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hmv.com presents… 50 Films to get you excited for 2015! #5 Kids
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hmv.com presents… 50 Films to get you excited for 2015! #5 Kids

2014 is almost at an end and it’s been a pretty damn great year for movies, we’ve had Guardians Of The Galaxy, X-Men: Days Of Future Past, 12 Years A Slave, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Edge Of Tomorrow, Nightcrawler, the list goes on and on.

But, the thing is, 2015 is shaping up to be even better and we’re going to prove it to you. Over the next few days we’re going to be previewing 50 films that are hitting the big screen in 2015 and they all look outstanding…

Today we finish off with the best of 2015’s movies for kids, there are some belters on the way…

 

Big Hero 6

 

What Is It?

An epic new animation from Disney, set in a rather lovely version of the future.

 

Any plot details?

We’re in the fictional city of San Fransokyo (see what they did there…) and young prodigy Hiro is in big trouble. To dig himself out, he turns to a team of loveable heroes, including plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred.

 

Who’s In It?

Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Daniel Henney, T. J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans, Jr., Génesis Rodríguez, and Maya Rudolph all lend their voices to the flick.

 

When Can I See It?

It’s been out in the US for a while, but it hits UK cinemas on January 30th.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

Certainly, it’s below for you.

 

 

Minions

 

What Is It?

If you’ve seen Despicable Me, you’ll know all about them, if you haven’t, stop reading and go watch Despicable Me.

 

Any plot details?

This is an origin story for the minions and their quest to find a master evil enough to control them, as the trailer proves, they’ve seen off some big names along the way…

 

Who’s In It?

Among the actors lending their voices are Sandra Bullock, who voices the part of the world's first-ever female super-villain Scarlet Overkill, with Jon Hamm voicing her husband Herb Overkill. Michael Keaton, Allison Janney and Steve Coogan are also among the voice cast, while director Pierre Coffin voices the minions themselves.

 

When Can I See It?

June 26th next year, it cannot get here soon enough.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

You can indeed, it’s very funny.

 

 

Cinderella

 

What Is It?

A lavish new adaptation of the classic fairy story.

 

Any plot details?

It’s a pretty faithful adaptation, just with some nicer costumes. Although director Kenneth Branagh has revealed that the Fairy Godmother will get a much bigger role this time.

 

Who’s In It?

The film stars Downton Abbey's Lily James as the title character, with Cate Blanchett taking on the role of Cinderella's cruel stepmother and Holliday Grainger and Sophie McShera as her daughters Anastasia and Drisella.

One-time Game Of Thrones' star Richard Madden plays Prince Charming, with Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother. Hayley Atwell, Stellan Skarsgård and Derek Jacobi also feature in the supporting cast for the fairy tale.

 

When Can I See It?

March 27th next year.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

You can indeed, it’s below. Doesn’t it look lovely?

 

 

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

 

What Is It?

11 years after the first SpongeBob movie we finally have a sequel.

 

Any plot details?

Bikini Bottom is under threat, this time from a nasty pirate named Burger Beard, who is searching for the final page of a book that will grant him the power to make any evil plan come true. To stop him, SpongeBob and the gang must travel to the surface and grab the book for themselves.

 

Who’s In It?

The movie stars the regular television cast, so it’s Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Clancy Brown, Carolyn Lawrence and, of course, Mr. Lawrence. Antonio Banderas also stars, playing the villain, the wonderfully named Burger-Beard.

 

When Can I See It?

March 20th next year.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

Sure thing.

 

 

Pan

 

What Is It?

A new, live-action retelling of Peter Pan from Atonement director Joe Wright.

 

Any plot details?

This is an origin story of how Peter became Peter Pan and will focus on the journey of Peter from an orphanage to the magical Neverland.

 

Who’s In It?

It stars Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard, Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily and Garrett Hedlund as James Hook.

Amanda Seyfriend, Cara Delevingne, Kathy Burke and newcomer Levi Miller also have big roles.

 

When Can I See It?

July 17th next summer.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

You can indeed, it looks pretty magical.

 

 

Home

 

What Is It?

A new Dreamworks animation, packed to the gills with big names.

 

Any plot details?

Earth has been invaded by a cheery, but slightly inept alien race called the Boov led by Captain Smek, who is convinced it’s a great hiding place. However, once they start relocating the human race, they forget to relocate one resourceful girl named Tip. Accidently she then finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh, making them fugitives together.

 

Who’s In It?

Rihanna, Jim Parsons, Steve Martin, and Jennifer Lopez all lend their lungs to this new epic.

 

When Can I See It?

March 27th.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

Sure thing, it’s just below for you.

 

 

Strange Magic

 

What Is It?

A new animated adventure from George Lucas’s LucasFilm.

 

Any plot details?

Loosely based on the plot of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the movie follows the adventures of some magical creatures including goblins, elves and fairies embarking on an epic battle over a powerful enchanted potion, all set to a soundtrack of pop songs from the last 60 years.

 

Who’s In It?

Among the high-profile voice cast are Alan Cumming, Maya Rudolph and Evan Rachel Wood, as well as Kristin Chenoweth, Alfred Molina, Sam Palladio and Elijah Kelley.

 

When Can I See It?

It’s out on February 11th.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

Certainly, it’s below.

 

 

Hotel Transylvania 2

 

What Is It?

A sequel to the big hit 2012 animated flick, which grossed over $350 million at the box office.

 

Any plot details?

The relatively calm surroundings of Hotel Transylvania are in for a shock when old-old-old-fashioned vampire Vlad arrives for a weekend stay. Much hilarity will ensue.

 

Who’s In It?

Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Mel Brooks, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi and Fran Drescher all line up for this sequel.

 

When Can I See It?

It’s due for release in September.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

Not yet.

 

The Jungle Book

 

What Is It?

A new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic story from Iron Man director Jon Favreau.

 

Any plot details?

It's a pretty straight adaptation by the sounds of things, but if you don't know the story, it follows Mowgli, an orphan boy who is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther.

 

Who’s In It?

Bill Murray voices Baloo The Bear (and yes, he will be singing the Bare Necessities…), Idris Elba will voice the terrifying tiger Shere Khan, Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong'o will voice Kaa and Raksha, with Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito also lending their vocal chords to the film. Young Neel Seethi will play Mowgli. 

 

When Can I See It?

It’s due for release in October.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

Not yet, hopefully it’ll be here soon.

 

Inside Out

 

What Is It?

A strange new animation from Pixar.

 

Any plot details?

This film is set entirely inside the head of a girl named Riley, with various actors voicing all her different emotions.

 

Who’s In It?

Parks And Recreation star Amy Poelher, Mindy Kaling, Lewis Black, Bill Hader, Diane Lane and Kyle MacLauhlan are all on vocal duty.

 

When Can I See It?

June next summer.

 

Can I See A Trailer?

You can indeed, it’s below.

 

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