The short and the short of it: The rule defying joy and sober awareness-raising of THE SOLOISTS

SNAPSHOTIn a small village ruled by ridiculous laws, three singing sisters and their dog rehearse for the Annual Autumn Festival. But an unexpected event will disrupt their plans. Dans un petit village régi par des lois ridicules, trois sœurs chanteuses et leur chien répètent pour le festival annuel d’automne. Mais Continue Reading

‘An idealised Australian ethos’: why Bluey is an audience favourite, even for adults without kids

Liam Burke, Swinburne University of Technology; Djoymi Baker, RMIT University; Jessica Balanzategui, Swinburne University of Technology, and Joanna McIntyre, Swinburne University of Technology Bluey, the Emmy award-winning animated series about a family of anthropomorphized cattle dogs, has become a ratings phenomenon since it was first broadcast on the ABC in Continue Reading

The short and the short of it: Being mindful of fear but open to hope in Far From the Tree

SNAPSHOTParenting is tough, especially when the stakes are so high. On an idyllic beach in the Pacific Northwest, curiosity gets the better of a young raccoon whose frustrated parent attempts to keep them both safe. Far From the Tree is written & directed by American animation filmmaker Natalie Nourigat, who works as a Continue Reading

Winnie the Pooh gets festive in A Very Merry Pooh New Year (incl. Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too)

If you had the choice of all kinds of fictional characters to spend Christmas with, and yes, there are an awful lot of them – although, to be fair, avoiding the xenomorphs from Alien or Pennywise from IT may keep a lot more festive – picking the residents of the Continue Reading

Hotdog eggnog! Ted Lasso gets stop-motion festive in The Missing Christmas Mustache

SNAPSHOTEmmy® winner Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso, an American football coach hired to manage a British soccer team — despite having no experience. But what he lacks in knowledge, he makes up for with optimism, underdog determination — and biscuits. The widely acclaimed series also stars Emmy® winner Hannah Waddingham, Continue Reading


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