9 fun-tastic kids movies on DStv in August


From the Grinch to Lego Scooby-Doo, there are laughs a’plenty for kids of all ages this month.

We’ve got all ages covered with our line-up of awesome movies that will keep the kids totally entertained this month on DStv.

Age 6+

Lego Scooby-Doo: Haunted Hollywood

Make sure you have your Scooby-snacks ready as Scooby, Shaggy and the gang head to Hollywood! The gang tries to save a historic movie studio that is threatened by ruthless developers and haunted by movie monsters. Featuring the voices of Frank Welker, Grey Griffin, Matthew Lillard, Kate Micucci, Dee Bradley Baker and JB Blanc.

Saturday 3 August on Boomerang (302) at 09:30

Mary Poppins Returns

Nostalgia, magic and hope abound in this enchanting sequel to the 1964 original Mary Poppins. Emily Blunt takes on the role of the strict yet playful nanny, who comes to aid the Banks family, as the now grown-up and widowed Michael and his sister Jane face the potential loss of their beloved family home during the Great Slump of the 1930s. Together with lamplighter Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), Mary guides Michael’s three children after the death of their mother, as a magical nanny should, of course.

Saturday 17 August on M-Net (101) at 15:20 

The Grinch

Cindy-Lou Who and the people of Who-ville love everything about Christmas, but The Grinch cannot stand it. When he realises they want to make Christmas three times bigger than ever before, he devises a plan to steal it from them. The only person standing in his way is that outrageously happy girl, Cindy-Lou. Pharrell Williams narrates and Benedict Cumberbatch voices the grumpy Grinch in this latest animated comedy adaptation of the Dr Seuss children’s classic.

Saturday 24 August on M-Net (101) at 15:30



Age 7+

Coco

Pixar’s touching, visually delightful and ultimately deeply joyful tale of a musically gifted boy forced to follow the family’s shoemaking trade instead of indulging in his passion for song is a colourful celebration of family and heritage, with a poignant Day of the Dead theme as the backdrop. When young Miguel borrows the guitar said to have belonged to his hero, musical legend Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt), he ends up transported to the Land of the Dead, where he has to face his family’s complicated past in order to be allowed back to the land of the living.

Saturday 10 August on M-Net Movies Smile (105) at 14:00

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

Seeing that all the superheroes are starring in their own movies, our squad of teen crime fighters head to Hollywood to rectify the situation. With the help of some handy time travelling they set of to change history – literally! As gleefully irreverent as ever, Robin and the gang is the perfect antidote to the tangled web of superhero franchises currently dominating cinema. Listen out for Superman super-fan Nicholas Cage as the voice of the Man of Steel.

Saturday 10 August on M-Net (101) at 15:30

Age 8+

Blurt

It’s every teenager’s nightmare! Regular boy Jeremy (Jace Martin from Splitting Adams) finds himself unable to stop blurting out his innermost thoughts and feelings after donning a pair of virtual reality glasses at the local mall. Hilarity ensues as he and his sister Victoria (JoJo Siwa, the ponytailed YouTube star and purveyor of big hair bows) work together to solve the situation. While Jeremy is admittedly embarrassed by most of his utterances, it does show him the advantages that can come from speaking up about one’s true feelings.

Saturday 10 August on Nickelodeon (305) at 13:59

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

Set in WWI, this family-friendly yet historically accurate animated film tells the tale of the most decorated war dog in US history. In an age of where superheroes and fantasy dominate entertainment, it’s refreshing to watch this intelligent and heart-warming true story of the adventures of a plucky canine army mascot. When his human is transferred to the frontline in France, Stubby is determined to follow his friend – no matter what it takes. Featuring the voices of Gerard Depardieu and Helena Bonham Carter.

Saturday 31 August on M-Net (101) at 15:30

Age 10+

A Wrinkle in Time

Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Mindy Kaling star in Disney’s visually stunning adaptation of the beloved fantasy children’s novel by Madeleine L’Engle. Touted by Variety as “gloriously inventive, with some visionary touches”, fantasy lovers of adventures like The Wizard of Oz won’t want to miss out on this thrilling journey through space and time as two precocious children set off to find their missing scientist father.

Saturday 17 August on M-Net Movies Smile (105) at 15:20

Age 14+

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

This moving drama is adapted from the 2006 award-winning YA novel by Irish novelist John Boyne. It centres around the unlikely, perfectly normal but completely forbidden friendship between the son of a Nazi commander and a young Jewish boy imprisoned in the concentration camp across the fence. Vera Farmiga earned a Best Actress nod from the British Independent Film Awards for her role in this “powerfully affecting and unusual view of the Holocaust” (Empire Magazine).

Wednesday 7 August on Sundance TV at 21:00