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Monopoly board game to be made into a movie

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.

Vale Crough

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.

Chris Buck

Will the Frozen sequel live up to expectations?

Back to back: Elsa and Ana, the sisters from <i>Frozen</i>.

Karl Quinn The commercial success of Frozen has been a movie-maker's dream, so naturally they are dreaming again.


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


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


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'


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.


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.

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