15 Fascinating Disney Encanto Facts You Should Know

Here are 15 things you probably didn’t know about our new favorite Disney movie Encanto. We are here answer all of your lingering Questions about Encanto, and throw some light on the facts that you didn’t even know you needed to know!

Encanto is the new Disney movie we have been waiting for. This movie from Walt Disney Animation Studios is unlike other’s in Disney’s catalogue in that there is no clear villain in this story. The “villain” of the tale is actually family conflict. 

Encanto image from the movie

“Encanto” means “enchanted.” And as the name suggests, it is a magical and enchanting story about family which will definitely make you fall in love with it. Encanto deals with family expectations, love, acceptance, sibling rivalry, and inter generational trauma, and we are here for all of it. 

Read more

My Little Pony A New Generation Movie Review

My Little Pony A New Generation is out on Netflix on September 24th, but we were lucky enough to attend the UK premiere and watch the movie a little early so that we can share our review with you. 

Once upon a time, ponies, pegasi and unicorns all lived in harmony, but those days are no more. When a happy-go-lucky unicorn wanders into Maretown, Earth Pony “Sunny” and her new friends set out on an adventure to restore magic and friendship to all of Equestria!

In this new My Little Pony movie, join a new generation of ponies as they set out on an adventure to prove that friendship is for every pony, and our sparkle is brightest when we shine together!

my little pony a new generation on Netflix poster

Read more

Cinema is Still Alive – Here’s what’s to come for the rest of this year

It may have come to your attention through various media outlets that cinema is done and dusted. However, we all know that not to be the truth. Just because a chain shuts down operations, or a film shifts to 2021, it doesn’t mean there isn’t a fine selection of films for all ages out now and coming up that people can go and enjoy and safely.

If you have been wondering – are there still any movies coming out at the cinema, then here is a chronological list of many of the films still set for theatrical release, with a nice mixture of family movies, independent cinema and more.

So if you miss the feeling of relaxing on cinema recliners while munching on popcorn, and you can check Launching Films for more info on releases.

There is no denying that this industry, along with countless others, is in trouble but we are determined to help support it where we can. Without the cinema, it won’t just be the 5500 jobs associated with the Cineworld situation, it will be graphic designers, editors, journalists, PRs and the list goes on – so let’s show the industry our support.

Out now!
Distributor: Munro Films

Read more

Northern Ballet – Tortoise and The Hare in Cinemas

Northern Ballet, in collaboration with CinEvents, is making its debut in cinemas with a collection of three fairy tale themed bite sized ballets suitable for young children, starting off with Tortoise and the Hare. 

We had the opportunity to preview this ballet at home, ahead of it’s cinema release this Saturday and I was really impressed with how the ballet has been made so accessible and relevant to little ones. The screening starts with a reading of the Tortoise and The Hare story, by BBC TV narrator Anita Rani, to make sure that viewers are all familiar with the tale and can get the most out of watching the ballet.

My little one loves Ballerinas and Tutus but these Bite-Sized Ballets take things further and really demonstrate how dance and music can be used to tell a story, which is lovely.

Read more

Luis and the Aliens Colouring Sheet Printables

No-one believed Luis’s dad when he said he’d been attacked by an alien. And growing up with an obsessed Ufologist for a father hasn’t been easy for 12-year-old Luis, either.

But then three crazy aliens crash their ship right in front of Luis, and finally he’s got the proof his dad needs to show the world he’s not crazy. The problem is, if Luis tells his dad, he’ll blast the aliens with his homemade ‘shockfrost’ gun – but if he doesn’t, Luis risks being sent away to boarding school.

Can Luis save the day? Perhaps three wacky aliens and a little bit of space could be just the thing to bring everyone closer together…

Find out in this out-of-this-world adventure, in cinemas 24th August!

Why not print out some Luis and the Aliens colouring pages for the kids to enjoy on a rainy day too? We have a few choices to download below…

Read more

Goodbye Christopher Robin Review & Giveaway

Goodbye Christopher Robin is the true story of the family behind the famous and well-loved Winnie-the-Pooh. It’s brilliantly made and really captivating.

It’s not often we come across a historical true story movie like this that appeals to the whole family, but it was a hit with my children aged 6-9 as well as with us parents. It took the kids about 10 or 15 minutes to get into, so at the beginning I wasn’t sure if it was going to keep their interest but by the end of the movie they were gripped! I found it a refreshing change to the usual animated movies that we watch with the kids.

At the end of the First World War, beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) creates the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh—which brings him immediate acclaim. But the books’ international success comes at a cost to the author, his young son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston) and his wife Daphne (Margot Robbie), in this beautifully filmed, poignant story about fame and family that also stars Kelly Macdonald.

Follow the journey A. A. Milne and his family embark on when the birth of Winnie-the-Pooh grasps the attention of not just Britain, but the entire world, as everyone falls for the warm, soft, fuzzy bear who conquers our hearts just as much today as he did back then.

I found the story of A.A Milne and his family really fascinating, as I admit I hadn’t really thought more deeply into Winnie the Pooh’s origins and what effect the fame of this story would have had on the family, particularly Christopher Robin (or Billy Moon as he was actually known to his family – as you’ll see in the film!)

At times their story is desperately sad, but there are moments that warm your heart. It’s a story that lingers in your mind after watching, not quickly forgotten, which is the mark of a great movie.

Read more

Early Man and a Trip to Butser Ancient Farm

There’s a new movie from Aardman animation out in cinemas this Friday. Early Man is the new prehistoric comedy adventure from award-winning director Nick Park and Aardman, the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep.

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, ‘Early Man’ tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

Read more

Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You Movie and Activity Sheet Printable

Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You is the best Christmas song, that instantly gets me into a festive mood! And now, there’s a new animated movie for all the family to enjoy over the holiday season featuring this song along with other Christmas hits from Mariah, and an all new original song specially for the movie.

Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You is executive produced by Mariah Carey, and tells the story of little Mariah and her Christmas wish for a puppy.

I’m looking forward to curling up on the sofa with a mince pie to watch this with the kids over the festive season, as it looks like a lovely feel good festive story, with a great soundtrack and beautiful CGI animation.

Watch the trailer to find out more, and to get yourself in the festive spirit!

Read more