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If you are looking for the best kids movies out now for your family, we’ve got the most up-to-date information for spring holiday cinema! Check out what’s on at your local cinema below.

Kids movies out now and coming soon – new movie releases for spring school holiday!

These are the new release kids movies for spring 2020. Keep reading for a preview of what’s coming up later in the year!

Paw Patrol: Jet to the Rescue (G) – out 10 Sep

Get ready to zoom back to Barkingburg with the pups in this all-new movie. When the scheming Duke of Flappington steals a powerful levitation gem from the royal castle and uses its magical powers to raise Barkingburg into the clouds, Skye will need to overcome her biggest fears and lead the team in their biggest aerial rescue yet

The Trolls World Tour (G) – out 17 Sep

We almost had it for the Easter school holidays, but – better late than never – The Trolls World Tour is here for the spring school holiday! 

Poppy and Branch discover that they are but one of six different Troll tribes scattered over six different lands and devoted to six different kinds of music. A member of hardrock royalty, Queen Barb, aided by her father King Thrash, wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme. With the fate of the world at stake, Poppy, Branch, along with their friends set out to visit all the other lands to unify the Trolls in harmony against Barb, who’s looking to upstage them all.

The Secret Garden (PG) – out 17 Sep

The Secret Garden tells the story of Mary Lennox, a prickly and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents. When they die suddenly, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle, Archibald Crave, at Misselthwaite Manor, a remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors, under the watchful eye of Mrs. Medlock and with only the household maid, Martha for company. Mary begins to uncover many family secrets, particularly after chancing upon her sickly cousin Colin, who has been shut away in a wing of the house, and through her discovery of a wondrous garden, locked away and lost within the grounds of Misselthwaite. While searching for Hector, a stray dog that led Mary to the garden walls, she befriends local boy Dickon who, through the garden’s restorative powers, helps her to fix Hector’s injured leg. Once brought together, these three slightly misfit children heal each other as they delve deeper into the mysteries of the garden – a magical place of adventure that will change their lives forever.

Astro Kid (G) – out 17 Sep

Following the destruction of their spaceship, ten-year-old William gets separated from his parents while traveling through the galaxy. As his rescue capsule lands on a wild and unexplored planet, he befriends the friendly robot Buck and kooky alien Flash. Together they adventure through the wild and mysterious planet, discovering its wildlife and beauty but also the dangers that lie beneath!

Swimming for Gold (G) (Supporting the Australian Film Industry) – out 17 Sep

When Claire Carpenter’s dad sends her to Australia to coach an elite boys swim team, Claire finds herself face to face with long-time rival Mikayla Michaels, and the news that the camp will close if the team loses the next meet. To save the camp, Claire must overcome a secret fear, put aside her differences with Mikayla and rediscover her passion.

Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite (G) – out 24 Sep

Gwen the Cat and Roger the Dog are secret agents who covertly protect and save the world without humans ever finding out. Their partnership is due to the Great Truce, which has stopped dog and cat hostility for a decade. But the long-standing peace is threatened when a supervillain parrot discovers a way to manipulate wireless frequencies that only dogs and cats can hear. Will the heroes be able to stop the foul fowl, or will he cause a cat-a-strophe between the species?

Four Kids and It (PG) – out 24 Sep

A group of kids on holiday in Cornwall meet a magical creature on the beach with the power to grant wishes.

Disney’s Mulan (PG) – straight to streaming – available now on Disney+

When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation . . . and a proud father.

Artemis Fowl (PG) – straight to streaming – available now on Disney+

Artemis Fowl II, a young Irish criminal mastermind, kidnaps the fairy LEPrecon officer Holly Short for ransom to fund the search for his missing father in order to restore the family fortune.

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Oldies but Goldies – classic re-runs for Spring 2020

It seems every generation needs to see these classics at the cinema, re-screening at select Event and Cineplex cinemas! 

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (PG)

Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Chewbacca face attack by the Imperial forces and its AT-AT walkers on the ice planet Hoth. While Han and Leia escape in the Millennium Falcon, Luke travels to Dagobah in search of Yoda. Only with the Jedi Master’s help will Luke survive when the Dark Side of the Force beckons him into the ultimate duel with Darth Vader.

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (PG)

After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy the second Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor’s trap.

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More family films coming 2020/2021

These family movies were planned for release in 2020. We’ll bring you the updated release dates when we know them!

Note: We have only included the movies that we know will be classified as suitable for children. When classifications for other movies are known, they will be added.

Minions: The Rise of Gru – rescheduled to 17 June 2021

In the heart of the 1970s, amidst a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru (Steve Carell) is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making back-up from his loyal followers, the Minions. Together, Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto – a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please – deploy their skills as they and Gru build their first lair, experiment with their first weapons, and pull off their first missions.

Barbie

A doll living in ‘Barbieland’ is expelled for not being perfect enough and sets off on an adventure in the real world. A Live-action feature film based on the popular line of Barbie toys.

Soul – Disney Pixar – rescheduled to 26 Dec 2020

A journey from the streets of New York City to the cosmic realms, discovering the answers to life’s most important questions. (Animation)

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run

Gary’s been snailnapped! SpongeBob and Patrick embark on a hilarious adventure to Save Gary! (Animation)

Jungle Cruise

Based on Disneyland’s theme park ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles, but with a supernatural element.

Peter Rabbit 2 (G) – rescheduled to 26 Dec 2020

In PETER RABBIT™ 2, the lovable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.

The Witches

Based on Roald Dahl’s 1973 classic book ‘The Witches’, the story tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven year old boy who has a run in with some real life witches.

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A second chance to view your favourite kids movies at the cinema

With many new releases having been postponed due to COVID in 2020, cinemas treated us to a re-screening of some of our old family favourites! Each cinema chose their own favourites to re-screen, but these are some of the classics you could see.

