The past year has challenged the movie industry in many ways by postponing long-awaited films or moving new releases to streaming services due to closed theaters nationwide. Let’s hope this year will give us a chance to watch more new movies!
From wonderful remakes of classic movies or exciting sequels, here are some family flicks we can’t wait to see in 2021.
Spirit Untamed, June 4
Not many details have been revealed about the Spirit sequel, but fans of the recent Netflix series, Spirit Riding Free, will be excited to watch their favorite stallion again.
In the Heights, June 11
Before Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda became known on Broadway with his Tony award-winning musical In the Heights. Now the film adaptation will retell the story of a bodega owner with big dreams in his largely Latino neighborhood in Washington Heights.
Luca, June 18
The latest Disney Pixar movie takes place on the gorgeous Italian Riviera. There, a strong child friendship builds between a young boy and a sea monster disguised as a human. The movie’s director, Enrico Casarosa, also worked as a director and writer for the Pixar short, La Luna.
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, June 18
Peter the mischievous rabbit is back, and this time in a world beyond the garden where he can be
himself. Peter must find out what kind of rabbit he wants to be when his family risks their
livelihood looking for him.
Boss Baby: Family Business, July 2
The Templeton brothers are all-grown up and when they reunite, there’s a new boss baby in their family, Tina (voiced by Amy Sedaris). She recruits Tim and Ted to stop an evil genius, but it will require the brothers to turn back into babies first.
Black Widow, July 9
Learn about Natasha Romanoff’s past before she became an Avenger. The Marvel film centered on Black Widow takes place between the films Civil War and Infinity War.
Space Jam: A New Legacy, July 16
Yes, the 1996 movie starring Michael Jordan is finally getting a sequel. LeBron James is now teaming up with Bugs Bunny and the rest of your favorite Looney Tunes characters to help save his son.
Hotel Transylvania 4, July 23
While the plot has not been revealed yet, we expect some families are still excited to see a fourth installment in the Hotel Transylvania series.
Jungle Cruise, July 30
Based on the theme park ride at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Jungle Cruise, the movie takes riverboat travelers through a jungle filled with mysterious animals and reptiles.
Paw Patrol: The Movie, Aug. 20
Your favorite pups are hitting the big screen! We can’t wait to see how Ryder and his team of pups will save the day in the animated series’ first full-length movie.
Clifford the Big Red Dog, Sept. 17
Clifford the Big Red Dog stars a 25-foot-tall red dog and his young owner, Emily, in this live-action movie adaption of the classic children’s book series.
Ron’s Gone Wrong, Oct. 22
A socially-awkward middle schooler gets excited when he gets a new toy robot, that’s coded to become a human’s best friend. Ron seems like the ultimate device until it turns out the robot has some crazy malfunctions. Regardless, the two are about to have so much fun.
The Addams Family 2, Oct. 8
Just in time for Halloween, the Addams return with more wacky adventures. We can’t wait to see what they’re up to next in the sequel of the 2019 animated film.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Nov. 11
The next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, follows a family who discovers their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.
Encanto, Nov. 24
After writing the music for Moana, Lin-Manuel Miranda is back with another Disney musical. Encanto takes place in Colombia where we learn about a magical family who lives in a magical home.
West Side Story, Dec. 10
The newest film adaptation of the 1957 musical explores the rivalry between two gangs, the Jets and Sharks, as Tony and Maria fall in love in this story loosely based on Romeo and Juliet.
Sing 2, Dec. 22
The sequel to the 2016 animated film, Sing, expects to hit theaters in late 2021. While we don’t know anything about the plot yet, we wouldn’t be surprised to hear more pop music!
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