10 Magical shows for kids this December

School’s almost out for summer and DStv’s School of Laughter’s content offeringwill have the little ones entertained and informed at the same time.

A family tries to save a pony and their farm, Scooby-Doo and Co. clamp down on a shady ghost and a crazy game show will have you feeling nostalgic with its old school games. All this entertainment and so much more on offer for kids this December on DStv.

1. Pony with a Broken Wing

It’s a magical family afternoon with this Giorgio Serafini movie about a young girl who finds an injured pony with wings, and secretly nurses it back to health. The Killian family owns a ranch that’s heavily in debt, and for years they’ve operated at a loss. A greedy land developer is forcing their hand at selling, but with the ranch having been in the family for generations, selling it is not that easy. With Jonathan Silverman and Charisma Carpenter.

Saturday 30 November on M-Net (101) at 15:30


2. Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown

Scooby and the gang meet Shaggy's ghostly, long-lost relative while visiting a haunted town. The gang travel to a dude ranch where the ghost of Dapper Jack is intent on driving everyone out of the vicinity. Voice-overs by Matthew Lillard, Kate Micucci and Frank Welker.

Saturday 30 November on Boomerang (302) at 09:40


3. Blaze and The Monster Machines S5

Brave little monster truck Blaze and his 8-year-old driver, AJ are back for another exciting season! In the first episode, Blaze gets trapped in sticky mud during a journey through the jungle, and AJ and some jungle friends have their work cut out to free Blaze.

Sunday 1 December on Nick Jr (307) at 17:40


4. Double Dare S1

Two teams compete in new, messy challenges of classic games, like the water balloon and egg toss. After all the fun and games, one team advances to the next round where they run around an obstacle course. Presented by Liza Koshy and Marc Summers.

Monday 2 December on NickToons (308) at 16:55


5. Big Hero 6: The Series

A follow up to the animation of the same name, Big Hero 6 is about the unconventional story of brotherhood between plus-sized inflatable robot, Baymax and Hiro Hamada and his friends, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred. Hiro is forced to write a story for his class and draws on his own experiences for the plot. Voice-overs from Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Genesis Rodriguez, Jamie Chung and Maya Rudolph.

Monday 2 December on Disney XD (304) at 17:00


6. Alphablocks

Fun phonetic spelling adventures for preschoolers. Twenty six adorable little letter blocks discover that they can magically create words when they hold hands.

Monday 2 December on CBeebies (306) at 10:20


7. Numberblocks

Basic maths becomes as easy as pie for little ones with the antics of these educational number blocks. Learning to count has never been so much fun!

Monday 2 December on CBeebies (306) at 10:25


8. Atchoo!

Get ready for some after-school fun with this all-new series! Nine-year-old Teo sneezes when he experiences a difficult emotion, but these are not just any sneezes. He is blessed with Beastly Sneezes, and turns into a different animal every time, but luckily his friends are always there to help him out of trouble.

Monday 2 December on Nickelodeon (305) at 15:10


9. Shimmer and Shine

This week the magical genie twins and must help their dragon rider friend Farnaz to retrieve the mystical DragonGem from the clutches of the scheming Zeta before she takes over its magical power and becomes unstoppable.

Monday 2 December on Nick Jr (307) at 08:15


10. Becca's Bunch

The critters of Wagtail Wood love helping their neighbours, but things have a way of going wrong sometimes! This week Buck decides to leave a robot in his place when he goes on his first ever vacation, and it’s up to the amazing Robobuck to take care of his chores.

Monday 2 December on Nick Jr (307) at 12:45

On the brink of school holidays, your kids will have their favourite movies and series right here on DStv’s School of Laughter.

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