Inside Out (PG)

Riley is a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old Midwestern girl, but her world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Riley’s emotions – led by Joy – try to guide her through this difficult, life-changing event. However, the stress of the move brings Sadness to the forefront. When Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind, the only emotions left in Headquarters are Anger, Fear and Disgust. (Animation)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (G)

The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the “real world.” When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life — he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry. (Animation)

Home Alone (PG)

When 8-year-old Kevin McCallister acts up the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home.

Toy Story (G)

Toy Story is about the ‘secret life of toys’ when people are not around. When Buzz Lightyear, a space-ranger, takes Woody’s place as Andy’s favorite toy, Woody doesn’t like the situation and gets into a fight with Buzz. … But when the clocks strike Andy’s birthday, a new toy arrives. (Animation)

Toy Story 4 (G)

Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody’s slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they’re worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy. (Animation)

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (G)

When an alien possessing strange powers crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun the Sheep quickly makes a new friend. Together they must run from a dangerous organisation that wants to capture the intergalactic visitor. (Animation)

Finding Nemo (G)

Marlin, a clown fish, is overly cautious with his son, Nemo, who has a foreshortened fin. When Nemo swims too close to the surface to prove himself, he is caught by a diver, and horrified Marlin must set out to find him. A blue reef fish named Dory – who has a really short memory – joins Marlin and complicates the encounters with sharks, jellyfish, and a host of ocean dangers. Meanwhile, Nemo plots his escape from a dentist’s fish tank. (Animation)

Finding Dory (G)

Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. Her journey brings her to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse ocean species. Dory now knows that her family reunion will only happen if she can save mom and dad from captivity. (Animation)

The Princess Bride (PG)

A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other. Based on the William Goldman novel “The Princess Bride” which earned its own loyal audience.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG)

All seems well on the island of Berk as Vikings and dragons live together in peace and harmony. Now a Viking leader, Hiccup finds himself increasingly attracted to Astrid, while his beloved dragon Toothless meets an enchanting creature who captures his eye. When the evil Grimmel launches a devious plan to wipe out all the dragons, Hiccup must unite both clans to find Caldera, a hidden land that holds the key to saving Toothless and his flying friends. (Animation)

Justice League (M)

Fuelled by his restored faith in humanity, and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly-awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes in Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash, it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG)

Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves – or they’ll be stuck in the game forever.

Shrek (PG)

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy tale characters. They were all banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad. Determined to save their home -not to mention his – Shrek cuts a deal with Farquaad and sets out to rescue Princess Fiona to be Farquaad’s bride. Rescuing the Princess may be small compared to her deep, dark secret. (Animation)

Back to the Future (PG)

In this 1980s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly is thrown back into the ’50s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown goes awry. Traveling through time in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters young versions of his parents, and must make sure that they fall in love or he’ll cease to exist. Even more dauntingly, Marty has to return to his own time and save the life of Doc Brown.

Babe (G)

Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett wins a piglet named Babe at a county fair. Narrowly escaping his fate as Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett decides to show him at the next fair, Babe bonds with motherly border collie Fly and discovers that he too can herd sheep. But will the other farm animals, including Fly’s jealous husband Rex, accept a pig who doesn’t conform to the farm’s social hierarchy?

Harry Potter (PG & M)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ - In Concert, South Brisbane

ALL EIGHT of the Harry Potter films are being re-screened at Cineplex cinemas! If you’re a Potter fan, check out the scheduling at your local Cineplex and get set for a Potter movie marathon!

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Movies to download and watch at home

Here are some of our favourites that make great viewing at home these school holidays:

Paddington 2

The much-anticipated sequel to the worldwide hit family film finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief…

Ballerina

Félicie is a young orphan with only one passion: dance. With her best friend Victor, who wants to become an inventor, she devises a madcap plan to escape the orphanage for Paris! Félicie will have to work like never before to make her wildest dream come true: becoming a prima ballerina…

House of Magic

Seeking shelter from a storm, abandoned young cat Thunder sneaks into a mysterious mansion owned by retired magician Lawrence, aka “The Illustrious Lorenzo”. Lawrence shares his fairy-tale world with many animals and a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos capable of whipping up breakfast while rolling out a spectacular song-and-dance routine. When Lawrence ends up in the hospital, his nephew tries to trick him into selling the house. But its ragtag inhabitants develop a spooky strategy to defend their home. They turn their house into a haunted mansion, using Thunder as their secret weapon…

Mia & The White Lion

Young Mia’s life gets turned upside down when her family decides to leave London to manage a lion farm in South Africa. When a beautiful white lion named Charlie is born, the 10-year-old finds happiness once again as she develops a special bond with the growing cub. When Mia uncovers a secret that puts Charlie in danger, she sets out on an incredible journey across the wild plains to find a sanctuary for her beloved friend.

Playmobil: The Movie

When her younger brother, Charlie, unexpectedly disappears into the magical animated universe of PLAYMOBIL®, unprepared Marla must go on a quest of a lifetime to bring him home. Through their vibrant adventure, Marla and Charlie realise that no matter how life plays out, you can achieve anything when you believe in yourself! Featuring the voices of Daniel Radcliffe, Meghan Trainor and Adam Lambert.

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Previous school holiday movies

We love keeping track of all the best kids movies! Read on below to see our favourites from seasons gone by. Luckily, many of these films are now available via screening services so you can get your movie on any time you like! 

SamSam (G)

SamSam appears to have it all: his own flying saucer and great family and friends. But the one thing he has yet to attain are actual superpowers. A wannabe superhero takes on a monster who tries to stop children from laughing. (Animation)

The Call of the Wild (PG)

Buck is a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life gets turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon in the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail-delivery dog sled team, Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime as he ultimately finds his true place in the world.

Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarves (Classification to be confirmed)

Princes who have been turned into Dwarfs seek the red shoes of a lady in order to break the spell, although it will not be easy. A parody with a twist. Showing in Hoyts cinemas when they reopen on July 2. (Animation)

Sonic the Hedgehog (PG)

The world needed a hero — it got a hedgehog. Powered with incredible speed, Sonic embraces his new home on Earth — until he accidentally knocks out the power grid, sparking the attention of uncool evil genius Dr. Robotnik. Now, it’s supervillain vs. supersonic in an all-out race across the globe to stop Robotnik from using Sonic’s unique power to achieve world domination. (Animation)

Jumanji: The Next Level (PG)

When Spencer goes back into the fantastical world of Jumanji, pals Martha, Fridge and Bethany re-enter the game to bring him home. But the game is now broken — and fighting back. Everything the friends know about Jumanji is about to change, as they soon discover there’s more obstacles and more danger to overcome.

Captain Marvel (M)

Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) as she turns into one of the galaxy’s mightiest heroes after the Earth is caught in the center of an intergalactic conflict between two alien worlds. Twenty-first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Dolittle (PG)

Dr. John Dolittle lives in solitude behind the high walls of his lush manor in 19th-century England. His only companionship comes from an array of exotic animals that he speaks to on a daily basis. But when young Queen Victoria becomes gravely ill, the eccentric doctor and his furry friends embark on an epic adventure to a mythical island to find the cure.

Spies in Disguise (PG)

Super spy Lance Sterling and scientist Walter Beckett are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can’t learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril. (Animation)

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (M)

When it’s discovered that the evil Emperor Palpatine did not die at the hands of Darth Vader, the rebels must race against the clock to find out his whereabouts. Finn and Poe lead the Resistance to put a stop to the First Order’s plans to form a new Empire, while Rey anticipates her inevitable confrontation with Kylo Ren. Warning: Some flashing-lights scenes in this film may affect photosensitive viewers.

Frozen 2 (PG)

Elsa the Snow Queen has an extraordinary gift — the power to create ice and snow. But no matter how happy she is to be surrounded by the people of Arendelle, Elsa finds herself strangely unsettled. After hearing a mysterious voice call out to her, Elsa travels to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond her kingdom — an adventure that soon turns into a journey of self-discovery.

My Spy (PG)

Nine-year-old Sophie catches JJ, a hardened CIA operative, spying on her family during a routine surveillance operation. In exchange for not blowing his cover, JJ begrudgingly agrees to show the precocious girl how to become a spy. What at first seems like an easy task soon turns into a battle of wits as Sophie proves you don’t need much experience to outsmart a seasoned agent.

Kids movies out summer 2019/2020 – school holiday kids movies

Frozen 2 (out 28th November)

Elsa the Snow Queen and her sister Anna embark on an adventure far away from the kingdom of Arendelle. They are joined by friends, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven.

Playmobil – The Movie (out 5th December)

A young woman travels to the animated world of Playmobil to find her missing younger brother, Charlie. In order to bring him back home, she must embark on a thrilling adventure.

The Addams Family (out 5th December)

Members of the mysterious and spooky Addams family — Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester and Grandma — are readily preparing for a visit from their even creepier relatives. But trouble soon arises when shady TV personality Margaux Needler realises that the Addams’ eerie hilltop mansion is standing in the way of her dream to sell all the houses in the neighbourhood.

The Queen’s Corgi (out 12th December)

When the Queen’s favourite dog, Rex, becomes lost, he must make new friends and embrace new adventures in order to find his way back to the palace.

Doolittle (out 1st January)

Dr. John Dolittle lives in solitude behind the high walls of his lush manor in 19th-century England. His only companionship comes from an array of exotic animals that he speaks to on a daily basis. But when young Queen Victoria becomes gravely ill, the eccentric doctor and his furry friends embark on an epic adventure to a mythical island to find the cure.

Spies in Disguise (out 1st January)

Super spy Lance Sterling and scientist Walter Beckett are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can’t learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril.

A Shaun the Sheep Movie : Farmageddon (out 1st January)

When an alien possessing strange powers crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun the Sheep quickly makes a new friend. Together they must run from a dangerous organisation who wants to capture the intergalactic visitor.

Spring school holiday movies 2019

Check out these cinema offerings for Spring 2019

The Angry Birds Movie 2 (out 12th September)

Red, Chuck, Bomb and the rest of their feathered friends are surprised when a green pig suggests that they put aside their differences and unite to fight a common threat. Aggressive birds from an island covered in ice are planning to use an elaborate weapon to destroy the fowl and swine way of life. After picking their best and brightest, the birds and pigs come up with a scheme to infiltrate the island, deactivate the device and return to their respective paradises intact.

Abomniable (out 19th September)

When teenage Yi (Chloe Bennet, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai, she and her mischievous friends, Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) and Peng (Albert Tsai), name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. But the trio of friends will have to stay one-step ahead of Burnish (Eddie Izzard), a wealthy man intent on capturing a Yeti, and zoologist Dr. Zara (Sarah Paulson) to help Everest get home.

Dora and The Lost City of Gold (out 19th September)

Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle, nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure yet — high school. Accompanied by a ragtag group of teens and Boots the monkey, Dora embarks on a quest to save her parents while trying to solve the seemingly impossible mystery behind a lost Incan civilization.

Uglydolls (out 19th September)

Unconventionality rules in UGLYDOLLS, the new animated family adventure based on the beloved toy brand. In the adorably different town of Uglyville, the free-spirited Moxy and her UglyDolls friends confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and ultimately discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing because who you truly are is what matters most.

Paw Patrol: Ready Race Rescue (out 3rd October)

It’s the ADVENTURE BAY 500! The pups have built an awesome race track and are ready to be the pit crew for their race hero, THE WHOOSH! But when the legendary racer is unable to drive in the CHAMPIONSHIP RACE, he calls on his biggest fan-pup MARSHALL to take the wheel and race in his place! Marshall has to overcome his lack of confidence and his dastardly competition, THE CHEETAH, to fulfil his dream of becoming the FASTEST race-pup EVER! Get ready to race and rescue!

