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As we launch into the second half of the year, we say goodbye to the wonderful releases of Beauty and the Beast, Boss Baby and other family flicks that kept us entertained in the first half of the year. With the weather turning cooler, it’s the perfect time to stay indoors and catch a family flick on big screen. Check out some of our favourite kids movies coming to a screen near you in the second half of 2017.

Despicable Me 3
Release Date: 15th June 2017

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Gru faces off against Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who grows up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ’80s; and gets into some sibling rivalry when he meets his long lost twin brother, Dru.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Release Date: 22nd June 2017

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In the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid installment, a family road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course – thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to (finally!) become famous. The fourth movie in this instalment has an all new cast.

Cars 3
Release Date: 22nd June

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Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game he will need the help of eager young female race technician Cruz Ramirez. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet, he will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage against his new rival, Jackson Storm.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Release Date: 14th September

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Captain Underpants is an American 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film based on the children’s novel series of the same name by Dav Pilkey. Just like the book, the story follows two imaginative elementary school prankster students, George Beard and Harold Hutchins (Hart, Middleditch) who hypnotize their mean-spirited principal, Mr. Krupp (Helms), into thinking he is Captain Underpants, a hero in comic books George and Harold write together.

The Emoji Movie
Release Date: 14th September

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Three emojis (T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris) embark on an epic adventure through a smartphone to save their world from deletion. The film centers on Gene, a multi-expressional emoji who lives in a phone when he sets out on a journey to become a normal meh emoji like his parents after causing a misconception emoji.

The Son of Bigfoot
Release Date: 14th September

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Teenage outsider Adam sets out on an epic and daring quest to uncover the mystery behind his long-lost dad, only to find out that he is none other than the legendary Bigfoot! He has been hiding deep in the forest for years to protect himself and his family from HairCo., a giant corporation eager to run scientific experiments with his special DNA.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie
Release Date: 21st September

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Six teenagers are “hired” by an old master (Jackie Chan) and become ninja heroes at night, defeating monsters and riding vehicles and dragons to protect the far-away land of Ninjago and its capital city. Meanwhile, a hungry warlord (Justin Theroux) must cope with the fact that one of the ninjas (Dave Franco) is his son.

My Little Pony: The Movie
Release Date: 2nd November

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When a dark force threatens Ponyville and the Mane 6, they go on a journey to the end of Equestria to save their beloved home and they meet new friends and dangerous challenges along the way.

Paddington 2
Release Date: 21st December

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Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

Release Date: 26th December

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Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.

Release Date: 26th December

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FERDINAND tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover.