The summer holidays are drawing ever-closer, but this needn’t be cause for stress. We’ve rounded up the top five children’s films out this summer which are guaranteed to keep the kids entertained. Whether you’re looking for a place for the whole family to cool off during a heatwave, or hide away when the summer showers grace us once more, a good old-fashioned cinema day never goes amiss…
5 of the Best Children’s Films for Summer 2017
1. My Life as a Courgette
A translation of Claude Barras’ touching animation from the original French. Orphaned and alone in a hostile foster home, Courgette (or is he Zucchini?) is befriended by Raymond the Policeman. Out now.
BEST FOR: Award-winning & thought-provoking.
2. Wonder Woman
This summer’s Wonder Woman reveals our heroine’s origins as an Amazonian princess. Called to save the world from catastrophe, she discovers her dynamic powers. Out now.
BEST FOR: Inspirational heroine.
3. Despicable Me 3
Animation at its most hilarious and inventive. Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig star alongside South Park co-creator Trey Parker as the villainous ’80s-obsessed former child star Balthazar Bratt- you won’t want to miss out either. Out 30 June.
BEST FOR: Adult enjoyment.
4. Cars 3
Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is a car on a mission. After a flush of losing races and a terrible crash, his new management want him to call it quits and go into retirement. With top rate animation and voiceovers, Cars 3 promises to be the talk of the playground. Out 14 July.
BEST FOR: Impressive animation.
5. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Dreamworks’ latest project features two young Ohio lads who magically transform their old high school head into a laughable superhero. Exhaustive remake of the original novel by Dav Pilkey. Out 28 July.
BEST FOR: All-round laughs.