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  • Your Movie Night Schedule In 2020! 12 Kid-Friendly Films To Watch

    Keep an eye out for these films that will entertain families this year!
    by Rafael Alfonso .
Your Movie Night Schedule In 2020! 12 Kid-Friendly Films To Watch
  • It’s easy to lose track of all the new movies coming out recently with the presence of Netflix and other popular streaming platforms. But sometimes nothing beats the magic of taking your kids to a movie theater and have them experience the majesty of the cinematic experience.

    Here are 12 films in 2020 that were made with your kids in mind!

    Dolittle (January)

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    Based on the Voyages of Dr. Dolittle, Dolittle stars Iron-Man legend Robert Downy Jr. as the eponymous Dr. Dolittle, a famed doctor and veterinarian in Victorian England. You may recognize the name from Eddie Murphy’s Dr. Dolittle (1998), but Dolittle (2020) aims to be more faithful to the source material. He still talks to animals in this one where the plot takes Doolittle on a long voyage for the queen in search of a mythical island. Expect the movie to hit theaters in January 2020.

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    Sonic the Hedgehog (February)

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    Based on the immensely popular video game, Sonic the Hedgehog aims to bring to life the titular character in today’s modern CGI animation. This new foray into film sees a Sonic against his main nemesis, Dr. Robotnik, played gloriously by Jim Carrey. Sure to be a fun blast of lights, laughter, and definitely running, Sonic the Hedgehog brings in a lot of arcade-game fun to theaters in February 2020.

    Onward (March)

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    What if the worlds of fantasy and modern life were to mix? How would it look like in the perspective of two young brothers looking for what magic remains? These are the questions that Pixar’s newest animation work, Onward aims to answer. The film tells the story of two young elves (voiced by Chris Pratt of Guardians of the Galaxy and Tom Holland of Spider-Man) trying to find magic to reconnect themselves to their father whom they never got to meet. Join them in their journey to rediscover magic when it hits theatres in March 2020.

    Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (April)

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    The rabbit rogue returns in 2020 with Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway. This round, Peter finds his mischievous past returning to him while he goes on his adventures in new areas. His mischief has found enemies, and it may cost the safety of his family he has worked hard to develop when they start to go after him. Peter must now discover the kind of rabbit he wants to be. See which way he goes this April 2020.

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    Trolls: World Tour (April)

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    The Trolls are back in Trolls: World Tour (2020), this time Poppy and Branch (voiced by Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake) have just learned that their group of Trolls are just one of six different Troll tribes, scattered around the world and represented by different types of music. Trolls: World Tour takes you on a journey of musical highs from pop to rock-n-roll as our heroes attempt to unite the tribes against one tribe bent on making their music the only one in the world. Let the music play this April 2020 when it hits theatres!

    Scoob! (May)

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    Everyone’s favorite talking Great Dane is back in Scoob! This movie tells how Shaggy and Scooby met when they were much younger, and how this famous duo joined the intrepid Fred, Daphne, and Velma to form Mystery Inc. But where there is fun there must be some trouble as they need to stop a plot to summon a ghost dog that threatens the world as we know it. How will Scooby-doo fare against his own in spirit form? Find out this May 2020.

    Artemis Fowl (May)

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    Adapted from the incredibly popular young adult book series, Artemis Fowl  tells the story of the titular character and his goal to save his family through his wit and cleverness. Though only 12 years old, Artemis comes from a long line of criminal masterminds. But he now has to use his genius towards something good: the rescue of his father from mysterious forces. See how magic and reality get twisted in this fun adventure this coming May, 2020!

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    The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run (May)

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    Everyone’s favorite sea-sponge is back in The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run. Set before and during the cartoon series on Nickelodeon, this movie shows how Spongebob and Patrick first meet Gary the Snail during their time at Camp Coral as kids, as well as how Gary is eventually kidnapped by Poseidon and their adventure to get Gary back. Life is about to get a lot more aquatic this coming May 2020.

    Soul (June)

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    This musical adventure from tells the charming story of Joe Gardner, a jazz-lover and teacher who dreams of playing on stage. But right before attending his first gig in a jazz bar, he is met with a strange accident that separates his soul from his body. His soul is now in the “You Seminar,” where souls develop a passion before being put in a newborn baby. He must find a way to get through the seminar training and get back to his body, all while meeting other passionate souls along the way. Find your passion with Joe this upcoming June 2020.

    The Minions: Rise of Gru (July)

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    A sequel to 2015’s Minions spin-off movie, The Minions: Rise of Gru tells another story of the titular yellow minions and how they met a young Gru on his way to becoming a criminal mastermind. Always a lighthearted tale, this new movie is sure to hit with kids who’ve loved all the Despicable Me movies. See their new shenanigans this July 2020.

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    Jungle Cruise (July)

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    From Jumanji jungles to a different kind of jungle, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson goes on a new adventure with Emily Blunt in Jungle Cruise, based on the Disney World ride. Captain Frank (Johnson) takes scientist Lily Hughton (Blunt) in the search for the Tree of Life, but like any good adventure, everything is not as it seems. Join in the adventure this July 2020.

    Raya and the Last Dragon (November)

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    Coming a bit later in the year is the much anticipated Raya and the Last Dragon (2020) from Disney Animation Studios. Though much of the story is still shrouded in mystery, the story follows Raya, a warrior who is searching for the last dragon in a magical realm called Kumandra. Bound to be a treat from the studio that handled Moana, expect a magical journey coming in November 2020.

    Hoping that this simple and short movie list helps you plan your movie nights with your family all the easier.

    Click here for a list of movies even sensitive kiddos will enjoy.

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