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Sneak Previews of 20 of the Hottest Kids Films 2017

So what’s going to be big in kids movies this year? We’ve got the inside scoop on the upcoming movie releases – here are Sneak Previews of 20 of the Hottest Kids Films 2017:

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#1. A Dog’s Purpose PG

Released January 2017 USA, April 2017 Ireland and UK

A devoted dog discovers the meaning of its own existence by showing humans how to laugh and love over the course of several lifetimes.

Directed by Lasse Hallström and with a cast including Dennis Quaid and Britt Robertson.

#2. The Lego Batman Movie

Released February 2017

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGOBatman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

#3. The Boss Baby PG

Released March 2017

DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar invite you to meet a most unusual baby. He wears a suit, speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin, and stars in the animated comedy, The Boss Baby, the story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim.

#4. Beauty and the Beast

Released March 2017

In this live-action re-imagining of the fairy tale, a young woman (Emma Watson) takes her father’s place as prisoner in a beast’s castle, only to fall in love with her beastly captor (Dan Stevens), who turns out to be a prince. Also stars Kevin Kline, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson.

#5. Power Rangers

Released March 2017

Power Rangers follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.

#6. Smurfs: The Lost Village

Released April 2017

In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!

#7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Released May 2017

In Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, based on the record-breaking book series, a family road trip to grandma’s 90th birthday celebration takes a wrong turn when a boy (Jason Ian Drucker) hatches his latest scheme to become famous.

#8. Despicable Me 3

Released June 2017

The adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions continue in Despicable Me 3.

Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in Despicable Me 3 is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central’s global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon. Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s, and proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date.

#9. Cars 3

Released: June 2017

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

#10. Captain Underpants

Released: June 2017

A principal (Ed Helms) transforms into the superhero Captain Underpants after two children hypnotize him.

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#11. Wonder Woman

Released: June 2017

Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins (Monster, AMC’s The Killing). Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior.

Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

#12. Spider-Man: Homecoming

Released: July 2017

With help from Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), high school student Peter Parker (Tom Holland) tries to harness his newfound superpowers to battle the evil Vulture (Michael Keaton)

#13. Emojimovie: Express Yourself

Released: August 2017

Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene, an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions.

Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak. Together, they embark on an epic “app-venture” through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever.

#14. Lego Ninjago Movie

Released October 2017

In this big-screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret warriors and LEGO Master Builders. Led by kung fu master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, the Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad.

Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their true power. Starring Jackie Chan, Justin Theroux and Michael Peña.

#15. My Little Pony – The Movie

Released: October 2017

In order to stop a threat to the town of Ponyville, the “Mane Six” – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity – must leave Equestria, meeting new friends and overcoming challenges in the process. Voiced by Emily Blunt, Michael Peña and Liev Schreiber.

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#16. Paddington 2

Released November 2017

Paddington is back! Now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, Paddington 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.
Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson join the cast.

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#17. Coco

Released November 2017

Disney Pixar’s latest venture is Coco which follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel who sets off a chain of events relating to a century-old mystery, leading to an extraordinary family reunion.

#18. Ferdinand

Released November 2017

Ferdinand, a little bull, prefers sitting quietly under a cork tree just smelling the flowers versus jumping around, snorting, and butting heads with other bulls. As Ferdinand grows big and strong, his temperament remains mellow, but one day five men come to choose the “biggest, fastest, roughest bull” for the bullfights in Madrid and Ferdinand is mistakenly chosen. Voiced by Chris O’Dowd and Donald Sutherland.

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#19. Jumanji

Released: December 2017

In a brand new Jumanji adventure, the tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji’s world – pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they’ll play as characters from the game: meek Spencer becomes a brave explorer (Dwayne Johnson); hulky jock Fridge becomes a tiny genius (Kevin Hart); It-girl Bethany becomes a bookworm professor (Jack Black); and unathletic Martha becomes an amazonian warrior (Karen Gillan). To beat the game and return to the real world with their lives, they’ll have to start seeing things in an entirely different way.

#20. Star Wars: Episode VIII

Released December 2017

Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.

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