The Best New Kids & Family Movies Coming Out in 2022 in Australia

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Find out when new kids movies are coming out so you can schedule a family night out at the movies or stream it at home when available. We’ve compiled a list of all the new family flicks coming out including trailers so you can sit back and wait in anticipation until it arrives at your local movie theatre or on streaming service. Then head to the movies (or your living room) with your family and enjoy the show. Upcoming movies in 2022 and 2023 include book adaptations, remakes, sequels, and more. We’ve included movies to watch with toddlers all the way up to teens.

The Bad Guys

Australian release date: 31 March 2022
Running Time: 100 minutes
Rating: PG

After a lifetime of pulling legendary heists, five notorious bad guys—Mr. Wolf, Mr Snake, Mr Piranha, Mr Shark and Ms Tarantula—attempt their most challenging job yet…going good. Nobody has ever failed so hard at trying to be good as ‘The Bad Guys’, an all-new animated feature film from DreamWorks Animation.

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Australian release date: 31 March 2022
Running Time: TBA
Rating: PG

The world’s favorite blue hedgehog is back for a next-level adventure in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.

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Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Australian release date: 7 April 2022
Running Time: 142 minutes
Rating: M

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, though he’s unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

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Cinderella and the Little Sorcerer 

Australian release date: 21 April 2022
Running Time: 91 minutes
Rating: PG

When Prince Alex is trapped in the body of a mouse, Ella and her friends set off on a journey to find the magic potion ingredients that can change him back. On a quest that tests fate itself, they discover that friendship is the most potent cure of all.

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Pinocchio: A True Story

Australian release date: 19 May 2022
Running Time: 94 minutes
Rating: PG

Young Pinocchio runs away from his genius creator Jepetto accompanied by the horse Tibalt to see the world and joins the traveling circus run by hustler Modjafocco.

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The Bob’s Burgers Movie

Australian release date: 26 May 2022
Running Time: 105 minutes
Rating: CTC

“The Bob’s Burgers Movie” is an animated, big-screen, musical comedy-mystery-adventure based on the long-running Emmy®-winning series. The story begins when a ruptured water main creates an enormous sinkhole right in front of Bob’s Burgers, blocking the entrance indefinitely and ruining the Belchers’ plans for a successful summer. While Bob and Linda struggle to keep the business afloat, the kids try to solve a mystery that could save their family’s restaurant. As the dangers mount, these underdogs help each other find hope and fight to get back behind the counter, where they belong.

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Pil’s Adventures

Australian release date: 2 June 2022
Running Time: 89 minutes
Rating: PG

Pil is a young orphan living in the medieval city of Foggyburgh. One day, the cruel regent Tristain curses Roland, the heir to the throne, by changing him into a “chickat” (half chicken, half cat). To save Roland and the kingdom, Pil embarks on a quest for the antidote, along with Graubart, a clumsy guard with a good heart, Jiggler, a young loony jester, and her three tamed weasels. From the Cursed Forest to the Glen of the Beast, Pil and her unlikely companions live their greatest adventure and find the family they never had.

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Jurassic World: Dominion

Australian release date: 9 June 2022
Running Time: 150 minutes
Rating: CTC

This June, experience the epic conclusion to the Jurassic era as two generations unite for the first time. From Jurassic World architect and director Colin Trevorrow, Dominion takes place four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed. Dinosaurs now live—and hunt—alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures.

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Minions: The Rise of Gru

Australian release date: 23 June 2022
Running Time: TBA
Rating: CTC

The untold story of one 12-year-old’s dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain, in Minions: The Rise of Gru. In the heart of the 1970s, amidst a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making back-up from his loyal followers, the Minions. Together, Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto – a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please – deploy their skills as they and Gru build their first lair, experiment with their first weapons, and pull off their first missions.

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Thor: Love and Thunder

Australian release date: 6 July 2022
Running Time: TBA
Rating: CTC

The sequel to Thor: Ragnarok and the fourth movie in the Thor saga.

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My Sweet Monster

Australian release date: 7 July 2022
Running Time: 100 minutes
Rating: PG

King is unable to believe the fact that his beloved child, Princess Barbara, is all grown up. He still tries to watch over the Princess, but the 16-year-old Barbara throws a tantrum at her birthday party. While everybody is distracted, the throne is seized by a sneaky post clerk Weasel. However, unsatisfied with being the sole ruler of the Kingdom, he also plans to marry Barbara. Princess Barbara runs away from the palace and finds herself deep in the woods. She bumps into Boogey the Outlaw and his friend the Wicked Rabbit. Barbara’s interference wreaks havoc into the ordinary bachelor-style life of the two friends.

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Best Birthday Ever

Australian release date: 11 August 2022

Running Time: 75 minutes

Rating: CTC

The story of Little Charlie, a small rabbit who lives with his loving family and pets in a house at the edge of town. Like many five-year olds, Little Charlie goes to a kindergarten and plays with his friends in the neighbourhood. He is used to having his parents’ full attention – but all of that changes when his baby sister Clara is born, leading to an unexpected adventure with his best friend Monica

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The Railway Children Return

Australian release date: 25 August 2022
Running Time: 99 minutes
Rating: CTC

Follow a group of children who are evacuated to a Yorkshire village during the Second World War, where they encounter a young soldier who, like them, is far away from home.

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Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank

Australian release date: 15 September 2022
Running Time: 97 minutes
Rating: CTC

A samurai hopes to make his dreams come true, but goes through trials to defeat enemies.

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DC League of Super Pets

Australian release date: 15 September 2022
Running Time: TBA
Rating: CTC

Superman’s dog team up with a flying cat to stop crime while Superman is on vacation.

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Finnick

Australian release date: 15 September 2022
Running Time: 85
Rating: CTC

Not many people know that every house is inhabited by finns. They are furry creatures that appear in human world to take care of a house and keep the hearth. Finnick is a young Finn, who doesn’t seem to care about his responsibility of making a home out of the house. He is just making pranks on his people and that is the reason why none of the families wanted to stay long in his house. Everything changes when a new family comes to his house, where Finnick’s tricks do not work at all, and he meets 13-year old Christine and inexplicable events begin to happen in the city. Finnick and Christine, who are so different, will have to team up and work together to solve the mystery of the events and save the city. 

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Little Eggs: African Rescue

Australian release date: 22 September 2022
Running Time: 88 minutes
Rating: CTC

Toto and his friends must rescue his egg children after they’re taken away for a gourmet food event in Africa.

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The Amazing Maurice

Australian release date: 1 December 2022
Running Time: 84 minutes
Rating: CTC

This story follows Maurice, a streetwise cat, who has the perfect money-making scam. He finds a dumb-looking kid who plays a pipe and has his very own horde of rats, who are strangely literate.

Lyle Lyle Crocodile

Australian release date: 26 December 2022
Running Time: TBA
Rating: CTC

Feature film based on the children’s book about a crocodile that lives in New York City.

Puss In Boots: The Last Wish

Australian release date: 26 December 2022
Running Time: TBA
Rating: CTC

Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll: he has burned through eight of his nine lives. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives.

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Disney Strange World

Australian release date: 26 December 2022
Running Time: TBA
Rating: CTC

The legendary Clades are a family of explorers whose differences threatened to topple their latest and most crucial mission.

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Additional movies

Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania (16 February 2023)

Harold and The Purple Crayon (9 March 2023)

Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom (16 March 2023)

Super Mario Bros: The Movie (30 March 2023)

The Little Mermaid (25 May 2023)

Trolls 3 (30 November 2023)


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