Monthly Archives: September 2016

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them – final trailer and fan event



Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is, of course,  JK Rowling’s return to her amazing wizarding world, and it has its global opening on November 18th. We’ve got the final trailer, below, and also a special clip of the movie’s star Eddie Redmayne, and some of the cast, telling you about a worldwide fan event scheduled for Thursday 13th October in which never before seen footage will be shown, and at certain locations members of the cast will attend, too!


For more information on the event, check out the clip below, and also visit the movie’s Facebook page, and the website (there are also links there to the US events for our American readers).










Moana – new clip with Dwayne Johnson and Lin-Manuel Miranda



Disney’s latest animated adventure, Moana, from the filmmaking team behind classics The Little Mermaid and Aladdin, opens in UK cinemas on December 2nd (November 23rd in US).

We have a new clip of Dwayne ‘The Rock’  Johnson, who provides the voice of demigod Maui, and Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda, who co-wrote the music, trying to decide which of them is the best, below, and we’ve also got a trailer for Moana too. Enjoy!



Family Guide to the London Film Festival


The BFI London Film Festival begins next month, with the premieres of hundreds of movies taking place in London cinemas between 5th and 16th October. There are numerous unmissable ‘grown up’ films (including the critically acclaimed La La Land, with Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, and Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals) and you can find out more about the entire programme (and book tickets) by visiting the festival website:


And here is our pick of just some of the movies that will appeal to kids and families that are in the festival this year – if you’re in London, they are well worth booking tickets for:


A Monster Calls

Thursday 6th October 7.15pm; Friday 7th October 11.30am; Tuesday 11 October 6.15pm

A fantasy drama based on the Patrick Ness book about a 12-year-old boy guided by a mysterious yew tree (voiced by Liam Neeson) through a traumatic time in his life.




Queen Of Katwe

Sunday 9th October 6.30pm; Monday 10th October 11.30am; Wednesday 12th October 6.15pm

Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo star in this true story of young Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi (the stunning Madina Nalwanga).





Saturday 8th October 2.30pm.

Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick are among the stars providing voices for this animated tale of those brightly coloured tiny creatures named Trolls.




Your Name

Friday 14th October 6pm; Saturday 15th October 12pm, Sunday 16th October 6.15pm

A Japanese animated tale of two teens whose lives are change when the first visible comet for 1000 years approaches Japan.




My Life As A Courgette

Saturday 8th October 6pm; Sunday 9th October 3.30pm

A Swiss/French animated story of a boy named Courgette who finds himself in an orphanage following the death of his mother. Note that this film has quite adult themes so is suitable for older children.




Monday 10th October 9pm; Tuesday 11th October 8.50pm

Another chess movie (see Queen Of Katwe, above) but this is a documentary about child prodigy Magnus Carlsen, the youngest player to be ranked number one.




Phantom Boy

Saturday 15th October 12.45pm

While very ill, young Leo discovers he has a superpower – he can leave his body and pass through walls like a ghost – in this French/Belgian animation.



Rock Dog

Saturday 8th October 12.30pm; Sunday 16th October 12.30pm

Bodi has trained to be a warrior dog but deep down wants to be a rock star in this animation based on the graphic novel Tibetan Rock Dog.









Smurfs: The Lost Village – teaser trailer



There’s a new movie featuring those loveable blue dudes The Smurfs coming your way in 2017, and here’s your first chance to see a clip. Unlike the most recent Smurfs movies, this one is fully animated (rather than live action mixed with animation), and sends Smurfette, Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an adventure to find a mysterious lost village before the evil Gargamel does.



Hunt For The Wilderpeople: Julian Dennison interview


Hunt For The Wilderpeople is one of Movies4Kids’ favourite movies of the year (it is in UK cinemas now and you can read the review here), and while Sam Neill is top of the cast list, the real star of the movie is 13-year-old actor Julian Dennison. Movies4Kids got to chat with him – check out the interview below:


New Moana Trailer!


Disney’s animated adventure Moana is due to be released in the UK on December 2nd, featuring the voices of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Nicole Scherzinger and newcomer Auli’i Cravalho as Moana. The story of a spirited young girl who wants to fulfil her ancestors’ quest to voyage the seas of Oceania, it’s directed by the team behind Disney classics like The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. Check out the new trailer below:




New Trolls Trailer!

Trolls Teaser Quad

Trolls – an animated comedy featuring those loveable creatures with the crazy hair – comes to UK cinemas on October 21st (and November 4th in the US), but in the meantime we have a new trailer, introduced by two of the stars who provide voices for the movie: Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick. Enjoy!