2022 is shaping up to be a good year for new kids movies. The mixed bag of future releases includes sequels, origin stories and spinoffs as well as some interesting new stories.
So get ready for some silly fun and lots of singing this year. Here is a list of nine must-see films.
“Hotel Transylvania: Transformania”
The “monsterification ray”, a mysterious invention, goes wrong. Drac and his monster buddies become humans and Johnny becomes a monster, for IMDb. Will they team up to find a cure and fix this mess before it’s too late?
“The King’s Daughter”
Secret princesses, a mermaid and a king who wants to be immortal: this movie seems to have it all. To achieve immortality, the king must take the mermaid’s life force, but a young woman won’t let that happen, for Good Housekeeping.
It’s one of two Pixar movies this year with a distinctively unique and quirky premise. The film follows a 13-year-old girl who turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited. It sounds silly, but knowing Pixar, this movie is bound to be full of lessons that even adults can learn, for example. Screen Rant.
“Sonic the Hedgehog 2”
After the 2020 movie, Sonic is back and this time he fights Doctor Eggman who wants to steal Master Emerald. If you’re familiar with Sonic video games, you already know that the characters – Tails and Knuckles – will make an appearance in this sequel.
‘DC League of Super-Pets’
While the DC Universe is releasing tons of movies this year, the one that’s unexpected is “DC League of Super-Pets,” an animated movie about DC superhero pets. The star-studded cast – including Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart – are bound to make this a hilarious movie, per Screen Rant.
If you are a fan of the “Toy Story” series, this movie is a treat for you. This is the origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired the toy, and how he becomes the Space Ranger we know today, by Initiated in cinema.
“The Minions: The Rise of Gru”
This film was supposed to be released in 2020 but was postponed. According to Good Housekeeping, the release is not guaranteed but it seems hopeful. The film follows Gru in the 70s as he becomes the villain. It also gives us a story of how the minions got involved.
‘Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse Part One’
In this film, Miles Morales continues to have adventures with Spider-Men from other dimensions, including Peter Parker and Spider Gwen. Through Screen Rantthe film’s official title contains the first part, which could mean that a sequel may already be in production.
‘Super Mario Bros.’
“Super Mario Bros.” follow the typical video game plot where a plumber named Mario travels with his brother Luigi to save a princess, by IMDb. The film was wrapped in A-listers like Chris Pratt as Mario, Charlie Day as Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, and others including Jack Black and Seth Rogen.