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If you are looking for the best kids’ movies out now for your family this Easter, we’ve got the most up-to-date information for your school holiday cinema viewing below in our detailed guide!

The school holidays offer the perfect opportunity to indulge in cinematic adventures with the family.

Kids’ movies out now and coming soon!

Seeing kids movies at the cinema during the school holidays is a treat like no other! The cinema comes alive with the buzz of excited children and families, eager to dive into a world of imagination and fun. With the school bags set aside, the big screen lights up with vibrant colours, captivating tales, and catchy songs that have everyone humming along. The aroma of popcorn becomes even more tempting, and the shared experiences of laughter, suspense, and adventure make for unforgettable memories. Indeed, the school holidays are made all the more special with a trip to the cinema for a delightful kids movie!

New movie releases for the Easter school holiday 2024

Check out what’s on at your local cinema below so you can plan your Easter holiday movie screenings! There are some great family movies out now and coming soon!

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Luca (G) – re-release out 7 March 2024

Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, the original animated feature is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: he is a sea monster from another world just below the water’s surface.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire – out 21 March 2024

In Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the Spengler family returns to where it all started – the iconic New York City firehouse – to team up with the original Ghostbusters, who’ve developed a top-secret research lab to take busting ghosts to the next level. But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age.

Kung Fu Panda 4 (PG) – out 28 March 2024

After Po is tapped to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace, he needs to find and train a new Dragon Warrior, while a wicked sorceress plans to re-summon all the master villains whom Po has vanquished to the spirit realm.

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Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (PG-13) – 28 March 2024

Two ancient titans, Godzilla and Kong, clash in an epic battle as humans unravel their intertwined origins and connection to Skull Island’s mysteries.

Previous school holiday viewing

Trolls Band Together (G) – out 30 November 2023

Poppy discovers that Branch was once part of a boy band, BroZone, with his brothers: Floyd, John Dory, Spruce and Clay. But when Floyd is kidnapped, Branch and Poppy embark on a journey to reunite the other brothers and rescue Floyd.

Journey to Bethlehem (PG) – out 30 November 2023

This live-action musical celebration weaves classic Christmas melodies into new pop songs in a music-infused retelling of the timeless story of Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus.

Wonka (PG) – out 7 December 2023

Based on the extraordinary character at the center of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s most iconic children’s book and one of the best-selling children’s books of all time, “Wonka” tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.

Starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role, this irresistibly vivid and inventive big screen spectacle will introduce audiences to a young Willy Wonka, chock-full of ideas and determined to change the world one delectable bite at a time—proving that the best things in life begin with a dream, and if you’re lucky enough to meet Willy Wonka, anything is possible.

The Boy and The Heron (PG) – out 7 December 2023

A young boy named Mahito yearning for his mother ventures into a world shared by the living and the dead. There, death comes to an end, and life finds a new beginning. A semi-autobiographical fantasy about life, death, and creation, in tribute to friendship, from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki.

Migration (CTC) – out 26 December 2023

The Mallard family is in a bit of rut. While dad Mack is content to keep his family safe paddling around their New England pond forever, mom Pam is eager to shake things up and show their kids—teen son Dax and duckling daughter Gwen—the whole wide world. After a migrating duck family alights on their pond with thrilling tales of far-flung places, Pam persuades Mack to embark on a family trip, via New York City, to tropical Jamaica.

As the Mallards make their way South for the winter, their well-laid plans quickly go awry. The experience will inspire them to expand their horizons, open themselves up to new friends and accomplish more than they ever thought possible, while teaching them more about each other—and themselves—than they ever imagined.

Wish (PG) – out 26 December 2023

 Asha, a sharp-witted idealist, makes a wish so powerful that it is answered by a cosmic force— a little ball of boundless energy called Star. Together, Asha and Star confront a most formidable foe—the ruler of Rosas, King Magnifico—to save her community and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen.

Next Goal Wins (PG) – out 1 January 2024

Directed by Academy Award Winner Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, Thor: Ragnarok), Next Goal Wins follows the American Samoa soccer team, infamous for their brutal 31-0 FIFA loss in 2001. With the World Cup Qualifiers approaching, the team hires down-on-his-luck, maverick coach Thomas Rongen (Michael Fassbender) hoping he will turn the world’s worst soccer team around in this heartfelt underdog comedy.

