We’ve always been a fan of all kinds of animation here at Critical Popcorn, so we’re excited to share the news that Sky Cinema have announced the launch of Sky Cinema Animation – a brand new permanent channel bursting with the latest and greatest family-friendly animated movies. It’s available for all customers at no extra cost from 23 July, and via Sky Cinema Pass on NOWTV and it’s also an on demand service, so you can sign up as you wish!
Sky Cinema Animation is home to many of the biggest animated blockbusters (Angry Birds 2, The Secret Life of Pets 2 and How to Train Your Dragon 3) as well as fantastic movies families may not have discovered yet (Wonder Park, Spy Cat and Astro Kid). There’s plenty to choose from in this colourful line up, and some of the brightest, bravest and craziest characters to meet.
Angry Birds 2
In this sequel to the 2016 hit based on the popular mobile game, Bird and Piggy Islands are at risk once again from Zeta, the dastardly leader of Eagle Island. Red and Leonard join as a team to defeat Zeta’s bold schemes and save the day. Starring Leslie Jones and Josh Gad.
Despicable Me 1 and 2
With an array of feature-length Minions movies available at the fingertips, kids and parents alike can look forward to hours of wickedly funny entertainment from everybody’s favourite yellow alien troupe.
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
The latest instalment in the hit animated series follows Hiccup as he searches for a hidden dragon utopia. With the voice talents of Gerard Butler and Cate Blanchett, this epic adventure is one not to be missed.
The Secret Life of Pets 2
Perfect for young animal lovers, this sequel to the Secret Life of Pets introduces Liam, Katie’s son, and sees the whole family go on a road trip outside of the city. Max and his pet friends return for an exciting new adventure, meeting an array of fun new characters such as sheepdog Rooster (Harrison Ford).
The LEGO Movie 2
The heroes of Bricksburg are back in an action-packed comedy sequel as they fight to protect their city from invaders. Fans of real-life LEGO will love this caped crusade!
In an amazing theme park, the imagination of a young girl named June comes alive. However, after her mother becomes ill, June begins to alienate herself from Wonderland and must pull out all the stops to save it. This magical tale focuses on the bonds between mother and daughter, and reminds us all that it’s never too late to encourage a bit of imagination.
Separated from his parents, a young boy lands on an unexplored planet. With the help of a survival robot, he’ll have to hold out until rescued.