.

KATIE CARLIN Two teenage rappers have moved 'Britain’s Got Talent' audience to tears with a rap song about how they struggled to overcome bullying.

What if Disney's 'Frozen' was a horror movie?

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LIVIA GAMBLE Disney’s Frozen is an uplifting family movie with a powerful message that connected with kids and adults around the globe, but what if Frozen was a horror movie instead?

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New 'Flintstones' Movie? Warner Bros. Wants to Yabba-Dabba-Doo It

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Josh Dickey Peabody and Sherman, the Pink Panther and now The Flintstones — at this rate, can film adaptations of Magilla Gorilla and Secret Squirrel be far behind?

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Most popular cartoon characters among Aussie kids revealed

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KATIE CARLIN The cartoon stars of 'Adventure Time' push SpongeBob out of first place in Aussie kids’ hearts, with survey revealing Finn and Jake are the favourite cartoon characters among children aged six to 13.

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Movie about 'the boy who visited heaven', captivates America

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Rosa Prince A preacher's son who was close to death from a burst appendix recovered to surprise his parents with tales of the delights of heaven.

Mattel gives the green light for a Barbie action movie

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LIVIA GAMBLE Sony and Mattel have teamed up to take Barbie from the toy-box to the big screen, announcing they will begin production for a Barbie action movie before the end of the year.

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Steven Spielberg to make Roald Dahl's The BFG

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Filmmaker Steven Spielberg will take on the Roald Dahl classic tale.

Forget The Lego Movie, how about Ikea the Musical?

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Dave O'Neil Can you believe some of us grew up in an age when movies were just that - movies? No tie-in, no Hungry Jack's offers or spin-off TV show?

Mrs Doubtfire sequel underway

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LIVIA GAMBLE Robin Williams and director Chris Columbus have been reunited for the sequel to Mrs Doubtfire - but not everyone is happy about the idea.

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Kids' shows are difficult to get right

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Cal Wilson With the confluence of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and school holidays, this week it was time to see some kids' shows.

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Planes: Fire & Rescue trailer, take 2

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Flying in the coat-tails of a more sombre look at what the sequel will be like, the second trailer is what you would expect for the"Planes" sequel.

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Can you spot the Pixar Easter eggs?

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Neha Prakash Pixar films may be most loved for sweet stories of friendship and lovable characters, but it's the Easter eggs that make each movie like an animated treasure hunt.

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Eight-year-old Angelina Jordan sings Nancy Sinatra classic 'Bang Bang' on Norway's Got Talent

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LIVIA GAMBLE Angelina Jordan Astar’s mature voice and soulful song selections continue to stun judges and audiences around the world, and she’s only eight.

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Family-friendly school holiday movies

What to see at the movies these school holidays.

Rob Lowing Now these are what we call movie-friendly school holidays - there is something to entertain for all ages.

Goonies is getting a sequel

<i>Goonies</i> to get a sequel!

Children of the '80s, have we got the news for you: The Goonies director Richard Donner confirmed the film is getting a sequel.

Beckham's eldest son Brooklyn makes modelling debut

Brooklyn Beckham's first modelling gig.

KATIE CARLIN Brooklyn Beckham has made his modelling debut at the age of 15, covering Man About Town magazine.

Movie trilogy for Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts

Harry Potter with a hippogriff called Buckbeak.

Three Harry Potter spin-off movies based on the magical beasts from the books are being penned by JK Rowling.

First trailer of Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles released

The <i>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles</i> are back but perhaps with a little less of the late '80s, early '90s vernacular.

Sarah Thomas Get your first look at the $125 million Michael Bay reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with the trailer revealing what the half-shell heroes look like after their CGI makeover.

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Jessica Mauboy sings counting song for 'Sesame Street'

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Performed by Jessica Mauboy, ‘Five Kangaroos’ is the first song written by an Australian to feature on 'Sesame Street'.

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Adults join the universal 'Frozen' sing-a-long

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LIVIA GAMBLE Kids aren't the only one's going nuts for Disney's 'Frozen'. Instead, the latest Youtube videos going viral are of adults singing songs from the chart topping soundtrack.

Disney announces 'The Incredibles' sequel

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LIVIA GAMBLE CEO Bob Iger revealed they are in the process of writing the script for 'The Incredibles 2'.

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Snoopy and Charlie: A Peanuts Movie trailer is released

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LIVIA GAMBLE Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the whole 'Peanuts' gang will be hitting the big screen in 3D next year.

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Sofia Coppola to make 'Little Mermaid' into a live-action film

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KATIE CARLIN 'The Little Mermaid' is set to be made into a live-action movie and indie darling Sofia Coppola from 'Marie Antoinette' fame is in “negotiations” to direct the film.

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