The Jungle Bunch World Tour (PG) – out 4 January 2024

Who do you call to help when a mysterious supervillain covers the jungle with pink foam that explodes on contact with water? The Jungle Bunch! Less than a month before the rainy season, the race against time is on. From the North Pole to the Far East, crossing mountains, deserts and oceans, our heroes will have to travel the world in search of an antidote, far from their favourite jungle!

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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! 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (PG)

The 90s crime-fighting turtle foursome return! After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.

Teenage Kraken (CTC)

DreamWorks Animation teen fantasy adventure set in a world where krakens are noble creatures and mermaids are self-absorbed villains.

Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie (CTC)

When a magical meteor crash lands in Adventure City, it gives the PAW Patrol pups superpowers, transforming them into The Mighty Pups! For Skye, the smallest member of the team, her new powers are a dream come true. But things take a turn for the worse when the pups’ archrival Humdinger breaks out of jail and teams up with a mad scientist to steal the superpowers for the two villains. With the fate of Adventure City hanging in the balance, the Mighty Pups have to stop the supervillains before it’s too late, and Skye will need to learn that even the smallest pup can make the biggest difference.

The Little Mermaid (PG)

A young mermaid makes a deal with a sea witch to trade her beautiful voice for human legs so she can discover the world above water and impress a prince.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (PG)

Miles Morales catapults across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. When the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles must redefine what it means to be a hero.

Elemental (CTC)

This fantastical adventure from Pixar follows Ember and Wade in a city where fire, water, land and air residents live together. 

The Flash (CTC)

Barry Allen uses his super speed to change the past, but his attempt to save his family creates a world without super heroes, forcing him to race for his life in order to save the future.

Cats in the Museum (G)

Family animated film about the famous four-legged inhabitants of the St. Petersburg Winter Palace—museum cats that protect the territory of the State Hermitage from rats and mice.

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (CTC)

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will take audiences on a ’90s globetrotting adventure with the Autobots and introduce a whole new faction of Transformer — the Maximals — to the existing battle on earth between Autobots and Decepticons.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (CTC)

Archaeologist Indiana Jones races against time to retrieve a legendary artifact that can change the course of history.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG)

A Brooklyn plumber named Mario travels through the Mushroom Kingdom with a princess named Peach and an anthropomorphic mushroom named Toad to find Mario’s brother, Luigi, and to save the world from a ruthless fire-breathing Koopa named Bowser.

Dungeons and Dragons: Honour Among Thieves (CTC)

(CTC – check release date closer to the date but likely to be aimed at age 13+).

A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary roleplaying game to the big screen in a hilarious and action-packed adventure.

Argonuts (G)

Argonuts invites you to embark with Pattie, a young super smart and adventurous mouse, and her cat-mate Sam on a colourful journey into Ancient Greece. Alongside the – now old – hero Jason whose city is threatened by Poseidon himself, their quest will bring them and their fellow-friends to confront the most bizarre and dangerous creatures from this age of mythology. A hilarious and inventive comedy adventure for the whole family designed by the team behind The Jungle Bunch and Pil’s Adventures.

Mavka: The Forest Song (PG) 

Mavka – a soul of the Forest – faces an impossible choice between love and her duty as guardian to the Heart of the Forest, when she falls in love with a human – the talented young musician Lukash. Our story is about the magical power of love. That kind of love that enables human nature to find the magic within and reveals abilities and qualities that empower a person to reach beyond possible and to hold against evil and human vice.

Tad the Lost Explorer 3 (PG)

Tad accidentally unleashes an ancient spell, endangering the lives of his friends Mummy, Jeff, and Belzoni. With everyone against him and only helped by Sara, he sets off on an adventure to end the Curse of the Mummy.

Avatar: The Way of Water (PG-13)

One for the older kids. Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, “Avatar: The Way of Water” begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (PG)

Feature film based on the children’s book about a loveable crocodile (voiced by Shawn Mendes) that lives in New York City. 

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (PG)

The gorgeous Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll: he has burned through eight of his nine lives. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives.

