There are some fantastic kids and family movies on release in the lead up to Christmas 2018!
All the summer's biggest movies will be out on DVD, including Jurassic World 2, Thomas & Friends, Incredibles 2, Ant Man and the Wasp, Sherlock Gnomes and more. So whether you are looking for a stocking filler gift or something for your family movie night this Christmas, here are the best movies coming out on DVD, Blu ray and to download this winter.
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Four years after the Jurassic World theme park was closed down, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (12A) sees Owen and Claire return to Isla Nubar to save the dinosaurs when they learn that a once dormant volcano on the island is active and is threatening to extinguish all life there. Along the way, Owen sets out to find Blue, his lead raptor, and discovers a conspiracy that could disrupt the natural order of the entire planet.
The DVD and Blu-ray is released on 5th November. The film stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt and Jeff Goldblum.
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In the much-anticipated The Incredibles 2 (PG), Helen is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob navigates the day-to-day heroics of 'normal' life at home with Violet, Dash and baby Jack-Jack - whose superpowers are about to be discovered.
Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don't shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone by their side.
With return of the vocal talents of Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson and Samuel L. Jackson, the DVD is out on 12th November 2018.
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Train fans will be chuffed to hear that Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie (U) is out on DVD on 12th November 2018.
When a mischievous little racing car called Ace passes through Sodor on his way around the world, Thomas is inspired to embark on his own ambitious trip. Travelling full steam ahead across five continents, Thomas discovers magnificent new sights and experiences exciting places and cultures. Along the way, he makes friends with an inspiring and fun Kenyan engine called Nia.
The Star (U) is an animated version of the Christmas story, told from the point of view of the animals involved. A small but brave Donkey Bo finds himself having the adventure of his dreams when he follows a star to Bethlehem. It is out on 19th November 2018.
The voice cast of this traditional Christmas movie includes Oprah Winfrey, Kelly Clarkson, Ving Rhames and Tyler Perry.
Sherlock Gnomes (U) was the must - see family movie of May half term. Having taken on Shakespeare in Gnomeo and Juliet, the next literary giant to get the gnome treatment is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous creation.
When Gnomeo and Juliet first arrive in the city with their friends and family, their biggest concern is getting their new garden ready for spring. However, they soon discover that someone is kidnapping garden gnomes all over London. When Gnomeo and Juliet return home to find that everyone in their garden is missing – there's only one gnome detective to call.
Available on DVD from 19th November it features the voices of Emily Blunt, James McAvoy, Johnny Depp, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mary J. Blige and Michael Caine.
Summer 2018’s big Marvel movie was Ant-Man and the Wasp (12A). In the aftermath of 'Captain America: Civil War,' Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to re-balance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he's confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.
The movie stars Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña and Paul Rudd and is avaialble to buy from 3rd December.
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If you are wondering why Hotel Transylvania 3 (U) was released in the summer rather than waiting for Halloween check out the subtitle - Summer Vacation. Our favourite monster family embarks on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel. It's smooth sailing for Drac's Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions and catching up on their moon tans.
But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.
Star voices include Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg and Selena Gomez. It is out on 3rd December - just too late for Halloween (why, just why?).
Sarah’s grandmother has given her a “small beast”. Unsure what to expect, she discovers that the beast in question is a small, not terribly well-behaved pug called Patrick (PG).
She’s not keen to take him on at first, and she isn’t allowed pets in her flat – a problem she shares with her neighbour, who’s hiding a spaniel in hers. As cute as Patrick is, he’s quite a naughty dog, but he might just be exactly what Sarah needs in her life.
Filled with lots of great talent including Ed Skrein, Gemma Jones, Jennifer Saunders, Cherie Lunghi, Emilia Jones and Tom Bennett. Out now for download only.
Zoo (PG) is set during World War Two and is based on a true story set in Northern Ireland. Zoo is the story of a boy and his friends who attempt to rescue an elephant during the German air raid bombings in Belfast in 1941.
The film stars Toby Jones, Amy Huberman, Art Parkinson, Penelope Wilton, Ian McElhinney, Damian O'Hare and Stephen Hagan. Out now for download only.
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