TV & movies

TV & movies


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Blanchett to star in Jungle Book

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

Motherless Disney princesses

Why are so many heroines in Disney movies motherless? One theory is that Walt Disney was guilt-ridden over his mother's death.

Couch potatoes for life

The more television children watched at age 10, the more they watched in middle age, according to a new report.

Review: If I Stay

This young adult movie suffered from an overdose of tragedy.

Dora grows up

Dora the Explorer is growing up and we're not sure how we feel about it.


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Robin Williams

Robin Williams tribute

A tribute to Robin Williams.

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First-class entertainment

Postman Pat conjures up plenty of contemporary corporate satire, along with visual gags and knockabout fun for a pre-school audience.


Frozen writer's next project

Frozen's writer and co-director Jennifer Lee is writing the adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's book A Wrinkle in Time.

Noah Ritter

This kid is TV gold. Apparently.

A five-year-old boy has become an instant TV personality after a reporter interviewed him at a county fair.

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Top 10 parenting films

There's a lot you can learn about parenting by watching some old - and not so old - movies.

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How much TV do kids watch?

A survey is planned on how much television New Zealand children watch.


Kia ora Maori Spongebob

Who lives in a painaporo under te moana?


Watching the World Cup

Argentine maestro Messi dribbles past a German defender Miss A dribbles her Weetbix down her chin from her high chair.

How to Train Your Dragon 2

How To Train Your Dragon

Except for one fairly major asterisk, this is a school holidays winner.


Holiday movies for all

Your guide to movies currently showing - for young and old.

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Moe finds new friends

James Croot talks with The Moe Show's female performer of fairy Fern, Sarah Thomson.


Wise words from kids' movies

Looking back on the movies we watched as kids, it turns out, they had a lot more to offer than just entertainment.

The House of Magic

The House of Magic

This is a curiously old-fashioned and understated children's animated movie.


Wiggles sink their teeth in

The Wiggles have shown their teeth, with a biting parody of disgraced Uruguyan footballer Luis Suarez's dodgy onfield behaviour.


Famous voices of Disney

11 celebrities you probably forgot voiced Disney characters.

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