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In the September issue of MANIA we bust out some fidget spinner tricks, checkout the latest Mario game, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle and express ourselves in time for The Emoji Movie. There’s also cool skate tricks and LEGO City Jungle puzzles. Enter our competitions for the chance to win a PS4 console and Monster Jam prize packs!

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AWSM DESPICABLE ME 3 TRAILER!

June 5th, 2017 by Chris Neill | No Comments | Leave a comment | Filed in Movies, Screen |

Check out the AWSM new Despicable Me 3 trailer! In this movie Gru meets his twin brother Dru (whaaat)! Together they’re going to steal a diamond from super-villain Balthazar Bratt. Does this mean Gru is going back to being a bad guy?! All we know is that we’ve got Minion MANIA!

Despicable Me 3 hits cinemas from June 15th!

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KUBO THE SAMURAI KID!

August 8th, 2016 by Dom | No Comments | Leave a comment | Filed in AWSM, Screen |

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We can’t get enough of Kubo and the Two Strings. Grab a copy of MANIA’s September issue to read all about the movie and score some awesome Kubo prizes.

Plus don’t forget to go see the movie out August 18!

KUNG FU PANDA 3

December 17th, 2015 by Dom | No Comments | Leave a comment | Filed in AWSM, Screen |

Who’s looking forward to Kung Fu Panda 3? This time Po meets his long lost father and has to train a village full of pandas to help stop an evil villain named Kai! Here’s the trailer. Catch the movie in cinemas March 24 2016!


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Inside Bottersnikes and Gumbles

December 16th, 2015 by Dom | No Comments | Leave a comment | Filed in Screen |

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There’s a new animated series in town! Bottersnikes and Gumbles, based on the classic Australian kids’ book is set to hit the screen very soon!

In anticipation of the new series we interviewed creative director David Webster.

MANIA: So David, what is Bottersnikes and Gumbles about? What can we expect?
DW: “It’s all about good vs. evil. The Bottersnikes are evil, disgusting, lazy, slovenly, they live in rubbish. The Gumbles are our heroes, they’re fun, funny and fun-loving! Tink, Willy and Bounce are our main Gumbles.”

MANIA: Were you a fan of S.A. Wakefield’s original books as a kid?
DW: “I read it as a kid. So did my business partner Patrick. The books always stuck with us and it was a perfect fit for the our new show.”

MANIA: What shows did you watch as a kid?
DW: “I was massively into Doctor Who, The Goodies and cartoons like Tom and Jerry, Road Runner, Peanuts and Thunderbirds, all the Saturday morning cartoons.”

MANIA: We love the visual style of the show! What inspired it?
DW: “We tried to stay true to the style of the original book. The Bottersnikes are very recognisable from their appearance in the book. The Gumbles we redesigned a bit more.”

MANIA: Would you rather hang out with the Bottersnikes or the Gumbles for the day?
DW: “For a full day I’d have to be the Gumbles. They’re easy-going and a lot of fun. The Bottersnikes would make you dig around for mattress stuffing or tin cans. I’d definitely rather the Gumbles.”

MANIA: Best thing about the Aussie bush? Fav bush creature?
DW: “I think escaping to the bush is fantastic. I love bushwalks and camping with my son. Blue skies, gumtrees and wide-open spaces. And favourite animal has gotta be the wombat. They’re bigger than you think they are and their burrows are huge!”

MANIA: If you could bring one character to life, who would it be?
DW: “It would have to be the Bottersnike King. Although he’s a disgusting and horrid little creature, he’s highly amusing and entertaining.”

MANIA: Weirdest project you’ve worked on?
DW: “I worked on The Adventures of Figaro Pho. It was weird, it was about a guy with strange fears and there were some pretty weird fears in there.”

MANIA: What’s the most fun thing about working in animation?
DW: “You start with a blank page. You get to create an entire world; the backgrounds, the colour palette, a scale, there’s no limit! It’s great!”

Cheers for the chat, David!

Bottersnikes and Gumbles starts December 22 at 7.30am on 7TWO!

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BEHIND THE SCENES ON FANTASTIC 4!

December 15th, 2015 by Dom | No Comments | Leave a comment | Filed in Screen |


Check out this awesome behind the scenes footage showing how they made The Thing in the Fantastic 4 movie!

Power into Christmas with Fantastic 4. Own it on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital today!

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THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO!

June 24th, 2015 by rhett | No Comments | Leave a comment | Filed in AWSM, DVD, Screen |

The Tracey Brothers are back and protecting the world from the bottom of the ocean to the edges of the atmosphere in their AWSM Thunderbird vehicles! The five Thunderbirds of International Rescue are always on the lookout for trouble from Thunderbird 5, their own space satellite!



Check the latest trailer for Thunderbirds Are Go! Vol 1 & 2 – available on DVD now!

CATRASSIC PARK!

June 15th, 2015 by rhett | No Comments | Leave a comment | Filed in AWSM, Screen |

An AWSM imgur artist has mashed up the dinosaur classic, Jurassic Park, with our fave furry friends! I don’t know about you, but I think these movie monsters would be easy to distract with a ball of yarn!

"I ATE TOO MANY CATNIPZ!"

“I ATE TOO MANY CATNIPZ!”

"CAN I HAZ FLARE?"

“CAN I HAZ FLARE?”

"GIVE UP THE TUNA AND NO ONE GETS HURT!"

“GIVE UP THE TUNA AND NO ONE GETS HURT!”

"MEEOOAAAAARW!"

“MEEOOAAAAARW!”

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ACTION IN THE LAB!

June 15th, 2015 by rhett | No Comments | Leave a comment | Filed in AWSM, Screen |


The Lab Rats return for an even crazier season of experimental super powers, rebellion and bionics! But that’s not even the coolest thing about season four – Kaz and Oliver from Mighty Med turn up to help the bionic heroes in the first Dinsey XD crossover ever!

Don’t miss the season premier 1 hour special of Lab Rats: Bionic Island, Friday July 24 @ 6pm on Disney XD

ZOOTOPIA SNEAK PEEK!

June 12th, 2015 by rhett | No Comments | Leave a comment | Filed in AWSM, Screen |


It’s never too early to get excited for some Disney Big Screen AWSMness! We can’t wait ‘fur’ the chance to visit Zootopia in 2016!

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MINIONS IS COMING!

June 6th, 2015 by Dom | No Comments | Leave a comment | Filed in Screen |

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It’s almost time for Minions MANIACs, so we hope you’re all getting your best Minions phrase books ready?! This time the Minions are looking for their master! We can’t wait to see what hilarious antics they get up to on the way! Catch Minions in cinemas June 18!

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