It's time to look ahead to the October Half Term holidays and all the exciting movie releases coming up as the days get shorter and autumn is upon us.
As ever there are a whole bunch of sequels - Shaun the Sheep and Maleficent, an animated version of a live action movie and a movie version of a TV show. And finally an original movie - albeit an oft revisited tale.
Out now! All the family movies out on DVD, Blu-ray and to Download for September and October 2019 including Aladdin, Godzilla 2, A Dog's Journey and Pup Patrol Mighty Pups.
So here are all the October Half Term's biggest family movie releases to keep the kids entertained.
If your favourite family TV of the week was a visit to the Yorkshire country estate of the Crawley family, you will be pleased to know that the Downton Abbey (PG) movie is out on the 13th September.
The film is set in 1927, and features a royal visit to Downton Abbey by King George V and Queen Mary. Naturally it stars all your Downton favourites including Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Dame Maggie Smith and Penelope Wilton.
The latest animation from Dreamworks is Abominable (U). When teenage Yi encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in a modern Chinese city, she and her mischievous friends, Jin and Peng, name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth.
Out on 11th October it features the voices of Chloe Bennet, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Albert Tsai, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson, Tsai Chin and Michelle Wong.
The 18th October sees the release of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (TBA), the follow-up to 2014’s Maleficent. When Prince Phillip proposes to Aurora, Phillip's mother, Queen Ingrith of Ulstead secretly plans to use the wedding as part of a plan to divide humans and fairies forever.
Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Warwick Davies, Michelle Pfeiffer and Juno Temple.
Shaun the Sheep returns to the big screen on 18th October in Farmageddon (U). Shaun and the flock encounter a cute alien with extraordinary powers, who crash lands near Mossy Bottom Farm. They have to find a way to return her home in order to prevent an alien invasion called Farmageddon.
With the voices of CBeebies legend Justin Fletcher as Shaun along with John Sparkes and Kate Harbour.
Just in time for Halloween comes The Addams Family (TBA), an animated movie version of the popular 1960’s TV series which was made into a hit movie in 1991. The Addams family's lives begin to unravel when they move to New Jersey and face-off against the 21st century and a greedy, arrogant and sly reality TV host Margaux Needler - while also preparing for their extended family to arrive for a major celebration.
Out on 25th October, the film stars the voices of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler and Allison Janney.
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