The Best Kids' Movies to see in 2020

Trolls World Tour Opens April 17

2020 is here and that means a whole new lineup of movies that your kids will love and make you rewatch over and over! This year is looking to be a strong year for family movies, with Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks all starting off the year with some highly-anticipated titles.

Here are the best kids' movies that you'll want to see at the theatre this year.

January 17, 2020 | Universal Pictures
Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dr. John Dolittle lives in solitude behind the high walls of his lush manor in 19th-century England. His only companionship comes from an array of exotic animals that he speaks to on a daily basis. But when young Queen Victoria becomes gravely ill, the eccentric doctor and his furry friends embark on an epic adventure to a mythical island to find the cure. With Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena. Directed by Stephen Gaghan.

Sonic The Hedgehog
February 14, 2020 | Paramount Pictures
Action, Adventure, Animation
Sonic tries to navigate the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound best friend – a human named Tom Wachowski. They must soon join forces to prevent the evil Dr. Robotnik from capturing Sonic and using his powers for world domination. With James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Neal McDonough, Adam Pally, Debs Howard, Lee Majdoub. Directed by Jeff Fowler.

March 6, 2020 | Pixar Animation Studios
Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, go on an journey to discover if there is still a little magic left out there in order to spend one last day with their father, who died when they were too young to remember him. With Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer. Directed by Dan Scanlon.

March 27, 2020 | Walt Disney Animation Studios
Adventure, Drama, Family
To save her ailing father from serving in the Imperial Army, a fearless young woman disguises herself as a man to battle northern invaders in China. A live-action feature film based on Disney's 'Mulan'. With With Yifei Liu, Li Gong, Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, Yoson An, Gong Li, Jet Li, Xana Tang. Directed by Niki Caro.

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
April 3, 2020 | Sony Pictures Animation, Columbia Pictures
Comedy, Family
Despite his efforts, Peter can't seem to shake his reputation for mischief among the other rabbits. Once he adventures out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where mischief is appreciated, but soon his family come to bring him home. With James Corden, Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, Rose Byrne, David Oyelowo. Directed by Will Gluck.

Trolls World Tour
April 17, 2020 | Dreamworks Animation
Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Poppy and Branch discover that there are six different troll tribes scattered over six different lands. Each tribe is also devoted to six different kinds of music – funk, country, techno, classical, pop and rock. When rockers Queen Barb and King Thrash set out to destroy the other music, Poppy and Branch embark on a daring mission to unite the trolls and save the diverse melodies from becoming extinct. With  Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, James Corden, Ozzy Osbourne, Rachel Bloom, Anderson Paak, George Clinton, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Sam Rockwell. Directed by Walt Dohrn and David P. Smith.

May 15, 2020 | Warner Bros. Picture
Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Scooby and the gang face their most challenging mystery ever: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this dogpocalypse, the gang discovers that Scooby has an epic destiny greater than anyone imagined. With Will Forte, Zac Efron, Gina Rodriguez, Amanda Seyfried, Tracy Morgan, Kiersey Clemons, Ken Jeong, Mark Wahlberg and Jason Isaacs. Directed by Tony Cervone.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
May 22, 2020 | Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies
Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After SpongeBob's beloved pet snail Gary is snail-napped, he and Patrick embark on an epic adventure to The Lost City of Atlantic City to bring Gary home. With Awkwafina, Keanu Reeves, Clancy Brown, Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke. Directed by Tim Hill.

Artemis Fowl
May 29, 2020 | Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Artemis Fowl II, a young Irish criminal mastermind, kidnaps the fairy LEPrecon officer Captain Holly Short for ransom to fund the search for his missing father in order to restore the family fortune. With Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Tamara Smart, Nonso Anozie, Josh Gad, Judi Dench. Directed by Kenneth Branagh.

June 19, 2020 | Disney Pixar
Animation, Adventure, Family
A musician who has lost his passion for music is transported out of his body and must find his way back with the help of an infant soul learning about herself. With Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Questlove, Phylicia Rashad, Daveed Diggs. Directed by Pete Docter and Kemp Powers.

Minions 2: The Rise of Gru
July 3, 2020 | Universal Pictures
Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The continuation of the adventures of the Minions, always in search of a tyrannical leader. With Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin. Directed by Kyle Balda and Brad Ableson.

Jungle Cruise
July 24, 2020 | Walt Disney Pictures
Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Based on Disneyland's theme park ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles, but with a supernatural element. With Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jesse Plemons. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.

The Witches
October 9, 2020 | Warner Bros.
Adventure, Comedy, Family
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Based on Roald Dahl's 1983 classic book 'The Witches', the story tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven year old boy who has a run in with some real life witches! With Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci, Octavia Spencer, Chris Rock. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Raya and the Last Dragon
November 25, 2020 | Walt Disney Pictures
Animation, Adventure, Comedy
In a realm known as Lumandra, a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon. With Awkwafina and Cassie Steele. Directed by Paul Briggs, Dean Wellins.

The Croods 2
December 23, 2020 | Universal Pictures
Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The prehistoric family the Croods are challenged by a rival family the Bettermans, who claim to be better and more evolved. With Ryan Reynolds, Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Peter Dinklage. Directed by Joel Crawford.

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