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Kids & Family Movies In Cinemas for May Half Term 2024

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As the summer term begins, we look ahead to the films coming up in April and May 2024 and right up to the May Half Term Holidays. The films chosen are all rated U, PG or 12A.

As the school holidays loom closer you will be looking for things to do this May Half Term with the kids, so a trip to the cinema is a great way to keep the little ones occupied.

You can find out more about what this means here where we explain the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) UK Film Ratings.

If you want to know more about the films to look forward to this year, here are the most hotly anticipated family movies of 2024.

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

The 9th May sees the release of Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (Cert TBA expected 12A).

This is the tenth Planet of the Apes film that has been released, and the fourth in this most recent reboot.

Nearly 300 years after the events of 2017’s War for the Planet of the Apes, ape civilizations have emerged from the oasis while humans have regressed into a feral, primitive state. When the ape king Proximus Caesar begins to enslave other clans, the chimpanzee hunter Noa embarks on a harrowing journey alongside a human girl named Mae to determine the future for apes and humans alike.

Starring Owen Teague, Freya Allan, Kevin Durand, Peter Macon and William H. Macy.

The Garfield Movie

The big animated family movie for May Half Term will be The Garfield Movie (Cert TBA) which hits movie theatres on 24th May.

Based on the much loved - and filmed - lazy, grumpy, lasagna-loving orange cat from a newspaper cartoon strip first published in 1976, Garfield has appeared in books, a live action movie and an animated TV series.

After an unexpected reunion with his long-lost father – scruffy street cat Vic  – Garfield and his canine friend Odie  are forced from their perfectly pampered life into joining Vic in a hilarious, high-stakes heist.

The starry voice cast includes Chris Pratt as Garfield, alongside the voices of Samuel L. Jackson, Hannah Waddingham, Ving Rhames, Nicholas Hoult, Cecily Strong, Harvey Guillén, Brett Goldstein, Bowen Yang, and Snoop Dogg.

Still Showing In Some Cinemas

The popular movies from the last few months that are still showing in some cinemas.

Kung Fu Panda 4

Po returns for a fourth outing on 28th March 2024 in Kung Fu Panda 4.

Po, who is set to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace, searches for his successor as the new Dragon Warrior while fighting a new foe called "The Chameleon", who can absorb other abilities.

Jack Black returns as the voice of Po, along with with Awkwafina, Bryan Cranston, James Hong, Ian McShane, Ke Huy Quan, Ronny Chieng, Lori Tan Chinn, Dustin Hoffman and Viola Davis.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

The latest installment of the rebooted Ghostbusters franchise arrives in cinemas on 22nd March. Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (Cert 12A) carries on the story three years from where Ghostbusters: Afterlife left off.

The remaining veteran Ghostbusters must join forces with their new recruits to save the world in New York City from a death-chilling god who seeks to build a spectral army.

The film stars Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Celeste O'Connor, and Logan Kim reprising their roles from Afterlife, alongside original ‘Busters Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson along with Annie Potts and William Atherton.

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