The Witches

Based on Roald Dahl's book, The Witches, this is a movie perfect for the whole family! In 1967, a young orphaned boy goes to live with his sweet grandmother in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis. As they encounter some glamorous yet diabolical witches, the grandmother wisely whisks him away to a seaside resort. Unfortunately, they arrive at the same time that the world’s Grand High Witch has gathered her fellow cronies, undercover, to carry out her evil plans.

Dreambuilders

Minna’s life is turned upside-down when her dad’s new fiancée and her daughter, Jenny,  move in. Minna’s soon-to-be stepsister turns out to be terrible and she wants her gone! One night, Minna discovers a world behind her dreams where the dreambuilders create dreams on stages and finds out how to manipulate her stepsister’s dreams. But, interfering with people’s dreams has dire consequences and, when Minna goes too far, Jenny can’t wake up. Minna must enter the dream world to face the dreams she has created to save Jenny.

The Secret: Dare To Dream

Based on the best-selling book by Rhonda Byrne, this story follows Miranda Wells, a hard-working young widow struggling to raise three children on her own. A massive storm brings a devastating challenge and a mysterious man named Bray Johnson, into her life. Soon, Bray’s presence re-ignites the family’s spirit, but he has a dark secret that could change everything.

Honest Thief

Who doesn’t enjoy a Liam Neeson movie? We know we do! And he has a new one that’ll be on circuit as of mid-November – Honest Thief. The movie is about a bank robber who wants to turn himself in to the police because heʼs falling in love with a woman and wants to live an honest life. When he realises the Feds are more corrupt than he is, he fights back to try clear his name.

Freaky

Millie Kessler is just trying to survive Blissfield High. But, when she becomes the newest target of The Butcher, her townʼs infamous serial killer, her senior year becomes the least of her worries. When The Butcherʼs ancient dagger magically causes him and Millie to wake up in each otherʼs bodies, Millie learns that she has 24 hours to get her body back before the switch becomes permanent and sheʼs trapped in a middle-aged maniac’s body forever. The only problem is she looks like a towering psychopath whoʼs the target of a citywide manhunt while The Butcher looks like her and has brought his appetite for carnage to Homecoming.

Run

Looking for a movie that’ll have you in suspense, right on the edge of your seat? Then be sure not to miss Run. Raised in absolute isolation by her mother, Diane, Chloe’s every move she’s made since birth has been controlled. And her life begins to unravel as she discovers her motherʼs sinister secret. You can't escape a mother's love.

100% Wolf

This is another animation goodie for you and the kids to watch this November! Young Freddy Lupin is the heir to a proud family line of werewolves. Eager to become a werewolf, he is in for a big shock when, on his 13th birthday, his “transwolfation” goes awry, turning him into a ferocious… poodle. Just when he thought life couldn't get any worse, heʼs groomed against his will, chased into the streets and thrown into dog prison. Can Freddy escape? Despite his pink and fluffy exterior, can Freddy prove heʼs still 100% wolf?

Jiu Jitsu

Every six years, an ancient order of expert Jiu Jitsu fighters battle a vicious race of alien invaders. For thousands of years, the fighters that protect Earth have won… until now. When celebrated war hero Jake Barnes is defeated by Brax, the indomitable leader of the invaders, the future of humanity hangs in the balance. 

Something To Entertain Superhero Enthusiasts Of All Ages

If superheros are your thing, then exciting news is coming your way! WarnerMedia’s TOONAMI has been in existence across Africa for the past three years and targets all superheroes fans, especially kids between the ages of eight and 12. Offering non-stop, uninterrupted, 24-hour programming, jam-packed with top-rated series, such as DC Comics’ Batman, Superman, The Green Lantern, Young Justice and The Justice League as well as popular animated series Teen Titans, among others.

What You Can Expect

You can expect plenty of pulse-raising, action-packed films, packaged for African audiences, making TOONAMI the go-to destination for action and animation enthusiasts of all ages. The branded TOONAMI movie block will screen a host of animated feature films every day from Monday to Sunday at 20:00 CAT and Saturday mornings at 08:30 CAT, showcasing popular superheroes’ heroic acts and deeds in movies like Green Lantern Emerald Knights, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Batman: Monster Mayhem and All-Star Superman.

“MultiChoice Africa remains committed to delivering the best entertainment experience to our customers by constantly offering them more choice, great value, and great content. As part of DStv’s ongoing efforts to bring its DStv Access premium customers content that resonates with them, we are proud to announce the launch of the action-packed animated superhero pop-up, TOONAMI, the home of superheroes channel running from Friday, 27 March to the middle of May.” says, Guillaume Coffin, VP Commercial and Business Development at WarnerMedia Africa.

Now you have the perfect viewing destination to keep the family entertained while at home. Tune in to TOONAMI, the home of superheroes channel, DStv channel 300 from Friday, 27 March for all the energising superhero action you and your family need!

Here Is A List Of All The Shows

What Is It?

