Nov 202017

If you go all gooey inside at the sight of a puppy and if your feet start tapping and your hips start swinging as soon as you hear a catchy tune you are in for a real treat… Gather the family, grab your friends and head to your local HOYTS cinema for a family movie that will have you dancing in your seat:

Pup Star
Welcome to a world where dogs can not only talk — they can SING!

Tiny, a cute little Yorkie pup with a big voice, gets a chance to audition for the singing competition for dogs, “Pup Star.” After she earns a place in the finale, she’s suddenly dog-napped!

But with the help of her new friend, Charlie, a retired rock- and-roller, she escapes. Together they leave on an incredible journey through some of music’s most iconic cities. They meet Big Ears — a soulful Bassett Hound who teaches Tiny to belt out the blues, Murray — a spiritual shaggy dog who helps her find her inner rhythm, and Emily Rose — a country- singing shepherd who helps her learn to sing from her heart.

Most important of all, they all encourage Tiny to believe in herself and never give up on her dreams!

Filled with all-new songs and the biggest cast of talking and singing canines ever assembled, Pup Star is an incredible family film filled with fun, music, and heart.

Pup Star will arrive in theatres Australia wide on November 25 and will be available on DVD from December 6, 2017.

To find out more about Pup Star, to locate a HOYTS cinema near you and to book your tickets online visit

For your chance to win 1 of 10 Pup Star family passes hop on over to the Hip Little One Facebook page to enter, be quick as this super speedy giveaway ends on Thursday November 24, 2017.

Mar 062016

Roadshow Entertainment

A few weeks ago iTunes celebrated The Wiggles’ 25th Anniversary with a free The Wiggles download, perfect for the little fans in our house. We were particularly excited to get a sneak peek of the brand new song Wiggle Town and it has been on repeat ever since. Even I catch myself humming this catchy tune throughout the day, we love it!

Wiggle Town DVD

Like most children our kids think opposite day is hilarious (starting the day with dessert is the best part!) so I wasn’t surprised they thought Wiggle Town, the back to front song, was very funny. They particularly love seeing a very tall Emma and a really short Simon.

‘The Wiggles: Wiggle Town’ offers 53 minutes of wiggly entertainment in the form of 21 songs of which many new titles. Sing to the tune of Lavenders Blue, clap along to D-I-N-G-O, dance with the Dancing Police Force and practise your foreign language skills with Taba Naba, this DVD is sure to be a hit with the whole family. Come join the fun and visit the must-see musical destination: Wiggle Town.

‘The Wiggles: Wiggle Town’ is available on DVD (RRP $19.95) at major retailers across Australia.

To find out more Roadshow Entertainment, to browse the range and to order your favourite titles online visit

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Jul 112015


When our kids discovered that Lah-Lah would not be visiting Adelaide these school holidays they were rather disappointed (check out the Live Show tour schedule to see if Lah-Lah will be performing near you). They absolutely love singing and dancing along to her catchy songs and to see her in real life would of course be pretty awesome. Sadly their patience will be tested a little longer until the next round of shows, so for now we’re keeping our singing voices in top shape with the fabulous new Lah-Lah DVD that has just hit the shelves:

Lah-Lah's Adventures DVD

Press play on ‘Lah-Lah’s Adventures: Let’s Put On A Show’ and welcome Lah-Lah and her Big Live Band into your living room for more than 50 minutes of musical fun. Sing along, dance around, tap your feet and clap your hands as you learn swinging Lah-Lah songs like Dancing Doll, Let’s Put On A Show, Big, Bold and Brassy and many more. You can discover what different instruments sound like in ‘The Band on the Bus’ and ‘The Secret Sound’ and you can even put on your own show by creating some of the instruments you see in ‘Make It, Play It’!


‘Lah-Lah’s Adventures: Let’s Put On A Show’ is available on DVD ($14.95) at major retailers across Australia.

