Children’s Movies 2022 – Kindergarten


There were tons of great family movies for kids in 2021, especially thanks to streaming services like Disney+ and Netflix. Our love for family movie nights has been rekindled, and we want to continue that momentum in 2022 with even more kids’ movies.

From heartwarming stories about blended families and belt-worthy musicals to lively animal adventures and innocent romance, there’s something for everyone in the family, even older siblings who think they are too cool for movie night.

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As parents, we enjoy watching the movies we grew up with, like Cheaper by the dozen, as they get a modern narrative. The highly anticipated toy story spin off, Light year, is also at the top of our summer listening list. If you’re looking for movies to add to your family movie night queue, we’ve got some suggestions. These 2022 kids movies will have the family laughing and entertaining.

When Mei Lee gets a little too excited, she transforms into a giant red panda, which isn’t an ideal gift to have as a teenager trying to make sense of her changing body, interests, and relationships. His protective mother does not help his situation. If Ming succeeded, she and her daughter would spend every moment together.

Broadcast on Disney+.

Cheaper by the dozen— one of our favorite family movies from the early 2000s — got the reboot treatment this year. Gabrielle Union and Zach Braff lead a blended family of 12 as they navigate school, games, sports, puberty and more.

Broadcast on Disney+.

Cinderella gets a makeover in this Disney Original, which follows El, an aspiring shoe designer who lives with his stepfather and stepbrothers in New York City. When he crosses paths with fellow sneaker connoisseur Kira King, he turns to his fairy godfather for advice and some magical pixie dust.

Broadcast on Disney+.

Although he wasn’t cast in the high school play, Nate still dreams of being a star on Broadway. So he and his best friend, Libby, travel to New York to see the real stars in action. Their trip is diverted after a surprise encounter with Nate’s Aunt Heidi.

Broadcast on Disney+.

Light year

A spin-off from toy story, Light year sees Buzz Lightyear traveling through space, 62 years in the future where he encounters a new planet. Emperor Zurg also makes a reappearance as Buzz’s enemy. The highly anticipated film hits theaters on June 17. It will be available on Disney+ at a later date.

Released in theaters on June 17. Streaming on Disney+, date TBD.

A key is thrown into the plans of famed sea monster hunter Jacob Holland when a young girl named Maisie Brumble sneaks onto his ship. Much to Jacob’s chagrin, Maisie joins his quest to find a dangerous sea beast.

Streaming on Netflix.

A story about female empowerment, Fire heart follows aspiring NYC firefighter Georgia Nolan, who adopts the persona of “Joe” so she can get around the firefighters’ rule against hiring women. When a fire crew is in danger, she volunteers as Joe to help.

Streaming on Hulu.

DC League of Super Pets

In relation to DC and Justice League, DC League of Super Pets focuses on the pets of some of the DC Universe’s greatest heroes. Kids will get to know Batman’s dog, Ace the Bat-Hound, and Man of Steel’s labrador retriever, Krypto the Superdog. The film hits theaters on July 29 and is expected to arrive on HBO Max later this year.

In theaters July 29. Airing on HBO Max, date TBD.

Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank

When a dog learns that a feline village is in danger of losing its land, he sees it as an opportunity to rush in and prove himself to be the brave samurai he believes himself to be. He seeks the help of a famous trainer to get in top shape, but no amount of training can prepare him for what awaits him in the village: cats hate dogs! The Paramount Pictures film is set to hit theaters on July 15 and on a streaming platform (possibly Paramount+) at a later date.

In theaters July 15.

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Gru and the minions are back in the second episode of the Despicable Me spin-off film series, Minions. This film chronicles Gru’s childhood and the events that take place after his application to join the villainous group Vicious 6 is turned down. In a series of funny events, young Gru and his army of minions end up befriend the greatest supervillain of them all. This sets the scene for the movie that started it all, Despicable Me.

In theaters July 1.

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