A Sneak Peek at the Hottest Kids Movies for 2021

Jill Holtz

November 19, 2020

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So what will be the next BIG kids movies? We’ve got the inside scoop on the upcoming movie releases. In 2021, there are some familiar characters reappearing in sequels, but also some exciting new original movies coming! Here is a sneak peek at some of the hottest kids movies 2021 – we can’t wait!

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It looks like the line up for kids movies for 2021 has plenty of cinematic treats for us to look forward to – from animated originals to sequels of earlier favourites, you’re sure to enjoy these family movies.

Get ready to pass the popcorn!

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Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

Despite his efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his reputation for mischief among the other rabbits. Once he adventures out of the garden Peter finds himself in a world where mischief is appreciated, but soon his family come to bring him home.

Expected release date: January 2021

The Croods 2: A New Age

The Croods are back! They have survived their fair share of dangers and disasters, from fanged prehistoric beasts to surviving the end of the world, but now they will face their biggest challenge of all: another family. The Croods need a new place to live.

So, the first prehistoric family sets off into the world in search of a safer place to call home. When they discover an idyllic walled-in paradise that meets all their needs, they think their problems are solved…except for one thing. Another family already lives there: the Bettermans.

Expected release date: February 2021

The Boss Baby 2: Family Business

Tim and his Boss Baby little bro Ted have become adults and drifted away from each other. Tim is now a married dad. Ted is a hedge fund CEO. But a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach and a can-do attitude is about to bring them together again… and inspire a new family business.

Expected release date: March 2021

Tom and Jerry

An alley cat named Tom is hired by a girl named Kayla, a young employee who works at a glamorous hotel in New York City, to get rid of Jerry, a mischievous mouse who has taken up residence in the hotel, before he ruins an important wedding.

Expected release date: March 2021

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Disney’s Cruella

Disney has given yet another of its animated classics the live-action treatment, this time it’s the 101 Dalmatians villain Cruella, set to hit the big screen in 2021.

This Cruella, played by Emma Stone, has a more punk-rock feel, and the movie’s set to be a comedy. It follows a young Cruella de Vil in a villain origin story that takes place prior to the events of 101 Dalmatians.

Expected release date: May 2021

Blazing Samurai

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Hank is a scrappy dog who dreams of becoming a samurai. He arrives in a strange land entirely inhabited by cats and meets the nefarious warlord Ika Chu, who hustles an unwitting Hank into becoming the samurai for the town of Kakamucho. Jimbo, a once great cat samurai, reluctantly takes Hank under his wing and teaches him what being a samurai really means.

Forging the first real friendship between a cat and a dog, the two set off on a journey to save the town of Kakamucho from the evil Ika Chu, and ultimately, Hank learns what it means to become a true samurai.

Expected release date: June 2021

Minions: The Rise of Gru

In the heart of the 1970s, amid a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making backup from his loyal followers, the Minions.

Together, Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto – a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please – deploy their skills as they and Gru build their first lair, experiment with their first weapons and pull off their first missions.

Expected release date: July 2021

PAW Patrol: The Movie

Ryder and the pups are called to Adventure City to stop Mayor Humdinger from turning the bustling metropolis into a state of chaos. Get ready for exciting missions, high-stake rescues, new pups and amazing new vehicles making this the biggest Paw Patrol story ever!

Expected release date: August 2021

Roald Dahl’s The Witches

Reimagining Dahl’s beloved story for a modern audience, Robert Zemeckis’s visually innovative film tells the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis.

As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she wisely whisks our young hero away to an opulent seaside resort. Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world’s Grand High Witch has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe—undercover—to carry out her nefarious plans.

Expected release date October 2021


In an alternate look at the land of Oz, the true heroine is wrongfully cast as the “wicked” witch and actually turns out to be a freedom fighter who battles against the wizard for her homeland. This is a movie adaptation of the award-winning musical.

Expected release date: December 2021

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Have your say! Which of these kids movies for 2021 are you most looking forward to? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

A Sneak Peek at the Hottest Kids Movies for 2021

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