New Disney classics, Barbie, and Paw Patrol take 2; there are so many films hitting the silver screen in 2023! Here are all the new family movies you'll want to watch with the kids this year.
Sitting in relative peace and quiet with a big bucket of popcorn on a trip to the movies is one of our favourite easy activities to do with the kids (it’s also a great way to sneak in a mum time-out power nap…). So when the rain is pouring, and you’re looking for wet day winners, or you just want a rest in the air con for a few hours, you’re going to need this list of all the new movies at the cinema scheduled for release in Singapore in 2023.
New movies hitting the Singapore cinemas in 2023
1. The Little Mermaid
Possibly the film we are most excited about this year! Venture under the sea with Halle Bailey as Ariel in this all-time favourite Disney classic. We’ll see you at the cinema for this one!
2. The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Chris Pratt and Jack Black star in this computer-animated fantasy adventure comedy and the third instalment of the Nintendo video game franchise Mario. This time, Mario, with the help of Princess Peach, gets ready to square off against the all-powerful Bowser to stop his plans from conquering the world.
Are we more excited than the kids about this one? Probably. With Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken, need we say any more?! Those sneak peeks from the set are enough for us to get buying our tickets. After being expelled from Barbieland for being a less-than-perfect-looking doll, Barbie sets off for the human world to find true happiness. Go, Barbie!
4. Spider-man: Across the Spider-verse
Spider-man is back! Expect another action-packed movie where our fave hero travels to the multiverse and meets Spider-People. It’s not all plain sailing, though, as the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, and Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders. Who will reign supreme?
5. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
This is the seventh instalment in the Transformers film series and a stand-alone sequel to Bumblebee (2018). Transformers fans are in for a treat watching the Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons join the existing battle on Earth between Autobots and Decepticons!
Another new Disney and Pixar Animation to look forward to, Elemental is a romantic fantasy film sharing the story of Ember (Lewis), a fire element, and Wade (Athie), a water element, who, despite being very different, uncover that they have a lot more in common than they think.
7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
Check out the reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film franchise (and the first animated entry since 2007!). In the film, the Turtle brothers set out to be accepted as normal teenagers while taking on a notorious crime syndicate and an army of mutants.
8. PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie
If you secretly loved the PAW Patrol film a lot more than you thought you would, then good news – a second instalment is back on the big screens! This time, a magical meteor crash lands in Adventure City and gives the PAW Patrol pups superpowers, transforming them into The Mighty Pups!
9. Trolls 3
Another popular franchise that’s set to return later in the year. We don’t know loads about this one yet, but with Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake as some of the star voices, we don’t really care!
10. Harold and the Purple Crayon
This fave story is coming to the big screen! Follow Harold, a little boy who can create what he needs in the world by drawing it with a purple crayon. We’re holding out for the release date on this one.
Illumination productions (think Minions) are back with a new film for 2023 – Migration. The story follows a family of ducks who convince their Dad to set off on a vacation of a lifetime – sounds fun!
Another new Disney film to have on your radar – Wish follows the story of 17-year-old Asha and the legend of the wishing star. Asha makes a wish to the sky, which is answered by a ball of boundless energy called Star. Will Asha and Star work together to make a difference?
Streaming platform top picks to look out for…
13. The Magician’s Elephant
A new release from Netflix. The Magician’s Elephant follows an orphaned boy called Peter and his search for his long-lost sister. Peter meets a fortune teller who shares that a mysterious elephant and magician are the answer to his quest to find his sister. Cue an adventure of a lifetime for Peter.
14. Blue’s Big City Adventure
Got fans of this lovable blue dog at home? Good news – Josh and Blue are hitting the big screen with their very own movie. Follow their adventure as they travel to New York City to audition for a Broadway musical. However, it doesn’t all go to plan, they end up getting lost as a result of Josh forgetting to bring his Handy-Dandy Notebook – oops! Check out the film on Paramount+ to see how they get on.
15. Peter Pan & Wendy
Another live-action version of the original book and cartoon classic to look forward to – in the trailer, we see Wendy meeting the Lost Boys (and girls) after waking up on a beach in Neverland, and the adventures that await them, as well as an appearance from Peter Pan’s arch nemesis, Captain Hook.
So, which of these 2023 new movies are you most excited to see at the cinema (and at home)?!