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Summer School Holiday Movies For Kids

by Brooke Tasovac (follow)
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With five weeks of school holidays this year to try and keep the kids occupied, itís a good thing that there are plenty of movies to see in December and January:

DECEMBER 2016

1st: Trolls
Rating: G

Anyone who grew up in the nineties remembers trolls, and this movie will introduce them to a new generation of kids. Grumpy Branch and overly optimistic Princess Poppy, voiced by Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake, have to team up to save some trolls who have been captured by the evil Burgens. Itís a fun story with plenty of songs kids will love to sing along to, and nothing to frighten little ones. Although the official release date is the 1st of December, thereís also a Sensory screening for kids with special needs on the 11th December.

15th: Rogue One - A Star Wars Story
Rating: M

This is the first Star Wars movie that doesnít feature any of the original characters but itís a prequel that leads into the plot of A New Hope. The characters in this film plan to steal the plans to the Death Star, setting in motion the events for Luke Skywalker to eventually destroy it. It will definitely keep fans happy until the next Star Wars sequel comes out in 2017 and itís being shown in 3D to make the most of the special effects. It hasnít been rated yet but itís probably most suitable for older primary school aged children and teenagers.

26th: Moana
Rating: PG

After four years of Anna and Elsa domination thereís a new female Disney character on the scene and sheís Hawaiian. Moana is the Chiefís daughter who has a connection with the ocean, and all the animals that live in the sea. This gives her the power to navigate the way to a mystery island to help save her tribe, accompanied by Maui, a demi God, voiced by Dwayne Johnson. It hasnít been rated yet but like most Disney movies, it will be suitable for kids of all ages. Itís officially coming out on Boxing Day but thereís an advance screening on the 4th December at Event Cinemas Tuggerah Westfield for anyone who wants to see it sooner.

26th: Sing
Rating: G

This movie is made by the same studio that made Minions and The Secret Life of Pets. Buster the koala tries to keep his theatre open by hosting an Australian Idol-style singing competition that attracts some crazy characters, including a mouse, a gorilla, a pig and a porcupine, all voiced by famous Hollywood actors such as Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon and Matthew McConaughey. Itís also full of great songs and adults will enjoy it as much as kids. There's an advance screening on the 11th December, two weeks earlier than the official release.

JANUARY 2017

12th: Ballerina
Rating: G

Feliciť is an orphan who dreams of being a prima ballerina even though sheís never had any formal training. She runs away to Paris with her best friend Victor, and pretends to be a rich girl in order to study ballet at the Paris Opera and faces the challenge of competing with not-so-nice fellow ballerina Camille (voiced by Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler). The story takes place in the late 1800ís, before the Eiffel Tower was completed and the animation is visually stunning. Little girls who see this movie will leave the cinema begging to take ballet lessons!

12th: Middle School - The Worst Years Of My Life
Rating: PG

This movie is perfect for tween aged kids. Rafe and his best friend Leo decide to take on the biggest bully at their school - their strict principal who has so many rules itís impossible not to break any. They get their revenge by going a mission to break every rule in the schoolís code of conduct with the help of their classmates. It has some really funny moments but thereís also a surprising emotional twist.

12th: Monster Trucks
Rating: PG

This movie is half action, half sci-fi, and part live action and part animation. Tripp is an unhappy teenager who wants to escape his hometown so he starts to build a truck, but gets drawn into an adventure with a supernatural creature lurking in the town, who has the power to act as a super fast engine in Trippís truck. This movie seems to be more about showcasing visual effects than the story which is why itís being released in 3D, and while it isnít the best movie in this list, itís still another option for kids aged 8 and up to watch during the holidays.

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