As the next school holiday approaches you may be trying to think of things to do this February Half Term. If your you and your kids are movie fans you will all be looking forward to the latest crop of family DVD, Blu-ray and download releases.
As usual there there are lots of DVDs due for release, just in time to watch on a cold, wet and miserable school holiday! (Although here are 100 screen-free things you can do on a rainy day.)
So gather on the sofa and watch some LEGO figures who are martial arts experts, some magical ponies and one very confused penguin...
First up, due out on release in 22nd of January 2018 is The Jungle Bunch (U). It is the tale of Maurice may look like a penguin - but he's a real tiger inside! Raised by a tigress, he's the clumsiest Kung-Fu master ever. Along with his friends, The Jungle Bunch, he intends to maintain order and justice in the jungle, as his mother did before him.
But Igor, an evil koala, wants to destroy the jungle once and for all, helped by his army of silly baboons... With the voices of Michel Mella, Emmanuel Curtil and Paul Borne.
Smash hit animation The Lego Ninjago Movie (PG) will be available for download from 30th of January and then available to buy on DVD or Blu-ray on 12th February.
In the battle for Ninjago City young Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, is called to action along with his friends, who are all secret warriors and LEGO Master Builders. Led by Kung Fu master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, the Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad.
Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their true power. With the voices of Olivia Munn, Justin Theroux and the legendary Jackie Chan.
Tearjerker Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG), out on 23rd January 2018, gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne, and his nanny Olive, Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War.
But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family? Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
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Also out on 12th February is My Little Pony: The Movie (U) A dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their home.
The My Little Pony Movie has an all-star voice cast including Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Michael Peña, Sia, Taye Diggs, Uzo Aduba and Zoe Saldana.
It's hard to believe that there have been 20 Pokemon movies, but it's true! Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You! is the 20th Pokemon movie, and tells of Ash & Pikachu's first meeting and their adventures as they search for the legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh.
The iconic pair encounter familiar faces along the way, as well as new characters including Trainers Verity and Sorrel, and even a mysterious new Mythical Pokémon, Marshadow.
Out on 12th February is the Australian-made movie My Pet Dinosaur (PG). Described as ET meets Jurassic Park, it tells the story of a young boy who accidentally discovers a strange, mischievous little dinosaur. But his already troubled town is plunged in to chaos, and as his new friend grows, it becoming increasingly difficult to keep his new pet a secret.
He soon realises the dinosaur is the unwanted consequence of a military experiment gone wrong. With the voices of Joanne Samuel, David Roberts, Jordan Dulieu, Annabel Wolfe.
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