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  • Coco presents Dante's Lunch – A Short Tail

    by Aideen | May 17, 2017
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    Have you heard about the upcoming Disney•Pixar movie, Coco? It's set in Mexico, and is all about a young boy called Miguel, whose family has a strange generations-old ban on music. Miguel dreams of being a great musician, but on his quest to prove his talent, he finds himself in the incredible Land of the Dead, where he discovers a mystery that will change his life!

    Miguel's hilare dog, Dante, also stars in the movie, and Disney•Pixar have released this awesome clip of Dante on his own short adventure! Check it out below!



    Coco hits cinemas in December 2017! Are you keen to see the movie? Let us know in the comments below!
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  • John Cena Is Ferdinand The Bull

    by Aideen | May 11, 2017
    Hi K-Zoners! Ready for a new trailer?

    The video below is for a new movie called Ferdinand! The film is all about a giant bull with a big heart, who is captured and taken from his home when people think he's a dangerous beast. In order to get back to his family, he gathers a team of misfit animals and heads off on a huge adventure!



    Ferdinand is set in Spain, and watching that trailer is making me want to pack my bags and head there on holiday. It looks so good!

    By the way, does Ferdinand's voice sound familiar to you? It's probs coz it's totally WWE Superstar JOHN CENA!

    It seems like this movie will be all about not judging a book (or bull) by its cover! Ferdinand charges into cinemas Boxing Day, December 26 2017! Let me know in the comments below if you want to see it!
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  • Despicable Me 3 - First Trailer

    by Aideen Weingarth | May 03, 2017
    K-Zoners, by now I'm sure you've heard of Despicable Me, the movie that first brought us the hilarious Gru and of course, MINIONS. I mean, we all agree it's awesome, right?

    I think that means we should all watch the first trailer for Despicable Me 3, and get excited for the third movie to hit the big screen!



    I want to know what you're looking forward to seeing in this movie, so let me know in the comments below!

    Keep an eye out for Despicable Me 3 when it rolls into cinemas on June 15!
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  • Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

    by Aideen | Apr 18, 2017
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    Let's be real K-Zoners – you're here to watch the Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi trailer a million times, and so am I. Click play below and join me in totally freaking out!

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  • Thor: Ragnarok Trailer

    by Aideen | Apr 11, 2017
    K-Zoners, the trailer for Thor: Ragnarok is action-packed insanity, so strap in and check it out below!



    Here are my key points (also known as the things I haven't been able to stop talking about all day), but there will be spoilers so stop now if you don't want any!

    Hela, the villain of the movie, is SO POWERFUL! And Asgard is in big trouble.
    Mjölnir, Thor's hammer, is out of action! That moment made me totally freak out.
    Loki is back! Thor has short hair!
    Thor is being forced to fight as a gladiator for The Grandmaster on the planet Sakaar.
    The woman who drags him to The Grandmaster is Valkyrie, an awesome character from the comics that I can't wait to see fighting too.
    The shot where warriors on winged horses fall from the sky is probably Valkyrie and her Valkyriors, and it looks they have been defeated by Hela before.
    Thor. Versus. The Incredible HULK. Yeeessss!

    Thor: Ragnarok thunders into cinemas October 26, 2017! Will you be watching it K-Zoners? Let me know in the comments below!
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  • Hanging With Adam and Ash, and GameFest's Emma and Jackson

    by Aideen | Mar 07, 2017

    Hey K-Zoners! In my hunt for everything awesome, I thought I’d try to sneak onto the cool new Hanging With set and search for all the secrets I could find! Guess what? Total sneaky success! Check out all the behind the scenes action below!

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    Emma and Jackson, the major gaming legends who host Gamefest on Disney XD, were on the Hanging With set to film their great game segment on the show. Things were tense as they faced off against Adam and Ash in a gaming showdown – no one wanted to lose, coz the punishment was eating a gross dish voted for by the viewers!

     

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    Adam and Ash versus Emma and Jackson! Who will win? Tune in to Hanging With today at 4:30pm on Disney Channel to see Emma and Jackson play Super Mario Run against Adam and Ash!

     

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    I’ve got a behind the scenes Easter egg for you, K-Zoners. Watch this pin art toy on the table each episode, coz the Hanging With gang change the image every time! This episode it’s a game controller, but sometimes it can be a hand, or even someone’s face if they push it into the screen!

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    Fun Fact!

