Movies

September 15, 2022

Parents Are Sharing Their Black Daughters’ Sweet Reactions To Seeing ‘The Little Mermaid’ Trailer

Disney is releasing a live-action version of The Little Mermaid and giving fans a first look. The trailer is making waves, particularly among Black girls who are so excited to see Halle Bailey take on the role of the first Black Ariel. Parents are sharing heartwarming videos of their children’s reactions to seeing Bailey, and they demonstrate just how powerful on-screen representation is. The videos show the girls beaming as Bailey appears in the trailer.

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June 28, 2022

Dad and His 5-Year-Old Daughter Make ‘Tot for Tot’ Remakes of Famous Films

Alex Zane and his 5-year-old daughter Matilda have put a creative spin on daddy-daughter time. Together, they recreate scenes from classic films with Matilda as the star. The project is called Tot for Tot Remakes (a play on “shot-for-shot remake”) and features the girl becoming the character of films like Ferris Bueller in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Margot Tenenbaum in The Royal Tenenbaums.

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June 4, 2022

Meet the Laughing Kookaburra, the Bird With a Distinctive Call That’s in Hollywood Films

If you've ever watched a movie with a jungle scene, you are probably familiar with the distinct sound that many people believe is a monkey. This “OOOOOO-OOO-OOO-HA-HA-HA-AHAHAHA” is very distinct, yet we never see exactly what animal is making the noise. But if you are from Australia, you certainly know this cackle. It's not a monkey at all, but rather a bird—the laughing kookaburra.

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