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Kids & Family Movies In Cinemas for Easter 2024

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As the new year begins, we look ahead to the films coming up in March 2024 and the Easter School Holidays. The films chosen are all rated U, PG or 12A.

As the school holidays loom closer you will be looking for things to do this Easter with the kids, so a trip to the cinema is a great way to keep the little ones occupied.

You can find out more about what this means here where we explain the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) UK Film Ratings.

Combat Wombat: Double Trouble



Dynamic duo Maggie and sidekick Sweetie are leaping back into action in Combat Wombat Double Trouble, the sequel to 2020’s Combat Wombat.

Life for Maggie and Sweetie has hit a speed bump! From thwarting crime to battling blocked drains, it is not quite the hero’s journey they envisioned! But when a tech genius threatens to imprison the city in a ‘perfect’ digital world, the inseparable superhero duo must unite to foil his plans and keep reality intact.

In cinemas on 1st March, Combat Wombat is an Australian 3D computer-animated film starring the voices of Deborah Mailman, Ed Oxenbould and  Frank Woodley.

Kung Fu Panda 4



Po returns for a fourth outing on 28th March 2024 in Kung Fu Panda 4.

Po, who is set to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace, searches for his successor as the new Dragon Warrior while fighting a new foe called "The Chameleon", who can absorb other abilities.

Jack Black returns as the voice of Po, along with with Awkwafina, Bryan Cranston, James Hong, Ian McShane, Ke Huy Quan, Ronny Chieng, Lori Tan Chinn, Dustin Hoffman and Viola Davis.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire



Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, opening on 29th March 2024 is the follow up to 2021’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
When the Spengler family decide to leave Summerville, Oklahoma and go back to where it all started – the iconic New York City firehouse – and help the original Ghostbusters, they discover that they've developed a top-secret research lab to take busting ghosts to the next level!

But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age.

Starring Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Kumail Nanjiani as Nadeem Razmaadi, Patton Oswalt along with original Ghostbusters Bill Murray as Dr. Peter Venkman, Dan Aykroyd as Dr. Raymond "Ray" Stantz and Ernie Hudson as Dr. Winston Zeddemore.

The Inventor

Inventing flying contraptions, war machines and studying cadavers, Leonardo da Vinci is The Inventor (Cert PG). In this animated adventure he tackles the meaning of life itself with the help of French princess Marguerite de Nevarre.

With the voices of Marion Cotillard, Daisy Ridley, Matt Berry, Stephen Fry, Natalie Palamides and Jim Capobianco

If you want to know more about the films to look forward to this year, here are the most hotly anticipated family movies of 2024.

Still Showing In Some Cinemas

The popular movies from the last few months that are still showing in some cinemas.

Migration



In animated adventure Migration (Cert TBC), a family of ducks try to convince their overprotective father to go on the vacation of a lifetime.

It tells the story of Mack Mallard, who after finally agreeing to migrate from his familiar duck pond leads his family into a host of wild adventures.

A starry voice cast includes Elizabeth Banks, Danny DeVito, Carol Kane, David Mitchell, Kumail Nanjiani, Awkwafina , Keegan-Michael Key, Caspar Jennings and Tresi Gazal.

Mean Girls



For parents who remember the 2004 iconic original starring Lindsay Lohan, Amy Poehler, Rachel McAdam and Amanda Seyfried, the movie musical version of Mean Girls (Cert 12A) might be a must see for those with teenagers of their own.

Based on the hit Broadway musical, the movie features an ensemble cast that includes Angourie Rice, Reneé Rapp, Auliʻi Cravalho, and Christopher Briney, while screenwriter and originator Tina also reprises her role from the original film.

Wonka

Probably Christmas 2023’s most anticipated movie was Wonka (PG) released last December, and is still showing in some cinemas. Based on the extraordinary character at the center of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the jewel in the Roald Dahl crown and one of the bestselling children's books of all time, Wonka tells the wondrous story of how the world's greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.

Starring Timothee Chalamet, Sally Hawkins; Olivia Colman, Rowan Atkinson, Matt Lucas, Jim Carter and Mathew Baynton.

The Jungle Bunch World Tour



The sequel to 2017’s The Jungle Bunch, The Jungle Bunch World Tour (Cert U) was released in February 2024.

As the jungle creatures brace for the impending rainy season, a mysterious pink foam blankets their home, triggering The Jungle Bunch to unite in a thrilling race against the clock. Their mission: to discover an antidote that propels them on an adventure, embarking on an epic quest around the globe.

With the voices of Paul Borne, Philippe Bozo, Pascal Casanova, Gauthier Battoue and  Frédéric Cerdal.

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