In this digital age, where entertainment options are abundant, finding suitable and age-appropriate content for children can be a challenge.
However, Netflix never disappoints, and this week is no exception! With a fresh lineup of captivating kids’ movies, young viewers and their families are in for a delightful treat.
From magical adventures to heartwarming tales, these 7 new kids’ movies on Netflix this week are guaranteed to bring joy and inspiration to children of all ages.
Enter into a world of adventure, laughter, and valuable life lessons with these family-friendly films.
1. Title: Nimona
Release Year: 2023
Directors: Nick Bruno and Troy Quane
Runtime: 1 hr 41 min
“Nimona” is an enchanting animated action-comedy film, co-directed by Nick Bruno and Troy Quane, brought to life from the delightful graphic novel. The screenplay, by Robert L. Baird and Lloyd Taylor, unveils visually stunning animation blending futuristic science-fiction and medieval elements for breathtaking landscapes. Chloë Grace Moretz lends her voice to the spirited shapeshifter Nimona, while Riz Ahmed voices Ballister Boldheart, a knight falsely accused of murder. With captivating animation and charming characters, “Nimona” crafts a world of adventure and humor, promising an enjoyable cinematic experience for all who dare to explore this fantastical realm.
2. Title: The Magician’s Elephant
Release Year: 2023
Director: Wendy Rogers
Runtime: 1h 43m
Wendy Rogers’ captivating adaptation of Kate DiCamillo’s book, “The Magician’s Elephant,” unfolds a mesmerizing tale, brimming with courage, self-discovery, and collaboration. Voiced by Noah Jupe, the story follows a young boy facing three seemingly impossible challenges presented by the king, offering him a chance to shape his own destiny. With enchanting animation and a sprinkle of magic, “The Magician’s Elephant” imparts valuable life lessons while boasting an exceptional voice cast including Mandy Patinkin (The Princess Bride), Brian Tyree Henry, and Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange). Get ready to be swept away by this extraordinary cinematic experience of wonder and enchantment.
3. Title: The Loud House Movie
Release Year: 2021
Director: Dave Needham
Runtime: 1h 27m
“The Loud House Movie,” a collaboration between Netflix and Nickelodeon, brings the beloved series to the big screen with a wild family adventure abroad. During their Scottish vacation, the Loud family uncovers their royal lineage, leading to hilarious chaos. This musical delight received mostly positive reviews upon release, offering a heartwarming tale filled with catchy tunes and thrilling escapades involving castles, dragons, and the talents of Michelle Gomez as a disgruntled caretaker. With its blend of fun and humor, “The Loud House Movie” guarantees enjoyment for the entire family. Get ready for a memorable and entertaining cinematic experience.
4. Title: Hotel Transylvania 2
Release Year: 2015
Directors: Adam Sandler
Runtime: 1h 29m
“Hotel Transylvania 2,” directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, is a delightful animated sequel that continues the monster-filled adventures from the first installment. With its colorful animation, lively characters, and a healthy dose of humor, the film offers an enjoyable experience for both children and adults alike. Picking up where the first film left off, “Hotel Transylvania 2” follows the story of Dracula, voiced by Adam Sandler, and his loveable gang of monsters as they navigate the challenges of raising a half-human, half-vampire grandson named Dennis. Dracula’s concern for his grandson’s potential lack of monster traits prompts him to embark on a mission to bring out the little vampire’s inherent powers before his 5th birthday.
5. Title: The Mitchells vs. the Machines
Release Year: 2021
Director: Mike Rianda
Runtime: 1h 54m
“The Mitchells vs. the Machines” is an animated film that the whole family will adore. It tells the story of a family facing a robot apocalypse while preparing for a cross-country road trip to drop off their daughter at college. To survive and save the world, they must overcome their communication issues and unite. This movie is a delightful mix of silliness, humor, and heart, exploring the significance of effective communication. With a strong female protagonist, it offers a boost of creativity. Moreover, “The Mitchells vs. the Machines” is a film you’ll want to watch over and over again due to its enduring appeal.
6. Title: The Willoughbys
Release Year: 2020
Director: Kris Pearn
Runtime: 1h 32m
“The Willoughbys” is a critically acclaimed animated film that subverts the usual portrayal of parents in children’s movies. This darkly comedic tale follows a group of siblings enduring their parents’ disdain for all kids. Deprived of love, music, and even food, the Willoughby children hatch a plan to send their parents on a dangerous vacation, hoping it will lead to their demise. Despite its initial darkness, rest assured, this is a true family movie. Their lives take a turn when a new nanny (voiced by the iconic Maya Rudolph) arrives, bringing change and care. As the story unfolds, the siblings discover a new family dynamic where they are cherished and nurtured – a stark contrast to their parents’ indifference. This unique exploration of family and childhood features an incredible song by Alessia Cara, narrated by Ricky Gervais as a cat. Don’t miss this extraordinary cinematic experience.
7. Title: The Boss Baby
Release Year: 2017
Director: Tom McGrath
Runtime: 1h 37m
Tom McGrath’s directed “The Boss Baby” is an animated comedy that captivates audiences of all ages, evoking their inner child. The film’s clever concept and endearing characters lead us on a wild and hilarious adventure. McGrath skillfully blends witty humor with heartfelt moments, resonating with both kids and adults. Alec Baldwin’s exceptional voice performance as the sassy and business-savvy Boss Baby adds to the film’s overall enjoyment. With vibrant animation and imaginative storytelling, “The Boss Baby” is a joyous ride that leaves you laughing and feeling nostalgic for the wonders of childhood. It’s an uplifting and heartwarming experience for the whole family.