Streaming Now: New Releases to Watch on Your Next Family Movie Night

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Looking for new movies to enjoy with your kids? If you don’t feel like going out to the movies, recreate the movie magic at home with a family movie night. Here are some movies released in the last few months that you can watch at home including some which have been fast-tracked for home viewing like Sonic the Hedgehog, 100% Wolf, SCOOB! and The Wishmas Tree.

Pop the popcorn, dim the lights and settle in for a great movie flick. No matter what flicks your family loves, you’re sure to find something that your family will love. Most titles are available to stream across a variety of digital platforms including Apple TV app/ iTunes, Fetch, Foxtel Store, Google Play, Microsoft Store, PlayStation Store and Telstra TV Box Office while others are available on select streaming services.

100% Wolf

The story of 100% Wolf centers on Freddy Lupin, heir to the leadership of a proud family line of werewolves. Positive he’ll become the most fearsome werewolf ever, Freddy is in for a shock when on his 14th birthday his first “warfing” goes awry, turning him into a ferocious… poodle. Thrown a bone by the pack elders, Freddy has until the next moonrise to prove he has the heart of a wolf, or risk being cast out forever. With the help of an unlikely ally in a streetwise stray named Batty, Freddy must overcome his pink and fluffy exterior to prove he’s still 100% Wolf. Rated PG. Watch trailer.

Abominable

When teenage Yi encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai, she and her mischievous friends, Jin and Peng, name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. Rated PG. Watch trailer.

Artemis Fowl

Disney’s Artemis Fowl, based on the beloved book series by Eoin Colfer, is a fantastical, spellbinding adventure that follows the journey of 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds. The movie follows his journey as he seeks to find his father who has mysteriously disappeared. Rated PG. Available to stream on Disney+. Watch trailer.

Cats

Cats is a 2019 musical fantasy film based on the 1981 stage musical of the same name by Andrew Lloyd Webber. In this movie, a tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life. Rated PG. Watch trailer.

The Call of the Wild

Adapted from the beloved literary classic, The Call of the Wild vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. Rated PG. Watch trailer.

Dolittle

After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle, famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company. But when the young queen falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures. Rated PG. Watch trailer.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Dora’s going on her biggest adventure yet in Dora and the Lost City of Gold. Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure ever – High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego, a mysterious jungle inhabitant, and a ragtag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold. Rated PG. Watch trailer.

Frozen 2

Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In Frozen, Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In Frozen 2, she must hope they are enough. Rated PG. Available to stream on Disney+. Watch trailer.

GO!

When Jack and his single mother move to a small town in Western Australia, he soon gets involved in the competitive world of go-kart racing. Jack’s got natural talent but must learn to control his recklessness. To do that, he’ll need the help of aspiring engineer, Mandy (Anastasia Bampos, wise-cracking best mate Colin and mysterious mentor, Patrick. Together, the team will endeavour to overcome all odds and defeat ruthless racer Dean to win the National Go Kart Championship. GO! is a high-octane Australian family film with heart. Rated PG. Watch trailer.

Hamilton

The filmed version of the original Broadway smash hit Hamilton combines the best elements of live theatre, film and streaming in an astounding blend of hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway. Presenting the tale of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, this revolutionary moment in theatre is the story of America then, told by America now. Rated PG-13. Available to stream on Disney+. Watch trailer.

Horrible Histories: The Movie

Horrible Histories The Movie: Rotten Romans: Who are the Celts? What have the Romans ever done for us? And why is Emperor Nero dousing himself in horse wee? Friends, Romans, Celts… Lend us your ears. The all-conquering Romans rule the civilised world – and that includes “the stain” that is Britain. While the young Emperor Nero must battle his scheming mother Agrippina for ultimate power, Celt queen Boudicca gathers an army in Britain to repel the rotten Romans. Mixed up in this battle for liberation are the teenage Atti, a reluctant Roman soldier, and Orla, a young Celt with dreams of becoming a warrior like Boudicca. Will they fall on opposite sides or forge a friendship in the chaos of Celtic-inspired rebellion? Not rated. Rated Watch trailer.

Jumanji: The Next Level

In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back (Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan) but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world’s most dangerous game. Rated PG. Watch trailer.

My Spy

My Spy follows JJ a hardened CIA operative who has been demoted and finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, named Sophie where he has been sent undercover begrudgingly to surveil her famil Rated PG. Watch trailer.

Onward

In Disney and Pixar’s Onward, elf brothers, Ian and Barley, get to spend a day with their late dad and go on a quest aboard Barley’s epic van Guinevere. When their mum Laurel realizes her sons are gone, she teams up with The Manticore to find them. Rated PG. Available to stream on Disney+. Watch trailer.

Playing with Fire

Nothing can prepare these elite firefighters for their most challenging job yet: babysitting. When straight-laced fire superintendent Jake Carson (John Cena) and his elite team of expert firefighters (Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo and Tyler Mane) come to the rescue of three siblings in the path of an encroaching wildfire, they quickly realize that no amount of training could prepare them for their most challenging job yet – babysitters. Unable to locate the children’s parents, the firefighters have their lives, jobs and even their fire depot turned upside down and quickly learn that kids – much like fires –are wild and unpredictable. Rated PG. Watch trailer.

SCOOB!

The first full-length animated Scooby-Doo adventure for the big screen is the never-before told stories of Scooby-Doo’s origins and the greatest mystery in the career of Mystery Inc. “SCOOB!” reveals how lifelong friends Scooby and Shaggy first met and how they joined with young detectives Fred, Velma and Daphne to form the famous Mystery Inc. Now, with hundreds of cases solved and adventures shared, Scooby and the gang face their biggest, most challenging mystery ever: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. Rated PG. Watch trailer.

Sonic The Hedgehog

Based on the global blockbuster video game franchise from Sega, Sonic the Hedgehog tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. Rated PG. Watch trailer.

Spies in Disguise

In this high-flying animated comedy, super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is none of the above. But this unlikely duo must team up for the ultimate mission to save the world when a “biodynamic concealment” experiment transforms Lance into a brave, fierce, majestic…pigeon! Rated PG. Watch trailer.

The Willoughbys

The Willoughby children with horribly selfish parents hatch a sneaky plan to send their parents on vacation. The four siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure with their new nanny to find the true meaning of family. Rated PG. Available to stream on Netflix. Watch trailer.

The Wishmas Tree

A young possum’s misguided wish for a white Wishmas not only freezes her entire hometown of Sanctuary City, but also threatens the lives of all who live there. Before the magical Wishmas Tree dies, she must undertake a perilous journey into the WILD; battling self-doubt, ghostly predators and ultimately, Extinction itself, to reverse the damage she has caused and save her city. Rated PG. Watch trailer.


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