The Best New Kids’ Movies Coming to Theatres
6/2/2021 • 4 min read
Families who love movies have more choices than ever when it comes to entertainment that is suitable for audiences of all ages. Whether it’s a revival of classic characters, a sequel to a recent hit, or an all-new story full of adventure and inspiring characters, filmmakers are creating incredible stories for the big screen. PETER RABBIT 2 brings the world of Beatrix Potter back to movie theatres, while SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY revives the movie versions of classic Warner Bros. cartoon characters, and PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE presents the patrol's biggest adventure ever.
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Whether it's a family night out or a birthday party blowout, here are the best new kids’ movies — or movies for families to watch together — coming to the big screen in the first half of 2021.
SPIRIT UNTAMED is the next chapter in DreamWorks Animation’s beloved franchise that began with the 2002 film SPIRIT: STALLION OF THE CIMARRON. Lucky Prescott (Isabela Merced, DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD) never really knew her late mother, Milagro Navarro (Eiza González, FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW), a fearless horse-riding stunt performer from Miradero, a small town on the edge of the wide-open frontier. Like her mother, Lucky isn’t exactly a fan of rules and restrictions, which has caused her Aunt Cora (Julianne Moore) no small amount of worry. Lucky has grown up in an East Coast city under Cora’s watchful eye, but when Lucky presses her own luck with one too many risky escapades, Cora picks up stakes and moves them both back with Lucky’s father, Jim (Jake Gyllenhaal), in Miradero. Lucky is decidedly unimpressed with the sleepy little town. She has a change of heart when she meets Spirit, a wild Mustang who shares her independent streak, and befriends two local horseback riders… but her new friendships are soon tested as a heartless horse wrangler (Walton Goggins) plans to capture Spirit and his herd in order to auction them off to a life of captivity and hard labor. SPIRIT UNTAMED opens on June 4.
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
PETER RABBIT was a surprise hit movie for kids in 2018. Now the lovable rogue rabbit returns in PETER RABBIT 2: THE RUNAWAY. While Bea (Rose Byrne), Thomas (Domhnall Gleeson), and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, Peter (James Corden) can’t shake his reputation as a mischievous prankster. When the furry hero leaves his garden home to explore the greater world beyond, he finds a place where his nature seems to be appreciated, but his disappearance sends his friends and family off on a frantic rabbit-hunt, leading to a turning point where Peter must decide what kind of bunny he wants to be. PETER RABBIT 2: THE RUNAWAY opens on June 11.
The Boss Baby: Family Business
Things have really changed since the original BOSS BABY! Tim (James Marsden) and his younger brother Ted (Alec Baldwin), once the Boss Baby, have grown up drifted apart. But Tim's infant daughter Tina (Amy Sedaris) is about to establish herself as the new Boss Baby as she reveals her true nature and instigates an investigation into her older sister Tabitha's school and its mysterious founder, voiced by Jeff Goldblum. THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS opens on July 2.
Space Jam: A New Legacy
It's the second big live-action/animation hybrid of the year! NBA champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside Bugs Bunny in the long-awaited sequel SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY. Director Malcolm D. Lee and producers Ryan Coogler and Maverick Carter create a manic mashup of two worlds that reveals just how far some parents will go to connect with their kids. When LeBron and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.’s digitized champions on the court: a powered-up roster of professional basketball stars as you’ve never seen them before. It’s Tunes versus Goons in the highest-stakes challenge of his life, that will redefine LeBron’s bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself. SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY opens on July 16.
Paw Patrol: The Movie
The PAW Patrol is on a roll! When their biggest rival, Humdinger, becomes Mayor of nearby Adventure City and starts wreaking havoc, Ryder and everyone’s favorite heroic pups kick into high gear to face the challenge head-on. While one pup must face his past in Adventure City, the team finds help from a new ally, the savvy dachshund Liberty. Together, armed with exciting new gadgets and gear, the PAW Patrol fights to save the citizens of Adventure City! Joining the PAW Patrol in their thrilling first big-screen adventure are members from the original series’ cast along with Iain Armitage, Marsai Martin, Yara Shahidi, Kim Kardashian West, Randall Park, Dax Shepard, with Tyler Perry and Jimmy Kimmel and introducing Will Brisbin. PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE opens on August 20.
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania
Drac and the pack are back like you’ve never seen them before in HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA: TRANSFORMANIA. Reunite with your favorite monsters for an all-new adventure that presents Drac with his most terrifying task yet. When Van Helsing’s mysterious invention, the 'Monsterfication Ray," goes haywire, Drac and his monster pals are all transformed into humans, and Johnny becomes a monster! In their new mismatched bodies, Drac, stripped of his powers, and an exuberant Johnny, loving life as a monster, must team up and race across the globe to find a cure before it’s too late\ and before they drive each other crazy. With help from Mavis and the hilariously human Drac Pack, the heat is on to find a way to switch themselves back before their transformations become permanent. HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA: TRANSFORMANIA opens on October 1, 2021.
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