The Must-See Family Films of 2018
2018 will see the return of countless characters from cult family classics such as Mary Poppins and The Incredibles, as well as new faces for your children to obsess over – hint: Disney Pixar’s new film ‘Coco’ is bound to be a worldwide hit! Take a sneaky peak below at the upcoming family-friendly films coming to a cinema near you in 2018.
Release Date: January 19, 2018
The latest feature film to come from the powerhouse studio of Disney Pixar has been dubbed a ‘love letter to Mexico’, inspired by the rich history of Mexico and the festival Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The stunning animation follows the story of 12-year old aspiring musician, Miguel, who is confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, and enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. Scoring a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, Coco has already touched the hearts of families across the USA, and comes to UK families on Friday January 19. Save money and get up to 40% off your ‘Coco’ cinema tickets here.
Release Date: February 9, 2018
“Every British child falls in love with Peter Rabbit sooner or later. I hope that a new generation will see this film and rediscover the incredible books and storytelling of Beatrix Potter and fall in love with the character as I did.” – The words of James Corden, playing the voice of every child’s favourite, furry protagonist, Peter Rabbit. The classic tale by Beatrix Potter sees itself take a modern turn as the infamous rabbit and his friends continue their feud with Mr McGregor. Peter Rabbit hops into cinemas on February 9, featuring an all-star cast with Hollywood actress Margot Robbie; Star Wars’ Domhnall Gleeson and Daisy Ridley; Bridesmaids’ star Rose Byrne and the chart-topping sensation Sia. Check out the official trailer below:
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2
Release Date: March 9, 2018
6 years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph", Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure. The best part about this much-awaited sequel? Your favourite Disney Princesses are brought back, voiced by all of the same actresses who played the original parts. That’s right, from Snow White, Pocahontas, Belle, Ariel, all the way up to Anna, Elsa, Moana, and more. With self-referential wit, this is a film for all the family to enjoy at the cinema.
The Incredibles 2
Release Date: June 15, 2018
Back in 2004, Disney Pixar’s ‘The Incredibles’ grossed over $600 million, won the Oscar for best animated film and became a firm family favourite, which is why there’s such a buzz over the return of the legendary, superhuman family in cinemas June 15 2018. The new film picks up where the first left off with Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson and Sarah Vowell all returning alongside director Brad Bird. Get up to 40% off your ‘The Incredibles 2’ tickets here.
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Release Date: July 13, 2018
The loveable, blood-sucking family are back in cinemas this July as they embark on a monster cruise ship vacation. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind! With the second film of the franchise surpassing the first, Hotel Transylvania 3 is set to be a family hit in UK cinemas with the loveable vamps bringing more laughs than ever.
Check out the trailer below:
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Release Date: November 2, 2018
The one and only Walt Disney is bringing us a live-action film glittering with an all-star cast in the form of ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ - inspired by the original tale of the Nutcracker. Featuring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, alongside Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren, ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ is set to be a visually stunning film for your children to enjoy, with whispers of Tim Burton’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’. Check out the trailer below:
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Release Date: November 16, 2018
Harry Potter fans rejoice! The second instalment of the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise is wrapped up and on its way to a cinema near you in November 2018. Expect to see Redmayne and Depp reprise their respective roles alongside a number of other returning casts, as well as the introduction of Jude Law playing the role of a young, rather dapper Dumbledore.
Mary Poppins Returns
Release Date: December 25, 2018
The picture of the year that adults and children are waiting for… Walt Disney Studios brings back the iconic nanny, with Emily Blunt taking on the role that Julie Andrews made famous: Mary Poppins. Set in depression-era London, we see a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, reunited with their enigmatic childhood nanny, Mary Poppins, following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. This magical reboot is set to touch the hearts of children and families all across the UK this Christmas time, just as the original ‘Mary Poppins’ did 53 years ago.
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