Kids movies coming in 2014

Kids movies coming in 2014

A smorgasbord of films for kids are on their way in 2014, and Marvel fans in particular will be satisfied with all that is on offer. Disney is bringing us one of the year's most anticipated films, a retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale; there are sequels galore, spooky stories, action, laughs and hours of entertainment to be had so sit down with the kids and take a look at the best movies for the family coming next year.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (March 2014)

Mr. Peabody (Ty Burrell), the world’s smartest dog, adopts a human boy named Sherman(Max Charles). But parenting may be a whole lot harder than he first thought. When Sherman starts school his frenemy, Penny (Ariel Winter) talks him into showing her inside the WABAC machine – his father’s ingenious time-travelling invention. But not all goes to plan and Sherman and his father find themselves in a race to repair history and save the future before it’s too late. Also starring the vocal talents of Stanley Tucci, Allison Janney and Leslie Mann.

The Lego Movie (April 2014)

Mistaken for the extraordinary MasterBuilder, an ordinary LEGO minifigure is recruited for a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together. The American-Australian computer-animated adventure comedy is full of non-stop laughs, action, and the vocal talents of Will Arnett as Batman, Elizabeth Banks as Lucy, Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell and Liam Neeson.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (April 2014)

The sequel to The Amazing Spiderman introduces us to a new round of villains. With Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) forced to square off against Electro (Jamie Foxx) and Rhino. But will these new super villains prove too powerful for the amazing Spiderman? And will Peter be able to keep his promise to protect Gwen Stacey (Emma Stone) by staying away? Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) returns but as Peter continues his investigation into his parents’ murder all roads seem to be leading him to OsCorp.

Muppets Most Wanted (April 2014)

The Muppets gang are enjoying the high life as they travel the globe performing to sold-out audiences in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations. That is until they become unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine, the World's Number One Criminal (who happens to look exactly like Kermit), and his evil sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, played by comic-genius Ricky Gervais. Modern Family’s Ty Burrell also joins the Muppets (looking very un-Phil like) as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon. Along with Tina Fey as Nadya, the thick accented, feisty prison guard.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 2013)

Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is still trying to come to grips with where he fits in the modern world. But with a new enemy on the rise, Captain America has very little time to dwell on the past. While working with SHIELD he joins forces with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, (Scarlett Johansson) to fight the Winter Soldier - a cyborg assassin trained by the Russians who is closer to Cap than either of them know. Also starring Robert Redford as head of SHIELD Alexander Pierce and Samuel L. Jackson returns as Nick Fury.

Rio 2 (April 2014)

The sequel to the colourful and lovable 2011 hit takes us back to Rio de Janeiro where Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel (Anne Hathaway) are happily living the domesticated bird’s dream with their three kids. But when Jewel decides the family needs to venture to the Amazon to teach their kids how real birds live, Blu begins to worry that he may lose his family to the irresistible call of the wild. Jamie Foxx, Andy Garcia and Leslie Mann also lend their voices to the sequel.

Godzilla (May 2014)

With the trailer still to be released the plot to the latest remake of the film based on the Japanese film series about a giant radioactive monster called Godzilla is still being kept under wraps. The official plot is light on details and describes the movie as a ‘spectacular adventure [that] pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence’. Starring Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnsoon and Juliette Binoche.

X-Men: Days of Future Past (May 2014)

The latest instalment in the X-Men series picks up after both Xmen: The Stand (2006) and X-Men: First Class (2011) as well as tying in The Wolverine (2013). Confused? Well, Professor X (Patrick Stewart/James McAvoy) convinces Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) to travel back in time to alter a major historical event, bringing both the original X-Men and their younger selves together in a battle to save the future of both man and mutant kind. Fans are eagerly awaiting the release, touted as another soon-to-be hit with teens and adults alike. Also starring Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Ellen Page, Anna Paquin, Ian McKellan, and Halle Berry.

Transformers: Age of Extinction (June 2014)

A mechanic, Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), and his daughter, Tessa (Nicola Peltz), stumble upon an object that both the Autobots and Decepticons are interested in. As well as drawing the attention of a paranoid government official played by Kelsey Grammer. Also stars Stanley Tucci, Sophia Myles and T.J Miller.

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Maleficent (July 2014)

Angelina Jolie stars as Maleficent in one of next year's most anticipated films. It is a retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale from the perspective of the evil fairy herself. It looks at the events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse Princess Aurora, played by Elle Fanning, and Jolie's own daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt as the young Princess.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (July 2014)

Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and Toothless return to the screen in the sequel to How to Train Your Dragon. The story picks up five years after the duo united the dragons and vikings of the island of Berk, no longer enemies, the island's new favourite sport is dragon racing. While they are busy racing, Hiccup and Toothless are off exploring new worlds when they stumble upon the mysterious Dragon Rider and hundreds of wild dragons living inside a secret ice cave. The pair get caught in the middle of battle and must once again find a way to unite man and dragons. Starring America Ferrera, Kristen Wiig, Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill, and Cate Blanchett. 

Guardians of the Galaxy (August 2014)

Another Marvel comic book gets the silver screen treatment with the making of Guardians of the Universe. An American pilot gets stranded in space and must join forces with a group of alien, futuristic ex-cons to protect a highly coveted object and defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions. Starring Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Benicio Del Toro, John C. Reilly, and Glenn Close.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (August 2014)

Apparently there is nothing "bouncy and fun" about Michael Bay's reworking of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) into an action-packed movie. An alien invasion on Earth accidently spawns the four famous mutated reptilian warriors we know as the Ninja Turtles, who rise up to protect humans from the invasion. Starring William Fichtner as Shredder, Megan Fox as April, and Will Arnett.

The Maze Runner (September 2014)

Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) awakes inside a lift with his memory erased. When the lift doors open he finds himself surrounded by a community of boys living inside a strange stone-walled maze known as the Glade. They soon realise they are trapped inside this maze and must team up with fellow ‘runners’ if they are to stand any chance at escaping their ever-changing prison. Fans of The Hunger Games are expected to enjoy The Maze Runner. The film is similarly set in a post-apocalyptic world and is also based on a successful book series by author James Dashner.

The Boxtrolls (September 2014)

A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children's novel 'Here Be Monsters' by Alan Snow. Starring  Elle Fanning as the voice of Winnie, Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, and Ben Kingsley as the voice of Archibald Snatcher.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (October 2014)

Ever had one of those days when you should have just stayed in bed? That is the story of Alexander, a young boy who wakes up with gum in his hair, undoubtedly a bad start to any day, but things go from bad to worse as the day progresses. Starring Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner and Ed Oxenbould from Puberty Blues as Alexander

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (November 2014)

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth return for the third instalment of The Hunger Games trilogy but taking their queue from the makers of the Twilight series, the last book has been broken into two films. In part one we pick up where Catching Fire left off, with Katniss freed from the Quarter Quell and on her way to the District 13 - the once thought destroyed district - without Peter, who has been taken captive by the Capitol. Katniss reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the Capitol but where will they leave it in preparation for part two is anyone's guess.

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Night at the Museum 3 (December 2014)

Ben Stiller is back as Larry Daley, Robin Williams returns as Teddy Roosevelt and Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens has signed on to play Sir Lancelot - but not much else is known about the third instalment of the Museum franchise. Watch this space.

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Into the Woods (December 2014)

A witch conspires to teach important lessons to various characters of popular children's stories including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel. Starring Johnny Depp as the Wolf, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Emily Blunt as the Baker’s Wife, Chris Pine as Cinderella’s Prince and Meryl Streep as the Witch.

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