25 Kids' Movies Coming Out in 2019 That Are Worth a Trip to the Theater

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Kids' Movies 2019

There's nothing more fun than family movie night at the theater. And children — not to mention parents — are in luck in 2019, because there's a lot of exciting films on the lineup, including a new Lego Movie, a new Star Wars, three Disney remakes, and the sequel to Frozen.

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The Kid Who Would Be King
20th Century Fox
The Kid Who Would Be King

Arthurian legend gets a PG twist in this movie about a 12-year-old who unknowingly pulls the famed sword from the stone, setting him on a path to fight the evil Morgana. The fantasy/adventure comes from British director Joe Cornish, who garnered praise for his (not-for-kids) sci-fi movie .

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How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Home video release date: April 30

It's been a long journey since young Hiccup met Toothless in . Now, Hiccup is chief and his village is under threat, leading him and Toothless to go off in search of a world that might only exist in Viking lore. Expect more state-of-the-art, computer-animated dragon soaring.

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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Warner Bros.
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Home video release date: May 7

When Lucy, Batman, Princess Unikitty, and other friends from are kidnapped, it's up to the guileless Emmet to become a master builder and make everything awesome again.

RELATED: The Best New Toys of 2019

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Wonder Park
Wonder Park

This movie follows an imaginative girl named June who spends all her time as a child dreaming up an elaborate amusement park. As an adult, June finds her park out in the real world, and realizes that she has to save it from evil forces. If your kids are as enchanted with the park as June is, they're in luck — Nickelodeon plans on running .

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Disney continues to remake its classic animated films with three live-action-and-CGI re-dos this year. The first is , the heartstring-tugging tale of the flying elephant, which stars Colin Farrell as the circus' elephant caretaker. The movie is directed by Tim Burton, who started off Disney's whole remake trend with his live-action version of

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Missing Link
Annapurna Pictures
Missing Link

Release date: April 12

From Laika, the studio that made and , comes another film done in the stop-motion animation style. This one is more of a comedy — a mismatched buddy adventure where an explorer looking for respect from his peers is teamed up with a Bigfoot/Yeti-type creature named Mr. Link.

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Disneynature Penguins
Disneynature Penguins

Release date: April 17

Every year around Earth Day, Disney releases a documentary about one of the planet's most amazing creatures. This year, it's about adorable penguins, so all those / fans out there better get psyched! Bonus: If you see it in its first week, Disney donates a portion of each ticket price to the .

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Release date: May 3

We bet you didn't know you needed a movie based on those ! With voice performances by Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, and Janelle Monae, they may be "ugly," but they're going to sound great.

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Pokémon Detective Pikachu
Warner Bros.
Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Release date:: May 10

Ryan Reynolds will be the voice and motion-capture face of fuzzy Detective Pikachu, a family noir based on . Pikachu in little deerstalker/Sherlock Holmes hat is pretty cute, we have to admit.

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Best Kids' Movies 2019 - Aladdin

Release date: May 24

The second Disney remake of 2019 is Aladdin, from the frenetic director of and . But everyone knows that the greatness of an Aladdin movie rests on its genie, and this one is no slouch: Will Smith has stepped into the role.

RELATED: The New Aladdin Trailer Will Change the Way You See Will Smith's Genie

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The Secret Life of Pets 2
The Secret Life of Pets 2

Release date: June 7

The sequel to delves deeper into what our kitties and pooches are doing while we're away. As with the first movie, this one is stacked with a voice cast of comedians, including newcomers Patton Oswalt (who's replacing Louis C.K.) and Tiffany Haddish.

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Best Kids Movies 2019 - Toy Story 4
Toy Story 4

Release date: June 21

Road trip! Woody, Buzz, and all the gang, including , all take to the road in the newest installment in the Toy Story franchise. But star Tim Allen says it's going to be emotional, so we're bringing the tissues.

