Your basket of Easter treats on DStv’s School of Laughter


Friday, 2 April to Monday, 5 April will be fun for the whole family as DStv’s School of Laughter packs the schedule with special episodes and movies.

For many families across South Africa Friday, 2 April to Monday, 5 April will be our second Easter Weekend of social distancing. This means none of those big holiday gatherings with the people we love. So, DStv is going all out to make this the best Easter weekend and Family Day celebration ever!

The DStv School of Laughter apprentice Easter Bunnies have put together special baskets of episodes of your favourite funny shows that centre on Easter, family time, eggs, treasure hunts, baby animals and everything to get you in the mood for your own little hunts, feasts and snuggles on the sofa. There are movies for everyone to enjoy, too, and a little foretaste of what’s happening throughout April.

Spoiler Alert? Teen Titans fans, it’s going to be awesome!

Here’s what’s coming up this Easter weekend:

Nick Easter

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Pre-Easter

A non-stop 3-hour strip will bring kids their favourite NickJr (DStv channel 307) characters and series in Easter-themed episodes. The Paw Patrol pups are on a mission to save the town’s Easter Egg hunt and Chickaletta’s runaway egg. Blaze and The Monster Machines sees our friends on a race to find the most eggs and also saving a bunny. The Rusty Rivets gang are staging a rescue on Dino Island. The Top Wing crew are celebrating spring but there’s a lost egg to find, and they help the stork to sort out an egg mix-up. The Bubble Guppies follow an egg trail to the Oyster Bunny, and there’s a story about sorting out those grumpy feelings.

Paw Patrol: S1 (episode 18) S6 (episode 8)
Blaze and The Monster Machines: S4 (episodes 19 & 6)
Rusty Rivets: S3 (episode 3)
Top Wing: S2 (episode 4 & 12)
Bubble Guppies: S3 (episode 11) S5 (episode 4)

Watch on Saturday, 3 April on NickJr (DStv channel 307) from 12:00-15:00

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Easter Day

All the kids’ favourite toons are here with special Easter, egg and rabbit-themed episodes. See Peppa and her friends, including Rebecca Rabbit, speculate about the nature and appearance of the Easter Bunny. SpongeBob finds the sea bunny that’s laying waste to Squidward’s garden simply adorable. And both the chipmunks and the penguins are caring for mysterious eggs.

Peppa Pig: S7 (episode 11), S4 (episode 7)
Cats: S1 (episode 33)
SpongeBob SquarePants: S11 (episode 23)
Alvinnn!!!! And The Chipmunks: S2 (episode 1)
The Penguins of Madagascar: S1 (episode 5)
Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty: S1 (episode 18)
Rabbids Invasion: S3 (episode 19C)

Watch on Sunday, 4 April on Nicktoons (DStv channel 308) from 16:00

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More Easter & family day fun

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Teen Titans Easter

Quippy, weird and imaginative animated series Teen Titans Go! Combines a sly comic look at superhero action and bizarrely imaginative scenarios to make for a show that older and younger kids can enjoy together, and the parents won’t mind, either. From Friday, 2 April to Monday, 5 April, it’s Teen Titans action all the way from 11am daily. It’s a combination of brand-new episodes, classics, and Easter-themed storylines. And check out the movies section for more Teen Titans action.

Friday, 2 April: S6 (Brand new! episodes 35-38). In this 4-episode storyline, the Teen Titans intend flying to LA, but wind up in San Pedro, where they hear of the villainous Carl SanPedro. Determined to stop this villain, they wind up tracking his crimes across the globe to Jamaica, India, and Croatia, learning about local customs and legends along the way.

Saturday, 3 April: S4 (episodes 37-38). The Justice League holds a talent search hoping to uncover a new superhero worthy of joining their team, which Robin is determined to win. But with Starfire and her cats showing off their act, Raven dancing, Cyborg singing and Beast Boy transforming into a cow with a shocking trick, does Robin stand a chance?

Sunday, 4 April: S3 (episode 27 and 41-45), and S4 (episodes 18). In 2 special Easter-themed episodes, the Titans must find the missing Easter Bunny, and they have to step in again when the Tooth Fairy tries to stage a coup on the Easter action. Then in a 5-episode story arc, the Teen Titans’ survival skills and knowledge are put to the test when they’re stranded on a deserted island.

