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The end of the year is always an exciting time for movie releases - it is the biggest season for big family movie releases after the summer. What's on at the Cinema right now?
There is some really good stuff coming up for October Half Term and if your idea of a great festive season involves sitting in the dark with a carton of popcorn and a jumbo-sized cup of soda, you are in for a great Christmas!
Here is a round up of the great movies that you can look forward to this Autumn and Winter - with excitement in store for LEGO and Star Wars fans, some much anticipated sequels and even a couple of genuinely new movies.
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Hot on the heels of the LEGO Batman Movie comes the LEGO Ninjago Movie. Six teenagers are "hired" by an old master and become ninja heroes at night, to protect the far-away land of Ninjago and its capital city.
With the voices of Jackie Chan, Justin Theroux, Dave Franco, Zach Woods and Abbi Jacobson. Out on the 22nd September.
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Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! is a special cinema event happening on the 5th and 6th November 2017. The story tells of Ash & Pikachu's first meeting and their adventures as they search for the legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh. The iconic pair encounter familiar faces along the way, as well as new characters including Trainers Verity and Sorrel, and even a mysterious new Mythical Pokémon, Marshadow.
Attendees of the screenings will also get to see special Pokemon content and recieve an exclusive Pokemon Trading card (subject to availablity).
The Jungle Bunch arrives In cinemas on 15th September 2017. It follows a gang of misfit animals on a mission to protect their jungle home.
In their first big screen adventure, the Jungle Bunch’s tiger striped Kung Fu penguin leader Maurice and his comrades – a goldfish, tarsier and gorilla – who fight to protect the jungle from a gang of silly baboons lead by Igor the evil Koala.
Out in time for Halloween 2017 is The Little Vampire, a new 3D animated movie based on the series of bestselling novels by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg.
Rudolph is a thirteen year old vampire, whose clan is threatened by a notorious vampire hunter. He meets Tony, a mortal of the same age, who is fascinated by old castles, graveyards and - vampires.
The books were made into a live action movie in 2000. This animated version features the voices of Jim Carter, Alice Krige, Tim Pigott-Smith, Miriam Margolyes, Matthew Marsh, Joseph Kloska, Phoebe Givron-Taylor and Amy Saville.
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The Bardon Bellas are back with stars Anna Kendrick, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow and Hailee Steinfeld returning for another outing on 22nd December.
They seem to be keeping the plot well under wraps at time of writing, but it looks like it's going to be another all-singing, all-dancing extravagnaza.
My Little Pony: The Movie boasts an all-star cast with Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Michael Peña, Sia, Taye Diggs, Uzo Aduba, and Zoe Saldana, and with an original song performed by Sia.
If you can bear the inevitable cute overload, the movie is out on 6th October.
The first Paddington movie was a huge success - respectful of both the books and the original TV series (for those of us old enough to remember it!). Up-to-date yet wistfully nostalgic, it appealed to young and old.
Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Madeleine Harris and Samuel Joslin with Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington and Imelda Staunton as Aunt Lucy return for Paddington 2 and are joined by new cast members Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson.
Ferdinand is that rare thing - an original movie this autumn, not a remake or sequel. This animation features the voices of David Tennant, Kate McKinnon, Bobby Canavale, David Diggs and Miguel Angel Silvestre.
The movie tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover.
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Undoubtedly the biggest movie of Christmas 2017 will be Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi.
Once again the plot is being kept under wraps but we do know that stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Mark Hamill will return to continue the story with the poignant final appearance of Carrie Fisher.
This new version of Jumanji - Welcome to the Jungle is not a sequel or a remake, but more of an updated-for-the-21st-century reboot, starring Dr. Who's Karen Gillan, along with Dwayne Johnson, Missi Pyle and Jack Black, along with the very busy Bobby Canavale.
Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it.
Long-awaited and much anticipated, Coco is Disney Pixar's only original film this year. Based on the Mexican Day of the Dead festival, it tells the tale of Miguel who dreams of becoming an accomplished musician, despite a generations-old ban on music. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the Land of the Dead. Along the way, he meets trickster Hector on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
First mooted in 2010, it is finally scheduled for release in the US in November 2017 and should reach the UK in early 2018.
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Aimed squarely at the Christmas market, The Star is a 3d animated movie which centers on a donkey, Bo, and his animal friends who become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.
It is due to be released in the US in November and on 15th December 2017 in the UK and features a host of big name voices including Oprah Winfrey, Kelly Clarkson, Ving Rhames and Tyler Perry.
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