    Ash loves zombies! There's a hidden zombie on one of the shelves on this secret door. Can you spot it? What if I show you a closer look!

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    Did You Know?

    Ash and Jackson play on an AFL team together, and Ash taught Jackson to snorkel!

     

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    Want another Easter egg? Of course you do! Keep an eye out for a disco ball change up! Ash accidentally broke the original disco ball while playing handball in the fifth episode this season, so now there’s a new decoration on set! Oops…

     
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    Jackson was busy playing games in between rehearsals, classic gamer move!

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    Adam loves the CO2 canister that pushes smoke through the doors when they open!

     
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    Ash rates this photo from the photo wall!

     

    Grossest Food Eaten on Hanging With

     

    Adam had to eat blue cheese!

     

    Ash has eaten ox tongue and chicken feet!

     

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    These hanging (LOL) chairs are perfect for dramatic turns to camera by the Hanging With hosts!

     
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    Tune in to Disney Channel every second Tuesday at 4:30pm to see Gamefests Emma and Jackson on Hanging With, and every other weekday arvo for even more hosts and cool segments!


    Want more of Emma and Jackson on Hanging With and Gamefest? Keep checking the mag and kzone.com.au for more cool deets and interviews!

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  • Happy Pokémon Day

    by Aideen | Feb 27, 2017

    Happy Pokémon Day, K-Zoners! Pokémon Day is celebrated on February 27, coz the first ever Pokémon games were launched in Japan on this day in 1996! Here’s what you can do to celebrate today!

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    From February 26 to March 6, any Pikachu you encounter in the wild in Pokémon GO will be wearing a party hat! If you catch the Pikachu, it will keep its party hat forever, so keep an eye out for this unique Pokémon!

     
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    Starting on Pokémon Day, you can revisit some big-screen moments with Ash and the gang, with a movie marathon on Pokémon TV. For a limited time, you can watch the original classic Pokémon: The First Movie, as well as Pokémon 4Ever and Pokémon – Zoroark: Master of Illusions. Pokemon TV can be watched on pokemon.com!

     
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    Nintendo have created a new Gallery Figures collection for the US Pokémon Center, and the first set includes sick figures of Eevee, Mew, Magikarp and Pikachu, all performing their signature attacks! The set was made specially for the US Pokémon Center, so it is the first time anyone can get their hands on them!

     

    If you want more Pokémon in your life (including a SIX PAGE Pokémon Sun and Moon guide, check out the March issue of K-Zone, on sale now!

    You can also watch Dan escape his Pokéball in time to unbox the March issue, and the LOLs that follow!

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  • SpongeBob Golden Krabby Patty Spectacular

    by Aideen | Feb 24, 2017
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    Do you love SpongeBob? Do you love SPECTACULAR specials?

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    If you do, you're going to lose your mind on Saturday February 25! Get ready for the tastiest takeover ever, when The Golden Krabby Patty Spectacular starts from 2pm on Nickelodeon!

    What's your fave SpongeBob SquarePants moment K-Zoners? Let me know in the comments below, and shout out if you watch the The Golden Krabby Patty Spectacular!
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  • Episode VIII Title Revealed

    by Aideen | Jan 25, 2017

    The next Star Wars movie finally has a name!

     

    For months now, Star Wars fans around the world have constantly wondered – what will Episode VIII be called?

     

    The eighth movie, set to be released in December this year, will follow The Force Awakens, so obviously everyone can’t wait!

     

    The moment has arrived… drum roll, please… Star Wars: Episode VIII is officially titled…


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    That's right! Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be the next movie in the series! It's definitely an intriguing and exciting title, but what are your theories for what it means?

    I'd love to heard what you think of the title, so comment below with your ideas!

    RELATED: Watch the K-Zone team build Star Wars LEGO, check out Aideen's BB-8 Droid unboxing, use the Star Wars Name Generator, watch the Star Wars: Rogue One trailer, or take a sneaky peek
    behind the scenes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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  • Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Trailer

    by Aideen | Jan 02, 2017

    The trailer for Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life is a must watch if you love epic pranks and huge LOLs! Check it out below!





     

    RELATED: Bust Your School Holidays Boredom!

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    I got to catch up with Thomas Barbusca, who plays Leo – the main character Rafe’s best friend! That’s him, making fun of Principal Dwight on the first day of school! LOL!

      

    KZ: Hey Thomas! There are so many awesome pranks in Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life – which one was your favourite?

     

    T: The most fun was filling up the fish tank with all the live lobsters and eels. The eels were slimy and smelly.

