Out of school for the season, children need something to do with their imaginations. Family films supply a feast of delights, both for young ones and their adult guardians, who themselves could use a break and enjoy a little drama, a little comedy and a lot of fantastic fun. What's up this summer for families? Click onward, friends.
UGLYDOLLS (MAY 3)
Based on the popular “imperfect” plush toys, 'UglyDolls' is a musical animated feature that’s sure to leave the whole family in stitches. And dancing in the aisles to the original tunes by Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Nick Jonas and other members of its star-studded voice cast.
Nintendo's beloved Pokémon character, voiced by Ryan Reynolds, arrives on the big screen with curiosity, investigative skills and comic timing fully intact. He teams up with young Justice Smith, the son of Pikachu's former human partner, as they are drawn into a wildly comic mystery-adventure, chasing clues through a sprawling city.
The latest W. Bruce Cameron adaptation is also a sequel to 'A Dog’s Purpose,' the 2017 family-friendly hit that totally had your grandpa in tears, even if he tried to hide it. This time Bailey (voiced by Josh Gad) is on a quest to find the meaning of life, with help from various humans he meets along the way.
Will Smith is Genie in Disney's new live-action version of a tale of romance and riches (or lack thereof). Good and evil will collide as Aladdin (Mena Massoud) pursues a beautiful princess named Jasmine (Naomi Scott) in director Guy Ritchie's reimagining.
Max and Duke and the rest of their furry friends are back in this highly anticipated sequel to the hit 2016 animated feature - yes, even Snowball the bunny. What’s in store for these pets and their adventures while their owners are at work is currently a secret of its own.
You’ve still got friends in Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the gang from Pixar’s most iconic animated series. Now you can add the lovable Forky to your circle of plaything pals as the third 'Toy Story' sequel hits the open road for a brand new existential adventure.
Disney completes the circle of life for its 1994 animated classic as 'The Lion King' is reimagined in live-action form. Featuring the voices of Donald Glover, Beyonce and James Earl Jones, reprising his role as Mufasa, this new version of the cherished tale of Simba will have you feeling the love on opening night.
Come on, ¡vámonos! Everybody, let’s go! Get out your talking map from your talking backpack and find the easiest path to your local theater for the big screen live-action adventures of Dora and Boots. But watch out for a certain fox. Swiper, no swiping our tickets to the Dora movie!
In this sequel to the 2016 animated feature based on the popular video game, the Angry Birds are forced to side with their mortal enemies, the Bad Piggies, when a new threat — a mysterious purple arctic-dwelling bird voiced by Leslie Jones — comes into the picture.
When her younger brother Charlie (Gabriel Bateman) unexpectedly disappears into the magical, animated universe of PLAYMOBIL®, Marla (Anya Taylor- Joy) must go on a quest of a lifetime to bring him home, setting off on a fantastic journey across stunning new worlds.