Kids movies out now – Winter school holiday kids movies 2019

Here’s a list of new kids movies that will be coming out for the Winter school holidays in 2019. Read below to find out more!

The Secret Life of Pets 2 (out 20th June)

Max the terrier must cope with some major life changes when his owner gets married and has a baby. When the family takes a trip to the countryside, nervous Max has numerous run-ins with canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a scary turkey. Luckily for Max, he soon catches a break when he meets Rooster, a gruff farm dog who tries to cure the lovable pooch of his neuroses.

Toy Story 4 (out 20th June)

Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody’s slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they’re worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy.

The Lion King 2019 (out 17th June)

Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother — and former heir to the throne — has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Here Comes The Grump (out 1st August)

An evil wizard presides over the entire world and has banished all happiness, smiling and laughter. Terry, a normal boy, teams up with a princess to put a stop to the wizard’s reign and return happiness to the world.

Mia and the White Lion (out 8th August)

Young Mia’s life gets turned upside down when her family decides to leave London to manage a lion farm in South Africa. When a beautiful white lion named Charlie is born, the 10-year-old finds happiness once again as she develops a special bond with the growing cub. When Mia uncovers a secret that puts Charlie in danger, she sets out on an incredible journey across the wild plains to find a sanctuary for her beloved friend.

A Dog’s Journey (out 15th August)

Some friendships transcend lifetimes. In A Dog’s Journey, the sequel to the heartwarming global hit A Dog’s Purpose, beloved dog Bailey finds his new destiny and forms an unbreakable bond that will lead him, and the people he loves, to places they never imagined.

That’s our wrap up for Winter school holiday kids movies. Scroll down to see our favourites from holidays gone by! 

Kids movies out now – Easter school holiday kids movies 2019

Here’s a list of new movies for kids out NOW for the Easter school holidays 2019. Read below to find out more!

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (out 21st March)

Everything is awesome! Or is it?! Join Emmett and pals as they embark on the next chapter in their totally awesome saga. If you thought DUPLO was an innocent toy then you’re in for a shock!

Dumbo 2019 (out 28th March)

The timeless classic that is DUMBO has been given a 21st century facelift. This beautiful film will be sure to delight, entrance and surprise audiences young and old, Our tip? Take the tissues

Wonder Park (out 4th April)

Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive. It’s a visual delight with some great messages for families to take away from. This is definitely the kind of kids movie you won’t mind sitting through! 

Missing Link (out 11th April)

Tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Link, who is 8 feet tall and covered in fur,  recruits  Sir Lionel Frost to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives in the valley of Shangri-La. Along with Adelina Fortnight, the trio encounters face lots of danger as they travel to the far reaches of the world. Through it all, they learn that sometimes one can find a family in the places one least expects.

Peppa Pig: Festival of Fun (released May 2)

While not technically during the Easter holidays, something special is going on for Peppa Pig fans! This is an hour long film (divided into ten minute shorter episodes) that involves singing and dancing components – perfect for little Piggies to enjoy!

It’ll be a fun experience for those new to the cinema as it will be easier for shorter attention spans – as well as those who like to get up and boogie!

Kids movies – Summer school holiday kids movies 2018 and 2019

Here is your list of new kids moviesout NOW and in the lead up to the Christmas holidays 2018/2019. There are lots of great flicks, as you can tell, and some will be screening quite soon in certain cinemas. Score! Check with your local cinemas for screening times.

Patrick – November 8th

A super cute flick for any dog lover (particularly if PUG is your breed of choice).  Watch how Patrick makes mischief in a woman’s life after she takes him in when her grandmother passes away. This is a great one about pet ownership and responsibility (and there are plenty of funny parts for mum and dad as well).

Penguins – November 8th

This is a DisneyNature film, wherein voiceovers and narrative have been added onto existing documentary footage. This is a great choice for lovers of movies like Happy Feet and parents who don’t mind a little learning to accompany their holiday film viewing.

Wheely – November 8th

Wheely is an underdog taxi cab AND a racer! He wants to be the king of the  road in Gasket City. He has a chance encounter with a model car, Bella di Monetti, and falls in love with her. It’s a case of uptown girl meets downtown cab!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Crimes of Grindelwald  – November 15th

This is definitely one for the older kids, particularly those Harry Potter fans! (And aren’t we all, really?) This is the sequel to the first Fantastic Beasts film which charts the pre-Potter Hogwarts crowd. Dumbledore enlists the help of former student Newt Scamander to help thwart the event Grindelwald’s plan of ruling over all Muggles. It might be a little scary so be cautious with who you take to see it!

The Nutcracker & The Four Realms – November 22nd

A golden thread leads Clara to a magical key needed to unlock a mysterious box. She’s drawn into a mysterious parallel world where she meets Phillip the soldier, a hearty group of mice and those who preside over three realms. She must journey into the fourth realm to retrieve the key and restore harmony.

Pokemon – The Power of Us – November 25th

Pokemon at the movies! (It’s you and me… You know it’s our destiny!) This dubbed special feature follows Ash and Pikachu (do you think the other Pokemon get jealous?) as they save the day when a small town is threatened by a mysterious turn of events. (Oh, you’re my best friend… in a world we must defend… POKEMON!)

The Grinch – November 29th

Time to get Christmassy! (Or un-Christmassy, as the Grinch would prefer it). This tale-as-old-as-time follows the mean old Mr Grinch as he tries to steal all the joy out of Christmas. This is a re-imagined holiday classic and well-worth taking the little ones to see!

Elliot the Littlest Reindeer – December 6th

This is a cute film with a real under-dog theme to it. Blitzen delivers a shock announcement on December 21st that he’ll be retiring. It’s up to Elliot, a miniature horse, to train for three solid days to fulfil his lifelong dream of earning a spot in Santa’s crew.

