Latest Children's movies News

Beyond Netflix: Disney Plus joins the streaming fray

Nov. 12, 2019 3:06 AM EST

Disney is throwing its hat into streaming Tuesday with the debut of its Disney Plus service. It is hoping the $7-a-month service, years in the making, will attract millions of subscribers with its mix of Marvel and Star Wars movies and shows, classic animated films and new series. There's a lot riding on the...

Family recreate scenes in homemade Halloween movies

Oct. 25, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) — Some families go trick-or-treating for Halloween. Norah and Matt Mayers make a movie. Each Halloween, the father and daughter from Weehawken offer their own take on a scary film for the haunted season. Norah is always the star, and Matt is the director and co-star. This year's pick:...

Governors Awards honoree Geena Davis on advocacy and equity

Oct. 23, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Geena Davis got a message on a Saturday morning that the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences needed to speak to her urgently, she thought "I hope I'm not in trouble." It was quite the opposite. The call was to inform Davis that she had been selected to...

Cemetery cancels Halloween-themed movie night

Oct. 19, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A cemetery in North Carolina has canceled plans for a Halloween-themed movie night after complaints from people with loved ones buried there. WTVD reports the free public event at Lafayette Memorial Park in Fayetteville was going to include snacks and a kid-friendly film. A...

Children's book used to promote literacy

Sep. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — "Should she keep the 10 snotty handkerchiefs?" That's the question posed to readers of "Porter the Hoarder and the Ransacked Room," the first in a children's book series penned by "Napoleon Dynamite" movie producer Sean Covel, who recently added large-scale literacy promotion to his...

Police: Virginia mall evacuation began with child's shouts

Sep. 15, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Police in northern Virginia believe the evacuation of an entire shopping mall this weekend happened because a child shouted inside a movie theater about a shooter. The reports about a shooting led to a massive police presence Saturday evening at the Ballston Quarter mall in Arlington...