New family movies for summer 2022

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We are excited about this line of new family movies!

Whether your family loves to feast on a huge pot of popcorn in front of a big screen at the local cineplex or feast on homemade nachos in front of your favorite home streaming service, we have good news for all movie buffs. The approaching fall season means that with the return of cooler weather, there’s a slate of new family movies for parents and kids to enjoy. There are some exciting ones here, so get those movie snacks ready!

Pinocchio

© Walt Disney Studios

Actor Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis, who previously worked together on Forrest Gump, Castawayand The Polar Expressgathered for this charming and heartfelt retelling of the classic 1883 Italian children’s book, The Adventures of Pinocchio. In this Disney+ Original, Hanks plays puppeteer Geppetto while newcomer Benjamin Evan Ainsworth voices the titular puppet who yearns to be a real boy one day. The beautiful and evocative shots in Tuscany, Italy are complemented by dazzling CGI effects.

Realized by: Robert Zemeckis
With : Tom Hanks, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Keegan-Michael Key, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth and Lorraine Bracco
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
Evaluation: PG
Exclusive Disney+ release: September 8, 2022

Hocus Pocus 2

Hocus Pocus 2 is a new family movie for fall 2022.
© Walt Disney Studios

After the 1993 cult classic, Hocus Pocus 2 reunites Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as the Sanderson sisters in this highly anticipated Disney+ sequel. Three young women accidentally bring the Sanderson sisters back to present-day Salem and then must find a way to stop the witches from wreaking havoc on the world again.

Realized by: Anne Flecher
With : Hannah Waddingham, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Doug Jones and Tony Hale
Studio: Pictures of Walt Disney
Evaluation: PG
Exclusive Disney+ release: September 30, 2022

Monster High: The Movie

© Mattel Television

This fantasy and musical live-action remake of the popular Monster High fashion dolls and animated series follows the misadventures of young werewolf Clawdeen Wolf who is a newcomer to Monster High. Befriending fellow misfits Frankie Stein and Draculaura, the teen freaks try to fit in with the cool freaks while having to do, like, homework and all.

Realized by: Todd Holland
With : Lina Lecompte, Ceci Balagot, Steve Valentine, Marci T. House, Nayah Damasen, Case Walker and Mila Harris
Studio: Universal Pictures, Storyline Entertainment and Mattel Television
Evaluation: PG
Paramount+ version: October 6, 2022

Lyle, Lyle Crocodile

© Sony Images

Based on the classic 1965 children’s book by Bernard Waber, Lyle is a city croc who lives with the Primm family in a Victorian brownstone on New York’s Upper East Side. While the Primms consider Lyle part of the family, others think he belongs in a zoo. This new live-action/animated family film follows Lyle’s quest to show he’s not like other reptiles. Canadian pop star Shawn Mendes voices the title croc.

Realized by: Josh Gordon and Will Speck
With : Javier Bardem, Constance Wu, Shawn Mendes and Winslow Fegley
Studio: Sony Pictures
Not rated yet
Theatrical release: October 7, 2022

The Curse of Bridge Hollow

©Netflix

As part of Netflix’s slate of Halloween-themed movies, The Curse of Bridge Hollow (formerly titled Boo!) stars comedian Marlon Wayans and Priah Ferguson as a father and daughter who must join forces to save their small town from an ancient, mischievous spirit who has been accidentally released. Scary and goofy fun for the whole family.

Realized by: Jeff Wadlow
With : Marlon Wayans, Priah Ferguson, Lauren Lapkus, Kelly Rowlands and Nia Vardalos
Studio: Ugly Baby Productions and Netflix Originals
Evaluation: N / A
Netflix release: October 14, 2022

White Bird: A Wonderful Story

White Bird is a new fall family film.
© Liongate

Based on RJ Palacio’s best-selling collection of stories, augie and mewhich develops the characters of Palacio’s beloved novel Wonder, white bird tells the story of a young Jewish girl hidden by a boy and his family in Nazi-occupied France during World War II. This family drama about friendship and salvation will strike a chord with moviegoers.

Realized by: Marc Forster
With : Gillian Anderson, Helen Mirren, Olivia Ross, Bryce Gheisar and Ariella Glaser
Studio: Lions Gate
Evaluation: PG-13
Theatrical release: October 14, 2022

The School of Good and Evil

©Netflix

If you and your kids have ever wondered about the true stories behind fairy tales, this beautifully crafted, star-studded Netflix Original film tells the tale of the origin of good and evil. After friends Sophie and Agatha are transported to the school of good and evil, each girl must navigate the unexpected circumstances she finds herself in while trying to survive her own fairy tales.

Realized by: Paul Feig
With : Charlize Theron, Michelle, Yeoh, Cate Blanchett, Rachel Bloom, Ben Kingsley, Laurence Fishburne, Kerry Washington and Rob Delaney
Studio: Netflix Originals
Evaluation: PG-13
Netflix release: October 21, 2022

strange world

Strange World is a new fall family film
© Walt Disney Studios

A new family movie slated for the Thanksgiving holiday season, strange world centers on the Clades, a family of adventurers who explore uncharted and treacherous new worlds where they encounter fantastical creatures and surprising landscapes. With celebrity voices and stunning animation, strange world reminiscent of 1950s science fiction classics.

Realized by: Donation Room
With : Jake Gyllenhaal, Jaboukie Young-White, Gabrielle Union, Alan Tudyk, Lucy Liu and Dennis Quaid
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
Evaluation: N / A
Theatrical release: November 23, 2022

Kayara

© Tunche Films

Brave and athletic, 16-year-old Kayara is destined to be the first woman to enter the Inca Empire’s all-male group of Chasqui Inca messengers. As she learns what it takes to be a Chasqui as well as her challenges, she succeeds in each mission and uncovers the ancient stories of her land and her people.

Realized by: Caesar Zelada
With : Anna Tenney
Studio: Tunche Movies
Not rated yet
Theatrical release: December 1, 2022

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

© Dreamworks Animation

While the character of Puss in Boots is ostensibly from the Shrek universe, this time the brave cat realizes that his passion for adventure has taken its toll. Burning through eight of his nine lives, Puss embarked on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish to restore his nine lives.

Realized by: Joel Crawford
With : Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Harvey Guillén, Florence Pugh, John Mulaney, Wagner Maura and Ray Winstone
Studio: DreamWorks Animation
Not rated yet
Theatrical release: December 21, 2022

Super Mario Bros. : the film

The new family movie Super Mario Bros.  comes out this fall.
© Illumination Studios and Universal Pictures

Nearly 30 years after Disney’s original live-action film adaptation failed at the box office, Nintendo is once again lending its most famous mustachioed brethren to Illumination Studios for an animated film reboot. The script for the film has yet to be announced, but the star cast and seasoned superhero cartoon directors are sure to make it a popular new family movie in 2022.

Realized by: Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic
With : Chris Pratt, Charlie Day, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen and Fred Armisen
Studio: Illumination Studios and Universal Pictures
Not rated yet
Theatrical release: December 21, 2022

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