Kids Movies Out Now | Find School Holiday Movies New for Winter Here!

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

Kids’ movies out now and coming soon!

New movie releases for the winter school holiday

Cinemas are now back to operating at full capacity, so let’s show our support by making the most of the winter holiday movie screenings. There are some great family movies out now and coming soon!

Jurassic World: Dominion (PG – 13) – out 9 June 2022

Four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, dinosaurs now live–and hunt–alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures in a new era.

Lightyear (PG) – out 16 June 2022

The story of Buzz Lightyear and his adventures to infinity and beyond.

Minions: The Rise of Gru (PG) – out 16 June 2022

The untold story of one twelve-year-old’s dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain.

My Sweet Monster (PG) – out 23 June 2022

Princess Barbara is secretly in love with Prince Edward. When the sneaky post clerk Weasel demands the king to marry him to Barbara, she flees. Sweet monster Boogey does everything in his might to help Barbara save the kingdom.

Thor: Love and Thunder (CTC)  – out  6 July 2022

The sequel to Thor: Ragnarok and the fourth movie in the Thor saga.

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 any time you like! 

Previous school holiday viewing – Easter 2022 – Winter 2021

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

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (CTC) – out 31 March 2022

Sequel to the 2020 live-action feature film ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’. After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove that he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns with a new partner, Knuckles, in search of a mystical 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.

The Bad Guys (CTC) – out 31 March 2022

After a lifetime of pulling legendary heists, five notorious bad guys—Mr. Wolf, Mr Snake, Mr Piranha, Mr Shark and Ms Tarantula—attempt their most challenging job yet…going good. Nobody has ever failed so hard at trying to be good as ‘The Bad Guys’, an all-new animated feature film from DreamWorks Animation.

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (CTC) – Out 7 April 2022

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, though he’s unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

Rabbit Academy (PG) – Out 7 April 2022

Max has reached his goal: He is the first city rabbit ever to be chosen in the master class for easter rabbits. Now he and his friends have to find their very own super power in order to protect Easter. But then the unthinkable happens: The easter rabbits’ most powerful magical possession, the “golden egg”, turns black – meaning Easter is in great danger! Indeed, Leo, the leader of a gang of city rabbits, wants to abolish Easter and tricks a family of foxes into stealing all Easter eggs. Max’ only chance to save Easter lies in teaming up with the fox boy Ferdinand who offers his help. But can a rabbit really trust a fox?

My Sweet Monster (CTC) – Out 14 April 2022

King is unable to believe the fact that his beloved child, Princess Barbara, is all grown up. He still tries to watch over the Princess, but the 16-year-old Barbara throws a tantrum at her birthday party. While everybody is distracted, the throne is seized by a sneaky post clerk Weasel. However, unsatisfied with being the sole ruler of the Kingdom, he also plans to marry Barbara. Princess Barbara runs away from the palace and finds herself deep in the woods. She bumps into Boogey the Outlaw and his friend the Wicked Rabbit. Barbara’s interference wreaks havoc into the ordinary bachelor-style life of the two friends. Barbara meddles into everything, arranges her own set of rules, and keeps getting on their nerves with her assumptions about Prince Edward. She imagines how Prince Edward defeats the impostor, reinstates the King, and proposes to Barbara. Just like the books says. To get rid of Barbara, Boogey decides to go as far as to find the Prince Edward, stop the Weasel and restore

A Boy Called Christmas (PG) – out 25 November 

An ordinary young boy called Nikolas sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm. Taking with him a headstrong reindeer called Blitzen and a loyal pet mouse, Nikolas soon meets his destiny in this magical, comic and endearing story that proves nothing is impossible…

The Boss Baby: Family Business (PG) – out 25 November

In the sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s Oscar®-nominated blockbuster comedy, the Templeton brothers—Tim (James Marsden, X-Men franchise) and his Boss Baby little bro Ted (Alec Baldwin)—have become adults and drifted away from each other. Tim is now a married stay-at-home dad. Ted is a hedge fund CEO. But a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach and a can-do attitude is about to bring them together again … and inspire a new family business.

Encanto (PG) – out 2 December

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal—every child except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope

Back to the Outback (G) – out 2 December

Tired of being locked in a reptile house where humans gawk at them like they’re monsters, a ragtag group of Australia’s deadliest creatures plot a daring escape from their zoo to the Outback, a place where they’ll fit in without being judged for their scales and fangs.

