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It’s the most exciting season for family movies – the summer holidays always bring an exciting crop of films to see in the cinema during the school holidays.
There are sequels a-plenty, another Disney live-action remake and even the occasional original film in there – including a charming British animation about one of the Queen’s corgis, which goes on an exciting adventure.
Out now! All the family movies out on DVD, Blu-ray and to Download for July and August 2019 including Captain Marvel, Dumbo, Missing Link and Wonder Park.
So here are all the summer's biggest family movie releases - grab your popcorn, it's going to be a blast!
The next film in the X-Men series is out on 5th June. X-Men: Dark Phoenix (Cert 12A) is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all.
It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we've come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet -- one of their own.
The movie stars Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult.
Toy Story 4 (Cert TBA), out on the 21st June is probably going to be the must-see film of the summer.
Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called Forky to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.
As always the star voices include Tom Hanks and Tim Allen along with Keanu Reeves, Patricia Arquette and Christina Hendricks.
The Queen's Corgi (Cert PG) is a British animation about the adventure of Rex, the British monarch's) most beloved dog, who loses track of his mistress and stumbles across a clan with dogs of all kinds confronting and fighting each other. During his epic journey to return to the Queen, Rex falls in love and discovers his true self.
Out on 29th June in includes the voices of Jack Whitehall, Sheridan Smith and Dame Julie Walters.
Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home (Cert TBA), the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series, which is released on 2nd July. Our friendly neighbourhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation.
However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent.
Starring Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson and Zendaya.
The spate of live action re-makes of classic Disney animations continues with The Lion King (Cert TBA) which opens on 19th July. You probably know the story; Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother, and former heir to the throne, has plans of his own. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
Following on from LEGO’s series of movies based on toys comes Playmobil: The Movie (Cert TBA) which is out on 9th August.
When her younger brother Charlie suddenly disappears into the magical, animated universe of PLAYMOBIL, Marla embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to bring him home. Setting off on an incredible journey through new and exciting themed worlds, Marla teams up with various strange and heroic companions, including Del, a crazed food truck driver, Rex Dasher, a suave and fearless secret agent as well as a loyal and endearing robot, a hilarious fairy-godmother and many others!
With the voices of Anya Taylor-Joy, Gabriel Bateman, Daniel Radcliffe, Jim Gaffigan, Meghan Trainor, and Adam Lambert.
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