Spring School Holidays: Movie Guide

Keen to take the kids to the flicks these holidays? As usual, there are heaps of new family-friendly movies in cinemas, just in time for the Spring School Holidays. Our quick guide tells you what’s worth watching for kids of all ages. Crack the popcorn!

Check the local cinema websites for screening times:


Six young ninjas Lloyd, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Nya are tasked with defending their island home, called Ninjago. By night, they’re gifted warriors, using their skills and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters. By day, they’re ordinary teens struggling against their greatest enemy: high school.
  • Release Date: 21 September 2017
  • Rating: PG
  • Running Time: 101 mins
  • Director: Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher
  • Cast: Olivia Munn, Justin Theroux, Jackie Chan

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.
  • Release Date: 14 September 2017
  • Rating: G
  • Running Time: 89 mins
  • Director: David Soren
  • Cast: Jordan Peele, Kevin Hart, Kristen Schaal

Thomas and Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor

Thomas leaves the Island of Sodor for the first time ever to travel to the mainland where he sees and experiences things that are beyond his wildest dreams. On his epic journey Thomas befriends the Experimental Engines, Lexi, Theo and Merlin, who look like no engines he has seen before. Merlin even has a special power – all he has to do is say ‘invisibility on!’ and shut his eyes and he is convinced that nobody can see him!
  • Release Date: 2 September 2017
  • Rating: G
  • Running Time: 76 mins

Shopkins: World Vacation

Grab your boarding pass and come on a worldwide wild ride with your favorite Shoppies! When the Shoppies go on a vacation to London to meet Royal Crown Jules, Kooky Cookie gets caught up in a diamond heist and goes missing! The Shoppies discover that Kooky has been transformed into the latest ‘must have” trend by the famous fashion designer Macy Macaron sparking a wild chase around the world.
  • Release Date: 7 October 2017
  • Rating: G
  • Running Time: 72 mins

The Emoji Movie

This animated comedy takes place in Textopolis, a world inside a smartphone that’s inhabited by various emojis. There, an emoji named Gene (voiced by T.J. Miller) is ashamed that he has multiple facial expressions while his colleagues only have one each, and he embarks on a quest to be like everyone else. James Corden, Anna Faris, Jennifer Coolidge, Patrick Stewart, and Maya Rudolph also lend their voices to this film from Sony Pictures Animation.
  • Release Date: 14 September 2017
  • Rating: G
  • Running Time:91 mins
  • Director: Tony Leondis
  • Cast: T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris


The Wiggles: Nursery Rhymes

For the first time ever The Wiggles Nursery Rhymes is on the big screen! We hope you enjoy this collection of nursery rhymes that Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony have selected, arranged and performed for you. Families all around the world have sung nursery rhymes to each other for many generations! Nearly everybody has a favourite nursery rhyme from when they were children.
  • Release Date: 21 September 2017
  • Running Time: 70 mins

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