The Amazing Maurice (PG)

This story follows Maurice, a goofy streetwise cat, who has the perfect money-making scam. He finds a kid who plays a pipe and has his very own horde of rats, who are strangely literate.

DC League of Super-Pets (PG)

Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime side by side in Metropolis. However, Krypto must master his own powers for a rescue mission when Superman is kidnapped.

Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hawk (PG)

Hank, a loveable dog with a head full of dreams about becoming a samurai, sets off in search of his destiny.

The Railway Children Return (PG)

Follow a group of children who are evacuated to a Yorkshire village during the Second World War, where they encounter a young soldier who, like them, is far away from home.

Jurassic World: Dominion (PG – 13)

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)

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

Minions: The Rise of Gru (PG)

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

My Sweet Monster (PG)

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) 

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)  

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 fire fighters. But, when the city’s fire fighters 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 fire fighters 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 humankind’s—hangs in the balance.

Minions: The Rise of Gru

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 older couple. Their unique, comedic friendship comes to an end after the older 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.

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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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

128 thoughts on “Kids’ Movies Out Now: Find School Holiday Movies New for Easter Here!”

  1. We’d love to see ‘Sing’ – music is what sustains our souls, and we’re in dire need of some music, joy and fun.

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  2. Would love to take my 4yr old daughter and her friends to see ballerina movie. They just finished their first year of dance school and are so excited to see it!

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  3. Sing or Trolls would be a nice time out for a family outing. But then what about Moana, or Middle School or Monster Trucks…..oh! Who can choose ☺?

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  4. Ballerina is a movie with a very positive message so I am most keen to take the children to see that. But Moana would also be wonderful.

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  5. My two boys have never been to the movies so I think SING would be a great introduction to the amazing world that is the MOVIES!!
    ? SING ?

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  6. I am waaaay more excited about Beauty and the Beast then my little miss 7. That is totally normal, right? She is keen to see the new Smurfs movie.

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  7. My children (7,4,4) would love to see Smurfs- the lost village. We saw the trailer and they got very excited! We went to see Boss baby when school was cancelled and everyone enjoyed it.

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  8. Will definitely have to even out seeing Dance Academy for my daughter with Lego batman for my son! Also, I would really LOVE to see Beauty and the Beast for a second time!

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  9. Cannot wait to see Beauty and the Beast with my 27 and 25 yo daughters – relive memories with them of the Disney classic of their childhood!

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  10. Love to take my girls to see Beauty and the Beast a mixture of romance and the fight between good and evil and teaching of tollerants with ignorance

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  11. Would love to take the family to see Smurfs (The lost village)…still have my Smurf figurines from when I was a kid, so it would be a special treat to enjoy this movie together ?.

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  12. Kids are for Smurfs – the Lost village. They love their sequels. I however am for the classic – Beauty & The beast. They would mind it either. Was read to them as kids.

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  13. We are all so keen to see Beauty and the Beast ?… The Boss Baby ?? … AND Dance Academy ? (Which I know my dancing daughter is going to LOVE LOVE LOVE (maybe nearly as much as I will ???)) … yewwwww! We ❤️ Movies in the holidays!!!

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  14. My three boys Ryan 10, Bailey 12, jayden 14 love watching movies at the Cinemas ? they want to watch Boss Baby, Power Rangers, Lego Movie and Smurfs ? they just watched The Kong movie last weekend they loved it ?

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  15. I would love to see The Lego Batman movie and Dance ACADEMY and Beauty and the Beast. It will mean the world to me if i won

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  16. My kids would love to see Boss Baby and Beauty and the Beast, both my son and daughter dance so Dance Academy is also on the top of the list ?

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  17. Our girls would love to see Beauty & the Beast (and Mum & Dad would love them to see it too for the wonderful message this movie provides) “Never judge a book by its cover….you just never know what beauty may lay inside”

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  18. Defs need to take the kids to see Trolls World Tour!! We’ve been devouring the YouTube songs and clips for months, and now it’s time for the real thing! 🥳

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  19. I’d love to see Star wars with my husband but getting away together is not possible so paw patrol with the little 3 boys would be amazing

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  20. I would definitely pick the trolls. Have loves them all my.lufe and the kids love them to but we haven’t been to the movie as a family

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