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12/10/2021 • 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.
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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 2022.
As we move into spring and summer, quite a few kids movies will be coming to theatres. Here are the ones playing now.
Never have there been five friends as infamous as THE BAD GUYS: dashing pickpocket Mr. Wolf, seen-it-all safecracker Mr. Snake, chill master-of-disguise Mr. Shark, short-fused “muscle” Mr. Piranha, and sharp-tongued expert hacker Ms. Tarantula. When, after years of countless heists and being the world’s most-wanted villains, the gang is finally caught, Mr. Wolf brokers a deal (that he has no intention of keeping) to save them all from prison: The Bad Guys will go good. Under the tutelage of their mentor, an arrogant but adorable guinea pig, The Bad Guys set out to fool the world that they’ve been transformed. Along the way, though, Mr. Wolf begins to suspect that doing good for real may give him what he’s always secretly longed for: acceptance. So when a new villain threatens the city, can Mr. Wolf persuade the rest of the gang to become… The Good Guys?
The world’s favorite blue hedgehog is back for a next-level adventure in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2. After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands. From the filmmakers behind The Fast and the Furious and Deadpool, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 stars James Marsden, Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Lee Majdoub and Jim Carrey returning, alongside new additions Shemar Moore, with Idris Elba as the voice of Knuckles and Colleen O’Shaughnessey as the voice of Tails.
There are a lot more movies for kids and families coming out in 2022!
THE BOB’S BURGERS MOVIE is an animated, big-screen, musical comedy-mystery-adventure based on the long-running series. The story begins when a ruptured water main creates an enormous sinkhole right in front of Bob's Burgers, blocking the entrance indefinitely and ruining the Belchers’ plans for a successful summer. While Bob and Linda struggle to keep the business afloat, the kids try to solve a mystery that could save their family's restaurant. As the dangers mount, these underdogs help each other find hope and fight to get back behind the counter, where they belong. [Opens on May 27]
LIGHTYEAR is the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired the toy. The movie follows the legendary Space Ranger after he’s marooned on a hostile planet 4.2 million light-years from Earth alongside his commander and their crew. As Buzz tries to find a way back home through space and time, he’s joined by a group of ambitious recruits and his charming robot companion cat, Sox. Complicating matters and threatening the mission is the arrival of Zurg, an imposing presence with an army of ruthless robots and a mysterious agenda. [Opens on June 17]
MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU reveals the origin of the most despicable villain of all. Long before he becomes the master of evil, Gru is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement. It’s not going particularly well. When Gru crosses paths with the Minions, including Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto—a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please—this unexpected family joins forces. Together, they build their first lair, design their first weapons, and strive to execute their first missions. When the infamous supervillain supergroup, the Vicious 6, oust their leader — legendary martial arts fighter Wild Knuckles — Gru, their most devoted fanboy, interviews to become their newest member. [Opens on July 1]
A hard-on-his-luck hound Hank (Michael Cera) finds himself in a town full of cats who need a hero to defend them from a ruthless villain's (Ricky Gervais) evil plot to wipe their village off the map. With help from a reluctant teacher (Samuel L. Jackson) to train him, our underdog must assume the role of town samurai and team up with the villagers to save the day. The only problem… cats hate dogs! [Opens on July 15]
Visit the lighter side of the DC Universe with this animated adventure featuring the most powerful dog in the world. When the Justice League are captured by Lex Luthor, Superman's dog, Krypto, forms a team of shelter-pets who were given super-powers: A hound named Ace, who becomes super-strong, a pig named PB, who can grow to giant-size, a turtle named Merton, who becomes super-fast, and a squirrel named Chip, who gains electric-powers. [Opens on July 29]
When young Charlie Kincaid discovers a secret headquarters under his home that seems to belong to a superhero, he shares it with his friends and they start to believe that his estranged father might have a secret double life. But they're not the only ones who have discovered the place, and when villains attack, Charlie and his friends have to defend the secret lair. [Opens on August 5]
The classic children's book by Bernard Waber comes to the big screen with characters voiced by Javier Bardem and Constance Wu. Lyle the crocodile is very happy living in a house in New York City, where he helps the Primm family and plays with all the kids in the neighborhood. But one resident of the Upper East Side neighborhood can't stand having a giant reptile around. Mr. Grumps is determined to see Lyle moved to a zoo, and so the friendly croc sets out to prove his worth. [Opens on October 7]
This original action-adventure journeys deep into an uncharted and treacherous land where fantastical creatures await the legendary Clades, a family of explorers whose differences threaten to topple their latest—and by far— most crucial mission. [Opens on November 23]
Puss has burned through eight of his nine lives, though he lost count along the way. Getting those lives back will send Puss in Boots on his grandest quest yet. Antonio Banderas returns as the voice of the notorious PiB as he embarks on an epic journey into the Black Forest to find the mythical Wishing Star and restore his lost lives. But with only one life left, Puss will have to humble himself and ask for help from his former partner and nemesis: the captivating Kitty Soft Paws (Salma Hayek). In their quest, Puss and Kitty will be aided—against their better judgment—by a ratty, chatty, relentlessly cheerful mutt, Perro (Harvey Guillén). [Opens on December 21]
All images courtesy of Dreamworks Animation, Lionsgate, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros.
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