The exhibition shows animation techniques usually not visible to the audience in real-time, and through that the joy of being an animator. Join in and see animations slowed down using the 19th century techniques of motion analysis until animation techniques like 'squash and stretch' and the use of multiples are revealed. It'll be interesting especially if this is just your kind of vibe.

When Is It?

Tuesday, 18 February 2020 at 18:30 - 20:00.

Where Is It?

Wits Art Museum, University Corner, Corner of Bertha and Jorissen Streets, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Not mentioned.

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A Heartwarming Must-See

To save his family, Mosley must embark on an epic journey to find the legendary Upright. But what he unexpectedly finds will unlock a secret revealing his true nature. With large and layered themes, Mosley tells a timeless adventurous tale of family, love and hope!

Mosley

Mosley and his family of four-legged Thoriphants live a worker’s life on an isolated farm owned by Simon - a sullen, and mean-spirited farmer. One evening, after plowing all day, Mosley’s son, Rue, comes bounding over to his father telling him he has discovered something magical in the woods near the farm. Bera, Mosley’s pregnant wife, encourages him to go with Rue.

Although Mosley is tired, he follows his young son into the woods and discovers the reason for Rue’s excitement—it’s a cave with large ancient drawings on the walls of Thoriphants similar to Mosley and Rue, except they stand upright! Is this what the Thoriphant race used to be? What happened to cause them to become bent backed creatures without hands?

Mosley

In an attempt to free his family from a life of servitude and forced to leave his family behind, Mosley goes on a perilous journey to find the legendary Uprights while pursued by a brutal hunter, Warfield.

Mosley must find the mighty Uprights and make it back to the farm before Warfield catches him, his new calf is born and Rue is sold to another farmer forever.

Mosley

Upon finding the Uprights and Kinesareath, the glorious city in which they live, Mosley discovers that they are different than he first imagined and not able to offer his family the freedom he is seeking. Mosely is forced to "stand up" to his enemies and, only then, unlock the magic that can truly make him "Upright".

Mosley

The Cast

Mosley

Don't Miss It!

Mosley will be hitting a big screen at cinemas near you from Friday, 31 January 2020.

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Mosley

Arctic Justice Is A Must-See This January

In the beautiful, remote Arctic village of Taigasville, a tiny fox named Swifty has big dreams of becoming a Top Dog - celebrity husky courier dogs, and town heroes, that deliver life-saving goods in the harsh and frigid tundras.

Swifty gets a job working alongside the Top Dogs at the Arctic Blast Delivery Service (ABDS). There, he becomes friends with P.B. (a thoughtful polar bear), and Lemmy (an absent-minded albatross). Swifty is just a low-ranking lever puller, but he’s determined to work his way up.

Arctic Justice

To impress his crush, Jade (a worldly red fox), Swifty steals an ABDS sled to deliver an urgent package for her to a mysterious dwelling in the middle of nowhere. After the ABDS’s strict manager, Magda, catches him boasting, she suspends Swifty from work.

Swifty is soon captured by Bertha and Leopold, two nutty conspiracy theorist otters, who recruit him to uncover some sinister plans, which seem to be connected to the Arctic’s rapidly rising temperatures. Swifty investigates and learns that the Top Dogs have abruptly quit. Pitching himself as the town’s only delivery solution, Swifty is soon back at the remote dwelling, the secret cave of Otto Von Walrus!

Arctic Justice

Otto Von Walrus is a blubbery evil genius with an adorable army of puffin assistants. Swifty stumbles upon Otto’s master plan: to drill beneath Taigasville, unleash enough ancient gas to melt the Arctic and become its ultimate ruler!

Swifty and his ragtag group of friends must band together to fight an epic battle. It’s only when Swifty embraces his natural abilities that he is able to save Taigasville—and the Arctic—from utter destruction.

 

The Cast

Arctic Justice

Don't Miss It!

Arctic Justice is in cinemas from Friday, 24 January 2020. This winter adventure is an absolute must for the whole family!

Arctic Justice

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Arctic Justice

Following the recent announcement that the indefinite ban on large gatherings is still prohibited, the 2020 live edition of Comic Con Africa 2020 will no longer be happening at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand this coming September. We know, it's absolutely heartbreaking! But, it doesn't mean that South Africans need to cancel their Comic Con plans. The con must go on, so get ready for an online virtual con!

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Although the virtual Comic Con Africa 2020 entertainment lineup is yet to be organised and set, Reed Expeditions has announced a few plans for this unique online experience. The event's organisers are confident that the virtual edition will offer fans across South Africa the same experience as you'd get attending the live mass gathering.

What To Expect? 

They're planning on bringing the pop culture community as much content and entertainment as they can at no cost over the Comic Con Africa 2020 weekend, but some of the experiences will require payment, including celebrity panels and other exclusives.

Wondering what else you can expect regarding the lineup? Well, you can still expect live chats and draws, Q&As, talks, gaming tournaments and streams, artist panels, exclusive exhibitor deals and more, all available online.

Already Bought Your Tickets? 

The question is: what if you have already bought your ticket for Comic Con Africa 2020? What happens now? Well, not to worry! If you have already purchased your 2020 convention tickets, you can carry it over to next year's edition with a price freeze.

