Children's TV

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The Muppet Show: Disney+ adds content warning of 'negative depictions of cultures'
Studio says it is acknowledging and contextualising culturally offensive material rather than cutting it

Natasha May

22, Feb, 2021 @4:18 AM

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Tights! Spatulas! Action! The madcap world of chain reaction videos
Need your hair cut? Cake served? No problem! Lockdown has led millions to discover the work of Joseph Herscher and friends, whose absurdly complicated ‘labour-saving’ machines reveal the potential for magic in the everyday

Catherine Shoard

17, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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A Whac-a-Mole TV show is coming – what's next, celebrity Kerplunk?
As Mattel’s arcade classic gets a televisual makeover, the depths producers will sink to show no limit

Stuart Heritage

04, Feb, 2021 @1:16 PM

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Paul Sinha: 'No show caught my imagination like Crackerjack'
The Chaser and gameshow host on his favourite childhood TV shows and the importance of on-screen representation

Interview by Ammar Kalia

02, Feb, 2021 @2:13 PM

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Stephen Mangan: 'My kids have YouTube – I had cartoons made in a shed'
The actor and Landscape Artist of the Year presenter on the delights of Roobarb and Custard and Mr Benn – and how they compare with his children’s favourite shows

As told to Hannah J Davies

26, Jan, 2021 @2:30 PM

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Denmark launches children's TV show about man with giant penis
Critics condemn idea of animated series about a man who cannot control his penis, but others have backed it

Helen Russell in Jutland

06, Jan, 2021 @11:43 AM

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Odd Squad: a kids' show about maths that's gloriously bonkers
Designed to introduce young viewers to tricky concepts, the Canadian series is one of the most laugh-out-loud shows on TV

Andrew P Street

27, Dec, 2020 @11:30 PM

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Bluey's Big Play review – magical adaptation brings unbridled joy to kids (and parents)
A glorious celebration of everything you love about the show has been woven into a touching new story – for real life

Jason Reed

23, Dec, 2020 @12:16 AM

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Bluey's Big Play: Australia's favourite cartoon puppy finally makes her way to the stage
A theatrical adaptation of the beloved children’s TV show is about to premiere after a long, Covid-interrupted journey

Walter Marsh

15, Dec, 2020 @4:30 PM

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'Boys can be fairies – it's the 21st century': How Fate: The Winx Saga finds the reality in fantasy
The writer and star of the new Netflix series explain the myriad challenges of turning a manga-style kids’ cartoon into a live-action teen drama

Ellen E Jones

10, Dec, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Stillwater review – panda pleasures, with a side order of mindfulness
Apple TV+ has hit the jackpot with a new children’s animation that delivers wholesome morals via dreamy visuals

Ellen E Jones

04, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Here's one I made earlier: Blue Peter daredevil Peter Duncan's DIY panto
The former children’s TV presenter has made a festive spectacular with friends and family. It’s Jack and the Beanstalk – filmed in his own back garden

Sam Wollaston

01, Dec, 2020 @4:09 PM

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