Skip to content
Home » Movies For Kids That They’ll Love

Movies For Kids That They’ll Love

Movies For Kids That They'll Love

Embarking on a movie night with your kids can be a delightful adventure filled with laughter, excitement, and shared memories. Furthermore, finding suitable films to entertain and inspire your family is critical. To that end, we’ve carefully selected a handpicked “Movies For Kids That They’ll Love” lineup featuring everything from heartwarming classics to enchanting modern masterpieces. Consequently, our list is a treasure trove of cinematic gems that promise to captivate hearts and imaginations. So, prepare for a journey through the beautiful world of family-friendly cinema!

Elementary School Age

Coco

Coco is the tale of a 12-year-old aspiring musician who invites you to the magical land of the protagonist’s ancestors. Additionally, join the filmmakers as they immerse themselves in the vibrant celebration of Día de los Muertos in Mexico. Here, they delve into the pivotal role of music in “Coco” and share their connections with the film’s profound message. Moreover, step behind the scenes to uncover the creative inspiration that brought this magical story to life.

Bonus features include:

Blu-ray & Digital:
  • Deleted Scenes with Introductions
    • In Día de los Muertos, the colors and excitement come to life as we meet superstar Ernesto de la Cruz.
    • Abuelita and Miguel prepare their Día de los Muertos celebration while she teaches him Rivera family history and traditions.
    • Héctor agrees to help Miguel on his quest to find de la Cruz.
    • The Bus Escape – The Rivera family catches up and attempts to halt their mission to find de la Cruz.
    • Alebrije Attack – Miguel and Héctor are interrupted on their journey to find de la Cruz by a fierce alebrije.
    • After de la Cruz reveals his true colors, the Rivera family puts their dismay aside and comes together to repair the smashed guitar needed to send Miguel home.
    • Miguel and de la Cruz come head-to-head on the marigold bridge.
  • Filmmaker Commentary – Presented by Lee Unkrich (director), Adrian Molina (co-director), and Darla K. Anderson (producer).
  • Explore the beautiful fusion of music essential to the story.
  • Paths to Pixar: “Coco” – Explore how the film crew’s stories resonate with the movie’s themes.
  • Welcome to the Fiesta is a musical exploration of the skeletons in the Land of the Dead.
  • Pixar artist Daniel Arriaga gives a lesson on the quick and easy way to draw skeletons using simple shapes.
  • An immersive travelogue through Mexico, visiting families, artisans, cemeteries, and small villages during the Día de los Muertos holiday.
  • Watch Pixar artists lovingly construct layer upon layer of architecture from many eras of Mexican history.
  • Fashion Through the Ages – The characters in “Coco” are from many eras, creating magnificent costuming opportunities.
  • The majestic guitar that spurs Miguel on his journey through the Land of the Dead is a unique creation. Watch as a Pixar artist initially designs it and then as a real instrument by a master luthier!
  • Dante – How the crew fell in love with the uniquely Mexican breed of Xoloitzcuintli (or “Xolo”) dogs that inspired Dante.
  • Join Pixar artist Ana Ramírez González to learn how papel picado is made!
  • Un Poco “Coco” is a montage of original animated pieces that promote “Coco.”
  • “Coco Trailers” – Trailers include “Feeling,” “Dante’s Lunch,” “Destiny,” “Journey” and “Belong.”
DVD:
  • Filmmaker Commentary
  • Dante’s Lunch

Disneynature: Bears

In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of a bear family. Here, two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Initially set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter ends, and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. However, the world outside proves exciting yet risky, as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries a looming threat of avalanches. Transitioning from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find food, ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run. However, they must stay safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf pack. Throughout, “Bears” captures life’s fast-moving action and suspense in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—Alaska!

Frozen

Download Frozen Activities

Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey, teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven to find her sister Elsa. Elsa’s icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. They encounter Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf throughout their journey. Together, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom, facing numerous challenges.

Bring home Frozen on Blu-ray High Definition — featuring a blizzard of never-before-seen bonus extras with gorgeous animation, memorable characters, and unforgettable music. It’s dazzling fun for the whole family!

New Bonus Features:

  • The Making Of Frozen (Blu-ray, Digital)
  • D’frosted: Disney’s Journey From Hans Christian Anderson to Frozen (Blu-ray, Digital)
  • Breaking The Ice – The Real Making Of Frozen (Blu-ray, Digital)
  • 4 Deleted Scenes with introduction by Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
  • Original Theatrical Short – “Get A Horse” (Blu-ray, Digital & DVD)
  • “Let It Go” Music Videos by Demi Lovato, Martina Stoessel & Marsha Milan Londoh (Blu-ray, Digital & DVD)
  • Frozen Teaser Trailer (Blu-ray, Digital & DVD)

Hotel Transylvania 3


Just in time for a spooky, fun-filled family movie night right before Halloween, the Drac Pack is back! HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3 debuts on Digital HD on September 25 and on Blu-ray™ on October 9. Initially, Mavis surprises Dracula with a family voyage on a luxury, haunted monster ship. Naturally, the rest of the Drac Pack has to tag along, and that’s when things get a little… batty. The monsters blast throughout the adventure, enjoying activities like monster volleyball, colossus-sized buffets, and fascinating excursions. However, the unexpected happens when Drac falls for the ship’s mysterious (and dangerous) human captain, Ericka.

