What’s on for kids? There’s nothing better than heading to the cinema during the school holidays or in term to escape the day to day routine. We are nearly halfway through the year already and there are still ten fabulous family friendly films heading to cinema screens in 2018. Check out the upcoming movies for kids and families still to come in 2018!
- The Incredibles 2
Release Date: 14th June
14 years since the first movie, The Incredibles return for another instalment picking up where the last movie finished. We see the introduction of the villain The Underminer which we had a sneak peek in 2004 at the end of the movie. Elastagirl (Holly Hunter) continues to fight crime and campaign for the return of “supers”; while Bob (Craig T. Nelson), also known as Mr. Incredible, stays at home caring for their children Violet (Sarah Vowell), Dash (Huck Milner) and Jack-Jack, discovering the baby’s secret powers in the process.
- Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Release Date: 28th July
Taking place 6 years after the events of the previous film, the story centres on Dracula, Mavis, Johnny and the rest of their family, both human and monster, and friends as they take a vacation on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship, where Dracula suddenly becomes attracted to the ship’s mysterious captain Ericka. Unbeknownst to Dracula, Ericka is the great-granddaughter of Abraham Van Helsing, the notorious monster slayer and Dracula’s ancient archenemy.
- Christopher Robin
Release Date: 13th September
Ewan McGregor stars as Christopher Robin who is now grown up and and has lost all sense of imagination. Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood re-enter Christopher’s life to help him find it again.
- Teen Titans Go! The Movie
Release Date: 13th September
Animated TV Series Teen Titans Go! movies to the big screen this September. The Teen Titans learn that almost every hero the DC Universe has their own films, so the search for a director for their movie. But the director later rejects their offer due to the fact the Titans can’t be taken seriously. However, they find an window of opportunity for their own movie by having their own nemesis, in the form of Slade.
Release Date: 27th September
Channing Tatum stars as Migo, a Yeti who is convinced that the elusive creatures known as “Smallfeet” (humans) really do exist.
Release Date: 18th October
Mowgli follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli (Rohan Chand) raised by a pack of wolves in the jungles of India. As he learns the often-harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo (Andy Serkis) and a panther named Bagheera(Christian Bale), Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own, except by one: the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch). But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins.
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Release Date: 15th November
Newt Scamander returns to battle the new forces faced in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. At the end of the first film, the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
- The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Release Date: 22nd November
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker, about a young girl who finds a Nutcracker doll among the family’s gifts and is charged by her parents to take special care of it.
- The Grinch
Release Date: 29th November
The Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) hatches a scheme with his trusted canine Max to ruin Christmas when the residents of Whoville plan their annual holiday celebration. Meanwhile, Cindy Lou Who plots to seek out Santa Clausto thank him for helping her single mother every Christmas, something which will interfere with the Grinch’s plans.
- Wreck It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet
Release Date: 26th December
Six years after the events of the first film, the story will center on Ralph’s adventures in the Internet data space when a Wi-Fi router gets plugged into the arcade by Mr. Litwak as he must find a replacement part to fix Sugar Rush. Along the way, Ralph and his best friend Vanellope von Schweetz encounter new customs, worlds, and characters, such as trendy algorithms and the Disney Princess lineup.