Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Angry Birds 2, and the 3 Other Summer Movies We Can’t Wait to Take Our Kids To
So far, 2019 has been serving entertainment gold to our families, and believe it or not, we think that the best is yet to come this Summer. Between sequels to family favorites, live-action reboots and remakes, beloved book adaptations, and new animated films for your kids to fall in love with, this Summer's movie release schedule is stacked.
Check out the family movies coming out between June 21 and Sept. 23, and mark your crew's social calendars accordingly!
The Lion King
What it's about: "From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau's all-new The Lion King journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother — and former heir to the throne — has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy, and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his."
Release date: July 19, 2019
Dora and the Lost City of Gold
What we know: "Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle, nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure yet -- high school. Accompanied by a ragtag group of teens and Boots the monkey, Dora embarks on a quest to save her parents while trying to solve the seemingly impossible mystery behind a lost Incan civilization."
Release date: Aug. 9, 2019
The Angry Birds Movie 2
What it's about: "Red, Chuck, Bomb, and the rest of their feathered friends are surprised when a green pig suggests that they put aside their differences and unite to fight a common threat. Aggressive birds from an island covered in ice are planning to use an elaborate weapon to destroy the fowl and swine way of life. After picking their best and brightest, the birds and pigs come up with a scheme to infiltrate the island, deactivate the device, and return to their respective paradises intact."
Release date: Aug. 16, 2019
Spies in Disguise
What it's about: "Super spy Lance Sterling and scientist Walter Beckett are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave, and debonair. Walter is not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can't learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril."
Release date: Sept. 13, 2019
Toy Story 4
What it's about: "Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody's slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they're worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy."
Release date: June 21, 2019