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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever (2023) – A Snowed-In Holiday Mishap

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever (2023) – A Snowed-In Holiday Mishap

Animated, Comedy
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever brings the beloved cartoon misadventures of Greg Heffley to a festive setting in this Disney+ original animated film. It is the seventh installment in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series, the third animated feature, and the first adaptation of Jeff Kinney's book "Cabin Fever." After two live-action adaptations, this animated rendition delivers a fresh take with vibrant holiday themes and humorous winter hijinks. Director: Luke Cormican Producers: Jeff Kinney, Nikki Ratchford Production Company: 20th Century Studios, Big Picture Entertainment Genre: Animated family comedy Release Date: December 8, 2023 Premiere: Disney+ launch stream Cast Wesley Kimmel as Greg Heffley Hunter Dillon as Rodrick Heffl...
Craig Before the Creek (2023): A Treasure Map to Childhood Adventure

Craig Before the Creek (2023): A Treasure Map to Childhood Adventure

Action & Adventure, Animated
Sailing onto our screens in December 2023, "Craig Before the Creek" wasn't just a movie; it was a nostalgic portal back to the sun-drenched days of backyard exploration. Directed by Matt Burnett, Ben Levin, and Naija Porter, and produced by Cartoon Network Studios, this animated feature captured the spirit of the hit series with all its whimsical charm and adventurous spark. It premiered on streaming platforms on December 11th, 2023, followed by a January 13th, 2024, Cartoon Network airing, and later graced DVD shelves on March 26th, 2024. Cast Philip Solomon as Craig Williams Noël Wells as Kelsey Boyce H Michael Croner as JP Hobohammer Vico Ortiz as Serena Lopez Kimberly Hébert Gregory as Nicole Williams Byron Marc Newsome as Duane Wilson Phil LaMarr as Bernard T...
Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget (2023) – Cluck Yeah, It’s Worth a Crow!

Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget (2023) – Cluck Yeah, It’s Worth a Crow!

Animated, Comedy
"Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget" (2023) is the long-awaited sequel to the beloved stop-motion animated film "Chicken Run" (2000). Directed by Sam Fell (ParaNorman) and produced by Aardman Animations and Netflix Animation, this delightful comedy adventure swoops back onto the big screen with feathers flying and eggs plopping. Following its world premiere at the 67th London Film Festival on 14 October 2023, it clucked its way onto Netflix on 15 December, bringing laughter and clucking good fun to audiences worldwide. Cast Thandiwe Newton as Ginger, the fearless rooster hen from the original movie. Zachary Levi as Rocky, Ginger's love interest and fellow escape artist. Bella Ramsey as Molly, Rocky and Ginger's adventurous daughter. Imelda Staunton as Mrs. Tweedy, the villain...
Migration (2023): Taking Flight with Family, Fear, and Fun

Migration (2023): Taking Flight with Family, Fear, and Fun

Animated
Taking flight from the animation powerhouse Illumination, "Migration" swooped onto screens in December 2023, directed by Benjamin Renner and co-directed by Guylo Homsy. Produced by Chris Meledandri and Illumination, the film boasts a hilarious script co-written by Mike White and Renner. Buckle up for a wild, feathered journey across continents, as a mallard family navigates the highs and lows of migration. Cast Leading the flock with their distinctive voices are Kumail Nanjiani as Mack Mallard, the overprotective papa duck, Elizabeth Banks as the adventurous Pam Mallard, Keegan-Michael Key as the flamboyant mallard Delroy, Awkwafina as the streetwise goose Chump, Danny DeVito as the grumpy Uncle Dan, and young Caspar Jennings as the curious duckling Dax. Rounding out the cast are Carol...