Twelve Family Movies for 2016

Looking ahead to next year, here are twelve family movies due to come out in 2016.

The Home for Peculiar Children

Release date : 18/02/2016
Teenager Jacob follows clues that take him to a mysterious island, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores the abandoned bedrooms and hallways, he discovers that its former occupants were far more than peculiar; they possessed incredible powers. And they may still be alive.

Stars: Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson, Ella Purnell

Kung Fu Panda 3

Release date : 11/03/2016

When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible-learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas.
Stars: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman

Norm of the North

Release date : 18/03/2016

Displaced from their Arctic home, a polar bear named Norm and his three lemming friends wind up in New York City, where Norm becomes the mascot of a corporation he soon learns is tied to the fate of his homeland. Stars: Rob Schneider, Heather Graham, Bill Nighy


Release date : 25/03/2016

In the animal city of Zootopia, a fast-talking fox who’s trying to make it big goes on the run when he’s framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Zootopia’s top cop, a self-righteous rabbit, is hot on his tail, but when both become targets of a conspiracy, they’re forced to team up and discover even natural enemies can become best friends. Stars: Idris Elba, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Release date : 27/05/2016

When Alice wakes up in Wonderland she must travel through a mysterious new world to retrieve a magical scepter that can stop the evil Lord of Time before he turns forward the clock and turns Wonderland into a barren, lifeless old world. With the help of some new friends, Alice must also uncover an evil plot to put the Queen of Hearts back on the throne. Stars: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter

The Secret Life of Pets

Release date : 24/06/2016

Taking place in a Manhattan apartment building, Max’s life as a favorite pet is turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. They have to put their quarrels behind when they find out that an adorable white bunny named Snowball is building an army of abandoned pets determined to take revenge on all happy-owned pets and their owners. Stars: Lake Bell, Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper


Release date : 22/07/2016

A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because unlike his peers refuses to eat boys and girls. Stars: Mark Rylance, Rebecca Hall, Bill Hader

Ice Age: Collision Course

Release date : 29/07/2016

Scrat’s epic pursuit of his elusive acorn catapults him outside of Earth, where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the planet. To save themselves from peril, Manny, Sid, Diego, and the rest of the herd leave their home and embark on a quest full of thrills and spills, high and lows, laughter and adventure while traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters as well as a new enemy who is a brother to one of their old foes. Stars: Melissa Rauch, Simon Pegg, Stephanie Beatriz

Finding Dory

Release date : 29/07/2016

“Finding Dory” reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. Featuring the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, as Dory, Albert Brooks as Marlin, Diane Keaton as Dory’s mom Jenny, Eugene Levy as Dory’s dad Charlie and Ty Burrell as Bailey. Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Idris Elba, Dominic West, Diane Keaton

Pete’s Dragon

Release date : 12/08/2016


A young orphan seeks refuge from his abusive adoptive parents with the help of a pet dragon and a couple who live in a lighthouse. Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Bentley, Robert Redford

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Release date : 18/11/2016

The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. Stars: Ezra Miller, Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell


Release date : 02/12/2016

The main character will be Moana Waialiki, a sea voyaging enthusiast, and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her family needs her help, she sets off on an epic journey. The film will also include demi-gods and spirits taken from real mythology. Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Alan Tudyk, Auli’i Cravalho

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