Moreover, the all-star voice cast returns, joined by some new faces, including Adam Sandler (Grown-Ups), Andy Samberg (TV’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Selena Gomez (Spring Breakers), Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2), David Spade (TV’s “Rules of Engagement”), Steve Buscemi (TV’s “Boardwalk Empire”), Keegan Michael Key (TV’s “Key and Peele”), Molly Shannon (TV’s “Saturday Night Live”), Fran Drescher (TV’s “The Nanny”), Kathryn Hahn (Bad Moms), Jim Gaffigan (Super Troopers 2), and Mel Brooks (Young Frankenstein).

Bonus Materials Include:

  • Sing along to three Hotel Transylvania 3-inspired songs with your favorite characters!
  • Plan Your Own Spook-tacular Sleepover: This feature will give you all details on how to make your sleepover spook-tacular!
  • Vampire Make Over: Mavis and Drac Tutorial: Learn to turn yourself into your favorite Hotel Transylvania 3 characters.
  • Step behind the “screams” to see how these characters are brought to life in the recording booth.
  • Johnny brings viewers up to speed on what’s happened in the Hotel Transylvania franchise in his home movies.
  • “I See Love” Monster Dance Party Dance Along: Get up and move to this haunting monster mash.
  • Drac’s Zing-tastic Read Along: It’s storytime with your favorite characters. Have a silly tale about Drac’s search for a Zing!  Read along, or sit back and enjoy!
  • Two Mini Movies (rated G): Two mini-features that will have you howling
  • Puppy
  • Goodnight Mr. Foot

Just like the original, Hotel Transylvania 3 does not disappoint. It is just as good as the first one! How many times can you say that about a sequel?! Additionally, besides a fantastic movie, the bonus features are excellent, too. Furthermore, we are always fans of Behind the Screams!

Lady And The Tramp


Prepare for a delightful treat if you have not seen Lady and the Tramp. This classic love story unfolds beautifully on screen, capturing hearts with its timeless charm. Lady, a young pedigreed cocker spaniel, initially revels in luxury and comfort. However, everything takes a turn when she crosses paths with Tramp, a street-smart pooch with a romantic streak. Their story is a captivating journey, filled with delightful dates that showcase the unlikely connection between these two characters. Along the way, Lady’s family becomes intricately involved in this charming tale, leading to many heartwarming moments.

Mary Poppins Returns

In Disney’s MARY POPPINS RETURNS, an all-new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the
The next generation of the Banks family finds the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. Leading the way is Emily Blunt, who stars as the practically perfect nanny with unique magical skills. With her ability to turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure, she brings a sense of enchantment to their world. Additionally, Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter. Together, they work to bring light—and life—to the streets of London, infusing the city with renewed energy and hope.

Moana

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with Moana, the sweeping CG-animated feature film from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Initially, the tale follows Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) as she sets sail on a daring mission to save her people. Along the way, she encounters the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who subsequently becomes her guide in mastering the art of wayfinding. Together, they brave the vast ocean, facing enormous monsters and seemingly insurmountable challenges. Ultimately, Moana fulfills her ancestors’ ancient quest and, in the process, discovers the one thing she has always sought: her own identity.

Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”) and produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), Moana set sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016. Consequently, it promises an exhilarating cinematic experience.

My Little Pony: Twinkle Wish Adventure


Guess what’s new in the My Little Pony world? It’s the Twinkle Wish Adventure DVD! First and foremost, the story revolves around the ponies preparing for the Winter Wishes Festival, where a Wishing Star grants each pony a special wish. However, the excitement intensifies when the star goes missing, prompting the ponies to embark on a journey to find it. Throughout their adventure, they encounter numerous fun challenges and valuable lessons.

In addition to the captivating story, this DVD is packed with extras. For instance, it includes two bonus stories (“Elefun & Friends” and “Waiting For The Winter Wishes Festival”), as well as six sing-along songs, featuring favorites like the My Little Pony theme and “That’s What Makes A Friend.” Furthermore, there are four downloadable activities, such as coloring sheets, notes to Santa, and even pony cut-out ornaments.

This DVD is a fantastic gift for any My Little Pony fan. It offers a complete entertainment package, ensuring hours of fun—perfect for the upcoming Christmas excitement!

