Top 10 Kids Movies in 2014
There is nothing more enjoyable than getting into a comfy bed with family and watching the best kids movies on the weekend. These films bring a cheerful smile on the face of our kids which is priceless and also takes us on a trip to our childhood. The year 2014 has been a bumper year for kids films of both the category – animated kids films and non-animated kids films too. Many big name studios brought to us magical films that are a must-watch. Here are our picks for the Top 10 kids movies for 2014.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman – Release Date March 7th 2014
The first movie in our list of best kids films in 2014 is non-other than Mr. Peabody & Sherman. The characters have been taken from the cartoon segment of the 1960’s ‘Peabody’s impossible History.’ This cartoon segment was part of the popular cartoon series The Rocky & Bullwinkle show. Mr. Peabody (Ty Burrell) is the most intelligent and accomplished dog in the universe and Sherman (Max Charles) is his mischievous boy who takes his time machine WABAC , pronounced as ‘Way back’ out for a joyride with a friend Penny(Ariel Winter). His attempt to impress Penny, leads to an accidental hole in the universe and invites havoc on some of the most important events in the past. Before, they could change the past and hence the present and the future forever, Mr. Peabody as a parent comes to their rescue and faces the most difficult challenge of any era- finding out how to play the role of a parent. The movie is fast faced and adventurous and it is an absolute fun to watch the characters interact with some of the great historical figures and try to put everything back to normal.
Muppets Most Wanted – Release Date March 21st 2014
The last movie in our list of Top 10 movies for kids in 2014 is again a hit from Disney- Muppets Most Wanted. It unites all the characters of the past movies of the series. The Muppets does a World Tour and perform in different European countries to reach new audiences. Kermit, the frog is kidnapped and prisoned where he meets the guard Nadaya and some other prisoners. While Kermit is in the Gulag, Constantine confuses Kermit’s peers by disguising as Kermit. Kermit’s peers are set out to find the prisoned frog while Sam (The eagle) and Interpol agent (Ty Burrell) follow the Muppets wherever they go suspecting one of them responsible for steeling artifacts across the nations.
RIO 2 – Release Date April 17th 2014
RIO 2 is the sequel to one of the best kids movies in 2011 that take us back to the living place of Blu and Jewel – Rio de Janeiro, the city where they are living happily as domesticated birds with three kids. One day jewel decides that the kids should learn how to live like real birds and so, ventures into the Amazon. There they meet a menagerie of characters that were born wild and lived there. They also find the long-lost father of Jewel hiding with a group of Spix’s Macaws. Later, they find that their old enemy Nigel the cockatoo is all set to take revenge from them. And the story from thereon includes the entire cast from the original movie. The movie has vibrant colours and it has been ranked as one of the best animated movies of 2014.
Bears – Release Date April 18th 2014
Bears the new true life adventure of Disneynature, showcases a year of bear’s life when two young cubs (Scout and Amber) of the mother bear (Sky) learn the most important lessons of life. The journey of the family is set in Alaska and begins with the end of hibernation when they are exposed to bitter cold. The outer world is exciting for the cubs but it also hides a lot of dangers when they make an attempt to find their own food. The young cubs’ descent down the mountain carries the threat of avalanches. With the onset of summer, they struggle hard to find food but ultimately feast at salmons while staying safe from the other male bears and the wolf pack always present as predators. Bears is a fast action movie packed with suspense of life. It is not only a great adventurous film for kids, it also has all the ingredients to bind and excite the grown-ups too. Its release celebrated the Earth Day.
Legends of Oz: Dortothys Return – Release Date May 9th 2014
Another good animated film in 2014 is Legends of Oz: Dortothys Return. It is a 3D animated film for kids based on Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Oz the Great and the Powerful. The film starts from where it ends in the original. Droothy finds that the earth is devastated when she returns and all her old good friends and the entire Land of Oz are in great danger. Droothy with her old friends embark on another wonderful and adventurous journey where they earn a host of new friends.
Dolphin Tale 2 – Release Date September 12th 2014
Dolphin Tale 2 continues the story of Winter, the brave dolphin who became a symbol of perseverance for people around the globe after her rescue and rehabilitation when she lost her tail. All thanks to the invention of prosthetic tail. Dolphin Tale 2 unites the original cast and Winter returns as herself. The story is set a few years after Winter was rescued and given a prosthetic tale by Sawyer Nelson, Dr. Clay Haskett and the CMA (Clearwater Marine Aquarium) team. Winter in turn had saved the Aquarium as people from around the world visited to have a look at the courageous dolphin and CMA also got a chance to expand their mission to rescue, rehabilitate and if possible, release the animals that got injured.
Winter emerged as a brave dolphin but her fight is yet not over. She finds herself lonely when her surrogate mother Panama passes away. The USDA warns Clay that Winter will have to be moved, if she doesn’t find a pair –a female companion for her. CMA team introduces her to Hope, a young dolphin that had been rescued and was too young to be left to hunt in the wild. At first, Hope gets into panic finding that Winter has a different tail and her movement too is not like others dolphins. This makes Dr. McCarthy design a new prosthetic tail for Winter and finally both the dolphins accept each other. The CMA team rejoices the fact that Winter would now live in CMA. Dolphin Tales 2 is one of the most enchanting kids films in 2014.
The Boxtrolls – Release Date September 26th 2014
The creators of ‘Coraline’ bring another great movie for kids in 2014 based on the novel ‘Here Be Monsters’. The movie features a new breed of quirky, mischievous trash-collecting family called Boxtrolls. They raise an orphan named Eggs (Hempstead Wright) in their cave like home beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the villain of the town, Archibald Snatcher thinks of a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Egg decides to protect his family and ventures into the light, above the ground. He meets with Feisty Winnifred( Elle Fanning) and both of them team up and make a daring plan to save the family.
Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – Release Date 10/10/2014
Another good comedy film for kids by Disney released in the year 2014 is- Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. The movie is based on a Judith Viorst children’s book of 1972. It starts with the most horrible day in the life of a eleven years old boy named Alexander ( Ed Oxenbould) when he wakes up to find gum sticking on his hair and as the time passes, he faces one problem after the another. This makes him feel that he’s the only one who has all bad experiences in life. He shares his experiences with his family members and gain some sympathy. He wishes that his family could understand his miseries as he blows his birthday candle and his wish come true. Soon, he finds that he’s not alone when every member of his family, his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carrel), sister and brother starts living through their bad day.
Book of life – Release Date October 17th 2014
Book of life is a musical comedy based on a story inspired by ‘Romeo and Juliet’. This animated kids movie is the story of a young man Manolo (Tatum) who is torn between keeping his promises with the lady love and fulfilling the expectations of the family. Manolo must face his biggest fears by travelling across three worlds before he can choose which way to go- family or lady love. The movie encourages us to celebrate the past and be optimistic about the future.
Big Hero 6 – Release Date November 7th 2014
Big Hero 6 is one of the best kids movies of 2014 from the Walt Disney Animation studios. It is a comedy adventure packed with action. Robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada finds himself, his brother and the friends into the midst of danger in the streets of San Francisco. Hiro takes help of his best companion Baymax who is a robot and turns the group into a band of heroes to solve the mystery.