Top five new kids films

Treat the grandkids these school holidays with a day at the movies. These top five kids films currently in cinemas will entertain and captivate both yourself and the little ones in the seats beside you.


This modern take on the tried-and-true classic refreshes the original story with new elements of magic and fantasy. This isn’t just a remake; this is Disney reinventing its classic film for modern-day audiences. With the likes of Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham-Carter playing the wicked step-mother and the fairy godmother respectively, the acting is top-notch. Lily James wonderfully depicts the kind and naive Cinderella that we all remember from the original tale.

Shaun the Sheep Movie

The popular television series about the trouble-making sheep, Shaun, has been brought to life on the silver screen to the delight of children everywhere. This time around, Shaun is devising a cunning plan to give everyone on the farm a day off from their hard work. Alas, as his luck always goes, events rapidly escalate out of control and the farmer is taken away from the farm. Shaun and his friends must find a way to turn everything back to normal. This film contains a simple message for children about doing the right thing and helping each other out.


Tip is an ordinary girl living on Earth with a loving mother and a cat named Pig. A million miles away in space, Oh is a low-ranking member of a nomadic alien race called Boov. Boov travel to Earth and take it over in their quest to make it their new home. Only Tip manages to avoid capture. Together with Oh, she becomes a fugitive on her own planet. They embark on the adventure of a lifetime, where they must smooth over intergalactic relations and find a place for themselves in their societies. This light-hearted and funny animation from DreamWorks features the vocal talents of Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez.

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast

An ancient tale tells of a mysterious comet and with it brings to life the legend of a fearsome creature. When Fawn the Fairy discovers the growling, sharp-fanged NeverBeast, she soon learns of his gentle nature and that he is nothing to be feared. While the other fairies of Pixie Hollow try to warn her of the risks involved with befriending such a frightening beast, Fawn tries to convince them that you should not judge a book by its cover. This Disney film is funny and energetic, with an uplifting message about finding the goodness in everyone and following your heart.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water

This phenomenal kid’s television show from Cartoon Network has been transformed for the big screen and is bigger and better. In The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water, SpongeBob, Patrick and the gang must leave Bikini Bottom and come to land. Their mission is to retrieve the Krabby Patty, a magic book that allows the pirate who stole it to have all his evil plans come true. Featuring Antonio Banderas as the pirate, this film is fun and exciting for the whole family, and is sure to have the kids laughing in their seats.

Have you recently seen any of these kids films? Which would you recommend?

Amelia Theodorakis
Amelia Theodorakis
A writer and communications specialist with eight years’ in startups, SMEs, not-for-profits and corporates. Interests and expertise in gender studies, history, finance, banking, human interest, literature and poetry.
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