     

    KZ: Why should K-Zoners check out Middle School these holidays? What makes it totally awesome?

     

    T: I think K-Zoners will totally enjoy all the cool pranks we play on the principal. The music is super cool too.

     

    KZ: Can you give a piece of advice for any K-Zoners who want to be an actor?

     

    T: Acting is a lot of fun and also a lot of hard work. Keep up with your grades and do community theatre and follow your dreams. Don't give up on something you love!

     

    Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life hits cinemas January 12 2017! Let me know what you think of the trailer in the comments below!

     

    RELATED GALLERIES: Pranks Galore, Funny Pranks and Pranks! Pranks! Pranks!

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  • Trollhunters Is Awesome

    by Aideen | Dec 27, 2016

    Hi K-Zoners! I hope you’re having an awesome time on school holidays!

     

    I’ve been loving the new series Trollhunters, which was released last week! Trollhunters is all about ordinary teenager Jim Lake Jr., who stumbles upon a magical amulet that makes him the Trollhunter, protector of the secret civilisation of trolls living beneath his town. As the first human to have the title of Trollhunter, Jim must protect humans and good trolls alike from powerful enemies, in a magical war!


    I wanted to give you six reasons why you should check out the show!

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    The Enemies

    Bular, the main villain, is totally intense and has an army of henchmen helping him with his quest for revenge!

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    The World
    The secret world of the trolls is really amazing - I wish I could visit it and hang out with all the trolls in the giant gem-covered city!

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    Magical Amulets

    The Trollhunter's magical amulet gives the holder awesome powers!

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    Magical Armour
    Like crazy magical armour, for example!

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    Magical Swords
    Or a giant sword perfect for protecting innocent humans and trolls with!

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    The LOLs
    But the most important reason is, the amount of times you'll laugh really hard! This show delivers so many LOLs in every episode!

    Trolhunters is available on Netflix now!


    Are you watching Trollhunters, or going to check it out? Let me know in the comments below!
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  • The Most Fantastic Beasts

    by | Dec 20, 2016

    Hi K-Zoners! You’ve probably noticed by now that I have great taste in everything awesome (and clearly so do you if you’re reading this!), so I thought I would put myself to the test.

    I am going to rank seven beasts in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, from still-a-favourite-but-just-not-the-most to my absolute most favourite… Look, I really love all the creatures in Newt’s suitcase so this is going to be difficult!

     

    If you haven’t seen the movie, be warned! There may be spoilers below! If you have seen the movie, you should totally let me know in the comments what your favourite beast is – or tell me your own personal ranking for these seven!

     

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    7. Swooping Evil

    This magical creature is pretty dangerous, but I’m a big fan of how it helped Newt and Tina while they were cornered in the MACUSA headquarters.

     
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    6. Demiguise

    Being able to turn invisible and see the future is a pretty cool combo of powers, and I really loved how caring and cheeky the Demiguise was in the movie! Especially when we found out that it was looking after the next beast…

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    5. Occamy

    A choranaptyxic creature, the Occamy can grow or shrink to fit available space, and the scene where Newt and the team try to capture it had me on the edge of my seat!

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    4. Thunderbird

    The Thunderbird in the movie, Frank, was rescued from traffickers in Egypt by Newt, and is such a beautiful beast! I loved seeing Frank fly around New York, creating a thunderstorm with his six wings. Frank is a bit of a hero!

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    3. Erumpent

    The scene with the Erumpent in Central Park Zoo was so funny AND terrifying at the same time. The fact that Erumpents can use their horn to inject things with a fluid that makes things explode is also just insanely cool!

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    2. Niffler

    I mean, what else can I say except that the Niffler scenes were probably some of the absolute best parts of the whole movie.

     
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    1. Bowtruckle

    Now, I know I just said Nifflers were amazing, but every time I saw Pickett, the Bowtruckle that was too attached to leave his hiding spot in Newt’s top pocket, I wished I had my own little Bowtruckle to hang out with! Imagine all the sneaky pranks and adventures you could have if you had a Bowtruckle helping you!

     

    Let me know in the comments below how you would rank these seven beasts!

     

    Psst! If youre a Potterhead, I just HAD to mention that I chose seven beasts because seven is the most powerful magical number in the wizarding world!

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  • Rogue One Sydney Premiere

    by Aideen | Dec 15, 2016

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is nearly here, blasting into our lives on the big screen at hyperdrive levels of speed! As one lucky nerf-herder, I was able to attend the Sydney premiere of the movie last night, and my brain is still totally melted from the experience.

