• Family Movies We're Excited to Watch in 2016

    There are even more superheroes, old and new animated characters, and live-action remakes!
  • January

    The Peanuts Movie
    Charles M. Schulz comics comes to life again, this time as a full-length 3D-animated movie.Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the gang make their big-screen debut. There’s also a new girl in town that Charlie wants to make friends with, while his dog Snoopy takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron.

     

    Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip
    This third time around, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore thinks that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami and leave them. So what else were they supposed to do? They go on a road trip to try to stop the whole thing. They might even save themselves from getting a new stepbrother, too.

     

    Norm of the North
    A polar bear named Norm winds up in New York City with his three lemming friends to change the fate of his icy hometown. See, Norm is strongly against building condos for tourist in the Arctic—and he’s a polar bear on a mission to stop it from happening. Not even big business and a big identify crisis can stop him.

     

    February

    Zootopia
    In a city full of modern mammals, rookie Officer Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t easy. She's so eager to prove herself by solving a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (voiced by Jason Bateman).

     

    El Americano: The Movie
    This movie is about a young Mexican parrot named Cuco who would rather copy TV super-parrot El Americano than help with with circud family chores. When his father is threatened by a flock of bully birds, he sets off to Hollywood to get his idol to help him. Will El Americano help or would Cuco need to just step up his game?

     

    March

    Daddy's Home
    Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are together in a movie once again—this time as biological biker dad Dusty (Wahlberg) and straight-in-line step dad Brad (Ferrell) compete for the kids’ attention and affection. It might tug a few heartstrings in the end (we hope so!) after having laugh-out-loud session watching the daddy face-offs.

     

    Kung Fu Panda 3
    The Dragon Warrior Po needs to rediscover himself with the help of his real panda dad, and they meet a lot of new pandas in their journey to self discovery. However, supervillain Kai is back and is out to destroy the kung fu masters. To save his friends, Po needs a panda army—but he needs to teach them kung fu first (not easy!).

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    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
    It’s the movie that the DC Comics big three share big-screen time and it promises to introduce DC's superhero group, the Justice League. Comic book-loving parents will surely not want to miss this. We’re not sure if the film has been rated for how old-enough kids, but nevertheless, reserve it for date night until further notice.

     

    Miracles from Heaven
    A young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder is miraculously healed after surviving a horrible three-story fall from a tree. Based on the book "Three Miracles from Heaven” by Christy Beam, it tells the true story of the author (played by Jennifer Garner) and her 10-year-old daughter Anna (played by Kylie Rogers).

     

    April

    The Jungle Book
    It's the live-action retelling of the story of Mowgli, a boy raise by animals in the jungle. It features renowned actors voicing its iconic characters: Scarlett Johansson as Kaa the snake, Idris Elba as Shere Khan the tiger, Bill Murray as Baloo the bear, Ben Kinglsey as Bagheera the panther, and Lupita Nyong-o as Raskha the wolf mother.

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