TV & movies

TV & movies



The House of Magic

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

Robin Williams tribute

A tribute to Robin Williams.

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.

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.

Kids TV

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.

the moe show

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.


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.


Danger Mouse to return

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


Teletubbies making a comeback

The Teletubbies - those mysterious creatures with TVs in their tummies - will be returning to the screen, with the BBC ordering 165 new episodes.


Everything wrong with Frozen

According to this pedantic film judge Frozen commits 96 cinema sins in its 102 minute runtime.

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Lion King spin-off

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

Matt Calman

Let it go

I'm going a bit crazy over Let it Go, but I guess there could be worse songs rolling around my head.

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