Monday, 5 April: S4 (episode 30). The Titans, who’re now old-age pensioners, take 1 last trip to the world of Night Begins To Shine, where they challenge a new villain, Ultralak.

Watch from Friday, 2 April-Monday, 5 April on Cartoon Network (DStv channel 301) at 11:00

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Kids’ movies

As well as Easter Weekend fun, there will be plenty of great movie entertainment for kids throughout April with Teen Titans films, and even more Fireman Sam.

Family viewing fun all around DStv

Outside of your School of Laughter channels, there’s plenty of Easter Weekend movie fun for kids too…

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And look out for…

Finding Dory on Friday, 2 April on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv channel 104) at 16:30
Madagascar 2 on Friday, 2 April on M-Net Movies 3 (DStv channel 107) at 16:30
Annie on Friday, 2 April on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv channel 104) at 18:00
Stuart Little on Saturday, 3 April on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv channel 104) at 16:30
Spy Kids on Saturday, 3 April on M-Net Movies 3 (DStv channel 107) at 16:30
Moana on Saturday, 3 April on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv channel 104) at 18:00
Inside Out on Sunday, 4 April on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv channel 104) at 16:30
Ice Age: The Meltdown on Sunday, 4 April on M-Net Movies 3 (DStv channel 107) at 16:30
The Lion King on Sunday, 4 April on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv channel 104) at 18:00
Lil Monsters on Sunday, 4 April on M-Net Movies 4 (DStv channel 108) at 17:00


Fun new April series

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Monster Beach S1

This Australian animated horror comedy series from the team behind Kitty Is Not A Cat is 1 for the Scooby-Doo fans. It follows the adventures of surfing-crazy siblings Jan and Dean on their summer holidays on the island of Iki-Iki, where they hang out with their uncle and a horde of mischievous, thrill-seeking monsters who sometimes need their help, like when Widget finds out that her body has left her head behind during the night, or when Dr. Knutt courts danger by marrying a mutant termite queen.

Watch from Monday, 12 April on Cartoon Network (DStv channel 301) at 17:15

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Waffle The Wonder Dog S1

In this live-action children’s show, the human Brooklyn-Bell family adopts miniature poodle Waffle after they find him in their house, but it's not long before the curious puppy causes chaos. Whether he’s barking all night long, running off in a huff because they won’t let him swim, or bothering their neighbour’s cat, young Waffle is a handful. But he’s learning a lot about being helpful and minding his manners and soon he even takes on big dog jobs around the house like washing the dishes.

Watch from Monday, 26 April on CBeebies (DStv channel 306) at 15:30

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Sydney To The Max S2

While outgoing teenager Sydney (Ruth Righti) and her best friend, Olive (Ava Kolker), navigate their early high school years, through flashbacks we also see what life was like for her widowed dad, Max (played by Jackson Dollinger as a teen and Ian Reed Kesler as a grown-up), and his BFF, Leo (Christian J. Simon), while they were in school during the 1990s. This season starts with Sydney celebrating Christmas and honouring her mom’s memory, and coming up we’ll see her tackling environmental and social issues and getting her first period.

Watch from Monday, 19 April on Disney Channel (DStv channel 303) at 17:50

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Spyders S2

Last season, siblings Tommy (Jonathan Gotlib) the goofball, Nikki (Kim Or Azulay) the hot-headed leader, and nerdy Daniel (Amit Hechter) stumbled upon their parents’ top-secret spy lives as agents targeting evildoers who're endangering the environment. They formed their own task force, named Spyders, to try to help Mom and Dad with their missions. Now they have some new outings on the way as the season begins with a case involving a flat tyre, 1 involving a suitcase, and another with a camping theme.

Watch from Thursday, 1 April on Nickelodeon (DStv 305) at 18:00

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Also look out for…

Apple & Onion S1 new episodes Monday-Friday from Monday, 26 April on Cartoon Network (DStv channel) at 18:25
Teen Titans Go! new episodes on weekends from Saturday, 10 April on Cartoon Network (DStv channel 301) at 08:55
The Rocketeer S1 new episodes Monday-Friday from Monday, 5 April on Disney Junior (DStv channel 309) at 15:00
Blues Clues & You! S2 new episodes on Mondays from Monday, 5 April on NickJr (DStv channel 307) at 06:30
SpongeBob SquarePants special themed-episodes on weekend from Saturday, 3 April on Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) at 11:30-14:10


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