Streaming services have definitely beefed up their content for children while schools have been closed. Between home-taught lessons, there are plenty of ways to occupy children, whether it is with other activities or by settling down in front of the TV. Here are some picks of ready-to-stream movies which fans can enjoy now.
How To Train Your Dragon
The full How To Train Your Dragon trilogy is available to view on NOW TV, and will transport fans into the world of dragons.
The first movie sees a Viking teen secretly befriend one of the fire-breathing dragons as his father wages a war against them, soon showing his Viking friends how they can embrace the dragons fully.
The Pixar animation is truly star-studded with voice work from Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill and Kristen Wiig.
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
This movie truly impressed fans and critics, even gaining it an Oscar win for best animation, making it the first non-Disney or Pixar animation to win the title for seven years.
The movie, which is available on NOW TV and Sky Cinema, stars Shameik Moore as Spider-Man alongside a whole host of other iterations of the superhero, voiced by Jake Johnson, Chris Pine and Hailee Steinfeld to name a few.
In the movie, which is set in a shared multiverse called the Spider-Verse, Miles Morales (voiced by Moore) becomes the new Spider-Man and joins other Spider-People from various dimensions to save New York City from Kingpin.
Both movies following The Incredibles are available on NOW TV, and the Oscar-winning movies have amazed fans and gained a cult following over time.
In the movie a botched rescue sees a family of superheroes forced into anonymity and forbidden to use their superpowers.
Of course, when the world is threatened once again by an evil villain, the family are forced out of retirement to save the world, with the second movie showing the aftermath of the devastating results of showing their powers.
The Despicable Me trilogy are films which see an evil villain’s heart moved by three orphans, who inspire him to change his life, soon seeing him settle down and start a family.
However, the stars of this trilogy are arguably Gru’s minions, little yellow aliens who serve his every need.
Minions, available on Netflix, sees three of the main creatures go on an adventure, revealing how their squabbling began and how they accidentally saved the world in their pursuit of serving the greatest villain of all time.
Onward was a new release which sadly was forced out of cinemas slightly early due to the coronavirus, meaning it did not get its full outing.
This Pixar movie sees two teenage elf brothers, voiced by Marvel stars Tom Holland and Chris Pratt, who go on a quest to spend one day with their father.
The film is available to buy and download on Amazon Prime, and is truly a heartwarming film with incredible voice work, dazzling magic and a touch story.