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You Don’t Want To Miss This – Animania Festival on M-Net Movies Family DStv Channel 105

Whether you’re 8 or 80, be sure to tune into M-Net Movies Family (channel 105 on DStv) any time of the day. The channel’s special Animania festival kicks off on Friday 4 December 2015 and will continue until Friday 15 January 2016.

Among the movies that will be screened on M-Net Movies Family all day long are Oscar-winning or Oscar-nominated animation features such as The Incredibles, Frozen and Finding Nemo, while many loveable characters like the pre-historic creatures from Ice Age and Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs will also brighten up your day. Or turn on the telly for old favourites like Cars, Despicable Me, James and the Giant Peach and many others.

"FROZEN" (Pictured) OLAF. ©2013 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

“FROZEN” (Pictured) OLAF. ©2013 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

See the full list of M-Net movies below;

Saturday 5 December 2015

Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs

M-Net Movies Family DStv Channel 105 at 7pm

Year: 2009

Cast: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah

Directors: Carlos Saldanha, Mike Thurmeier

Genre: Animation

Rating: PG

The third instalment of the Ice Age CG animation franchise sees all the heroes from the preceding films back in action. But there is dissent in the ranks, and a split is imminent.

Sid the sloth is terribly slow and not terribly bright. How did he ever think he could get away with stealing T-Rex eggs? He does not want them for food, mind. He wants them to hatch. And they do. The consequences are earth-shattering. Literally.

SHREK

Sunday 6 December 2015

Frozen

M-Net Movies Family DStv Channel 105 at 6pm

Year: 2013

Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff

Director: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

Genres: Animation, Adventure.

Rating: PG

The most successful animated film of all time rocketed Disney Studios back to the top after many years in the shadow of Pixar, an independent company under its ownership. It raked in nearly $1.3-billion at the box office and won heaps of awards.

Queen Elsa’s gift – the ability to create ice at will – turns out to be a curse when she inadvertently dooms her subjects to an everlasting winter. Her sister Anna refuses to accept their fate, and gathers an unlikely band of helpers around her to let the sunshine in.

Monday 7 December 2015

The Incredibles

M-Net Movies Family DStv Channel 105 at 2:25pm

Year: 2004

Cast: Craig T Nelson, Jason Lee, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell

Director: Brad Bird

Genre: Animation

Rating: FAM

Animation director Brad Bird’s career nearly ended with The Iron Giant in 1999. It was a beautiful and poetic interpretation of a novel of the same name by Ted Hughes. It was also a box office bomb. The Incredibles is a triumphant return: a smash hit by a creative genius.

Superheroes are out of vogue in the wake of several lawsuits for accidental damage they caused in the line of duty, but Mr Incredible secretly continues his daring deeds. The emergence of a super-villain persuades him to return to his old line of work – along with his equally super family!

Thursday 10 December 2015

Finding Nemo

M-Net Movies Family DStv Channel 105 at 4:15pm

Cast: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould

Genres: Animated, Adventure, Family Adventure,

Rating: PG

A computer- animated story of fatherly love that moved and charmed millions of cinemagoers around the world before becoming the bestselling DVD release of all time.

Marlin, a clownfish, is concerned about his only son, Nemo, who is a notoriously poor  swimmer. He embarrasses him during a school trim, causing Nemo to swim away from safety. This leads to an epic journey that ends in the Sydney harbour, with Marvin, worried out of his wits, in pursuit.

Friday 11 December 2015

Toy Story 2

M-Net Movies Family DStv Channel 105 at 6pm

Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen

Genres: Animated, Comedy, Adventure.

Rating: PG

How does one follow up on a great critical and box-office success? By creating an equally well-told store with even greater visual effects than its predecessor, of course! A comedy adventure thriller only Pixar could make.

Woody, who is shelved after tearing an arm,  performs a daring rescue action, but is captured by a greedy toy shop owner in the process. Buzz Lightyear leads an expedition to save him… but is thwarted by an enemy he knows all too well.

Wednesday 16 December 2015

Despicable Me 2

M-Net Movies Family DStv Channel 105 at 6pm

Cast: Benjamin Bratt, Kristen Wiig, Russell Brand, Steve Carell

Genre: Animation, Adventure.

Rating: PG

The most evilest evil mastermind ever, Gru, is back, but is fighting on the good  guys’ side in this Oscar nominated animation. Also: Minions!

In the first Despicable movie mastermind Gru tried to steal the moon; now, with three daughters to raise, he tries his absolute best to change his. Will he be able to pull this off and also deal with the one daughter who’s starting to like boys. Steve Carell and Kristin Wiig add their voices to a film as good as the original.

Friday 18 December 2015

Cars

M-Net Movies Family DStv Channel 105 at 6pm

Cast: Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonny Hunt

Director: John Lasseter

Genre: Animated

Rating: FAM

Rev up for a thrilling animated feature about friendship, romance, roaring engines and wild racetrack action, directed and co-written by John Lasseter, the head of Pixar, where he also directed Toy Story, the film that started the CGI revolution.

Lightning McQueen is a talented racing car… but his ego often outstrips his gift. A mild roadside collision causes him to slide off his trailer and end up on a public highway. He is taught a painful lesson in humility in a run-down town and makes the most important connections of his life.

Saturday 19 December 2015

Cars 2

M-Net Movies Family DStv Channel 105 at 6pm

Cast: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine

Genres: Animated, Adventure

Rating: PG

The second instalment of the Cars animated feature franchise adds international espionage to a high-octane blend of action and high drama in the world of Grand Prix motor racing.

Four-time piston Cup winner Lightning McQueen and his best friend Mater are heading for Japan to take on  formidable opposition in the World Grand Prix. Then Mater is accidentally drawn into an international spy drama, which will test his resolve and his loyalty.

Friday 25 December 2015

Shrek 2

M-Net Movies Family DStv Channel 105 at 6pm

Cast: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz

Genres: Amimated, Comedy.

Rating: PG

Mike Myers is back to voice the lead role, with Cameron Diaz as Fiona, the love of his life. The much-anticipated sequel outstripped the first film in the Shrek franchise, posting the highest-grossing opening weekend in animation history up to that point.

Meeting the new son-in-law is always a challenging affair… but what if he’s an ogre, and so is your darling daughter? Shrek’s outrageous behaviour doesn’t win them over, and even makes his bride contemplate her decision to marry him. Oh dear. Shrek will need a lot of help from his friends.

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