Fairytales, superheroes and plenty of stories surrounding man's best friend are coming down the pipeline! We've rounded up the best kids' movies 2021 has to offer, and we're certain you won't want to miss a thing.
There are Disney princess movies, fun animated flicks and page-to-screen adaptations to look forward to, including Cinderella, Luca and Clifford the Big Red Dog. Since it's probably going to be hard to pick a favorite, we recommend you see them all and judge for yourself.
In the meantime, be sure to see if your go-to films made our list of the 50 best family movies of all time.
New kids' movies coming out in 2021
Photograph: Courtesy Sony Pictures
1. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
When: January 15, 2021
Beatrix Potter's mischievous cottontail is back to cause more mayhem. Peter and his crew are enjoying life alongside their human parents Tom and Bea McGregor. However, the bunny gang begins to question what will happen when the couple decides to have two-legged children. Naturally, Peter gets them into a mess as a result. Rated PG.
Many moons ago, both humans and dragons peacefully coexisted in the land of Kumandra—until the Druun threatened life as they knew it. Fast forward 500 years and meet Raya, a young girl determined to track down the last remaining dragon so they can reunite and stop the Druun's return once and for all. Not yet rated.
Yikes! Theodore Templeton and his brother sipped a magical formula that transformed them into tiny tots—but only for two days. In those critical 48 hours, it's up to the lil' fellas to make sure an evil genius doesn't turn kiddos into spoiled brats. A difficult feat, indeed. Not yet rated.
Like father, like daughter: Winnie is a monster wrestling coach like her old man, and she's determined for an underdog to come out victorious. As the saying goes, "Let's get ready to rumble!" Not yet rated.
A mother moves her two children into their grandfather's old, creepy, abandoned home and they soon discover a lot of strange phenomena taking place—a connection to the original Ghostbusters. Not yet rated.
Before the wicked villain—turned adoptive father set out with his minions for some crazy adventures, Gru was a little boy who dreamt of evil wrongdoings. This prequel shows us how it all began! Rated PG.
More Scholastic characters are hopping from page to film! Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula are trying to figure out how to go from their wrongdoing ways and become good. But, it's not as easy as it looks for this gang. Not yet rated.
Ready for a human-less adventure? When ghosts, ghouls and monsters need some r and r, they make their way to Count Dracula's exclusive Hotel Transylvania for some alone time. See what adventures await in this series' fourth installment. Not yet rated.
Photograph: Courtesy Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc.
16. The Addams Family 2
When: October 31, 2020
They're back! The creepy, kooky, spooky animated Addams clan has returned for a sequel. "How original." Wonder what they have in store for Jersey this time around. Not yet rated.