To find out more Roadshow Entertainment, to browse all Lah-Lah DVDs and to order your favourite titles online visit

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Jun 202015


Earlier this week I had a quick look at our family calendar and realised that the July school holidays are just around the corner, I can’t believe another term is over already! I love having the kids at home but (in our house) it does require a bit of extra entertainment to keep everyone happy and sane. If you are a NSW or ACT mum you are in for a treat as ABCKids star Lah-Lah and her big live band are coming your way for a fun-filled live tour:

After the massive success of the Lah-Lah live shows back in April the talented singer with her signature stripy socks is back for more these school holidays with the Lah-Lah Live In Concert tour. The musical ensemble has a busy few weeks planned and will be performing at 10 different venues across NSW and ACT, some shows have already sold out so be quick to book your seats!

Lah-Lah Live Show April

As if seeing Lah-Lah and the crew in all their musical glory isn’t enough fun just yet all tickets include an exciting Meet & Greet with Lah-Lah and the band after the show, don’t forget to bring your camera. Ticket prices start at   just $20 per person (+ booking fee) and children under 12 months are free making it affordable for all.

Lah-Lah Meet & Greet

Warm up your best singing voice, get those feet tapping and hips swinging and get ready for a fabulous outing that’s fun for the whole family. What a great opportunity for kids to experience a real band and watch a wonderful selection of instruments in action. Mister Saxophone, Squeezy Sneezy the piano accordion, Tom Tom on drums, Lola the Dancing Double Bass… which one is your favourite?

Lah-Lah Live Show

To find out more about Lah-Lah, to book tickets to the show and to shop for other Lah-Lah products online visit

Lah-Lah SocksFor your chance to win 1 of 3 family passes for Lah-Lah Live In Concert + a pair of Lah-Lah Stripy Socks (total RRP $90 per winner) enter our giveaway below. Each winner will receive 1 family pass (admits 4) to see the show at a NSW/ACT location of winner’s choice during the July School Holidays (June 30 – July 11), subject to availability of course. For a list of venues/availability click here.

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ABBA: You Can Dance

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Dec 152011

When I was a child I once entered a colouring in competition and won a Nintendo Gameboy, the dream of every child at the time. Game consoles were on every child’s wishlist back then and I remember very clearly the excitement when I (and my three siblings) finally got the Super Nintendo we had been asking for for a long time. With two controllers we often had to wait for our turn but we didn’t care, we thought game playing couldn’t get any better. Things have changed a bit since then and these days adults can have just as much fun with game consoles as children. I am not talking about car racing, soccer or fighting (maybe relaxing to some but not my cup of tea), I am hinting at the new Wii game ABBA: You Can Dance.

Big name game developer Ubisoft (well known from the Just Dance series) has just released the new title ABBA: You Can Dance, combining the big ABBA hits from the 70’s with the newest Just Dance technology. If you thought you were too old for playing computer games think twice. Instead of just singing along to the famous ABBA tunes from the olden days, get on your feet and show off your dance moves like only a real dancing queen can. It is not only fun but also a great way to add some exercise to your day (something many adults could really use).

As you probably know Wii games are played by simply holding a Wii remote (no endless pressing buttons like with old school controllers) and the same goes for ABBA: You Can Dance. Playing is as easy as copying the dance moves you see on your tv screen whilst holding your Wii remote in your hand. The remote will register how well (or maybe not so well) you are doing the actions so you can see on the screen if you really are as good a dancer as you think.

ABBA: You Can Dance can be played by up to four players at a time so it is a great activity for a family or small group of friends, in the end everyone loves ABBA so it will be a hit with people of all ages. With over 25 songs including Mamma Mia, Waterloo and Dancing Queen and three game modes there is plenty to be discovered. Dance to your favourite track in the Dance mode, sing along Karaoke style (while you dance or in the special Karaoke mode) or, my favourite, play a role in an ABBA mini-musical in the Musical mode. In this last mode you get to act out a short story by singing and dancing, great fun when working with multiple ‘actors’!

Nice to know: it is not important how good your dance moves are and what your scores are, as long as you are having fun. In saying that, I am also not game enough to upload a video review of me and the hubby dancing in our living room so you’ll have to do with the above screenshots and this awesome trailer. We had a fabulous time dancing to ABBA and really got into it straight away! The real ABBA fans will enjoy exploring the extra’s, featuring interesting facts about ABBA and the band members as well as lyrics to all the songs used in the game.

To find out more about ABBA: You Can Dance by Ubisoft (RRP $69.95), to watch scenes from the game and to order online visit the dedicated ABBA/Ubisoft website. The game is now available at gaming retailers all over Australia.