RELATED: 'Toy Story 4' Will Include New Characters and an Emotional Plot Twist

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The Lion King
The Lion King

Release date: July 19

The last of Disney's 2019 remakes is , directed by 's Jon Favreau. This one boasts a fantastic voice cast, which includes none other than Beyoncé Knowles as Nala. Donald Glover is Simba, and other performances are provided by James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, and John Oliver.

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Best Kids Movies 2019 - Dora the Explorer
Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Release date: August 2

It's amazing there hasn't been a full-length, live-action movie before now. This one looks to be adventure-filled and action packed, as Dora has to navigate the wilds of an untamed world — high school — before she heads back to the jungle to try to save her lost parents.

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Best Kids Movies 2019 - Artemis Fowl
Artemis Fowl

Release date: August 9

Based on the beloved book series by Eoin Colfer, the movie follows the adventures of a kid who's also a criminal mastermind. This time, he's off to find — and rob — a secret, hidden group of fairies. It's directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also did the first movie.

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angry birds 2
The Angry Birds Movie 2

Release date: August 16

Though you may have moved on from the game on the small screen, the birds and pigs are still getting into trouble on the big screen. Only this time, they just might have to team up to fight a common enemy.

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Best Kids Movies 2019 - Playmobil the Movie
Playmobil: The Movie

Release date: August 16

We live in a golden age where every toy set you had as a kid will get its own feature film in 2019. The live-action/animation hybrid will follow a pair of siblings as they venture into Playmobil world, and the voice cast includes Meghan Trainor, Adam Lambert, and Daniel Radcliffe.

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Spies in Disguise
Blue Sky Studios
Spies in Disguise

Release date: September 13

Fans of cool, slick, '60s spy movies will be placated between movies thanks to this film from Blue Sky studios. Will Smith pops up again as the voice of super spy Lance Sterling.

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Best Kids Movies 2019 - Abominable

Release date: September 27

In addition to Missing Link, DreamWorks is planning a movie about a group of teens who want to reunite an Abominable Snowman with its family. The cast stars Chloe Bennett, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, and Tsai Chin.

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Best Kids' Movies 2019 - The Addams Family
The Addams Family

Release date: October 11

While and are stone-cold classics, this animated Addams movie hews closer to the original New Yorker comics. Oscar Isaac takes on the role of Gomez Addams in a voice cast that also includes Charlize Theron and Allison Janney.

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Best Kids Movies 2018 - Maleficent Mistress of Evil
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Release date: October 11

Angelina Jolie as one of the scariest Disney villains of all time, in a movie that further delves into the relationship between the witch and princess Aurora.

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Best Kids Movies 2019 - Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog

Release date: November 8

Finally, Sonic isn't just a side character in . As the star of his own movie, Sonic battles the evil Dr. Robotnik, played by Jim Carrey.

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Best Kids' Movies 2019 Frozen II
Frozen II

Release date: November 22

This is it: The big one for 2019. Kids have been clamoring for six years to see a sequel, and their patience (or lack thereof) is finally being rewarded — though details like the plot//whether or not Jonathan Groff actually get to sing this time are still being announced. Either way, you know you're in for it: See you all at the theater Thanksgiving weekend.

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'Cats' Broadway Opening - Arrivals & Curtain Call
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Release date: December 20

For those who want the Cats Broadway experience in the movie theater, director Tom Hooper is doing a film version with choreography by Hamilton's Andy Blankenbuehler. The cast appeals to kids and adults alike, since it features Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo, Rebel Wilson, Jennifer Hudson, and Idris Elba. Meow!

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Star Wars IX
Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

Release date: December 20

director J.J. Abrams takes another ride on the Millennium Falcon for a trilogy-concluding adventure with Rey, Poe, Finn, Rose and Kylo Ren. (Though we'll never get over the loss of Princess Leia — we miss you, Carrie Fisher!) The plot hasn't been announced, but the film's subtitle, The Rise of Skywalker, gives a juicy hint.

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