Summer is almost upon us, and this year, it is bringing with it an impressive slate of children’s movies that will take us right through to Christmas. Children’s movies are tricky endeavours but, when well executed, they can be glorious, shining beacons of first-class story-telling. The very best are those that engage the imaginations of the young, while entertaining the fully grown – and the remainder of 2015 certainly promises to deliver a range of those.
The release schedule features live action, animation and combinations of the two. We can look forward to action, adventure, science-fiction, fantasy and, above all, lots and lots of comedy. There will be new characters and familiar faces in sequels, spin-offs and entirely original stories. Will any of these movies join the ranks of past classics and runaway successes? We’ll have to wait and see – but, in the meantime, here is a preview of the children’s movies headed our way between now and the end of the year.