Summer evenings sorted! The top 10 kids movies every home needs

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Hurrah… legendary studio DreamWorks has re-released 35 kids classics – just in time for the summer holidays.

The long school break is finally here. You may have lined up lots of exciting daytime activities to keep your children amused, but have you factored in some downtime?

Nothing beats relaxing in front of a brilliant movie, especially after a busy day outdoors. That’s why we’re thrilled that DreamWorks has re-released 35 of its classic animated features on DVD.

Each numbered DVD is part of a limited collection, featuring stunning new artwork on the covers, making it a must for your home cinema collection.

As a bonus, each DVD comes with an exclusive gift of collectible trading cards that your kids will absolutely love.

From Trolls to Antz – the latter of which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year – this fabulous new DreamWorks collection is jam-packed of family favourites to be enjoyed over and over again.

Not seen them all? Here are our top 10 DreamWorks features to get you started.

1. Trolls

Featuring the voice talents of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake and James Corden, Trolls (2018) is a story all about friendship, and fuzzy hair! When the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (Kendrick) must embark on a journey with the grumpy Branch (Timberlake) to help save her pals. Expect catchy tunes – this was the movie that spawned Timberlake’s Can’t Stop The Feeling – and LOTS of hugs.

2. How To Train Your Dragon

Fighting dragons is a way of life in the Norse island of Berk, only teenager Hiccup doesn’t really fit in. Families and friendships are tested when Hiccup befriends an injured dragon called Toothless, with whom he builds a unique and life-changing relationship. How To Train Your Dragon (2010) is a memorable tale your kids won’t forget.

3. The Boss Baby

When Tim’s new baby brother arrives home wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase, it’s obvious that something fishy is afoot. Once Tim discovers that his brother is actually a secret agent, sibling rivalry is set aside to save the day. Featuring Alec Baldwin and Tobey Maguire, The Boss Baby (2017) is a hilarious family must-have.

4. Shrek

Revisit the classic loved by adults and children the world over with this limited edition DVD release of Shrek (2001), the alt-fairy tale that defined a generation. When grumpy ogre Shrek (Mike Myers) crosses paths with the wise-cracking yet lovable Donkey (Eddie Murphy), the duo find themselves caught up in a quest to the save beautiful Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) from certain peril – yet all is not as it seems…

5. Kung Fu Panda

In Kung Fu Panda (2008), Po the panda (voiced by actor Jack Black) dreams of being a kung fu master, only he’s a bit lazy and more than a little clumsy! When his homeland is threatened by the villainous snow leopard Tai Lung, Po discovers that he must fulfil an ancient prophecy to defend the Valley of Peace from attack.

6. Madagascar

In feelgood family favourite Madagascar (2005), star zoo attraction Alex the lion (Ben Stiller) dreams of escaping captivity and living life in the wild. What follows is a madcap adventure where Alex, along with friends Marty the zebra (Chris Rock), Melman the giraffe (David Schwimmer) and Gloria the hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) find themselves stranded on the remote island of Madagascar.

7. Mr. Peabody & Sherman

When super-smart canine Mr. Peabody accidentally rips a hole in the universe using a time machine called the Wabac, it’s up to him and his boy Sherman to put things right. With plenty of thrilling escapades and adventures to keep your little ones enthralled, Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) is a fantastic film night option.

8. Puss in Boots

After first meeting swashbuckling Puss in Shrek 2, it became apparent that fans couldn’t get enough of this sword-wielding feline fur ball! In Puss in Boots (2011), Puss (Antonio Banderas) must join forces with arch enemy Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis) to thwart outlaws Jack and Jill, who happen to be in possession of some rather legendary magic beans. Will Puss save the day? You’ll have to watch and see…

9. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

When school pranksters, and stars George Beard and Harold Hutchins are threatened with separation in class by mean-spirited headmaster Mr Krupp, they must take action to stay together. The boys hypnotise Mr. Krupp into thinking he is Captain Underpants, a half-naked superhero who fights crime while wearing only underwear and a cape. But the joke doesn’t go entirely to plan…

10. Home

Starring Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin, this movie sees alien race the Boov invade the earth, relocating humans to other parts of the planet to claim their land. But when Gratuity ‘Tip’ Tucci (Rihanna) comes across Boov misfit Oh, they both must overcome their distrust of one another and go on the run to avoid capture.

Treat your kids (and yourselves) to the whole DreamWorks collection and you’ll have 35  perfect summer holiday evenings ready to roll from the comfort of your sofa – just add popcorn!

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