However, you're more than welcome to get a refund for your tickets through Howler. Click here to see all the Comic Con Africa 2020 FAQs.

"COVID-19 won’t stop the dedicated fandoms and communities that Comic Con Africa engages with, so by offering an Online Con experience we can still not only keep our communities together, but connect more fans and grow to ensure that our 2021 show is the biggest yet!” said Carla Massmann, the Portfolio Director for Comic Con.

Comic Con Africa

Comic Con Online will be unique, exciting and innovative! And it will still be the ultimate pop culture (virtual) festival in Africa. Be sure not to miss out. It's going to be one interesting experience!

When Is It?

Thursday, 24 September 2020 - Sunday, 27 September 2020.

Where Is It?

The event has moved from the Gallagher Convention Centre to being online!

Visit www.comicconafrica.co.za to keep up to date with the latest news, announcements and information regarding Comic Con Online.

How Much Is It?

Tickets sales have been stopped as of Tuesday, 09 June 2020.

If you have already bought your CCA 2020 tickets, they can be carried over to next year's event with a price freeze or you can claim a refund via Howler.

For More Information

For more information about Comic Con Africa and the latest developments and news regarding their upcoming online experience, visit www.comicconafrica.co.za.

Don't forget to check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Playmobil: The Movie Hits The Big Screen

Get the kids ready for an adventure like no other! Playmobil: The Movie is the first-ever feature film inspired by the beloved, award-winning PLAYMOBIL® role-play toys. The movie is a heart-warming tale that brings amusing characters to life with the voices of Daniel Radcliffe, Meghan Trainor and Adam Lambert.

Playmobil: The Movie

This film was directed by Lino DiSalvo - an American animator, film director, writer and voice actor - who spent almost 17 years at Disney. He served as Head of Animation on Frozen; supervising animator on Tangled and Bolt and animator on Meet the Robinsons, Chicken Little and 102 Dalmatians.

Playmobil: The Movie

What's Playmobil: The Movie About? 

When Marla’s younger brother, Charlie, unexpectedly disappears into the magical, animated universe of PLAYMOBIL®, she must embark on a thrilling journey to bring him home.

As she sets off on a fantastic journey across stunning new worlds, Marla teams up with some unlikely and heroic new friends. Namely the smooth-talking food truck driver, Del; the dashing and charismatic secret agent, Rex Dasher; a wholehearted misfit robot; an extravagant fairy-godmother and many more.

Through their vibrant adventure, Marla and Charlie realize that no matter how life plays out, you can achieve anything when you believe in yourself!

Playmobil: The Movie

When? 

Playmobil: The Movie opens in cinemas, nationwide, on Friday, 16 August 2019.

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For further information on Playmobil: The Movie, including official trailers, visit them on Facebook and Instagram.

Playmobil: The Movie

What Is It?

Two Saturdays per month the French Institute of South Africa and the Alliance Française of Johannesburg host a free French film screening for the public. This July, they invite you and the kids to come along for Claude Barras'stop-motion animated masterpiece, My Life as a Zucchini.

After his mother's disappearance, Courgette is befriended by a police officer Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this strange, at times, hostile environment. Yet with Raymond's help and his new-found friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust and  find true love.

This charming French film will tug at your heart strings. Filled with poignant moments of raw honesty, My Life as a Zucchini is not a typical children's film. Grappling with the harsh realities of an orphaned childhood, this is exactly the kind of film audiences should be flocking to. It is highly intelligent and will stay with you for a very long time. Definitely worth a see. There are English subtitles too, so don't worry about studying up on your French. Plus, the kids will especially enjoy watching the movie on the comfortable bean bags in the cinema loft.

When Is It?

Saturday, 20 July 2019 at 11:00 - 12:10.

Where Is It?

17, Lower park Drive Corner Kerry Road, Parkview, Johannesburg. 

How Much Is It?

Entrance is free!

For More Information

For more information, visit this website. Follow the Alliance Française of Johannesburg on social media for further events and updates:

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Contact them on 011 646 1169 or via email at [email protected]

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Second Act

It’s never too late to make your life what you want it to be. A hilarious feel-good story that’s sure to inspire, Second Act is about a big box store worker who is frustrated with her unfulfilled dreams. Stuck in a dead-end job, 40-year-old Maya (Jennifer Lopez), decides it’s time for a change and reinvents herself and her life and proves to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts and that it's never too late for a second act. Her talent was real. Her résumé was not.

Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer

Just in time for Christmas, here's a reindeer movie coming to a cinema near you. Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer is the perfect festive flick to get you into the jolly spirit. When Blitzen announces his retirement on 21 December, a miniature horse has three days to fulfil his lifelong dream of earning a spot on Santa Claus' team at the North Pole tryouts.

Robin Hood

Keen on an adrenaline-packed action movie to get the heart pumping? Robin Hood will be hitting the big screen later this December. A war-hardened Crusader and a Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure from director Otto Bathurst. This movie has gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography and a timeless romance all rolled up into a two-hour must-see. Robin Hood - the legend you know, the story you don’t.

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