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Mischief and Mayhem

March 18, 2021

Two old rivals are back at it in Tom & Jerry: The Movie. The film is a reboot of a classic cartoon. This version mixes animation with live-action footage. The film follows Tom, an alley cat, and Jerry, a mischievous…


Ready to Experiment?

March 9, 2021

The first episode of Emily’s Wonder Lab, on Netflix, is about things that glow. In an experiment, host Emily Calandrelli teaches a group of kids how to make fluorescent paint. “Oh, no, no! I put too much [cornstarch] in,” one…


A New Kind of Princess

February 17, 2021

TFK Kid Reporter Abby Rogers spoke with Kelly Marie Tran, who plays Raya in the new animated Disney movie Raya and the Last Dragon. Catch the movie on Disney+ beginning March 5. 1. Can you tell me about Raya and…


Heart and Soul

January 13, 2021

Joe Gardner, voiced by Jamie Foxx in the new movie Soul, is a jazz lover and gifted piano player who teaches middle school band. He’s seeking success and the approval of his mother (Phylicia Rashad). When he gets a gig…


At the Movies: The Croods: A New Age

December 2, 2020

The Croods: A New Age is a fun animated comedy for kids of all ages. It’s about relationships between two prehistoric families, the Croods and the Bettermans. The Croods live in a cave where they sleep together in piles. The…


To the Moon!

October 14, 2020

Take a rocket to the moon in this new animated musical. Over the Moon follows a smart, determined girl named Fei Fei. She’s a science lover who’s on a mission to find Chang’e, the moon goddess in Chinese mythology. Fei…


Out of the Wild

August 26, 2020

The One and Only Ivan is about Ivan, of course: a 400-pound silverback gorilla. Ivan lives in a shopping mall with a crew of other animals. There’s Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, Frankie the seal, Murphy the rabbit, and…


Friends Forever

July 10, 2020

The first book in the Baby-Sitters Club series, Kristy’s Great Idea, was published in 1986. It told the story of a group of best friends who band together to form a babysitting service. More than a hundred books followed. Fans…


Age of Action

June 19, 2020

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts is a fantasy television show about a girl named Kipo. When the show began, Kipo was living underground, where it was safe for humans. In Season 1, Kipo travels to the surface in search…


Super Science

June 12, 2020

Hero Elementary isn’t a typical school. It’s where teacher Mr. Sparks helps superheroes learn to master their powers. The students include a tiny girl with super strength, a brainiac who builds incredible gadgets, an animal lover who can create force…