Global warming gets animated this weekend in Ice Age: Continental Drift (rated PG). Sid, Manny, and the rest of the gang is going on glacial adventure in the fourth film in the series. Check out the trailer for the movie below.
Drawstring Deaths in Kids Down After Regulations
The number of child deaths caused by clothing getting caught on vehicles or playground equipment has dropped dramatically thanks to voluntary measures adopted by manufacturers, according to U.S. researchers. (via Reuters)
Cambodian Children’s Deaths Linked to Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
The mysterious illness that has killed dozens of Cambodian children may be a deadly strain of hand, foot and mouth disease, a common childhood illness, according to health officials. (via TIME)
For Healthier Kids, Get a Cat or Dog, Study Suggests
Kids who grow up with cats or dogs tend to get fewer respiratory infections during their first year of life, according to a new study from Finland. (via msnbc.com)
Should Movies with Smoking Be Rated R?
If cigarette smoking were banned from teen-friendly movies, would kids be less likely to pick up the habit? Researchers at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College think so. (via TIME)
Just in time for Halloween, ghouls and not-so-scary ghosts will be creeping into theaters. The star-studded Hotel Transylvania looks like one of the better monster movies for kids this fall. Check out the animated trailer below.
It’s finally here! Brave (rated PG) is bringing a much-needed dose of girl-power to Pixar and theaters. So far, it’s near the top of my list of fave family-friendly movies this year. And that’s not just because the main character is a fellow ginger…well, not entirely. Anyone seeing it this weekend? Check out the trailer below.
We got a first look at Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph this week. The animated movie pays tribute to all the video-game characters we know and love. If you were a child of the ’80s and ’90s, you’ll probably recognize more of these games than your kid. Check out the teaser trailer for the film, which hits theaters in the fall.
Lions, snarky penguins, and circus acts–oh my! Madagascar hits theaters for the third time, and all of your kid’s favorites (plus some new characters) are back. We recently chatted with actor and new dad David Schwimmer, otherwise known as Melman the Giraffe. Here’s what he had to say.
In this film, you kind of join the circus. If you had to do your own act in real life, which one would you choose?
“I’d prefer to be the ringmaster. You know, the guy who doesn’t actually have any circus skills other than organizing and leading everyone. And of course, bowing and taking credit for everything that’s happening.”
No tightrope walking then?
“No, I try to stay as close to the ground as possible.”
Check out the trailer for the movie below, and read more from David in the July issue of Parents.
Loosely (read: l-o-o-s-e-l-y) based on the parenting-advice book of the same name, What to Expect When You’re Expecting (Rated PG-13) arrives in theaters this weekend. Gotta say I’m surprised the studio didn’t capitalize on Mother’s Day last weekend. But if you forgot to get the mom in your life a gift, maybe you can take her to the movies this weekend. And good luck with that…. Check out the trailer below.