Winter and Spring have plenty to offer those in search of a fun family trip to the cinema, with the return of various popular characters – some in unfamiliar new guises – and the emergence of some charming new ones.
Featuring more than 85 hit songs “Sing” is set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals where Buster Moon, a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theatre, has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory: by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly star in an animated musical comedy about finding the shining star that lives inside all of us.
See it in cinemas from January 27th
The Lego Batman Movie (Warner Bros)
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The Lego Movie” the biggest film at UK cinemas in 2014, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – Lego Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. 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. Will Arnett returns as the voice of Batman, with Zach Galifianakis as The Joker, Michael Cera as Dick Grayson, Rosario Dawson as Barbara Gordon, and Ralph Fiennes as Alfred.
See it in cinemas from February 10th
Beauty And The Beast (Disney)
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.
See it in cinemas from March 17th
Power Rangers (Lionsgsate)
Saban’s “Power Rangers” follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove — and the world — is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and, before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.
See it in cinemas from March 24th
Smurfs: The Lost Village (Sony)
In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures, to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!
See it in cinemas from March 31st
The Boss Baby (Fox)
Featuring the vocal talents of Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Patton Oswalt and Miles Bakshi, “The Boss Baby” is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim.
See it in cinemas from April 07th
Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience (eOne)
Peppa Pig and friends return to the Big Screen in “Peppa Pigg My First Cinema Experience”. Join Peppa for one hour of fun in an exciting cinema experience for Peppa fans, featuring nine brand new episodes including a visit to London, an Australian Holiday and a trip to the Zoo. Expect plenty of snorts, giggles and jumping up and down in muddy puddles!
See it in cinemas from April 07th