Family Movies To Look Forward To in 2017

family movies2017 looks like it’s going to be another awesome year for family movies. With a handful of Marvel movies and some favorites getting another addition to the line we have plenty to get excited about. Some shows are getting their own movie and some remakes are making an appearance too! 

Monster Trucks – 1/13/2017

Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp (Lucas Till), a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend. 
Melding cutting edge visual effects and state-of-the-art CGI, Monster Trucks is an action filled adventure for the whole family that will keep you on the edge of your seat and ultimately touch your heart.

Lucas Till plays Tripp in Monster Trucks from Paramount Pictures.
Lucas Till plays Tripp in Monster Trucks from Paramount Pictures.

The LEGO Batman Movie – 2/10/2017

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure: “The LEGO® Batman Movie.” But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.legobatman_wp_desktop

Beauty and the Beast – Release: 03/17/2017

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts. Directed by Oscar® winner Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film, “Beauty and the Beast” is produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman with eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the 1991 animated film, providing the score, which will include new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as several new songs written by Menken and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice. “Beauty and the Beast” will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.BeautyAndTheBeast577e6c66dc01c (1)

Power Rangers – 3/24/2017

A group of high-school kids, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world. The original writers are involved, enough said. PR Behind the Scenes Rangers_rgb

Smurfs: The Lost Village – 4/7/2017

The alll-new, fully CG animated feature SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation, coming to theaters worldwide in 2017.

The alll-new, fully CG animated feature SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation, coming to theaters worldwide in March 2017.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – 5/5/2017

L to R: Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Drax (Dave Bautista), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and Gamora (Zoe Saldana)

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – 5/26/2017

Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon.

ANAHEIM, CA – AUGUST 15:  President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production Sean Bailey (L) and actor Johnny Depp,  dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow, of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES took part today in “Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios” presentation at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2015 in Anaheim, Calif.  

"Worlds, Galaxies, And Universes: Live Action At The Walt Disney Studios" Presentation At Disney's D23 EXPO 2015
Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney

 

Cars 3 – 6/16/2017

When challenged by a new generation of racers, legendary racer Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) turns to an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, to help him compete. Directed by Brian Fee (storyboard artist “Cars,” “Cars 2”) and produced by Kevin Reher (“A Bug’s Life,” “La Luna” short), “Cars 3” cruises into theaters on June 16, 2017.

BACK IN THE GAME — When challenged by a new generation of racers, legendary racer Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) turns to an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, to help him compete. Directed by Brian Fee (storyboard artist “Cars,” "Cars 2") and produced by Kevin Reher ("A Bug's Life," "La Luna" short), "Cars 3" cruises into theaters on June 16, 2017. First Look Concept Art by Noah Klocek / ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.
First Look Concept Art by Noah Klocek / ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Despicable Me 3 -6/30/2017

Trey Parker (Co-creator of South Park) will voice the new villain named Balthazar Bratt. He looks to be a fan of the 80’s hair, style, and music. The animation studio also introduced Dru, Gru’s identical twin brother. Dru is the complete opposite of Gru being nice and caring. He also likes to wear white and has blonde hair. Steve Carrell will be voicing both brothers in the new movie.

There will also be a new Minion short called Mower Minions.

TREY PARKER voices Balthazar Bratt in Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ Despicable Me 3, in theaters on June 30, 2017. Credit: Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures
Credit: Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures

Spiderman: Homecoming – 7/7/2017

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in Spider-Man: Homecoming.SpiderMan_rgb

My Little Pony: The Movie – 10/6/2017

Aside for some cast reveals, the only thing we know about this movie is that Meghan McCarthy is penning the movie script. The story centers on Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity embarking on a journey beyond Equestria, where they meet new friends and challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship and save their home.

Celebs Kristin Chenoweth, Taye Diggs, Emily Blunt, Liev Schreiber, Uzo Aduba, Michael Pena, and songstress Sia will join the original ‘Mane 6’ in the film. MLP_The_Movie_logo_-_Hasbro_Brands_2016_Webcast

Thor: Ragnarok – 11/3/2017

Still filming in Australia so we don’t have a plot yet, but sure to be epic!

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Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Animated) – Slated 11/10/2017 (Possible pushed to 11/6/2018) 

A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the residents of his neighboring village of Whoville. BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH voices The Grinch in Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, in theaters on November 10, 2017. There have been outlets reporting that the release has been pushed to 2018 but the studio still has it listed for 2017, so I’m going with that. *Fingers Crossed*

Credit: Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures
Credit: Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures

Coco – 11/22/2017

The discovery of a generations-old mystery leads to a most extraordinary and surprising family reunion. Benjamin Bratt is the only actor listed for this one so far. 

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 14:  Producer Darla K. Anderson (L) and director Lee Unkrich of COCO took part today in "Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films" presentation at Disney's D23 EXPO 2015 in Anaheim, Calif.  (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Lee Unkrich; Darla K. Anderson
Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney | Lee Unkrich; Darla K. Anderson

Star Wars Episode VIII – Release: 12/15/2017

Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.

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