2 Disney Movies and 8 Other Family Films Coming Out For Kids This Summer
With movie theaters preparing to open up, streaming services poised to debut films on their platforms, and ever-changing release dates, it can be hard to keep track of which movies are coming out this year, let alone where you can watch them. Put your worries aside, because we've rounded up all of the family movies you'll want to catch with your kids this summer. In between playing outside and family outings, summer screen time can come in the form of new movies — from Disney releases to the highly anticipated Space Jam remake.
Keep scrolling to see which family movies are coming out this summer and where you can watch them, and then watch their trailers.
What It's About: "A young boy experiences an unforgettable seaside summer on the Italian Riviera filled with gelato, pasta, and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply held secret: he is a sea monster from another world just below the ocean's surface."
Release Date: June 18 (on Disney+)
The Boss Baby: Family Business
What It's About: "In the sequel to DreamWorks Animation's Oscar-nominated blockbuster comedy, the Templeton brothers — Tim (James Marsden, X-Men franchise) and his Boss Baby little bro Ted (Alec Baldwin) — have become adults and drifted away from each other. Tim is now a married stay-at-home dad. Ted is a hedge fund CEO. But a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach and a can-do attitude is about to bring them together again . . . and inspire a new family business."
Release Date: July 2 (in theaters and on Peacock)
Space Jam: A New Legacy
What It's About: "This transformational journey is a manic mashup of two worlds that reveals just how far some parents will go to connect with their kids. When LeBron and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny, and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.'s digitized champions on the court: a powered-up roster of professional basketball stars as you've never seen them before. It's Tunes versus Goons in the highest-stakes challenge of his life, which will redefine LeBron's bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself. The ready-for-action Tunes destroy convention, supercharge their unique talents, and surprise even 'King' James by playing the game their own way."
Release Date: July 16 (on HBO Max and in theaters)
Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans
What It's About: "The heroes from Trollhunters, 3 Below, and Wizards must team up to face a mysterious enemy who threatens to take over their worlds."
Release Date: July 21 (on Netflix)
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania
What It's About: "Drac and the pack are back, like you've never seen them before in Hotel Transylvania: Transformania. Reunite with your favorite monsters for an all-new adventure that presents Drac with his most terrifying task yet. When Van Helsing's mysterious invention, the 'Monsterfication Ray," goes haywire, Drac and his monster pals are all transformed into humans, and Johnny becomes a monster! In their new mismatched bodies, Drac, stripped of his powers, and an exuberant Johnny, loving life as a monster, must team up and race across the globe to find a cure before it's too late, and before they drive each other crazy. With help from Mavis and the hilariously human Drac Pack, the heat is on to find a way to switch themselves back before their transformations become permanent."
Release Date: July 23
What It's About: "Jungle Cruise [is] a rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Lily travels from London, Englan,d to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank's questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila — his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities — possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank and their fate — and mankind's — hangs in the balance."
Release Date: July 30 (in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access)
What It's About: "An animated musical adventure that follows VIVO, a one-of-kind kinkajou (aka a rainforest 'honey bear,' voiced by [Lin-Manuel] Miranda), who must find his way from Havana to Miami in order to deliver a song on behalf of his beloved owner and mentor Andres."
Release Date: Aug. 6 (on Netflix)
The Loud House Movie
What It's About: "This summer, join your favorite family abroad when #TheLoudHouse heads to Scotland for their very own movie!"
Release Date: Aug. 20 (on Netflix)
PAW Patrol: The Movie
What It's About: "When their biggest rival, Humdinger, starts wreaking havoc as the mayor of Adventure City, Ryder and everyone's favourite heroic pups kick into high gear to face the challenge."
Release Date: Aug. 20 (in theaters and on Paramount+)
Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams
What It's About: "Discover double the singing and double the fun in this all-new musical movie Barbie Big City, Big Dreams. Barbie swaps the sunny shores of Malibu for the bright lights of Broadway to attend an exclusive summer performing arts program and meets…Barbie! Fast friends, the two discover they share more than a name as they explore New York City and all the amazing things they have in common. As they compete for the coveted once-in-a-lifetime Spotlight Solo from Times Square, the friends discover competition isn't all about winning, it's about striving to be your best, overcoming doubts, and sharing the spotlight."
Release Date: Sept. 1 (on Netflix)