Sit. Stay. Love. (G) – out 2 December 

After finishing a mission in Nepal, aid worker Annie Blake is going home to Vermont to spend the holidays with her family. When the local animal shelter closes, Annie steps in to save it with the help of the local vet and old school nemesis, Dylan.

Henchmen (CTC) – out 9 December 

When the world is threatened by an evil supervillain, a teenager and his mentor team up to stop him. Starring James Marsden (Sonic the Hedgehog) and Rosario Dawson (Space Jam: A New Legacy), family animation Henchmen releases December 9. 

Sing 2 (CTC) – out 26 December

This holiday season, the new chapter in Illumination’s smash animated franchise arrives with big dreams and spectacular hit songs as the ever-optimistic koala, Buster Moon, and his all-star cast of performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet …all in the glittering entertainment capital of the world. There’s just one hitch: They first have to persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star—played by global music icon Bono, in his animated film debut—to join them.

Clifford the Big Red Dog (PG) – out 30 December

When middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth (Darby Camp) meets a magical animal rescuer (John Cleese) who gifts her a little, red puppy, she never anticipated waking up to find a giant ten-foot hound in her small New York City apartment. While her single mom (Sienna Guillory) is away for business, Emily and her fun but impulsive uncle Casey (Jack Whitehall) set out on an adventure that will keep you on the edge-of-your-seat as our heroes take a bite out of the Big Apple. Based on the beloved Scholastic book character, Clifford will teach the world how to love big!

The Addams Family 2 (PG) – 6 January

Everyone’s favorite spooky family is back in the animated comedy sequel, The Addams Family 2. In this all new movie we find Morticia and Gomez distraught that their children are growing up, skipping family dinners, and totally consumed with “scream time.” To reclaim their bond they decide to cram Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester and the crew into their haunted camper and hit the road for one last miserable family vacation. Their adventure across America takes them out of their element and into hilarious run-ins with their iconic cousin, It, as well as many new kooky characters. What could possibly go wrong?

Fireheart (CTC) – out 13 January 

Ever since she was a child, Georgia Nolan has had only one dream: to become a fireman, just like her father. Unfortunately, in New York City in 1930, women are not allowed to be firemen. But, when the city’s firemen begin to disappear in a series of mysterious fires at Broadway theatres, Georgia sees a golden opportunity. She disguises herself as “Joe,” an awkward young man, and joins the team of improvised firemen in charge of stopping the arsonist. Georgia must preserve her false identity at all costs, especially since her father will be in charge of this high-risk investigation.

Paw Patrol: The Movie (G) 

Ryder and the pups are called to Adventure City to stop Mayor Humdinger from turning the bustling metropolis into a state of chaos. Get ready for exciting missions, high-stake rescues, new pups and amazing new vehicles making this the biggest Paw Patrol story ever!

Ainbo Amazon Princess (PG) 

In the spirit of Moana and Frozen, ‘Ainbo – Spirit of the Amazon’ is the epic journey of a young hero and her Spirit Guides, “Dillo” a cute and humorous armadillo and “Vaca” a goofy oversized tapir, who embark on a quest to save their home in the spectacular Amazon Rainforest.

Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds (G) 

Dogtanian is a young swordsman who dreams of joining the legendary Muskehounds. After proving his skills and earning their trust, he and the Muskehounds must defend the King from the evil Cardinal Richelieu’s secret plot to seize power.

The Emperor’s New Groove (G) – out now in selected cinemas for a limited time

In this animated comedy from the folks at Disney, the vain and cocky Emperor Kuzco (David Spade) is a very busy man. Besides maintaining his “groove”, and firing his suspicious administrator, Yzma (Eartha Kitt), he’s also planning to build a new waterpark just for himself for his birthday. However, this means destroying one of the villages in his kingdom. Meanwhile, Yzma is hatching a plan to get revenge and usurp the throne. But, in a botched assassination courtesy of Yzma’s right-hand man, Kronk (Patrick Warburton), Kuzco is magically transformed into a llama. Now, Kuzco finds himself the property of Pacha, a lowly llama herder whose home is ground zero for the water park. Upon discovering the llama’s true self, Pacha offers to help resolve the Emperor’s problem and regain his throne, only if he promises to move his water park.

Space Jam (PG) 

NBA superstar LeBron James teams up with Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes for this long-awaited sequel. This has been out since the winter holidays and will be leaving cinemas soon. If you haven’t already seen it, this could be your last chance to catch it on the big screen!

