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After the movie frenzy fades, asks Alan Pears It made headlines around the world when the much-hyped Barbie movie contributed to a world shortage of fluorescent pink paint. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. When movies or TV shows become cultural phenomena, toymakers jump on...

Calling all parents with young movie enthusiasts! Flicks, the ultimate movie, cinema, and streaming guide, has teamed up with Children and Media Australia (CMA), the leading advocate for children's digital and screen media interests. Together, they're revolutionizing the way you find suitable movies for your little...

With the rise in violence generally, there has been a continued call to crack down on violent video games and television. However, the Media watchdog seems to be missing breaches of the Codes. The Australian Ad Standards Panel recently received complaints about scary advertisements for two...

Looking for some movies for those rainy days? Or perhaps the summer heat is too much? Here are a few of our suggested new family movies. You can find reviews on these movies from people with child development expertise at Children and Media Australia. ~ Strange...

 The live-action adaptation of the classic story of a wooden puppet named Pinocchio who comes to life, reviewed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) Full review see Pinocchio (ACCM) Rated M ‧ 2020 ‧ Drama/Fantasy ‧ 2h 5m Now showing in select cinemas. Check...

Australian Council on Children and the Media's child-development based movie reviews have now been running for 18 years. That’s quite an achievement, and one that we are very proud of writes Barbara Biggins (CEO) In 2002, encouraged by our patron Steve Biddulph, ACCM set up a...

As families bunker down at home during the COVID-19 pandemic the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) has provided a list you might find it handy to have a guide to age appropriate movies for children.  Many thousands of titles are now at...

Kids and Studio Ghibli fans will enjoy this magical animation, exploring themes of self-acceptance, discovery, courage and friendship, through a wondrous and colourful tale....