Winter has well and truly arrived, and there’s no better time to snuggle up with a hot beverage and a heartwarming film. With the school holidays just around the corner we’ve put together a list of some new releases the whole family will love, perfect for that cold day in!
Find (or request) them in your local library.
Coco | PG
This heart-warming tale, presented by Disney Pixar, is the perfect family film for a winter day. With beautiful animation, inspiring themes and an excellent soundtrack.
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
The Greatest Showman | PG
Sing along to one of the most popular soundtracks of the year, with an all-star cast and a positive message.
A bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman), The Greatest Showman tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerising spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
Peter Rabbit | PG
A family favourite is coming to life on the big screen. Find out what mischievous adventure Peter Rabbit and the gang are getting up to this time!
Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own cute, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr McGregor escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door.
A new take on an old favourite. The wonder of Jumanji is brought to life again in this new comedy with an all-star cast. Fun for the whole family!
Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.
Paddington 2 | G
The lovable bear is back and the adventures continue in the sequel to the 2014 film.
This much-anticipated sequel finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr Gruber’s antique shop and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the browns to unmask the thief…
Ferdinand | G
Based on the children’s book, Ferdinand brings us a charming tale that explores concepts of identity and belonging – Truly a feel good family film!
Ferdinand is a giant bull with a big heart. He is mistaken for a dangerous beast and is captured and torn from his home and family. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team for the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover.
Your local library is full of plenty of other wonderful titles to entertain the kids (and the rest of the family!) over the holidays and all throughout winter. Head on in and see what they’ve got on offer. Don’t forget that you can always kindly request a title if your local library doesn’t currently have it in stock.