Here are the kids films lined up for this Christmas. With Hobbits, Dinosaurs, the making of Mary Poppins and some crazy turkeys, there is something for everyone!
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (12A) Destined to be the must-see movie this Christmas, part two of the Hobbit trilogy sees the Company continue East, encountering along the way the skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of giant Spiders in the treacherous forest of Mirkwood. After escaping capture by the dangerous Wood-elves, the dwarves journey to Lake-town, and finally to the Lonely Mountain itself, where they must face the greatest danger of all - the Dragon Smaug. Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom
Free Birds (U) Two turkeys embark on a mission to avoid becoming dinner in this animated comedy. Reggie the turkey (Owen Wilson) has the perfect life. In a great American tradition, he was chosen by the President to be pardoned before Thanksgiving. But then Reggie is kidnapped by Jake (Woody Harrelson), the revolutionary leader of the Turkey Freedom Front. Jake has a crazy scheme - he intends to travel back in time to the very first Thanksgiving and get turkey off the menu for good. Also with the voices of Dan Fogler, Colm Meaney, Amy Pohler and George Takei.
Saving Mr. Banks (12A) When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favourite book, P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins, he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realise would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation. Starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks.
Frozen (TBC) Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. Starring Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Idina Menzel.
Walking With Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie (TBC) For the first time in movie history, you will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Walking with Dinosaurs is the ultimate immersive experience, utilizing state of the art 3D to put audiences in the middle of a thrilling and epic prehistoric world, where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages. Starring Charlie Rowe and Angourie Rice.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (TBC) In his secret life, Walter Mitty dreams big…really, really big. There’s no challenge beyond his grasp, be it climbing a massive glacier or rescuing a senior citizen from an exploding building. When he’s not daydreaming, the not-so-secret life of Walter Mitty is the opposite of his heroic alter-egos; he’s just an everyday guy facing imminent career downsizing, who’s too timid to ask out his pretty co-worke . But when Walter faces his ultimate real-world test, he springs into action on a global adventure exceeding anything even he could have dreamed of. Starring Kristen Wiig, Ben Stiller and Shirley MacLaine.
Turbo (U) Turbo is a snail who dreams of being the greatest racer in the world. After a freak accident leaves him with the power of incredible speed, the newly turbo-charged Turbo embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the impossible: racing against the best that the Indianapolis 500 has to offer. With the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti and Maya Rudolph.
Thor 2: The Dark World (TBC) In the aftermath of Marvel’s "Thor" and "Marvel’s The Avengers," Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos. An ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness and faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Tom Hiddleston.