Spider-Man 3D (animated) Into the Spider-Verse – December 13

Spider-Man mentors a teenager to become the next web-slinging superhero. This is a great one for the superhero fans in your house but without the wide-scale violence you often see in live action films. A cute little school holiday afternoon viewing!

Ralph Breaks the Internet – December 26th

Did you love Wreck It Ralph? Who didn’t! The team are BACK and this time, they’re taking advantage of wi-fi! This is a high-action, high-laughs and high-fivin’ laugh-a-minute film for the whole family. This is definitely the one to see (in this reviewer’s humble opinion). You may even end up going twice!

Mary Poppins Returns – January 1st

Name a more iconic film than the original Mary Poppins. We’ll wait.

This film sees Mary Poppins return to help the next generation of Banks children navigate a work-life balance. The beautiful Emily Blunt takes over the big carpet bag and she’s just magical. This is a joyous, spectacular film that will bring out the magic in your kids as the original did when you were little.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – January 3rd

Hiccup has built a dragon utopia that’s threatened by the appearance of a female Light Fury. Together, Hiccup and Toothless leave and journey to a hidden world that had prior to been thought to be only a myth. Dragon and Rider must work together to protect everyone and everything they’ve ever known.

Instant Family – January 10th

This is an excellent film for any family to see and a great way to unpack just what we should be so grateful and appreciative for. A couple want to start a family so turn to foster care where they end up taking in THREE siblings overnight. They went from no kids to three – just like that! Now everyone has to adjust and figure out what it means to be together and to be a family.

Storm Boy – January 17th

Storm Boy is a much-loved Australian classic that has been re-imagined again for the big screen here. It’s the tale of a young boy growing up in South Australia who rescues three orphaned penguins. This causes a rift between him and his fisherman father and then their lives take on new and unexpected turns.

The Kid Who Would Be King – January 17th

A classic tale with a great message. Kids band together to fight against a medieval menace. Think “Goonies” style but for a new generation. This is a great end-of-school-holidays flick to catch with the kids.

Spring school holiday kids movies 2018

Here is your list of new kids movies out now and on the upcoming September school holidays 2018. There are a number of great flicks to catch and some are ALREADY screening in certain cinemas! Woohoo!

Luis and The Aliens – August 3oth

Luis is 11 and has three great new friends – a trio of lovable aliens! The awesome foursome help each other out in various ways before having the adventure of a lifetime together!

Christopher Robin – September 13th (with some early release cinemas)

Last school holidays we had the Winnie the Pooh movie and this time it’s Christopher Robin’s turn. This is probably best suited to older kids as it’s not as ‘cartoonish’ as the previous release. Christopher is all grown up but needs a little help from his old friends to rediscover the magic of childhood.

Teen Titans Go! To The Movies – September 13th

Everyone’s favourite junior superheroes have their own movie – or do they?! The Teen Titans struggle to come to terms with the fact that they’re just not as popular as the other superheroes they look up to.  Until, of course, they’re the only ones who can save the day! Teen Titans – GO!

Smallfoot – September 20th

Smallfoot is a Yeti who wants something different out of life – he wants to interact with humans. This film is very cute and stars a variety of celebrity vocal talents including James Corden and Channing Tatum.

The House With A Clock In Its Walls – September 20th

This is a family-friendly spooky movie! It’s based on a classic children’s story and is about a young orphan who goes to live with his uncle in a mysterious mansion. The allstar cast includes Jack Black and our very own Cate Blanchett!

Kids movies out now – winter school holiday kids movies 2018

Here is your list of new kids movies out now! We’ve left a film called “Show Dogs” off this list that has been met with some controversy due to its problematic messages about grooming. At Families Magazine we are focused on child safety and do not want to recommend seeing a film that shares an inappropriate message.

Kids movies 2018

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The Incredibles 2

Can you believe they’re back at last?! This blast from the past returns in true Pixar style and it’s guaranteed to be a crowd favourite. Will Mr Incredible be able to don his former identity and save his family in time?! You’ll have to watch to find out! Release date: 14th June, 2018. Some strobe lights and more voilent than Number 1. Check this one our on Common Sense Media before you go!

Belle and Sebastian: Friends For Life

This is a subtitled French film so keep that in mind if you’re buying tickets. This is the third in a fantastic series of films about the beautiful bond between a boy and his dog. Sebastian must stand up for himself, and his best friend, when Belle and her pups are threatened. It’s heartwarming, a little tense and it will bring you all together – particularly if you’re dog lovers! (And who isn’t?) Release date: 28th June, 2018

Hotel Transylvania 3 – A Monster Vacation

They’re baaaaaaack! All your beloved, ghastly and ghoulish favourites return for yet another Hotel Transylvania adventure. This time they’re onboard… a cruise ship? There’s romance, there’s laughs to be had and there’s the tiniest bit of spookiness to thrill little viewers. Release date: 28th June, 2018.

Maya The Bee – The Honey Games

Oh, we love a good pun! Maya The Bee gathers together a rag tag band of misfit insects and bugs to compete in THE HONEY GAMES. They’re trying to save the hives’ honey – and themselves! This is a great one for little viewers and fans of the show. Release date: 26th July, 2018.

That’s the Winter school holiday movies covered. If you’re looking for older films you might find on streaming services or iTunes, have a scroll through our favourites from school holidays gone by!

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Easter School Holidays – 2018 kids movies

Here is your list!

Going for Gold

“Going for Gold” is a movie that kids who love cheering, gymnastics and dancing are going to ADORE! It’s the story of a girl who moves from America to Australia and joins a cheerleading team (that includes boys!). It’s also about the relationship between a father and daughter who have spent time apart – perfect for lots of families! “Going for Gold” is in cinemas from March 8th.

