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5 Best New Films for Children this Summer

The summer holidays are coming up, and it's time to start thinking about how you're going to keep the kids entertained...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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