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Most Anticipated Family-Friendly Movies and TV Shows in 2023

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Curious as to what movies are in store for your family in 2023? This year’s lineup is guaranteed to get all our little superhero fans excited; with a wide array of Marvel heroes making an appearance alongside other popular characters such as The Little Mermaid, Wonka, and Paw Patrol. Read on for the full release details!

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January

Mummies

Source: Cinema Online

Follow the hilarious and wacky journey of three Mummies who traveled through time, finding themselves in present-day London in search for the Royal Family’s stolen old ring.

Classification: N/A

Release Date: 19th January 2023

Genre: Animation

Running Time: 1 hour 28 minutes


Princess Power (Netflix Series)

Source: IMDb

Celebrate girl power and self-expression with this whimsical preschool series as four fruit princess friends work together to make their fruit kingdoms a a better place! Catch Blueberry, Kiwi, Pineapple and Raspberry as they embrace their differences and become stronger together in this series based on the famous “Princesses Wear Pants” books by Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim.

Release Date: 30th January 2023

Genre: Animation / Adventure / Comedy / Family / Fantasy


Shape Island (Apple TV+ Series)

Source: Apple

Get your kids in love with shapes with this funny and inspiring stop-motion animated series, based on the internationally best-selling “Trilogy Shapes” picture books by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen. Tune in and join serious Square, intrepid Circle, and tricky Triangle on their silly adventures as they dig up some fun, search for answers, and discover their friendship comes in all shapes!

Release Date: 30th January 2023


February

Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania

Source: Cinema Online

Small, but mighty! Scott Lang as Ant-Man and Hope Van Dyne as the Wasp find themselves on an adventure that pushes them beyond their limits, as they find themselves exploring the Quantum Realm and interacting with strange creatures. 

Classification: N/A

Release Date: 16th February 2023

Genre: Action / Adventure / Comedy

Running Time: 2 hours


March

Shazam! Fury Of The Gods

Source: Cinema Online

Uh oh, the gods are not too happy! In the sequel to the 2019 Shazam, teenage Billy Batson has taken his powers for granted and must now make peace with the gods to fight the Daughters of Atlas and stop them from using their weapon of destruction. 

Classification: N/A

Release Date: 16th March 2023

Genre: Action / Comedy

Running Time: N/A


Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Source: IMDb

Have an entertaining time watching this funny, action-packed movie that is based on the playful spirit of the legendary roleplaying Dungeon & Dragons game introduced in the 1970s. Watch a charming thief and unexpected adventurers go on a heist to retrieve a lost relic as things go completely askew in the best way!

Classification: N/A

Release Date: 30th March 2023 

Genre: Adventure / Fantasy

Running Time: N/A


April

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Source: IMDb

Our kids may not be as familiar as we may be with the world of Super Mario, but this feature film adaptation of the classic video game is sure to keep both parents and children happily engaged (and back down memory lane)! Illumination and Nintendo brings to us a colourful story, where our favourite Italian plumbers, Mario and his brother Luigi, travel through an underground labyrinth to save a captured princess.

Classification: N/A

Release Date: 20th April 2023

Genre: Animation

Running Time: N/A


May

The Little Mermaid

Source: Cinema Online

Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” is coming to our shores in the first half of 2023! This live-action musical film will be loosely based on the classic fairy tale, with composer Alan Menken re-working the original songs for a mesmerising musical film about Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure.

Classification: N/A

Release Date: 26th May 2023

Genre: Family / Fantasy

Running Time: N/A


June

Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse (Part One)

Source: Cinema Online

A favourite among little (and big) ones, Spider-Man is set to return to the big screen, joining forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-people to take on new villains. Catch their epic adventure in this next chapter of the Oscar®-winning Spider-Verse saga.

Classification: N/A

Release Date: 1st June 2023

Genre: Animation

Running Time: N/A


Elemental

Source: Cinema Online

Get ready for another heartwarming movie with adorable animated characters by Pixar and Disney. This feel-good film shows how an unlikely pair discover something elemental and look to turn their differences into water under the bridge, in a city where water, fire, air and land residents live together.

Classification: N/A

Release Date: 15th June 2023

Genre: Adventure / Animation / Comedy

Running Time: N/A


Strays

Source: Stray Official Trailer You Tube

If you’re looking for a way to teach your child about responsibility towards their pets, book your tickets and watch this dog comedy together! This light-hearted movie shows how an abandoned dog teams up with other strays to get revenge on his former owner.

