Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Good Dinosaur posters are here!

The Good Dinosaur opens in the UK on November 27th, and is the latest animated adventure from Pixar. It imagines what life would be like if an asteroid hadn’t wiped out the dinosaurs, and they existed alongside Man – and a little boy named Arlo in particular.

Check out the three new posters released by Disney below:

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Could #AngryBirds be the biggest movie of summer 2016?

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One of the most popular games in the world, Angry Birds, is getting its own movie in 2016, and judging from the first teaser trailer we could be in for a treat. Set on an island full of happy, flightless birds, the movie will introduce us to Red, speedy Chuck and explosive Bomb, who don’t quite fit in with the rest of the avian inhabitants. But when a group of green pigs arrive, it could be the outcast trio who save the day.

Check out the trailer below:

Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip trailer

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We’ve got a soft spot for those squeaky singing furballs Alvin, Simon and Theodore over here at Movies4Kids, so were pleased to see there is a new trailer for their upcoming movie Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip. The movie is out in UK cinemas in February 2016, but in the meantime click on the trailer below and enjoy their cuddly cuteness:

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Become one of the Peanuts gang at #peanutizeme

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Snoopy And Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie opens in the UK on December 21st, but in the meantime you can find out just what you would look like if you were a member of the Peanuts gang. Would you look a little like Peppermint Patty or are you more of a Linus? Visit the Peanutizeme website by clicking on this link: Peanuts

And you can share your new Peanuts social media image online or post it on Twitter using the hashtag #SnoopyMovie.

Here’s mine:

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Movies4Kids interview with writers & cast of #BillTheFilm

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Some of the writers and cast of that brilliant CBBC TV series, Horrible Histories, have got together and made a movie named Bill. It imagines just what William Shakespeare was doing during the years lost to history before he became a celebrated writer. The movie is in UK cinemas from Friday 18 September, and I was lucky enough to sit down with writers/actors Ben Willbond and Laurence Rickard, and actors Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick and Simon Farnaby for a fun interview earlier this week.

Check out the interview, below, and scroll down for a trailer for Bill… and don’t forget to visit our main Movies4Kids website for a review of the movie!

Trailers! Check out teasers for The Jungle Book and Divergent: Allegiant here…

While there are still lots of films to look forward to in late 2015, it’s never too soon to take a sneaky look at what’s coming to a cinema near you in 2016.

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First, we have the teaser trailer for Disney’s live action The Jungle Book, directed by Iron Man’s Jon Favreau. Newcomer Neel Sethi plays man-cub Mowgli, while Ben Kingsley provides the voice of panther Bagheera, Bill Murray voices Baloo the bear and Christopher Walken voices King Louie. We can’t wait. The Jungle Book opens in the UK in April 2016.

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Older audiences, meanwhile, will be waiting for the third Divergent movie, Allegiant, which opens in UK cinemas on March 18, 2016. It continues the story of Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) in the dystopian future, and will be followed by a fourth and final movie (Ascendant) in 2017.

The Best Roald Dahl Movies for Roald Dahl Day!

Roald Dahl would have been 99 years old today, and to celebrate his birthday why not watch one of the movie adaptations of his novels? Click on each movie title for our Movies4Kids review, and check out the clips below, too.

 

The BFG

A new film version, directed by Steven Spielberg no less and written by Melissa Mathison (the pair also worked together on classic kids weepy ET: The Extra Terrestrial) is being released in summer 2016. In the meantime, watch this lovely 1989 animated version featuring David Jason as the voice of the Big Friendly Giant and Amanda Root as little orphan Sophie.

 

 

 

Fantastic Mr Fox

There has been an opera version of Dahl’s story, but kids will prefer this stop-motion animated comedy featuring the voices of George Clooney, Bill Murray, Mery Streep and Michael Gambon.

 

 

 

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

The second film version of perhaps Dahl’s most famous book (see Willy Wonka, below), this has director Tim Burton reteaming with his Edward Scissorhands leading man Johnny Depp for a suitably dark version of the story. There is also, of course, a terrific stage musical version of the story currently in London’s West End.

 

 

 

James And The Giant Peach

A superb stop-motion animated version of the story, featuring Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon and David Thewlis as some of the creatures James meets inside the giant peach.

 

 

 

The Witches

Nicolas Roeg – best known for grown-up movies like Don’t Look Now and The Man Who Fell To Earth – directed this adventure that stars Angelica Huston as the leader of a group of witches. Rowan Atkinson, Brenda Blethyn and Jane Horrocks also star.

 

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Danny The Champion Of The World

Jeremy Irons stars with his son Samuel in this lovely movie adaptation of Dahl’s novel made in 1989, originally for TV.

 

 

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Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

A 1971 adaptation of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, with Gene Wilder as chocolate factory owner Willy Wonka. Dahl disowned the film because he felt there was too much emphasis on Willy and not enough on Charlie, and because he hated some of the changes to his original screenplay.

 

 

 

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Roald Dahl wrote the screenplay – based on Ian ‘James Bond’ Fleming’s novel – for this beloved classic that features one of the scariest characters ever to appear in a family movie (the child catcher, of course).

 

 

 

Matilda

Adapted into a successful stage musical and also this comedy movie starring Mara Wilson as Matlida, and Danny DeVito (who also directed) and Rhea Perlman as her nasty parents.