The Best New Kids’ Movies Coming to Theatres
2/3/2021 • 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. RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON invites us to a new fantasy world while PETER RABBIT 2 brings the world of Beatrix Potter back to 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 the first half of 2021.
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 Kumandra, once ruled by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya (Kelly Marie Tran) 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.
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.
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.
Disney's CRUELLA will revolve, as you might guess, around the studio's legendary villain Cruella de Vil. Emma Stone plays the title role, while Craig Gillespie (I, TONYA) is directing. CRUELLA takes place in 1970s London, and Disney has led us to expect a punk rock influence on the character and story. (Punk was born in London in the '70s.) Both the original ONE HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIANS and the live-action remake 101 DALMATIANS were set in London, too. In fact, the '70s time period, and the fact that this is a live-action movie, all but confirm CRUELLA as a prequel to the 1996 version.
JUNGLE CRUISE follows scientist Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt) and her brother McGregor (Jack Whitefall) as they enlist the help of a riverboat captain named Frank (Dwayne Johnson) to help them find the fabled Tree of Life, which is said to possess miraculous healing powers. Frank isn't as adventurous as he first appears, however. Mostly, he navigates manufactured thrills for his customers. Lily encourages Frank to prove his skills as a true captain, and they're soon navigating a dangerous journey through the jungle in a race to beat competing explorers to the tree.
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All images courtesy of Dreamworks Animation, Warner Bros. Pictures, Universal Pictures, Sony Pictures, and Walt Disney Pictures.