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Easter School Holiday Movies For Kids

Sunday 12th of March to Thursday 6th of April
by Brooke Tasovac (follow)
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As the cool weather sets in, the cinemas have plenty of movies for kids to see on rainy days, during the upcoming Easter school holidays.

MARCH 2017

12th: Raising The Bar
Rating: G

This fun gymnastics movie was filmed in Australia and shown on the Disney channel in America. It's now being released theatrically in Australia, but it's only being shown in Hoyts cinemas and not at Events theatres. It focuses on sixteen year old Kelly who quits an elite gymnastics program in America to come to Australia, only to find herself competing again to help out a friend. Tween aged girls will really enjoy it.

16th: Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience
Rating: G

This Peppa Pig movie is six episodes put together, including the highlight feature Peppa's Australian Holiday where Peppa goes to visit her friend Kylie Kangaroo, and also visits the outback for a barbecue, learns to surf, throws a boomerang and sees the Great Barrier Reef in a submarine. It runs for an hour in total which is a perfect amount of time for toddlers and preschoolers.

23rd: Beauty and the Beast
Rating: To be confirmed

This live action version of the Disney classic stars Emma Watson, the perfect person to play the free thinking Belle who loves books and wants to escape her ordinary village life. It also has Ewan Macgregor, Ian Mackellan and Emma Thompson as Lumiere, Cogsworth and Mrs Potts. There are some scenes with the Beast and some wolves that may be scary for younger children but other than these, it's a movie that will be loved by kids of all ages, and grown ups too!

23rd: Power Rangers
Rating: To be confirmed

For all the eighties and nineties born kids who now have little ones of their own, this movie will be a flashback to watching the TV series after school. It still has the same five teens battling the same villains, in the form of Elizabeth Banks and Bill Hader, but it explains how the rangers acquire their powers. It's most suitable for primary school aged kids, probably 7 or older.

23rd: The Boss Baby
Rating: G

In this animated film produced by Dreamworks, seven year old Tim is very suspicious when his parents bring home a baby brother, who rules the roost, and talks like an adult, who is in fact Alec Baldwin. Several other celebrities voice characters as well, such as Tobey Maguire as Tim, and Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow as their parents. Preschool kids and older kids will find it hilarious. It's also being shown in 3D.

30th: Smurfs: The Lost Village
Rating: G

This is the third Smurfs film to be released in the past few years, and it's a prequel type of story, where the Smurfs are trying to find a lost village following a mysterious map they found, where the other Smurfs in the first two movies, live. Unlike the other two movies which were a mix of live action and animation, this movie is fully animated. It's being shown in both 2D and 3D. It's appropriate for all age groups but it runs for 90 minutes so kids aged five or younger may have trouble sitting still for that long.

30th: The Lego Batman Movie
Rating: PG

Batman stole the show in the first Lego movie and now he has his own story, about the adventures he has with his adopted son who becomes his well known sidekick Robin. Will Arnett is the voice of Batman/Bruce Wayne again, and he is joined by other famous actors such as Michael Cera as Robin, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, Zach Galifianakis as the Joker, and Ralph Fiennes as Alfred. You can see it in 2D or 3D.

APRIL 2017

6th: Dance Academy: The Movie
Rating: PG

This movie is a follow on story from the popular Australian TV series about where the seven main characters are 18 months after the final episode, in Sydney and New York. They've moved on from the National Academy of Dance and are now working as professional dancers, and Tara is struggling to make a comeback after an injury. The TV series is available on Netflix so lots of new kids are watching it, and now they can go and see the movie too.

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