Classification: N/A

Release Date: 15th June 2023

Genre: Animation / Comedy

Running Time: N/A


The Flash

Source: IMDb

Based on the comic book superhero, The Flash, this standalone movie is part of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Catch Barry Allen as a speedster fighting crime in the Central City after being given the power of super-speed, post-coma.

Classification: N/A

Release Date: 22nd June 2023

Genre: Action / Superhero

Running Time: N/A


Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny

Source: Cinema Online

Follow the exciting adventures of Dr Henry Walton “Indiana” Jones, Jr., in the fifth instalment of the film franchise. 

Classification: N/A

Release Date: 29th June 2023

Genre: Action / Adventure

Running Time: N/A


July

Barbie

Source: IMDb

Stylish outfits, dance parties, that iconic pink car – and a smart film about self-acceptance? With Greta Gerwig directing, Margot Robbie as the beloved doll and Ryan Gosling playing Ken, this highly-anticipated movie tackles the issue of perfection, showcasing a doll in “Barbieland’ being expelled for not being perfect enough, as well the lessons learnt from her adventure into the real world. 

Classification: N/A

Release Date: 20th July 2023

Genre: Comedy / Romance

Running Time: N/A


The Marvels

Source: IMDb

The third Marvel movie of the year will be the sequel to 2019’s Captain Marvel, where an extraterrestrial Kree warrior finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls.

Classification: N/A

Release Date: 27th July 2023

Genre: Action / Adventure / Fantasy

Running Time: N/A


August

Blue Beetle

Source: Blue Beetle

There seems to be a common theme about unassuming individuals coming into contact with tiny creatures, resulting in gifts of superhero powers. Watch the story of a teenager who finds an alien beetle grafting itself into the base of his spine, giving him super-powered armour, enhanced speed, strength, and more. 

Classification: N/A

Release Date: 17th August 2023

Genre: Action / Superhero

Running Time: N/A


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

Source: Cinema Online

1980s iconic cartoon sensation Ninja Turtles will be making its way to modern day cinemas this year. For the first time, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be voiced by teenagers, as the half-shelled heroes move from their sewer home to high school and end up having to face a teacher trying to steal their blood to create a mutant army.

Classification: N/A

Release Date: 17th August 2023

Genre: Animation

Running Time: 115 minutes


October

Kraven The Hunter

Source: IMDb

Have we mentioned yet that this is the year of Marvel superheroes? This film shows Spiderman’s adversary, Russian immigrant Sergei Kravinoff, who is on a mission to prove that he is the greatest hunter in the world.

Classification: N/A

Release Date: 5th October 2023

Genre: Action / Adventure / Science Fiction

Running Time: N/A


Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie

Source: IMDb

No job is too big, no pup is too small! The pups are making it to the big screen this year with The Mighty Movie; where the PAW Patrol pups transform into The Mighty Pups with superpowers after a magical meteor crash lands in Adventure City. Skye, the littlest member of the team has her dream come true as a Mighty Pup, and learns that even the smallest pup can make the biggest difference.

Classification: N/A

Release Date: 12th October 2023 

Genre: Animation

Running Time: 86 minutes


November 

Trolls Band Together

Source: IMDb

The sequel to Trolls World Tour (2020) and the third instalment in DreamWorks Animation’s blockbuster musical franchise will be released this coming holiday season. Get ready for an action-packed, all-star, rainbow-coloured Trolls family reunion!

Classification: N/A

Release Date: 9th November 2023

Genre: Animation

Running Time: N/A


December

Migration

Source: MT TopZ

A family of ducks try to convince their overprotective father to go on the vacation of a lifetime.

Classification: N/A

Release Date: 7th December 2023

Genre: Adventure / Animation / Comedy

Running Time: N/A


Wonka

Source: IMDb

Wacky, witty and beloved Willy Wonka is shown in his early years and on one of his earliest adventures. The musical is based on the classic children’s novel by Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and shows how Willy Wonka met the Oompa-Loompas before he became a legendary chocolatier.

Classification: N/A

Release Date: 14th December 2023

Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Family

Running Time: N/A


Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom

Source: IMDb

The sequel to the 2018 film ‘Aquaman’ – stay tuned as more details of this upcoming movie are revealed down the line! 

Classification: N/A

Release Date: 28th December 2023

Genre: Action / Science Fiction

Running Time: N/A

[*The timeline and release dates above are accurate as at publication date and are subject to change]

 

 

 

Elaine is a mummy of two who moved from the financial world to become an early childhood educator. She loves travelling, books and her cup of tea to unwind after a long day of diapers, school runs and pretend play.