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There’s no better way to combine school and play than the entertaining, educational My Pet And Me: Teeny Tiny Creatures. Presenters Freddy Corrigan and Rory Crawford explore the worlds of small animals and tiny insects and teach children how to understand them better.
Little master chefs from around the world share some of their favourite dishes – which they made from scratch! – in My World Kitchen, and the big city life of the animated series Big City Greens gets some challenging storylines which the young country lad Cricket and his family must overcome.
New episodes of Goldie’s Oldies will also bring the laughter as Goldie takes on her old roommates in an epic hide and seek challenge. And lastly some kid friendly movies are also available – from long, lying noses in Pinocchio and swimming with the fish in Finding Nemo and Finding Dory, to fighting the cold in Frozen or the melting ice in Ice Age: The Meltdown. Whatever your little ones prefer, DStv School of Laughter is the place to be.
Watch, laugh and learn with even more children’s shows and movies in DStv’s school of Laughter. And for more snack-sized info on DStv’s biggest shows, check out #OhSnack on the DStv YouTube Channel.
New series, seasons & episodes
My Pet And Me: Teeny Tiny Creatures S1
Are your kids fascinated by bugs? In this live-action series with animated sections, presenters Ferne Corrigan and Rory Crawford explore the worlds of small animals and tiny insects – ants, worms, crabs, ladybirds, bees and frogs – to help children better understand them and all the marvellous things they do to keep Earth’s ecosystems working, and above all, to respect them. Ferne and Rory will also do things to support wildlife friends, like building bumble bee houses and planting flowers.
Watch from Monday, 5 July on CBeebies (DStv channel 306) at 12:09
My World Kitchen S4
Children from around the world share some of their favourite recipes that kids can make at home themselves, from Swedish kardemummabullar and Ukranian borscht to American pumpkin pie and Ugandan rolex. Starting the season, Lola from Spain makes a tuna empanada for her friends. When Vinnie from Bristol in the UK wants to throw a pirate-themed party for his pals, he makes an asparagus tart. And Zahra-Rose's Somalian family has shown her how to prepare nafaqo, which is a boiled egg wrapped in mashed potato.
Watch from Monday, 5 July on CBeebies (DStv channel 306) at 17:40
Big City Greens S2
Cricket Green is a mischievous, but optimistic country boy who moved with his family to the big city and together they go on awesome adventures and learn some valuable lessons. In new episodes in S2, Chip Whistler tears down the buildings around the Greens’ house to build a new Wholesome Foods store. Can the Greens thwart Chip before he destroys their home? And later, much to her dismay, Gloria moves in with the Greens when she loses her job and her house.
Watch on Monday, 5 July on Disney Channel (DStv channel 303) at 19:05
Goldie’s Oldies S1
The life of teenager Goldie (Imogen Faires) is turned upside down when she and her family move from the United States to the United Kingdom to live with their Grandpa Maury (Gareth Hale) and his 70-something housemates. In new episodes as games champion of the house, Esther (Eileen O’Brien) challenges the housemates to a massive game of hide and seek and this time, Goldie is determined to win, no matter what. After all, how hard can it be to beat the Oldies?
Watch on Monday 5 July on Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) at 18:30
Also don’t miss:
- Harry and His Bucketful of Dinosaurs (mini marathon) on Saturday, 3 July and Sunday, 4 July on Jim Jam (DStv channel 310) at 09:00
- Happiness Lab Summer Stunt from Monday, 5 July on Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) at 09:30
- Techno Charge from Monday, 5 July on NickToons (DStv channel 308) at 14:25
In this live-action fantasy film based on the 1883 book The Adventures of Pinocchio by Italian author Carlo Collodi, Geppetto the woodworker (Roberto Benigni) creates a mischievous and rebellious wooden puppet that he names Pinocchio (Federico Lelapi) and raises as if he is his own son.
Watch on Saturday, 3 July on M-Net (DStv channel 101) at 15:55
Curious George movies
The cutest most curious monkey in the world of animation is back with a variety of movies – from Curious George Swing Into Spring, where George tries to make his best bud see the wonders of spring, to Curious George Back from the Jungle, where George goes on an epic adventure into space but crash lands in Africa.
Watch on Saturday, 3 July and Sunday, 4 July on Jim Jam (DStv channel 310) at 12:00
Dolphin Tale 2
In this family adventure tale, the team from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium search for a new companion for their dolphin Winter after his surrogate mother dies of old age. With Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr and Nathan Gamble. The film features dolphins from the real-life Clearwater Aquarium, and Winter really does have a prosthetic tail.
Watch on Saturday, 3 July on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv channel 104) at 15:34
Ice Age: The Meltdown
In the second film of this animation favourite, Manny (Ray Romano) the woolly mammoth, Sid (John Leguizamo) the sloth, and Diego (Denis Leary) the Smilodon, discover the ice age they have been living in is ending and their valley is about to be overrun by a flood. Together they must get to safety and survive the waters.
Watch on Saturday, 3 July on M-Net Movies 4 (DStv channel 108) at 17:20
In this almost classic animated adventure, Nemo (Alexander Gould) the little clownfish goes missing. His anxious father, Marlin (Albert Brooks), sets off on a desperate quest through the ocean to find him, guided by Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) the forgetful blue tang. She’s the only other fish who saw a reef diver take Nemo away, but her memory is a problem.
Watch on Saturday, 3 July on M-Net Movies 3 (DStv channel 107) at 16:30
Ellen DeGeneres returns to her Finding Nemo voiceover role as Dory the forgetful Blue Tang in this Pixar animation. When Dory has a flashback about her parents, clownfish dad and son Marlin and Nemo join her on a quest to track down her family – on a trail that leads them to the Marine Life Institute in California.
Watch on Sunday, 4 July on M-Net Movies 3 (DStv channel 107) at 16:00
The House With The Clock In Its Walls
10-year-old Lewis goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house that contains a mysterious tick-tock noise. He soon learns that Uncle Jonathan and his feisty neighbour, Mrs Zimmerman, are powerful practitioners of magic, and when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead, the town’s sleepy façade suddenly springs to life, revealing a secret and dangerous world of witches.
Watch on Sunday, 4 July on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv channel 104) at 16:30
In this classic animated movie inspired by the classic fairy-tale of The Snow Queen, we follow the lives of Princesses Elsa and Anna in the kingdom of Arendelle. Elsa has magical powers that allow her to create ice and snow, but after she accidentally injured Anna when they were children, Elsa has been forced to keep her powers a secret – until now.
Watch on Sunday, 4 July on M-Net Movies 1 (DStv channel 104) at 18:18