The Nutcracker in 3D

Get ready for an enchanting holiday season as the cherished story of The Nutcracker comes to life in spectacular 3D. In THE NUTCRACKER IN 3D, nine-year-old Mary (Elle Fanning) takes center stage. Initially, her Viennese Christmas transforms into a whirlwind of excitement and adventure when her Uncle Albert (Nathan Lane) arrives bearing a magical gift—an enchanted nutcracker. Consequently, with the arrival of this extraordinary toy, Mary’s holiday season takes an unexpected turn, brimming with wonder and enchantment.

Subsequently, on Christmas night, Mary’s new friend, The Nutcracker (Charlie Rowe), comes to life, whisking her away on a captivating journey into his magical world of fairies, sugarplums, and other Christmas toys. Amidst the enchantment, Mary soon discovers that this fantastical kingdom is threatened by the tyrannical rule of the evil Rat King (John Turturro) and his devious mother (Frances de la Tour). In a race against time, Mary and her newfound toy friends must band together, delving into the depths of the Rat King’s sinister plot. With determination and courage, they embark on a quest to uncover the secret of the Rat King, who has taken The Nutcracker hostage. Ultimately, their adventure becomes all the more daring and suspenseful.

Prep & Landing

Prep&Landing

This holiday tale revolves around a cutting-edge squad of elves who ensure residences worldwide are suitably primed for Santa’s arrival. Initially, Wayne, an elf with an impressive 227 years of service, is disheartened when an anticipated promotion eludes him. Instead, he is unexpectedly paired with Lanny, an optimistic novice elf, for a particular Christmas Eve assignment. As they embark on their mission, Wayne and Lanny encounter unforeseen obstacles. Consequently, these challenges test their abilities and jeopardize Christmas for children across the globe. Additionally, bonus features for this film include delightful Elf training videos filmed in Santa’s workshop and the captivating “Operation Secret Santa,” featuring Betty White as Mrs. Claus!

Teenagers

Return to Nim’s Island

Return to Nim’s Island, the sequel to Walden Media’s 2008 box office hit Nim’s Island, continues the adventure a few years later. This time, 14-year-old Nim (Bindi Irwin) is more determined than ever to protect her island and its animal inhabitants. However, faced with threats from ruthless resort developers and greedy wildlife poachers, Nim quickly realizes that she and her animal friends can’t defend their home alone. Consequently, to save her island, she must team up with Edmund, a runaway from the mainland. Together, they can thwart the villains and preserve Nim’s world.

Return to Nim’s Island marks the debut of Walden Family Theater, presented by Walmart and P&G. You can grab your copy on Blu-ray & DVD exclusively at Walmart Stores just four days after the premiere! The premiere is on the Hallmark Channel on March 15, 2013, at 7/8C. Return to Nim’s Island star Bindi Irwin will also host a Live Twitter Q&A on Saturday, March 9, at 6 pm EST/3 pm PST. This is your chance to connect with Bindi! She will be collecting questions to answer on Saturday, so start asking away. Just remember to tag your questions with #nimsislandchat!

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

The Teen Titans don’t hold back when they hit the big screen! Robin, the de facto leader, is persistent in casting himself as a star, not just a sidekick. Consequently, the Teen Titans eagerly go to Tinsel Town, ready to chase their dreams. However, their plans change dramatically when a supervillain derails their journey with his maniacal plot to conquer the Earth. As a result, the very fate of the Teen Titans hangs in the balance, making their adventure all the more intense and thrilling.

The magic of this list of movies lies in their storytelling and the moments you share. Moreover, these films serve as a gateway to imagination, a source of laughter, and a catalyst for meaningful conversations. Each movie on our list is a special invitation, encouraging you to bond with your kids and create lasting memories. So, let’s grab some popcorn, dim the lights, and let the movie magic begin. Here’s to many more unforgettable movie nights with your little ones!

Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Lisa Martin

Lisa Martin

In April 2006, Lisa began blogging to stay connected with distant relatives and friends. As she delved into blogging, she discovered the potential to assist others by sharing her experiences. Lisa has actively engaged in numerous exclusive media ventures. Notable among these are her participation in events such as the Sony Mommy Bloggers Event, the Pampers Mommy Bloggers Event, the Epson Event in Chicago, the Stouffers Event, a memorable yacht excursion with Lands End, collaborations with 1-800-Baskets, an exclusive tour for bloggers by Mrs. Prindable’s, partnerships with Hallmark, PopCap games, Chicago Cubs Mastercard Priceless Events, and Rug Doctor. In addition, she has collaborated with Nutrisystem on a weight loss initiative, teamed up with Buick and Chevy, and served as a brand ambassador for Sprint. Lisa's collaboration portfolio also extends to Disney, where she has participated in press trips for significant movies such as Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy, McFarland USA, The Good Dinosaur, The BFG, and Cars 3. Notably, for projects like Frozen, The BFG, and Cars 3, she was granted the privilege of walking the red carpet and conducting interviews with celebrities. The impact of Lisa's blog has gained recognition, with The New York Times referencing her content. Moreover, she has been featured in interviews by respected publications such as the Southtown Star, The Chicago Sun Times, and inside.View Author posts

Optimized by Optimole