The Best New Kids’ Movies Coming to Theatres
11/16/2020 • 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. CONNECTED pits a family against a robot uprising; THE CROODS: A NEW AGE shows what happens after the prehistoric Croods explore new lands and RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON invites us to a new fantasy world.
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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 last days of 2020 and into 2021.
Babe 25th Anniversary
How can a movie about a pig be so utterly charming and beautiful, especially when it comes from George Miller, the man best known for creating the MAD MAX movies? (Miller also made the two HAPPY FEET films!) An Oscar-winner and Best Picture nominee, BABE is the inspirational story of a shy Yorkshire piglet who doesn’t quite know his place in the world. But when Farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell) wins him at the county fair, Babe discovers that he can be anything he wants to be –even an award-winning sheepdog! With the help of a delightful assortment of barnyard friends, the heroic little pig is headed for the challenge of his life in this endearing and fun-filled tale the whole family will love. Celebrate the 25th anniversary of this heartwarming classic at an event that includes exclusive insights from Turner Classic Movies. Whether you've seen BABE many times or are new to this very special movie, this is a great way to experience the film.
The Boss Baby: Family Business
Things have really changed since the originally 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 it's mysterious founder, voiced by Jeff Goldblum.
The classic tale best known for its Disney incarnation becomes a new musical comedy directed by Kay Cannon, who last made the very funny and underrated BLOCKERS. This new CINDERELLA features Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello as the title character, with Idina Menzel as her evil stepmother, Nicholas Galitzine as Prince Robert, Pierce Brosnan the Prince's father, and Billy Porter as the fairy godmother. The specifics of the new movie are still under wraps, but trades like THR have described it as a reimagining of "the traditional Cinderella story in which our heroine is an ambitious young woman whose dreams are bigger than the world will allow."
Director Mike Rianda ("Gravity Falls") and producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE) introduce a normal family that gets caught up in a technological adventure they could never have foreseen. Tech-savvy Katie Mitchell (voiced by Abbi Jacobson) is eager to go off to film school, but her well-meaning and nature-loving father Rick (Danny McBride) insists on a family road trip to drop her off. As the family endures bonding time on the road, electronic devices all over the world – from phones to appliances to an innovative new line of personal robots – decide it’s time to take over. With the help of two friendly malfunctioning robots, the Mitchells will have to get past their problems and work together to save each other and the world!
The Croods: A New Age
The Croods survived encounters with fanged prehistoric beasts and lived through the end of the world. Now they will face their biggest challenge of all: Another family. The Croods need a new place to live. So the first prehistoric family sets off in search of a safer place to call home. When they discover an idyllic, walled-in paradise that seems to meet all their needs, they think their problems are solved… except for one thing. Another family already lives there. The Bettermans have an elaborate tree house, amazing inventions and irrigated acres of fresh produce, all setting them a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder. When they take the Croods in as the world’s first houseguests, it isn’t long before tensions escalate between the cave family and the modern family. Just when all seems lost, a new threat will propel both families on an epic adventure outside the safety of the wall, one that will force them to embrace their differences, draw strength from each other and forge a future together.
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.
Raya and the Last Dragon
The latest animated movie from Walt Disney Animation, RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON takes us to a new fantasy world. In the realm called Lumandra, once ruled by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya (Cassie Steele) is determined to find the last dragon. When she does, the creature — a water dragon called Sisu (Awkwafina) leads her on a surprising journey.
Tom & Jerry
The cat and mouse frenemies Tom and Jerry come back to the big screen in a new feature film with animation that harkens back to their original theatrical shorts. One of the most beloved rivalries in history is reignited when Jerry moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the eve of "the wedding of the century," forcing the event’s desperate planner to hire Tom to get rid of him. The ensuing cat and mouse battle threatens to destroy the manager's career, the wedding, and possibly the hotel itself. But soon, an even bigger problem arises: a diabolically ambitious staffer conspiring against all three of them. Tom and Jerry’s new adventure stakes new ground for the iconic characters and forces them to do the unthinkable… work together to save the day.
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