Are you wanting to plan a fun-filled movie night with your kiddos? Well look no further! There are some great family popcorn flicks coming out this year that you will not want your family to miss!
This will be the year for Disney as they premiere 3 amazing live action films this year. With classics such as Dumbo, The Lion King and Aladdin, it is sure to be a magical year that you will want to enjoy with your children.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
This will be the third and final film in the Train Your Dragon series, which will be a movie you will want to see because it is truly a hit with the kiddos.
In the last sequel we saw Hiccup find his mother but lose his father. Now he’s the village chief, but his peaceful reign is tested when he and his dragon, Toothless, travel to an undiscovered land where they encounter a new threat.
This series has managed to match Pixar’s level of quality, so expect nothing but a blazing high flying ending.
Release date: 1st February 2019
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Everything is AWESOME! The LEGO Movie 2 looks as though the creators have done it again! This is a bona fide hit with the kiddos.
It’s unbelievable that it has been almost five years since the film’s first debut, pumping out a mantra of ‘everything is awesome.’ However, the LEGO characters now face a new threat – the LEGO DUPLO® invaders from space, who prefer to wreck things than to build them.
Can they capture lightning in a bottle for a second time? It’s a hard ask but you wouldn’t bet against these small LEGO bricks.
Release date: 8th February 2019
The Kid Who Would Be King
From Attack The Block director Joe Cornish comes this charming story. This coming of age film meets fantasy and explores a tale about a bullied schoolboy who accidentally comes upon King Arthur’s sword: Excalibur. Once this magnificent sword is placed in his hands, he finds himself forced to deal with magical and evil forces.
Starring the great Patrick Stewart (as older Merlin) and the superb Rebecca Ferguson (as Morgan le Fey).
Release date: 15th February 2019
Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl, named June, comes alive. One magical day, June is running through the woods to find her way home but discovers an old roller coaster car instead and climbs inside. She suddenly finds herself in Wonderland, an amusement park she had created in her mind and put aside. All of her rides and characters are brought to life but are falling into disarray without her. Now, with the help of her fun and lovable park characters, June will have to put the wonder back in Wonderland before it is lost forever.
Release date: 15th March 2019
One of my all time favorite Disney movies is coming to life in this new live-action version that you will want to fly to right away.
Dumbo is about a young elephant whose oversized ears help him to fly. This act saves the traveling circus, but the animals soon learn that not all is well.
With Tim Burton directing Dumbo, along with the fabulous cast starring, it is sure to be a unique film. This will surely be a hit for everyone!
Release date: 29th March 2019
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu
For all the parents who had no clue about the significance of the Pokémon phenomena, you will get a glimpse in this fun filled, action packed film! This will be a hit for all of your Pokémon fans in the family.
It’s the first live-action adaption of the Pokémon and it follows 21-year-old Tim trying to solve the mystery behind his father’s disappearance, with the help of everyone’s favorite electric Pokémon: Pikachu.
With his greatly timed smart jokes in past roles such as Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds does a fantastic job voicing Pikachu. Thankfully, you will not have to cover your children’s ears in this movie. It will have you laughing and cheering for your favorite character to save the day.
This will be a fun Easter film to watch with your favorite Pokémon fan!
Release date: 10th May 2019
The words “Guy Ritchie” and “Disney film” shouldn’t be possible in any sentence, but here we are. With the beloved Disney film Aladdin getting the live-action remake treatment, this movie will surely be a hit if it is anything like the Disney broadway play.
The teaser trailer gave us a tantalizing glimpse of vast, sandy dunes and the familiar cave of wonders. The cast of Mena Massoud (Aladdin), Naomi Scott (Jasmine) and Marwan Kenzari (Jafar) look the part. With the Genie being voiced by Will Smith (just about the only person who could step into the shoes of the late, great Robin Williams), this will be a great family film you will not want to miss!
Release date: 24th May 2019
The Secret Life of Pets 2
This highly anticipated sequel will see the return of cast members: Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Eric Stonestreet, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress and Bobby Moynihan. They will be joined by newcomers: Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G.), Nick Kroll (Big Mouth) and Pete Holmes (Crashing). Intriguingly (and understandably), Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio) is also amongst the arrivals, set to voice the role of main dog Max, who was previously portrayed by the scandal-embroiled comedian, Louis C.K. Additionally, the sequel will arrive with the distinction of being the very first animated movie to feature the unmistakable voice of Harrison Ford, who fields a lead role. This film will be a hit with everyone in the family and all animal lovers alike!
Release date: 7 June 2019
The Lion King
Disney is on a roll for the 2019 year, as they have Dumbo, Aladdin and now the childhood classic: The Lion King. It boasts an impressive voice cast such as: Beyoncé, Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Oliver and James Earl Jones (returning as Mufasa, naturally) – and we can’t deny that the CGI looks mighty impressive.
But the teaser trailer also looks very familiar, with some scenes practically shot-for-shot identical with the original 1994 film. This has been a classic with the animation premier and when we thought it could not be any better when they took it to broadway they surprised us with a show like no other show! But can Disney pull it off with a live action film of The Lion King? My guess is yes they will!
Release date: 16th July 2019
Spies In Disguise
An animated spy flick starring the voice talents of Will Smith and Tom “Spider-Man” Holland? Yes.
The spy film takes an unexpected turn by having its lead – Lance Sterling, the world’s greatest spy and all round super suave cool guy, (thanks to being voiced by Will Smith) turn into a pigeon? Yes, a hundred times yes.
Hilarious hijinks ensue as pigeon, spy Sterling and Walter Beckett (his mini-Q, voiced by Holland) navigate their way around nefarious plots, amorous pigeons and try to save the world. Don’t miss this! The kiddos are going to love this bird action film!
Release date: 13th September 2019
Farmageddon: A Shaun the Sheep Movie
Get ready for another adventure with our beloved Shaun the Sheep. This will be one for all the parents and little ones.
An adorable alien crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm and Shaun is elated with the alien-powered hijinks. But he also needs to help her avoid getting caught by the authorities and get her back to her home planet to stop Farmageddon.
Don’t miss this fun trick or treat of a movie during the Halloween season!
Release date: 18th October 2019