Peter Rabbit

At last, Peter and friends hop onto the big screen! If your kids love the cartoon then they’re going to be hopping mad (sorry) for the big screen version! It’s got everything you love about classic Peter Rabbit – schemes, daring escapes, humour and super-cute-bunnies! Listen hard to see if you can hear some famous voices, including Margot Robbie! Peter Rabbit will be coming to cinemas on March 22nd.

A Wrinkle In Time

This is a great science fiction fantasy story that’s a little different from the other kids films on offer these school holidays. Meg and her brother Charles travel with a friend to visit their father who is living on a distant planet. Their magical journey sees them brave a planet that contains ALL OF THE EVIL in the entire universe! Gulp! Some big names in this one, including OPRAH! “A Wrinkle In Time” crashes into cinemas on March 29th.

Early Man

Here comes a comedy from the same team that made “Wallace and Grommit” (so you know it’s gonna be GOOD). “Early Man” is about just that – prehistoric humans. But with a twist. These cavemen are battling to protect their land from the invasion of the progress of the Bronze Age. It’s a battle for the ages and it’s bound to bring a few giggles along with it. “Early Man” is in cinemas from March 29th.

Sherlock Gnomes

This is the sequel to Gnomeo and Juliet and is billed as a romantic-comedy-mystery-adventure. Phew! That’s a whole lotta gnomes! The plot is that a lot of garden gnomes are mysteriously going missing so the love-struck pair have to turn to Sherlock Gnomes, renowned Gnome detective, for help. You can help them solve the mystery of the missing gnomes from March 29th.

Christmas Summer 2018 kids movies

WONDER

Based on the best-selling children’s book (that’s taught in a lot of QLD high schools!), Wonder is the story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences. August enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. The book was INCREDIBLE and the movie (starring the likes of Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson) looks like it’s going to live up to the source material. A gorgeous story for the whole family.

THE STAR

An all-star cast tell the story of the First Christmas. A group of misfit animals accidentally become the heroes in the story of the First Christmas! Follow their adventures as they race to be part of the birth of Jesus. This is definitely a flick to catch for families looking to show their children the religious significance behind the holiday season.

Ferdinand

Ferdinand is a peaceful bull who would much prefer to sniff flowers and appreciate beauty than fight in the ring. However, he is soon faced with a moral dilemma and has to make a choice – will he fight or will he fold? This is a great story about not judging a book by it’s cover!

Coco

This one is a REAL tear-jerker (particularly for parents) so be warned!

Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol. Keen to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

Paddington 2

One bear is never enough! The beloved Paddington returns for another round of adventures. This time around, Paddington goes on an epic quest to recover a beloved item from some dastardly thieves. Will he succeed and be back in time for tea?!

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Jumanji! That favourite from our childhoods that you either loved (or were terrified of) is back with a vengeance. (Well, it’s got The Rock in it so you know it’s gonna be good!) This time around, four kids are playing a video game when they’re sucked into the game and become the avatars that they’d selected. They have to solve a series of difficult conundrums and figure out a way to survive in order to escape! With a PG rating this one is for slightly older kids but you’re sure to love it as much as they will!

The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature

Surly the squirrel and his animal friends find out that the corrupt mayor of Oakton plans to bulldoze their beloved Liberty Park to make way for an amusement park. Hoping to save the place they call home, Surly, Andie, Buddy and the rest of the gang join forces with Mr. Feng, a seemingly cute and innocent mouse who happens to be a fierce master of kung fu.

The Jungle Bunch

This one is super cute! A penguin raised by tigers defends his jungle from an evil koala and an army of baboons. This is a great pick for the whole family.

Movies that are no longer showing at cinemas

We always keep our reviews of movies from previous school holidays so you can check in to see if you think it’s suitable for your tribe! Below you’ll see aaaaaaaaall of our old information. Happy viewing!

September school holiday 2017 kids movies

Thomas and Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor

Get ready for your little Thomas fan to EXPLODE with excitement as, for the first time EVER, Thomas leaves Sodor to travel to the mainland. There he finds things beyond his wildest imagination but he learns an important lesson – friendship is more valuable than being the first, favourite or the best at everything.

Captain Underpants

Two lovable pranksters hypnotize their principal into believing he truly is CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS! Hilarious hijinks ensue! Vocal talents of KEVIN HART and Ed Helms (The Office). Hilaaaaaaarious.

The Emoji Movie

Hidden inside a smartphone, the bustling city of Textopolis is home to all emojis. Each emoji has only one facial expression, except for Gene, an exuberant emoji with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his best friend Hi-5 and a notorious code breaker called Jailbreak. During their travels through the other apps, the three emojis discover a great danger that could threaten their phone’s very existence.

The Lego Ninjano Movie

From the team that brought you THE LEGO MOVIE and THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE. The battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, also secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu , as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat the evil warlord Garmadon (Justin Theroux), who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting father against son, the epic showdown tests these fierce but undisciplined modern-day ninjas as they learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash the inner power of Spinjitzu.

Winter June/July School Holiday 2017 kids movies

Despicable Me 3

Buckle yourselves in, parents. Here we go. MORE MIINIONS! This ground-shatteringly successful series continues as we follow the adventures of Gru and Lucy as they try to stop Balthazar Bratt from TAKING OVER THE WORLD! (Bratt is played by Trey Parker from South Park so expect things to get SILLY)

Cars 3

The world-famous Lightning McQueen ain’t so young anymore. He’s getting pushed out of the sport he loves and replaced by newer, shinier models. He must work hard to gain his ground back with the help of a newcomer – technician Cruz Ramirez!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Just when you thought the Heffley family couldn’t get any crazier – they’re taking it on the road! Greg hatches a plan to escape from his family’s road-trip adventure to meet his YouTube idol. You can only guess how that’s going to wind up… This promises to be the funniest one YET. Read our detailed review of Diary of a Wimpy Kid here.

