So what’s going to be big in kids movies this year? We’ve got the inside scoop on the upcoming movie releases. In 2020, there’s some sequels on the list, but also some exciting new original movies coming! Here is a sneak peek at some of the hottest kids movies 2020:
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It looks like 2020 has some great cinema treats for us to look forward to – from animated originals to sequels of earlier favourites, you’re sure to enjoy these family movies.
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The Hottest Kids Movies 2020
After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr), famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company.
But when the young queen (Jessie Buckley, Wild Rose) falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures.
The doctor is joined on his quest by a young, self-appointed apprentice and a raucous coterie of animal friends, including an anxious gorilla, an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck, a bickering duo of a cynical ostrich and an upbeat polar bear and a headstrong parrot (played by Oscar® winner Emma Thompson), who serves as Dolittle’s most trusted advisor and confidante.
Release date: January 2020
Yay, another Pixar movie coming soon! Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney and Pixar’s Onward introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.
Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new original feature film is directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae – the team behind Monsters University.
Release date: March 2020
Continuing the real life remakes of classic animated Disney movies, this time it is the turn of Mulan. When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honoured warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father.
Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.
Release date: March 2020
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
In PETER RABBIT™ 2: THE RUNAWAY, the lovable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation.
Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.
Release date: April 2020
Scoob! will feature the voices of Will Forte as Shaggy, Gina Rodriguez as Velma, Zac Efron as Fred, Amanda Seyfried as Daphne and Tracy Morgan as Captain Caveman. Frank Welker, long-time voice of Scooby-Doo, will also be back as the famous Great Dane.
“SCOOB!” reveals how lifelong friends Scooby and Shaggy first met and how they joined with young detectives Fred, Velma and Daphne to form the famous Mystery Inc. Now, with hundreds of cases solved and adventures shared, Scooby and the gang face their biggest, most challenging mystery ever: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world.
As they race to stop this global “dogpocalypse,” the gang discovers that Scooby has a secret legacy and an epic destiny greater than anyone imagined.
Release date: May 2020
Directed by Kenneth Branagh and based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer, ARTEMIS FOWL follows 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance.
Release date: May 2020
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Ever wonder where your passion, your dreams and your interests come from? What is it that makes you… you? Directed by two-time Oscar® winner Pete Docter (Up, Inside Out) and starring Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey, the film takes place between New York City and the cosmic realms and stars.
Soul imagines that every person on earth comes pre-installed with a soul formed and perfected in a cosmic realm. Jamie Foxx plays a middle-school music teacher on earth who dreams of playing at legendary New York jazz club The Blue Note. After the wrong step into an open sewer grate, Joe slips back into his soul form back in the other realm — with some existential work to do before he might land his big gig.
Release date: June 2020
Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s Jungle Cruise is an adventure-filled, Amazon-jungle expedition starring Dwayne Johnson as the charismatic riverboat captain and Emily Blunt as a determined explorer on a research mission to find a tree believed to possess healing powers.
Release date: July 2020
Raya and the Last Dragon
Raya and the Last Dragon is an original new animated fantasy film by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The 59th film from Disney stars the voices of Cassie Steele and Awkwafina.
In a mysterious realm called Lumandra, a warrior named Raya searches for the last dragon in the world.
Release date: November 2020
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