Now that the year is officially half hour and the summer has begun, what are we doing? In some parts of the country, the weather hasn't gotten the memo about summer. So even though our kids are on vacation, you may be stuck inside. And what are you going to do to avoid chaos? Put on a movie on Netflix.
July brings us some great family films, which are great for family movie nights after a barbecue or other day long outing. On the first, we get Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Tim Burton's spin on the classic Roald Dahl book. We also get the hilarious Kevin James comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop. Kevin James with authority and a Segway? What could go wrong?
Even though Disney is launching Disney+ in November, Netflix is still getting Disney movies. Last December, we got a new Mary Poppins film, Disney's Mary Poppins Returns, starring Emily Blunt as the strict but lovable nanny. The Emily Blunt version of Mary Poppins is far closer to the original book version created by P.L. Travers, who openly hated the original Disney version starring Julie Andrews. Mary Poppins Returns also stars Lin-Manuel Miranda as a lamplighter named Jack. It flies in on the wind of July 9th.
Another Disney movie making its way to Netflix is the 2009 Disney animated classic, The Princess and the Frog. The film, based on "The Frog Prince" fairy tale, was a return to the film making style of the Disney Renaissance of the early 90s. With toe tapping musical numbers, it's the perfect film for a summer night! The Princess and the Frog hops in on July 16th.
Apparently, this is a good month for third seasons. We're getting season three of several Netflix shows for kids. On July 17th, we get a third season of Pinky Malinky. Then, two days later, everyone's favorite underwear wearing superhero, Captain Underpants returns. Finally, on July 26th, we get a third season of the show The Worst Witch.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Disney's Race to Witch Mountain
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Room on the Broom
Disney's Mary Poppins Returns
True Tunes: Songs
Disney's The Princess and the Frog
Pinky Malinky, Part 3
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants, Season 3
The Worst Witch, Season 3