     

    There was an awesome red carpet, a stack of black Death Troopers, and heaps of people in costume – including a group of rebels who started flipping off parts of the building and battling Imperial soldiers! Crazy stuff!

     

    The most important part was obviously the actual movie, and here is my spoiler-free review… Rogue One is AWESOME! One of my favourite Star Wars movies ever!

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    Big happy Star Wars grins at the Rogue One premiere!


    I’m going to need to figure out where it ranks among all the other awesome films in my personal faves, which will be a great activity to work on while I add all my new Rogue One character figurines to my collection.

     

    If you know me (and you’re reading my Blog of Awesome, so you probs do) I am a major robot fanatic, and Star Wars droids always steal my heart. K-2SO is no exception! That droid is funny and fantastic! I also seriously loved Jyn Erso and Chirrut Imwe, as well as Bodhi and Baze and Cassian… Okay, so I loved everyone in it!

     

    Are you going to watch Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? Have you already seen it? I would love to see what you think of the movie, so leave a spoiler free comment below!

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  • LEGO Wonders of the World

    by Aideen | Nov 10, 2016

    Ryan McNaught, AKA The Brickman, has a brand new exhibition called 'Wonders of the World', full of world famous landmarks built entirely from LEGO! This is seriously awesome!

     

    The global premiere will be hitting the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on Wednesday November 23 and will run until Wednesday December 14! After that, Wonders of the World will head around Australia, stopping in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth! I can't wait to check it out when it launches near me!

     

    Ryan is the only LEGO Certified Professional in the Southern Hemisphere, and one of only 14 professionals in the whole world. Want to take a sneak peek at some of the LEGO creations in his show? Check them out below!

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    The Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France!

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    The Empire State Building in New York City, USA (with King Kong on top)!

     

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    The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, Italy!

    You can even watch Ryan build the Leaning Tower of Pisa below!




    Want to check out more Ryan McNaught creations? Take a look at LEGO Towers of TomorrowEpic Sydney LEGO Builds and if you still want more, watch Ryan build a K-Zone sign!
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  • Behind the Scenes at KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil

    by Aideen | Oct 18, 2016

    Hi K-Zoners! You know the drill – I hear about awesome stuff, and I hunt it down for you to read about here on the blog!

    Well, when I heard KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil was headed to Australia, I knew I had to sneak behind the scenes to get all the deets – because trust me, there is nothing more awesome than this show! Don’t believe me? Check out all the crazy performances that are part of KOOZA!


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    The Wheel of Death is a pair of wheels spinning at speed through the air, and two performers flip and jump around inside or ON TOP OF those wheels! For real! They move so fast they’re practically a blur!

     



    I got to watch the performers practising their stunts on the Wheel while tiptoeing around backstage, and I filmed some sneaky video for you! This is only a tiny bit of what they can do in the Wheel, but I don't want to spoil too many of the show's amazing secrets!

    I also caught up with Jimmy Ibarra, one of the Wheel of Death performers, and he shared a tip for any K-Zoners who want to work on the Wheel one day:

    "The mental comes before the physical. If you can control your nerves, you can be a great performer, because in the moment controlling your nerves matters just as much as spending time training beforehand."

    Jimmy also told me all about what it’s like to defy danger – if you want to read more of my interview with Jimmy, make sure you grab the November issue of K-Zone!

     

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    Photos: Matt Beard Costumes: Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt ©2012 Cirque du Soleil 


    Amazing performers also do tricks on the high wire – would you believe me if I told you they ride a bike on the wire? It’s all true!

     

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    If you head to KOOZA, you’ll also see some crazy unicycle stunts on stage – these two totally defy physics!

     

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    Plus, the contortionists don’t even make sense! It’s totally incred what they can do! Don’t try this at home!


    Now do you understand what I mean when I say KOOZA is seriously awesome? These are only a few of the performances you can see at KOOZA! I had such a great time hanging out backstage, and I even got to see the premiere of the show in Sydney! It was the coolest show ever and now, I want to learn how to do cool tricks too!


    If you want to see KOOZA, go to www.cirquedusoleil.com/kooza to catch the show in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth!

    Let me know in the comments below if you want to see KOOZA, or if you're going to see a show!

