Latest Children's entertainment News

Off to Never Never Land: 'Peter Pan' flies again in a new tour after some much needed changes

Feb. 20, 2024 11:39 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A new, inclusive stage production of “Peter Pan” flies out on a U.S. tour this month, telling the classic tale of a boy who refuses to grow up — but without references that, ironically, have aged poorly. Gone are elements harmful to Native people, in are a few...

Franklin from 'Peanuts' gets to shine in the spotlight of a new animated Apple TV+ special

Feb. 14, 2024 10:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The mild-mannered Franklin — the first Black character in the “Peanuts” comic strip — gets to shine in his own animated Apple TV+ special this month in a story about friendship. Franklin is a newcomer who bonds with Charlie Brown and is welcomed to the...

Movie Review: 'Orion and the Dark' loses itself in the leap from children's book to animated film

Jan. 31, 2024 12:15 PM EST

To say the hero of Netflix's new animated movie “Orion and the Dark” is fearful is an understatement. Orion, 11, is scared of clogging up the school toilet, murderous gutter clowns, cell phones giving him cancer, mosquito bites getting infected, falling off skyscrapers, bees,...

Dave Eggers' children's book 'The Eyes & the Impossible' wins prestigious Newbery Medal

Jan. 22, 2024 20:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Dave Eggers is now an award-winning children’s author. Eggers’ “The Eyes & the Impossible,” the great adventure of a very fast dog, has received the John Newbery Medal for the year’s best children’s book, an honor previously given to Beverly Cleary,...

Roxanna Asgarian's 'We Were Once a Family' and Amanda Peters' 'The Berry Pickers' win library medals

Jan. 20, 2024 11:12 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In the childhood home of author Roxanna Asgarian, there were restrictions on how often the television could be on and which programs could be watched. Books were placed under a much looser set of rules. “Mom would take us to the library and gave us...

Lily Gladstone is the Golden Globes' first Indigenous best actress winner

Jan. 08, 2024 00:10 AM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — When Lily Gladstone took the stage Sunday night to accept her first Golden Globe, she spoke to the live TV audience in the Blackfeet language. “This is a historic win,” she said, becoming the Globes' first Indigenous winner of best actress in a...

Deck the White House halls: Jill Biden wants holiday visitors to feel like kids again

Nov. 28, 2023 09:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Step inside the White House during the holidays by walking beneath the branches of a Christmas tree. Stroll along a hallway decorated with oversized holiday candy and other sweets. See Santa's sleigh and his eight reindeer suspended above the grand foyer in dramatic fashion. ...