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The Magic of Matilda

January 11, 2023

Maybe you’ve read Roald Dahl’s Matilda at school. Maybe you’ve watched the 1996 movie or seen the award-winning stage musical. However it came into your life, the story of a young book-lover who unlocks her magic and saves her school…


A Rover's Journey

January 5, 2023

Good Night Oppy is a feel-good film. It follows NASA’s Opportunity rover as the device explores Mars. The rover launched in 2003. Its mission was to look for clues that there was once water on the Red Planet. That would…


Adventure Awaits

December 7, 2022

A storybook adventure comes to life in My Father’s Dragon, a new animated film. It’s based on a Newbery honor–winning children’s novel by Ruth Stiles Gannett that tells a moving story about friendship. Jacob Tremblay, 16, stars as Elmer Elevator.…


A New Generation

November 9, 2022

Transformers: EarthSpark is a new animated series streaming on Paramount+. It’s based on the Transformers movies. The character Mo is voiced by Zion Broadnax (inset above, left), 11. Mo’s family moves from bustling Philadelphia to sleepy Witwicky, Pennsylvania. She and…


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The Kids are Back

October 13, 2022

Fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society will be happy to know that Season 2 is coming to Disney+ on October 26. The series is based on the books by Trenton Lee Stewart. The society is composed of four exceptionally…


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One of the Family

September 21, 2022

Josh Primm has just moved to New York City with his parents. He’s shy, anxious, and slow to adjust to his new school. Then he makes a friend. A crocodile. Lyle is no ordinary crocodile. For one thing, he sings.…


Dinosaurs Come Alive

May 23, 2022

A new Apple TV+ series is hitting screens today. Prehistoric Planet reveals fascinating facts about Cretaceous-era dinosaurs. The creatures roamed this planet 66 million years ago. The series is narrated by David Attenborough. It brings the era of the dinosaurs…


Down to Earth

May 11, 2022

Attendees of the Barcelona International Comics Fair, in Spain, dress up as characters from the Star Wars movies, on May 7.


Knuckles Blazing

April 15, 2022

TFK Kid Reporter Lucy Sandor talks with Idris Elba, one of the stars of Paramount’s new movie Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Sonic the Hedgehog is back for another adventure. In this second action comedy based on the Sega video game,…



Into the Wild

March 31, 2022

Our Great National Parks is a new series on Netflix. Narrator Barack Obama introduces viewers to the natural beauty—and incredible animals—of parks around the world. “This is a series that celebrates the greatest conservation success story of the past century,”…