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2024 New Release Kids Movies for Families Coming in Theaters

12/10/2021 • 3 min read

(Updated 05/29/2024)

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.

With our discount pricing for children's tickets and special Family Day pricing at select theatres, a family outing to the movies is one of the most affordable entertainment options around! You can build a playdate around a new movie or a favorite classic screening for the ultimate birthday party!

Or make your movie outing a special trip by visiting one of the Cinemark locations with a restaurant for lunch or dinner and movie combination with your family.

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 2023 and 2024.

Family and Kids Movies Playing in Theatres Now

The Garfield MovieThe Garfield Movie | Cinemark

Garfield (voiced by Chris Pratt), the world-famous, Monday-hating, lasagna-loving indoor cat, is about to have a wild outdoor adventure! After an unexpected reunion with his long-lost father – scruffy street cat Vic (voiced by Samuel L. Jackson) – Garfield and his canine friend Odie are forced from their perfectly pampered life into joining Vic in a hilarious, high-stakes heist. Read more about THE GARFIELD MOVIE here.


Kung Fu Panda 4Kung Fu Panda 4 | Cinemark

Jack Black returns as Po, who has battled major villains and steadily increased his martial arts skills to master statues. Now the Dragon Warrior is being courted as the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace, which… isn't really his calling. So that's one problem. Then there's another: the powerful sorceress, Chameleon (Viola Davis), a tiny shape-shifting lizard. She's after Po's Staff of Wisdom, with which she could summon back all the villains Po has already defeated… and that would be bad. So maybe Po isn't fated to be a peaceful leader just yet? Read more about KUNG FU PANDA 4 here.

Family and Kids Movies Coming in 2024

There are more big movies for kids and families coming out in 2024.

Robot DreamsRobot Dreams | Cinemark

DOG lives in Manhattan and he's tired of being alone. One day he decides to build himself a robot, a companion. Their friendship blossoms, until they become inseparable, to the rhythm of 80's NYC. One summer night, DOG, with great sadness, is forced to abandon ROBOT at the beach. Will they ever meet again? [Limited on May 31]



Inside Out 2Inside Out 2 | Cinemark

The little voices inside Riley’s head know her inside and out—but next summer, everything changes when Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out 2” introduces a new Emotion: Anxiety. Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out 2” returns to the mind of newly minted teenager Riley just as headquarters is undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something entirely unexpected: new Emotions! Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust, who’ve long been running a successful operation by all accounts, aren’t sure how to feel when Anxiety shows up. And it looks like she’s not alone. Read more about INSIDE OUT 2 here. [June 14]


Despicable Me 4Despicable Me 4 | Cinemark

In the first DESPICABLE ME movie in seven years, Gru, the world’s favorite supervillain- turned-Anti-Villain League-agent, returns for a bold new era of Minions mayhem. Gru and Lucy and their girls — Margo, Edith and Agnes — welcome a new member to the Gru family, Gru Jr., who is intent on tormenting his dad. Gru faces a new nemesis in Maxime Le Mal and his femme fatale girlfriend Valentina, and the family is forced to go on the run. Read more about DESPICABLE ME 4 here. [July 3]


Harold and the Purple CrayonHarold and the Purple Crayon | Cinemark

The children's book "Harold and the Purple Crayon" has a wonderfully simple premise: Young Harold draws his way through an adventure, using his purple crayon to create a dreamlike fantasy world — and to get himself out of the situations he creates. Now, after decades of development, a live-action movie has been directed by Carlos Saldanha. It stars Zachary Levi, Zooey Deschanel, Lil Rel Howery, and Ravi Patel — and those who have read the book will wonder, as we do, who all those actors play! We'll find out soon enough. [August 2]


The WIld RobotThe WIld Robot | Cinemark

The epic adventure follows the journey of a robot—ROZZUM unit 7134, “Roz” for short — that is shipwrecked on an uninhabited island and must learn to adapt to the harsh surroundings, gradually building relationships with the animals on the island and becoming the adoptive parent of an orphaned gosling. [September 27]


Moana 2Moana 2 | Cinemark

After receiving an unexpected call from her wayfinding ancestors, Moana must journey to the far seas of Oceania and into dangerous, long-lost waters for an adventure unlike anything she’s ever faced. Read more about MOANA 2 here. [November 27]




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