Jungle Cruise (M) 

Join fan favorites Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt for the adventure of a lifetime on Disney’s Jungle Cruise, a rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila—his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank and their fate— and mankind’s—hangs in the balance.

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More family films coming soon

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 2022

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.

Dream Horse (PG)

Experience the inspiring true story of Dream Alliance, an unlikely racehorse bred by small town bartender, Jan Vokes (Toni Collette). With very little money and no experience, Jan convinces her neighbours to chip in their meagre earnings to help raise Dream and compete with the racing elites. Their investment pays off as Dream rises through the ranks and becomes a beacon of hope in their struggling community.

Cruella (PG) 

Academy Award® winner Emma Stone (“La La Land”) stars in Disney’s “Cruella,” an all-new live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinemas most notorious – and notoriously fashionable – villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil. “Cruella,” which is set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute, played by two-time Oscar® winner Emma Thompson (“Howards End,” “Sense & Sensibility”). But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.

Spirit Untamed (G) 

Spirit Untamed is a story of courageous young women and their beloved horses who risk everything to do the right thing. When Lucky, a young society girl, moves West to join her estranged father, she starts a new chapter in her life, makes new friends, and forms an unbreakable bond with a wild stallion she names Spirit. Together, the girls and their horses undertake the adventure of a lifetime when they must save the stallion’s herd from a gang of horse wranglers, proving to themselves to be true Western heroes.

Cranston Academy: Monster Zone (TBC) 

An intelligent 15-year-old high school student is unexpectedly transferred to a boarding school where he opens a portal of monsters from another dimension.

“To the Moon…” Moonbound (PG) 

When Peter sets out on a magical journey to rescue his little sister Anne, he needs to travel to mysterious territory: the Moon! Anne was kidnapped by the evil Moon Man when she tried to help the beetle Mr. Zoomzeman in search for his wife. On his fantastic adventure, Peter lands on the Star Meadow where he meets the sleepy Mr. Sandman. He knows, only at the Night Fairy’s dinner in the castle in the clouds, they can find out where Anne is – but there aren’t enough seats for everyone. So they join the wild race along the Milky Way against the five Spirits of Nature.

The Little Vampire (PG) 

Little Vampire has been 10 years old for the last 300 years. Despite living in a haunted house with a merry group of monsters, he is bored to death… His dream? Going to school to meet other kids. Unfortunately, his parents won’t let him leave the mansion, as for them, the outside world is way too dangerous! Accompanied by his trusted bulldog Phantomato, Little Vampire secretly sneaks out on a quest for new friends. He will soon meet a human boy, Michael, but their friendship will catch the attention of the terrifying Gibbus, an old enemy that has been chasing Little Vampire and his family for centuries… Directed by acclaimed French animator/filmmaker Joann Sfar (The Rabbi’s Cat) and based on his best-selling graphic novels, LITTLE VAMPIRE is a delight for both young and old.

Raya and the last Dragon (PG)

Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people.

Peter Rabbit 2 (G)

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.

Tom & Jerry (PG)

Jerry, a small mouse, lives within the walls of a large, New England country home where he’s befriended the longtime owners, a loving elderly couple. Their unique, comedic friendship comes to an end after the elderly couple passes on and their house is put up for sale.

When a young family moves in, Jerry’s determined to scare them away from taking over his home. The family quickly adopts a stray cat, later named Tom, to help rid them of their pest problem. In an epic battle for the house, Tom & Jerry soon discover their growing adoration for the family and must work together to protect them from an outside threat. Through their teamwork, they both learn the ultimate value of family and friendship.

Two By Two: Overboard! (PG)

Noah’s ark drifts on the open seas, with best friends Finny and Leah on board. But, after weeks with no land in sight, food stocks are running low. The fragile peace between carnivores and herbivores could break any second. After a series of unfortunate events, the kids find themselves inadvertently washed overboard – along with the last of the food supplies.

Leah and fellow castaway, their new friend Jelly, are marooned on a remote island. While Finny wakes in a strange colony filled with oddly familiar creatures living in harmony – under the threat of a menacing volcano. In a race against time, tide and terrifying tremors, Finny must rescue his friends, reunite with his family and save a whole colony from total destruction.

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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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128 responses to “Kids Movies Out Now | Find School Holiday Movies New for Winter Here!”

  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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