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  • Exclusive Skylanders Academy Trailer First Look

    by Aideen | Oct 13, 2016

    It’s no secret that I (and everyone else at K-Zone HQ) have loved everything Skylanders related since the moment the game was created, so imagine the levels of excitement I am experiencing because of Skylanders Academy, the new show about Skylanders!

     

    I’m also super excited to say that I’ve got an exclusive first look at the trailer, right here on the Blog of Awesome! That’s right, this is the first place you’ll be able to watch this epic trailer for Skylanders Academy! Check it out below!


     

    I can’t wait to see Spyro, Stealth Elf and Eruptor working to save the Academy, and the world!


    What do you think K-Zoners? What was your favourite part? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Accio New Fantastic Beasts Trailer!

    by Aideen | Sep 30, 2016
    Potterheads, gather round and feast your eyes on a brand new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer!

     

     

    I hope you’re ready to spend the rest of the school holidays thinking obsessively about having your own sanctuary for magical creatures, hidden inside a suitcase!

     

    I have already watched this trailer 10 times (wait I’m watching it again right now too) and I officially cannot wait any longer for the movie to come out. Hurry up already!

     

    What was your favourite part of the trailer? Let me know in the comments K-Zoners! Aideen out!

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  • SLIMEFEST

    by Aideen | Sep 26, 2016
    Hi K-Zoners! A lot of you are probably on school holidays right now, or don’t have long to go until they start! What are your holiday plans? Let me know in the comments below coz I’d love to hear what cool stuff you have planned!

    Speaking of cool plans, fans of slime and music packed into Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena yesterday for Nickelodeon’s SLIMEFEST!


    Even before I was slimed on the set of Nickelodeon’s SLIME CUP, I was a massive fan of all things slime-related, so I think some of the photos from the concert are totally hilare and I had to share them.

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    The SLIME SQUAD was responsible for all the epic sliming at SLIMEFEST. What a job!

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    Delta Goodrem opened the show with her new song, and slime flew out of her piano when she played! I need one of those… Anyway, it didn’t take long before the SLIME SQUAD dumped massive buckets of green slime all over her! Don’t believe that’s Delta under there?


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    How about now? She made it out from under a little bit of all that slime. Still a lot left though...

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    The boys from In Stereo got in on the slime action too.

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    But in the end, the awesome audience seemed to get most of the slime on them! How seriously fun does this look!

    If you want to experience the slime for yourself, SLIMEFEST is heading to Sydney for two shows on Friday, September 30 at 11am and 6pm!


    Or, if you want to sit back on the couch and watch the action totally slime-less, you can catch SLIMEFEST airing exclusively on Nickelodeon on Friday September 30 at 6pm!

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  • New Moana Trailer

    by Aideen | Sep 19, 2016

    Get this – 3000 years ago, the greatest sailors in the world took voyages across the Pacific Ocean, discovering the many islands of Oceania. Suddenly, for a millennium (that’s 1000 years) those epic voyages stopped… and no one knows why.


    Sounds pretty mysterious to me – I reckon someone should make a movie about that. Oh wait, they totally have! It’s called Moana, and you should check out the trailer below!




    Moana is all about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people, and on her journey she meets the demigod Maui – who is voiced by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson!


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    The Rock is only one of my absolute favourite human beings in the entire universe, so I am beyond excited to see the character he voices in action on the big screen!

     

    Maui helps Moana in her quest to become a master wayfinder, and together they sail across the ocean in a huge adventure! Gigantic monsters and impossible tasks lie ahead for this courageous pair!

     

    What do you think of the trailer K-Zoners? Let me know in the comments if you’re keen to watch Moana this December!

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  • Dawn of the Croods Is Back

    by Aideen | Aug 26, 2016

    I’m breaking the rules again (to quote the great Jyn Erso, “I rebel”) and posting a blog on a Friday! But it’s for a good reason, I promise. I’ve spent all week wondering what I’m going to do over the weekend, and now my question has been answered!

     

    There’s an all-new season of Dawn of the Croods premiering today (August 26) on Netflix! Looks like I have the perfect show (and excuse) to sit on the couch and marathon.

     

    To celebrate, I’ve got a clip from the episode ‘The First Dance Party’ to show you! The episode is all about how Grug bans dancing (uhh, boooo), then goes undercover with Snoot at Eep’s invite-only underground dance club. Check it out!


     

    Catch all the episodes of Dawn of the Croods Season 2 on Netflix, and for more awesome shows, grab the September issue of K-Zone, on sale now, and read the Watch page!

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