Sing 2 and 4 Other Family Movies That Are Coming Out in 2021
With some of 2020's family film releases pushed back due to the pandemic — not to mention the ones that were originally scheduled for this year in the first place — there are a ton of new kid-friendly movies on the horizon for 2021. With not all theaters fully reopened, many of these movies have been scheduled to either debut on streaming services or will be available to rent on-demand, while some will release in cinemas, as intended.
Clifford The Big Red Dog
What It's About: "When middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth (Darby Camp) meets a magical animal rescuer (John Cleese) who gifts her a little, red puppy, she never anticipated waking up to find a giant ten-foot hound in her small New York City apartment. While her single mom (Sienna Guillory) is away for business, Emily and her fun but impulsive uncle Casey (Jack Whitehall) set out on an adventure that will keep you on the edge-of-your-seat as our heroes take a bite out of the Big Apple. Based on the beloved Scholastic book character, Clifford will teach the world how to love big!"
Release Date: Nov. 10 (in theaters and on Paramount+)
What It's About: "When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind."
Release Date: Nov. 11 (rated PG-13)
What It's About: "Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal—every child except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family's last hope."
Release Date: Nov. 24
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
What It's About: "Greg Heffley is a scrawny but ambitious kid with an active imagination and big plans to be rich and famous – he just has to survive middle school first. To make matters worse, Greg's lovable best friend Rowley seems to coast through life and succeed at everything without even trying! As details of his hilarious – and often disastrous – attempts to fit in fill the pages of his journal, Greg learns to appreciate true friends and the satisfaction that comes from standing up for what is right."
Release Date: Dec. 3 (on Disney+)
What It's About: "Buster Moon and his friends must persuade reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to join them for the opening of a new show."
Release Date: Dec. 22