So what’s going to be big in the movies this year? We’ve got the inside scoop on the upcoming kids movie releases – here’s the 10 Most Hotly Anticipated Kids Movies of 2016:
#1. Capture the Flag
Released January 2016
Capture the Flag is a new CG animated movie from Spanish animation studio Lightbox Entertainment. A young surfer, Mike Goldwing, rallies his friends to stop a billionaire from rewriting history as a way to horde Helium 3, the clean energy of the future.
#2. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Released February 2016
The latest in the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie series arrives! Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami…and dump them. They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves not only from losing Dave but possibly from gaining a terrible stepbrother. Stars Jason Lee and Christina Applegate.
#3. Kung Fu Panda 3
Released March 2016
In 2016, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, KUNG FU PANDA 3. When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters.
But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible—learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas! With Seth Rogen, Lucy Liou and Kate Hudson.
Released March 2016
In the animal city of Zootopia, a fast-talking fox who’s trying to make it big goes on the run when he’s framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Starring Jason Bateman and Idris Elba.
#5. The Jungle Book
Remake of the Disney Classic directed by Jon Favreau with cast including Scarlett Johansson as Kaa, Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Bill Murray as Baloo and Ben Kingsley as Bagheera.
The story of Mowgli an orphan boy raised by wolves and then by Baloo a bear and Bagheera a panther, and who has to fight the deadly enemy, Shere Khan the Tiger.
#6. Alice Through the Looking Glass
Released May 2016
In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.
Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with “Alice in Wonderland”, it reunites the all-star cast from the worldwide blockbuster phenomenon, including Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter.
#7. Finding Dory
Released June 2016
Disney Pixar’s “Finding Dory” reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?
#8. The BFG
Released July 2016
Based on the classic children’s novel by Roald Dahl, this is the tale of a young girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as the BFG, who set out on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world.
Released: October 2016
Based on the LEGO sets and TV series of the same name. Ninjas, samurais, and sensei fight side-by-side against dragons, armies of snake men, and a once-banished warlord who is now seeking to return to power.
#10. Fantastic Beasts and where to find them
Released: November 2016
The first of an upcoming trilogy of films based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, one of the companion books to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series follows the adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
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