Easter School Holiday 2017 kids movies

Peppa Pig: My first cinema experience

The biggest star in the pre-school universe, Peppa Pig, makes her cinematic debut! Nine brand new episodes, sing-a-long content and audience participation run for about an hour. Perfect for first cinema experiences! A great choice for little kids Easter holiday movies.

Beauty and The Beast

Tale as old as time. Song as old as rhyme. Disney’s re-imagining of Beauty and The Beast is going to be bigger than big so make sure it’s on your list of kids Easter holiday movie must-sees! I wonder what “Be Our Guest” will look like! Look at how gorgeous this trailer is…

Power Rangers

Go go Power Rangers! A live-action, realistic remake of that kitschy classic we all loved as kids. The power rangers are a bunch of misfits who go to high school together who are suddenly given incredible powers. This one is better suited to slightly older kids as some of the fight scenes can be a little intense. It’s morphin’ time!

The Boss Baby

He’s small, he’s cute, he’s… Alec Baldwin? Make sure your trip to the cinemas to see the best Easter school holiday movies involves a high-powered business meeting with The Boss Baby. Dreamworks, you’ve done it again!

Smurfs: The Lost Village

The Smurfin’ saga continues as Papa Smurf, the Smurfs and Smurfette realise they might not be the only Smurfs in all the Smurfin’ world! A tale of intrigue, adventure and tight white pants with a kickin’ soundtrack. A great choice of Easter school holiday movie for kids of any age!

The Lego Batman Movie

He’s the moody caped crusader from the first Lego Movie but he’s back… with an expansion pack. Wil Arnett is absolutely hilarious as Lego Batman coming to grips with an identity crisis. Kids will be rolling in the aisles and adults will be laughing just as hard.

Dance Academy: The Movie

This ABC series helped shape a generation of young dancers and this film picks up where it left off – seeing what the main characters are up to after they leave the academy. Drama, relationships and teen angst set against a backdrop of performance and some hardcore determination.

Jagga Jasoos

Disney would like to introduce – Jagga Jasoos. A beatboxing, nerdy, adventurous detective on a mission to find his father. Spectacular scenery, gorgeous cinematography and a uniquely quirky tale make this a perfect Easter school holiday kids movie for that child looking for something a little ‘out of the ordinary’. Go Jagga!

Kids Summer Holidays Movies

Secret Life of Pets (PG)

Ever wonder what your pets do when you’re not home? Max is used to being the favourite until his owner brings home a messy new dog named Duke. This odd couple must work together against an adorable bunny and his army of lost pets seeking revenge against former owners.

Trolls (PG)

Meet the Trolls – relentlessly happy and positive! Only there’s a slight problem – the always-sad Bergens. This is a colourful, funny and upbeat film featuring a great soundtrack. Follow the journey of Poppy and Branch as they set off on an exciting rescue mission from the creators of Shrek.

Sing (PG)

Buster Moon, a koala, has only one chance left to restore his beloved theatre to its former glory… he must put on the world’s greatest singing competition! This film has an all-star cast and some great musical numbers to really get the audience moving.

Red Dog: True Blue (PG) (Released Boxing Day)

The prequel to one of the most successful Australian movies of all time. This is a story of family, friendship and adventure with a one-of-a-kind dog who is the stuff of Aussie legend.

Moana (G) (Released Boxing Day)

The 56th animated Disney film tells the story of Moana, the determined daughter of an island chief, who is chosen by the ocean to fulfil a mystical purpose. When disaster strikes, she must set sail in search of a legendary god if she has any hope of saving her people.

A Monster Calls (PG) (Released Boxing Day)

This is the adaptation of an award-winning children’s fantasy novel. A bullied boy, with a very sick mother, escapes into a wondrous world of monsters and fairies in order to face his problems. Look for big name stars like Sigourney Weaver and Liam Neeson.

Monster Trucks (PG) (Released 12th January)

Tripp, a high school student bored of small town life, builds a monster truck out of bits and pieces. An accident at a nearby building site releases a mysterious creature who loves to go fast and suddenly, Tripp’s life gets a little more interesting.

Ballerina (G) (Released 12th January)

Elle Fanning and Maddie Ziegler provide voices for this story of an orphan girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina in Paris. This is an inspiring story of courage, strength and never giving up.

Middle School – The Worst Years of My Life (PG) (Released 12th January)

A quiet teenage artist has a wild imagination and is sick of the rules in middle school. He comes up with a plan with his best friend – to break every single school rule!

September 2016 – Spring School Holidays Kids Movies

Alice Through the Looking Glass

After returning to the magical world of Underland, Alice finds the Hatter to be even madder than before. She travels back in time to try and save the Mad Hatter and the fate of Underland from the evil rule of the Red Queen using the Chronosphere, a time device that everyone wants to get there hands on.

The Angry Birds Movie

Turning the popular Angry Birds game into a 3D animated comedy, in this movie we discover why the Angry Birds are so angry. Set on an island which is filled with happy flightless birds, Red, Chuck and Bomb have always been outsiders. After the islanded is invaded by mysterious green piggies it is left to these three to figure out what the pigs are up to.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

This 3D sequel to the 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie shows the Turtles return to save the city from a dangerous threat. To prevent the end of the world, the Turtles pair up with their human friends April O’Neil and Vern Fenwick along with human vigilante Casey Jones after they come into conflict with T.C.R.I scientist Dr. Baxter Stockman. The Shredder has returned who has hired Stockman to create mutants of his own and an unknown invasion above New York City.

Finding Dory

In the sequel to Finding Nemo, Dory sets off to reunite with her loved ones and learns a few things about family along the way. Living happily in the reef with Nemo and Marlin, Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there who may be looking for her. The three of them set off in a life-changing adventure across the ocean to California’s Marine Life Institute to try and find her mum and dad.

Ice Age 5: Collision Course

As the fifth installment to the Ice Age film series, this movie sees Manny, Sid, Diego and the rest of the herd leave their home and travel on an adventure to the exotic new lands of outer space where they encounter plenty of new characters along the way. They set off after Scrat’s epic pursuit of his elusive acorn sends him outside of Earth where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that threaten the planet.

