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The Best New Kids' Movies

Best New Kids Movies in Theaters

The Best New Kids’ Movies Coming to Theatres

(Updated 06/22/2020)

Families who love movies have more choices than ever when it comes to entertainment that is suitable for audiences of all ages. Whether it’s a revival of classic characters, a sequel to a recent hit, or an all-new story full of adventure and inspiring characters, filmmakers are creating incredible stories for the big screen. CONNECTED pits a family against a robot uprising while RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON invites us to a new fantasy world.

With our discount pricing for children's tickets and special Family Day pricing at select theatres, a family outing to the movies is one of the most affordable entertainment options around! Build a playdate around a new movie, or reserve a party room or book a private screening for the ultimate birthday party! Thanks to our locations which offer concessions from Pizza Hut Express, you can even organize a movie-lover's pizza party.

Whether it's a family night out, or a birthday party blowout, here are the best new kids’ movies — or movies for families to watch together — coming to the big screen in 2020 and beyond.


New Kids Movies in Theatres:  Soul

[Image Credit: Pixar]

Ever wonder where your passion, your dreams and your interests come from? What is it that makes you... YOU? In SOUL, the second Pixar movie of 2020, we'll experience an epic journey that ranges from the streets of New York City to the cosmic realms to discover the answers to life's most important questions. INSIDE OUT filmmaker Pete Docter directs.


New Kids Movies in Theatres: Connected

[Image Credit: Sony Animation]

Director Mike Rianda ("Gravity Falls") and producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE) introduce a normal family which gets caught up in a technological adventure they could never have foreseen. Tech-savvy Katie Mitchell (voiced by Abbi Jacobson) is eager to go off to film school, but her well-meaning and nature-loving father Rick (Danny McBride) insists on a family road trip to drop her off. As the family endures bonding time on the road, electronic devices all over the world – from phones to appliances to an innovative new line of personal robots – decide it’s time to take over. With the help of two friendly malfunctioning robots, the Mitchells will have to get past their problems and work together to save each other and the world!

Minions: The Rise of Gru

New Kids Movies in Theatres:  Minions: The Rise of Gru

[Image Credit: Universal Pictures]

At long last, MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU bridges the first MINIONS spin-off with its parent series, DESPICABLE ME. In 2015, MINIONS revealed the history of the chattering little yellow mischief-makers. Now the sequel will take the creatures towards their destiny with the most despicable villain of all: Steve Carell's Gru. Kyle Balda returns to direct, with Brad Ableson as co-director.

Jungle Cruise

New Kids Movies in Theatres: Jungle Cruise

[Image Credit: Walt Disney Pictures]

JUNGLE CRUISE follows scientist Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt) and her brother McGregor (Jack Whitefall) as they enlist the help of a riverboat captain named Frank (Dwayne Johnson) to help them find the fabled Tree of Life, which is said to possess miraculous healing powers. Frank isn't as adventurous as he first appears, however. Mostly, he navigates manufactured thrills for his customers. Lily encourages Frank to prove his skills as a true captain, and they're soon navigating a dangerous journey through the jungle in a race to beat competing explorers to the tree.

Raya and the Last Dragon

The Best New Kids’ Movies in Theatres: Raya and the Last Dragon

[Image Credit: Walt Disney Animation]

The latest animated movie from Walt Disney Animation, RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON takes us to a new fantasy world. In the realm called Lumandra, once ruled by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya (Cassie Steele) is determined to find the last dragon. When she does, the creature — a water dragon called Sisu (Awkwafina) leads her on a surprising journey.

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

The Best New Kids’ Movies in Theatres: Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

[Image Credit: Sony Pictures]

PETER RABBIT was a surprise hit movie for kids in 2018. Now the lovable rogue rabbit returns in PETER RABBIT 2: THE RUNAWAY. While Bea (Rose Byrne), Thomas (Domhnall Gleeson), and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, Peter (James Corden) can’t shake his reputation as a mischievous prankster. When the furry hero leaves his garden home to explore the greater world beyond, he finds a place where his nature seems to be appreciated, but his disappearance sends his friends and family off on a frantic rabbit-hunt, leading to a turning point where Peter must decide what kind of bunny he wants to be.

The Witches

New Kids Movies in Theatres: The Witches

[Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures]

Filmmaker Robert Zemeckis (BACK TO THE FUTURE, FORREST GUMP, CAST AWAY) directs a new adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1983 children's novel "The Witches," with a cast that includes Anne Hathaway (seen above in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES), Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, and Chris Rock. While staying with his grandmother (Spencer), a young boy (Jahzir Bruno) runs afoul of a conference of witches. After being turned into a mouse by the Grand High Witch (Hathaway), the boy attempts to regain his human form while foiling the witch coven's plans.

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