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Spelling Bee gets parents all teary

Darren Cartwright 9:43am 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.

Watch: teaser trailer for Netflix remake of 'A Series Of Unfortunate Events'

Teaser trailer Netflix remake of 'A Series Of Unfortunate Events'.

Livia Gamble Netflix and Paramount Television are teaming for a remake of A Series Of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket.

July: Family-friendly movie reviews

Ant-Man: Charming Paul Rudd ensures this brisk, polished flick has personality.

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

Monopoly board game to be made into a movie

Everybody's favourite board game is being adapted into a film.

You may not be able to pass go, but at least hope for free parking if the board game Monopoly makes it to the big screen.

Disney princesses' eyes are literally bigger than their stomach

Elas's eye are bigger than her stomach.

Livia Gamble In news that surprises no one; Disney princesses' have slim waists. What might surprise you is how small they actually are.

Five tips for your kid's first trip to the movies

First time tips: Make the first trip to the movies a memorable one.

Sierra Filucci Here are some tips for making the first venture to the movie theater a success.

Chris Pratt re-creates famous 'raptor whisperer' scene at children's hospital

Chris Pratt re-creates raptor training scene from 'Jurassic World'.

Livia Gamble The 'Jurassic World' star re-enacted the scene with children during his visit to Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital.

Evil returns

Disney and Angelina Jolie in talks for sequel to blockbuster 2014 flick Maleficent

<i>Maleficent</i> dominates at the box office.

Ebony Bowden Disney is reportedly moving toward a sequel of its 2014 blockbuster fairy tale Maleficent which starred Angelina Jolie as an evil fairy and grossed more than $700 million at the box office.


Magical role

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Katherine Waterston to play witch Tina

Actor Katherine Waterston attends the Centerpiece Gala Presentation.

Nick Galvin Katherine Waterston has been cast to play opposite Eddie Redmayne in the upcoming Harry Potter inspired movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

7 Movie Dads so great you'll wish they were yours

To Kill A Mockingbird: Atticus Finch sets an important example for his kids, Scout and Jem

Betsy Bozdech There's no shortage of dads in the movies. But all too often, it seems that filmmakers fall back on the stereotypically goofy, bumbling dad.

June: Family-friendly movie reviews

Inside Out: This proves that smart animation can communicate life experiences as effectively as live action movies.

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

Susan Olsen: Cindy Brady opens up about pashing her on-screen brother

Cindy Brady opens up about pashing her on-screen brother.

Livia Gamble The Brady Bunch kids might have appeared to live a sheltered life but behind the scenes it was anything but.

Watch the new Blinky Bill The Movie trailer

The new Blinky Bill trailer is here.

Livia Gamble Your first look at one of your favourite childhood characters reimagined for a new generation.

Original Jurassic Park cast, where are they now?

Jurassic Park cast: Where are they now?

It has been 22 years since dinosaurs first invaded our cinema screens, courtesy of Steven Spielberg in his epic film Jurassic Park.

Movie mashup of all the times Pixar made us cry in last 20 years

Ellie and Carl from Pixar's movie 'Up'.

Livia Gamble This mash up of seriously emotional moments in Pixar movies will give the feels.

Watch: Little boy's meltdown after stepping in dog poo

LIttle boy has a melt down after stepping in dog poo.

Livia Gamble Stepping in dog poo is the worst.

JK Rowling drops hints about the American Hogwarts to be revealed in new series

JK Rowling reveals an US Hogwarts.

Livia Gamble The location of an American Hogwarts to be revealed in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'.

Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2 trailer drops

Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2

The Revolution has been ignited.

Sesame Street's educational impact is comparable to preschool, study finds

Sesame Street researchers aggressively test their shows via focus groups to see what works.

Jim Tankersley The most authoritative study ever done on the impact of Sesame Street finds that the famous show has delivered lasting educational benefits to millions of children - benefits as powerful as the ones children get from going to preschool.

Five Disney movies and their dark past

Disney movies have some dark origins.

Livia Gamble Here's five Disney movies with origins that might shock you.

How Pink raised the spirits of nine-year-old girl fighting cystic fibrosis

Pink raises spirits of nine-year-old fighting cystic fibrosis.

Livia Gamble Eliana Huemer wrote a letter and posted it on Facebook with the hopes that pop star Pink would get in touch with her.

10-year-old twins mesmerise us with cover of Jason Mraz, 'I'm Yours'

Twins cover Jason Mraz, 'I'm Yours'.

Livia Gamble Twins cover will make you wish you could sing.

12 documentaries that will inspire kids to change the world

<i>Blackfish</i> (2013)

Caroline Knorr Watching a documentary might just inspire your kids to discover a new passion or cause. Here are some excellent documentaries for kids, tweens, and teens.

Dads hilariously respond to Frozen songs with a song of their own

Dads respond to Frozen with funny song.

Livia Gamble Watch actors Ryan O'Quinn and Todd Wilkerson vent their frustration towards 'Frozen' through song.

The next Spider-Man?

Meet the teenage actors vying to be the next Spider-Man in Captain America

A man dressed as Spider-Man adjusts his costume while promoting the movie

Ebony Bowden Marvel is reportedly on the verge of choosing a young male actor to portray a high-school-aged Spider-man in the new Captain America: Civil War film, with later plans for another Spider-man trilogy to be made by Sony.

New voice, no pants

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

Hi, again: Humphrey B. Bear is coming back, says entrepreneur Shane Yeend.

Michael Lallo 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 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.

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Winter stitch and knit craft for kids

With the cooler weather upon us, here is a collection of easy winter inspired cut, sew, knit crafts that you can do with the kids. There are glove monsters, no-sew scarfs, and sock snowmen. Winter is a great time to get crafting.

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Best books for sporty kids

Need some inspiration for your sporty kid 's downtime? Here is a handful of good reads for young sporting enthusiasts.

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Amazing pull-apart bread recipes

From savoury to sweet, here we have gathered a range of amazing pull-apart bread recipes for you to make - in the mean time try to avoid licking the screen!

Things only kids growing up in the 90s would understand

Did you grow up in the 90s? Here are 50 classic memories from your childhood that will take you back.

10 actors who were almost cast in the Harry Potter series

Casting for the Harry Potter series couldn't have been an easy job. While we think everything turned out the way it should, here's ten actors that almost made it into the movies.

When they were famous

Ever wonder what happened to the child stars that entertained us all those years ago? From Mary Poppins to Jerry Maguire, take a look at when they were famous and learn what they're doing now.

Fidgets or Fidget Toys for ASD, ADHD and Sensory Disorders

Fidgets and other sensory hand held toys are a great way to encourage attention and concentration. We all love to rock on a chair and click our pens or chew gum to stay alert and attentive, so why not let children have functional and socially acceptable fidgets too, to help them learn and keep them focused on learning.

Boys growing up in the 80s

Flashback time! Here are a handful of totally retro memories for boys (and a few for girls) who grew up in the 1980's in Australia.

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