Who doesn't love getting out of the sweltering summer heat and into a cool, dark movie theater with a cold drink in one hand and popcorn in the other? Don't let your kids stop you from living your daydream. Treat the whole family to an afternoon outing to the movies this summer with these upcoming films your kids will love.
-- By McKenna Park, Daily Herald
'Toy Story 4' (June 21)
Pixar's Buzz and Woody run isn't quite done yet. The fourth installment of Pixar's groundbreaking story of toys that come alive and have adventures when humans aren't looking is hitting theaters this weekend. New characters include a spork named Forky (Tony Hale), Ducky and Bunny (Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele), Duke Caboom (Keanu Reeves) and Gabby Gabby (Christina Hendricks).
The film comes out nine years after "Toy Story 3" and 24 years since the original "Toy Story" debuted.
Release date: June 21
'Spider-Man: Far From Home' (July 2)
This web-slinging sequel picks up shortly after "Avengers: Endgame" left off. Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is grappling with the death of a close friend when he embarks on a high school trip to Europe with his classmates.
Release date: July 2
'The Lion King' (July 19)
Will the heavy stream of Disney live-action remakes ever come to an end? Who knows, but not many people are complaining about this upcoming king of the jungle revamp with a heavily star-studded cast list.
From what can be gleaned from the trailer, it looks like the 2019 version will stay pretty loyal to the 1994 original. Voice actors include Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce as Nala and James Earl Jones returning as Mufasa.
Release date: July 19
'Dora and the Lost City of Gold' (Aug. 9)
Dora the Explorer is set to embark on her most dangerous adventure yet: high school. Though a little more grown up than the classic cartoon show version, live-action Dora will still have her trusty sidekick, Boots the monkey, at her side and a quest to embark on. This time, it's to save her parents while solving a mystery behind a lost civilization.
Release date: Aug. 9
'Angry Birds 2' (Aug. 14)
This animated sequel picks up where the first left off — birds and pigs attempting to live in friendship despite their differences. This time around, both species have to work together to avoid a frozen fate and embark on an adventure with new characters.
Both movies are, of course, based off of the explosively popular video game series.
Release date: Aug. 14
'Where'd You Go, Bernadette' (Aug. 16)
Based on the bestselling novel by Marie Semple, Cate Blanchett plays the eccentric Bernadette Fox on the silver screen.
In a lighthearted, comedic take on the woman-gone-missing storyline, Bernadette inexplicably disappears despite professing a strong dislike for about everything outside her house and family, leaving her daughter and husband to put together a trail of clues left behind.
Release date: Aug. 16
'My Spy' (Aug. 23)
Nine-year-old Sophie gets the unexpected opportunity to learn the ways of a professional spy when she catches JJ, a hardened CIA operative, spying on her family. The two unlikely partners teach each other important lessons, but not without a lot of wit and comical annoyance.
Release date: Aug. 23