School’s out! Here are six holiday picks for kids of all ages, on Showmax

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Holiday time means more for parents to think about, but for the kids, it’s time to take a brain break and relax.

Make their daily screen time magical with the best shows and movies on Showmax, including three picks for the whole family to enjoy together.

All age recommendations are from Common Sense Media.    


If you can dream it, you can build it! Budding engineer and inventor Rusty Rivets and his best friend Ruby modify, customise, and Rustify, solving problems with clever designs and the help of Rusty’s awesome robots. 

The Daytime Emmy-nominated Canadian animated series has an award-winning voice cast and promotes curiosity about scientific principles and STEM fundamentals. 

Also read: The Little Mermaid doesn't have to be white and blue-eyed to be beautiful, and our girls don't have to be either

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Caveman Dug and his trusty sidekick Hognob must lead the tribe to save their valley home as the Stone Age meets the Bronze Age in a mighty clash… on the soccer field.

This heart-warming British comedy, from four-time Oscar winner Nick Park and Aardman Animation (Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep), is perfect for the whole family to watch together.

A Common Sense Media Selection and a multiple Annie Award nominee, the stop-motion film has an all-star voice cast that includes Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston (aka Loki in Thor), Maisie Williams (aka Arya in Game of Thrones), and Miriam Margolyes and Timothy Spall from Harry Potter. 


CJ can’t wait to start to start high school, till a reality check from her older brother puts things like relentless workloads and fading friendships into perspective for her.

Now CJ’s on a mission to make the most of her middle-school friendships, with a bucket list of crazy last-chance adventures.  Star Isabela Moner is every under-12’s favourite actress at the moment, thanks to her title role in Dora and the Lost City of Gold.

100 Things To Do Before High School has won Directors Guild of America and Young Artist awards, among other things.

Also read: Based on books: 9 kids shows and movies you might enjoy more than your children


These days it seems like every superhero is getting their own movie. Their sidekicks? Not so much. Robin and his gang of budding superhero friends set out to win over a Hollywood director, but to be taken seriously, they’ll need to defeat a real villain and, you know, maybe throw in a few musical numbers along the way.

Nominated for an Annie award for outstanding writing, this clever animated spoof is a great watch for the whole family – teens included.

It’s packed with multi-layered jokes and references to the superhero classics, which means that while the kids are cracking up at the potty humour, there’s a whole lot for the rest of us to enjoy too.

Apart from the familiar voices from the series, celeb cameos to listen out for include Nicolas Cage, Will Arnett, Jimmy Kimmel and Kristen Bell, who received a Kid’s Choice nomination for Favourite Female Voice for her role as Hollywood director Jade Wilson. 


Meet K.C. Cooper – tech whiz, maths genius, black belt … teenager. What she doesn’t know is that her parents are spies - and they’re about to recruit her to their team. 

It-girl Zendaya (The Greatest Showman, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Euphoria) stars as K.C. The combination of kick-ass fights – in heels, of course – and awkward teen humour has earned her two Kids' Choice Awards for Favourite Female TV Star.

The comedy series also received two Emmy nominations, for stunt coordination and cinematography. 


A downed pilot brings news of WW1 to the hidden island home of the mythical Amazonian warriors, setting apprentice warrior princess Diana on a quest to confront Ares, the god of war. 

DC’s biggest female superhero comic book adaptation was a box-office smash hit. Parents, stay close – this is not a movie for younger kids, but it is great to watch with the teens, and could kick off conversations about war, morality and doing the right thing.

Wonder Woman carries a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is a Common Sense Media Selection. Gal Gadot and Chris Pine won the 2019 Teen Choice Action Movie Actress and Actor awards, starring alongside Golden Globe winner Robin Wright (House of Cards) and nominee David Thewlis (Fargo). The follow-up movie, Wonder Woman 1984, is due for release next year. 

Compiled for Parent24 by Showmax 

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