So what will be the next BIG kids movies? We’ve got the inside scoop on the upcoming movie releases. In 2022, there are some familiar characters reappearing in sequels, but also some exciting new original movies coming! Here is a sneak peek at some of the hottest kids movies 2022 – we can’t wait!
Kids Movies for 2022
With the pandemic disrupting movie releases, many planned movies for 2021 were delayed. Hopefully this year some of those films will come out along with other planned kids movies for 2022.
If you’re looking forward to a trip to the cinema next year, here’s a list of movies to make a note of for your calendar!
Illumination’s smash animated franchise returns with big dreams and spectacular hit songs as can-do koala Buster Moon and his all-star cast of animal performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet …in the glittering entertainment capital of the world. There’s just one hitch: They first have to persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star—played by global music icon Bono, making his animated film debut—to join them.
Voiced by stellar actors including Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly joined by Bono himself.
What begins as Buster’s dream of big-time success becomes an emotional reminder of the power of music to heal even the most broken heart.
Expected release date: 28th January
In a world where monster wrestling is a global sport and monsters are superstar athletes, teenage Winnie seeks to follow in her father’s footsteps by coaching a lovable underdog monster into a champion.
Expected release: 18th February 2022
Mei Lee is a confident, dorky 13-year-old torn between being her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. And as if changes to her interests, relationships and body weren’t enough, whenever she gets too excited (which for a teenager is practically ALWAYS), she “poofs” into a giant red panda!
Sandra Oh voices Mei Lee’s protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming, who is never far from her daughter, an unfortunate reality for the teenager.
Expected release: March 11, 2022.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Movie
Professor Albus Dumbledore knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers. But with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore remain on the sidelines?
Expected release: 15th April 2022
Jurassic World: Dominion
This June sees the return of the super popular dinosaur movie franchise with Jurassic World 3, officially titled Jurassic World: Dominion. Back on screen for the first time together are 3 of the original cast, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and Sam Neill, along with new stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
At the time of writing there was no official plot description so watch this space!
Expected Release: 10 Jun 2022
“To infinity and beyond!” A sci-fi action-adventure and the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Chris Evans), the hero who inspired the toy. The new Disney and Pixar film reveals how a young test pilot became the Space Ranger that we all know him to be today.
Expected Release: 17th June 2022
Minions: The Rise of Gru
In the heart of the 1970s, amid a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making backup from his loyal followers, the Minions.
Together, Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto – a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please – deploy their skills as they and Gru build their first lair, experiment with their first weapons and pull off their first missions.
Expected release date: 1st July 2022
White Bird: A Wonder Story
In White Bird: A Wonder Story, kindness even has the power to save lives, as Julian Albans, the bully who left Beecher Prep, is visited by his Grandmère from Paris and is transformed by her remarkable story of compassion and courage. As a girl in Nazi-occupied France, the young Grandmère goes into hiding with the help of a schoolmate, a young man who risks everything to give her the chance to survive. Together, they find beauty and love in the secret world of their own creation.
Expected release: 16th September 2022
Hocus Pocus 2
Three young women accidentally bring back the Sanderson Sisters to modern day Salem. The trio must then figure out how to stop the witches from wreaking havoc again.
Expected release: October 2022
Tom Hanks plays Gepetto in the live musical remake of Disney’s classic Pinocchio, the story of a living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.
Lyle Lyle Crocodile
The Primm family move into their new home and discover Lyle the Crocodile in the bathtub, who quickly becomes part of the family. All is well until one neighbor, Mr Grumps, insists that Lyle belongs in a zoo.