12 Movies to Watch With Your Kids in 2016

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Grab your popcorn and candy, and get ready for the greatest children’s movies of 2016!

Join your friends and family, and get carried away to mysterious lands, from the Tundra Trek of Zootopia, to the dreamlike and fantastical Wonderland. With a stellar list of new movies coming out this year, there is sure to be a film that interests everyone in your family.

Whether it be the quirky Alice Looking Through the Looking Glass by Tim Burton, or The Secret Life of Pets, another fun film by Despicable Me’s Chris Renaud, the excitement never ends with these fantastic movies!

*This list was put together by our amazingly talented high school co-op student, Sadaf, so we’ve included her top three picks because she’s in the know!

Kung Fu Panda 3

Release: Jan 29, 2016
Rated: PG
Animated | 3D

Kung Fu Panda is back and so is his long-lost father! Reunited at last, join them on their wild getaway, and get ready for an amazing adventure. As Po travels around meeting new faces, he is also working to defeat the evil villain Kai. But he can’t do it by himself. With the help of a village of Po’s fellow pandas, Po and his father can become the supreme team!


Sadaf’s Pick #1

Release: March 4, 2016
Rated: PG
Animated | 3D

Here we are introduced to the land of “Zootopia”, a city like no other. A place where anyone can be anything, and there is never a dull moment! With big dreams, and despite her small size, Judy Hopps defeats the odds by becoming the first bunny cop.

With only 48 hours to spare, and a tough job on the line, she must solve the mysterious case of the lost predators. She teams up with the scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde, and you can watch them as they travel from Sahara Square to Tundratown! Can they crack this case? Find out and get ready for a crazy adventure!

The Little Prince

Release: March 11, 2016
Rated: PG
Animated | 3D

After her mother is constantly reminding her of the future and of growing up, a little girl escapes and goes on a magical journey into the world of “The Little Prince”. Her neighbour, the aviator, introduces her to the land of fun where anything is possible.

Instead of skipping through the years to become an adult, she discovers how to cherish her childhood and the friendships made along the way.

The Jungle Book

Release: April 15, 2016
Rated: PG
Live Action | 3D

After being lost in the jungle, a young orphan boy is raised by wolves. The adventures starts when Mowgli is forced to leave the jungle because Shere Khan, the man-hating tiger, is threatening his life. On his journey, Mowgli meets many jungle creatures, some with better intentions than others. It’s a modern-day, live-action version of the Disney classic we all love.

The Angry Birds Movie

Release: May 20, 2016
Rated: PG
Animated | 3D

Based on the popular game played by many, Angry Birds has come to the big screen! Join Red, Chuck, and Bomb on their journey to save their world.

When strange green pigs start moving in, on the island of flightless, but happy, birds, something sure seems suspicious. And now it’s up to the outcasts to crack this case.

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Release: May 27, 2016
Rated: PG
Live Action | 3D

Through the mysterious and whimsical world of Wonderland, we are brought on a journey like no other! The Evil Lord of Time must be defeated before Wonderland turns into a deserted, empty old world.

Travelling back in time while making new friends, Alice and her friends must help to save the future lives of many. Join Alice’s adventure to get the Queen of Hearts her throne back, and to save the beloved Mad Hatter.

Finding Dory

Release: June 17, 2016
Rated: G
Animated | 3D

She helped us find Nemo, and now our forgetful friend Dory is back, and she going on an adventure of her own—to find her parents! Swim along in the sea, and experience the friendships being made along the way. You can’t miss out on this whale of a time!

The Secret Life of Pets

Release: July 8, 2016
Rated: PG
Animated | 3D

Join these wild pets as they go through the craziest adventures when their owners leave the house. From hanging out, to sharing stories with each other, these pets are a community of their own!

Unfortunately, life begins to change when Max, the building’s top dog, must learn to share his owner with a sloppy dog by the name of Duke. However, they must learn to work together as they fight against the evil bunny, Snowball, to save their friends!

Ice Age: Collision Course

Release: July 22, 2016
Rated: PG
Animated | 3D

Watch our old pal Scrat  as he journeys into the galaxy, in search of the acorn of course, where he jeopardizes the safety of everyone on planet Earth.

Now, it’s up to Peril, Manny, Sid, and Diego to save the world from the impending asteroid collision. Join them on their adventure as they explore new lands and new friendships!

Pete’s Dragon

Release: August 12, 2016
Rated: PG
Live Action | 3D

Join the mysterious orphaned boy, Pete and his dragon, Elliott, on their adventures in the woods! An updated version of the Disney classic from 1977!

After growing up listening to her father tell tall tales of a local dragon, Grace starts to believe something is really going on in the nearby woods after she meets Pete. Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old boy who lives in the woods, alone except for his friend Elliott…the dragon who sounds just like the one from Grace’s childhood stories!

Watch as Grace tries to find out where Pete really comes from and discover the truth behind the forest.


Sadaf’s Pick #2

Release: September 23, 2016
Rated: N/A
Animated | 3D

The storks have moved on from their past occupation, delivering babies, and now work for one of the biggest retailers. However, things begin to change after Junior mistakenly activates the Baby Making Machine and produces a bundle of joy.

As things begin to go downhill, watch Junior as he and his friend Tulip must make a special delivery, and begin to remember their true mission in the world.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Sadaf’s Pick #3

Release: September 30, 2016
Rated: PG
Live Action | 3D

From the legendary director, Tim Burton, comes a movie like nothing you’ve ever seen. Join Jacob as he embarks on a journey to a different world—Miss Peregrine’s home for Peculiar Children.

After he spends time with the other children, Jake begins to learn more about the stranger sides of the world. However, he also learns that he has a special power of his own! During his quest to discover the truth behind appearances, he must fight to keep their world alive.


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