'The BFG,' 'Cinderella' and 'Finding Dory': 28 movies for families in 2015, 2016 (28 items)
This past summer saw several motion pictures released with families in mind, including "How to Train Your Dragon 2" and “Maleficent,” and the rest of the year is scheduled to finish strong with more family-friendly films coming to theaters.
The month of December alone will have four potentially appealing releases: "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," "Annie," "Night at the Museum 3" and "Into the Woods."
But you may not be aware that in 2015 and 2016 at least 28 films your family may enjoy will be released.
Several live-action fairytales, new animated stories and sequels are in the works and already have release dates.
Which of these 28 films are you looking forward to?
(Editor's note: Ratings for most of these films have not yet been released. Consult a film guide, such as OK.com, to determine which releases are most appropriate for your family.)
1 of 28. "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water"
Starring: Antonio Banderas
Summary: "SpongeBob goes on a quest to discover a stolen recipe that takes him to our dimension, our world, where he tangles with a pirate," according to IMDb.com.
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
2 of 28. "Cinderella"
Starring: Cate Blanchett and
Helena Bonham Carter
Summary: A live-action version of the Brothers Grimm fairytale Cinderella.
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios
Photo caption: Dave Hollis, executive vice president of theatrical exhibition sales and distribution for Walt Disney Studios, talks about the upcoming Disney film release "Cinderella" during the Disney presentation on the third day of CinemaCon 2014 on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Las Vegas.
3 of 28. "Insurgent"
Starring: Shailene Woodley and Theo James
Summary: A sequel to "Divergent," continuing the story of Tris Prior.
Distributor: Summit Entertainment
4 of 28. "Home"
Starring: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin
Summary: "When Earth is taken over by the overly confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet," according to Dreamworks Animation.
Production company: Dreamworks Animation
5 of 28. "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2"
Starring: Kevin James and Rani Rodriguez
Summary: "The sequel follows James' Paul Blart who attends a Security Guard Expo in Las Vegas with his daughter," according to IMDb.com.
Distributor: Columbia Pictures
Photo caption: A movie poster of the 2009 release "Paul Blart: Mall Cop."