Kids Easter School Holidays Movies 2016

Zootopia

This Disney animated comedy is set in a world where humans never existed. Instead, the Earth is populated by walking, talking, texting animals of all kinds. In the city of Zootopia, a con artist fox goes on the run when he’s framed for a crime he didn’t commit. A rookie cop, the city’s first rabbit officer, gives chase as she sets out to prove herself. But when they both become targets of a conspiracy, the unlikely pair has to team up to get to the truth. The film has plenty of laughs and action, and is available in 2D and 3D.

Kung Fu Panda 3

Po is back, causing more mayhem and bringing us laugh out loud moments in this third film in the Kung Fu Panda series. This time, Po is reunited with his long lost father and discovers there’s a whole village of pandas, just like him. But when evil comes their way, it’s up to Po to teach the pandas how to fight like him and defend their village. The film is due out on 24 March and is available in 2D and 3D.

The Jungle Book

This “live-action” adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic is vastly different to the Disney animated film of 1967. It may be a bit much for the littlies, and will require parental guidance through some rather scary scenes of peril. The story follows Mowgli, a young boy adopted and raised by wolves since birth, who must leave his jungle home when the mighty Bengal tiger Shere Khan threatens his life, as humans are not allowed in the jungle. He’s guided by Baloo the bear and Bagheera the black panther, and meets an array of other jungle animals – not all of whom have his best interests at heart. Through the adventure, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons in what becomes a journey of self-discovery. The film is currently scheduled for release on 7 April and is available in 2D and 3D.

Kids Christmas School Holidays Movies

2015

If the kids are getting bored, or it’s just too hot to do much, why not head to the cinemas to enjoy one of the kids Christmas Holidays movies. These movies are playing over the summer holiday period and will suit the whole family and you will get to score some down time by taking your kids to see these school holiday kids movies in Brisbane.

Check these movies out and then find the most family friendly cinemas in Brisbane at the bottom.

Hotel Transylvania 2

This animated comedy is the sequel to the 2012 monster mash hit, Hotel Transylvania. Dracula is now a proud grandfather who becomes concerned that his grandson doesn’t seem to be growing into his vampire powers. Worried that he might not inherit his family’s gifted genes, the Count takes the child to the boot camp where he first learned to be a monster. The film is out now and is available in 2D and 3D.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Alvin, Simon and Theodore are at it again. The chipmunks are under the impression that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami….and dump them. Worried they’re going to lose Dave, and possibly gain a terrible step-brother, they hit the road to stop the proposal. The movie offers plenty of Chipmunk-style covers of popular songs, and cringe-worthy puns as well. Out Boxing Day, the film is available in 2D and 3D.

The Good Dinosaur

What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth actually missed, and dinosaurs never became extinct? This year, Pixar films has created a delightful pre-historic adventure that follows an unlikely friendship between a young human boy, Spot, and an Apatosaurus named Arlo. Arlo’s journey takes him through a harsh and mysterious landscape where he learns to face his fears and discover what he’s truly capable of. Also out on Boxing Day, the film is available in 2D and 3D.

Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie

The iconic comic strip comes to the big screen, 65 years after its first publication. Nothing ever goes Charlie Brown’s way. He always seems to be messing up in front of Lucy, Linus, Franklin…in fact, all the kids on the block. But when a little red-haired girl moves into the neighbourhood, Charlie Brown is determined to try a bunch of new things in the hope of finding something that gets her to notice him. The film is out on New Year’s Day and is available in 2D and 3D.

September School Holiday Movies 2015

Oddball

A lovely Australian family movie about a Chicken Farmer called Allan “Swampy” Marsh and his Maremma dog called ‘Oddball’.

In the early 2000’s there was a strong and successful Little Penguin (often called ‘Fairy Penguins’) colony on Middle Island off the coast of Warnambool, Victoria, Australia. However, over the years the local foxes found that they could swim over the the island to hunt for their meals – penguin dinners! The Warnambool Coastcare Landcare Group, with Oddball taking the lead decided that they needed to protect the penguins and the island before the penguins became eradicated from the island for ever. In a true story Maremma Guardian dogs were trained and placed on Middle Island to protect the Little Penguins from the marauding foxes. Oddball, the mischievous dog, who isn’t very good at protecting chickens is given a second chance to prove that he is a good dog. But will he be able to protect penguins from the foxes and will he be in time to save the last remaining penguins?

The Blinky Bill Movie

An adventurer at heart, Blinky Bill dreams of leaving the little town of Green Patch and following in the footsteps of his missing father. When Blinky discovers a mysterious marker that hints at his Dad’s whereabouts, he embarks on a adventure that takes him beyond the boundary of Green Patch and into the wild and dangerous Outback. Along the way he picks up some great friends – Nutsy, a zoo koala, and Jacko, a frill-necked lizard who is a little nervous. Along the way they are chased constantly by a nasty cat who has a personal score to settle with Blinky. The tree adventurers must work together if they ever want to survive the rugged Australian landscape and find Blinky’s father!

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128 responses to “REVIEWS: School Holiday Kids Movies | Kids Movies Out Now!”

  1. Jasmin says:

    Definitely need to take the kids to the cinemas for the first time to see paw patrol.

  2. Susie Mitterman says:

    The Secret Garden for us 😊

  3. Angela says:

    Astro kid looks great

  4. Ruth Martin says:

    The Secret Garden…I would love to take my grandchildren as I am teaching them about the beauty of gardening.

  5. Stevie Vines says:

    Trolls world tour is one of my families favourites and brings so much enjoyment every time qe watch.

  6. Lauren says:

    I would like to take my girls to see The Secret Garden 🌷 🌲 🌹 🌳

  7. Sally Dew says:

    Cats and dogs 3

  8. Kelly says:

    Paw patrol

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