Summer Movies for kids 2010

Posted on | May 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

Today’s post was co-written by our mom, publisher of  Kidoinfo.com.

Here is our list of summer movies for kids—not all are for little kids. Use the information below to help you make decisions of which ones are appropriate for your family. Our top pick is Toy Story 3. We are also looking forward to The Last Airbender, The Karate Kid and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. We wish they were old enough to see Robin Hood and Prince of Persia.


IRON MAN 2 Release Date: May 7, 2010
Runtime: 124 min
Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, and some language.
Parental Rating: Via IMDB
Director: Jon Favreau
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Genre: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke, Samuel L. Jackson

SYNOPSIS: Based on the comic book series, this sequel to Iron Man (2008), billionaire Tony Stark must contend with deadly issues involving the government, his own friends and new enemies due to his superhero alter ego Iron Man.

ROBIN HOOD Release Date: May 14, 2010
Rating: Rated PG-13 for violence including intense sequences of warfare, and some sexual content.
Runtime: 140 minutes
Parental Rating: Via IMDB
Director: Ridley Scott
Studio: Universal Pictures
Starring: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, William Hurt, Mark Strong, Danny Huston
Genre: Action | Drama

SYNOPSIS: Based on the classic tale of Robin Hood, an archer in the army of King Richard fighting against the French. While King Richard is gone, Robin travels to Nottingham and assembles a gang to prey upon the rich and help the poor.

SHREK FOREVER AFTER Release Date: May 21, 2010
Runtime: 93 minutes
Rating: Rated PG for mild action, some rude humor and brief language
Parental Rating: Via IMDB
Director: Mike Mitchell
Studio: DreamWorks Animation
Cast: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews
Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy

SYNOPSIS: In this fourth movie, Shrek is feeling over-domesticated. He used to send villagers running in terror, now they ask him to sign their pitchforks. To regain his ogre mojo, he strikes a deal with the crafty Rumpelstiltskin. When the pact goes wrong Shrek must confront what life would be like in Far Far Away if he had never existed.

PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME Release Date: May 28, 2010
Run Time: 116 minutes
Rating: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action.
Parental Rating: Via IMDB
Director: Mike Newell
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina
Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Romance

SYNOPSIS: Based on the comic book Prince of Persia later made into a video game series. Jake Gyllenhaal plays an adventurous Persian prince who teams up with a rival princess to stop an angry ruler from unleashing a world-destroying sandstorm.


MARMADUKE Release Date: June 4, 2010
Runtime: N/A
Rating: PG for some rude humor and language
Parental Rating: Via IMDB
Director:Tom Dey
Studio: Davis Entertainment
Cast: Owen Wilson, Keiffer Sutherland, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Emma Stone
Genre: Comedy | Family

SYNOPSIS: Based on the comic Marmaduke found in the daily funny pages of many local papers. A suburban family moves to new neighborhood with the large lovable great dane who is prone to wreak havoc when he is around.

THE KARATE KID Release Date: June 11, 2010
Run Time: N/A
Rating: PG for bullying, martial arts action violence and some mild languagethe-karate-kid-2010
Parental Rating: Via IMDB
Director: Harald Zwart
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan, Taraji P. Henson
Genre: Action | Drama | Family | Sport

SYNOPSIS: Based on the 1984 coming-of-age classic, The Karate Kid (starring Ralph Macchio) about a California kid and the karate master who takes him under his wing. In this remake, the story is a coming of age story re-set in China.

TOY STORY 3 Release Date: June 18, 2010
Run Time: 86 minutes
Rating: N/A. Probably G
Parental Rating: Via IMDB
Director: Lee Unkrich
Studio: Pixar Animation Studios
Voices: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton, Bonnie Hunt
Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy

SYNOPSIS: Andy is going off to college. After he packs up his old toys they get mistaken for trash and wind up at The Sunnyside Daycare. In this action-packed adventure our favorite toys meet up with a new group of toys and need to figure out how to get back to their old pal, Andy.


THE LAST AIRBENDER Release Date: July 2, 2010
Run Time: N/A
Rating: N/A
Parental Rating: Via IMDB
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Cast: Jackson Rathbone, Cliff Curtis, Dev Patel, Nicola Peltz
Genre: Adventure | Family | Fantasy | War

SYNOPSIS: A 3-D, live-action adaptation of the animated TV series, The Last Airbender about a young spiritual figure who looks for adventure.

DESPICABLE ME Release Date: July 9, 2010
Runtime: N/A
Rating: Rated PG for rude humor and mild action.
Parental Rating: Via IMDB
Voices: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Jason Segel, Ken Jeong, Julie Andrews
Director: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Genre: Animation | Family
Studio: Illumination Entertainment

SYNOPSIS: Three orphan girls come into the life of a despicable supervillain who is trying to steal the moon.

THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE Release Date: July 16, 2010
Rating: N/A
Parental Rating: Via IMDB
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Alfred Molina
Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

SYNOPSIS: A live-action, modern-day retelling of the classic tale, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice in which a seemingly normal kid is recruited by a Manhattan sorcerer who needs his help to battle the forces of darkness.

Release Date: July 23, 2010
Runtime: N/A
Rating: G
Parental Rating: Via IMDB
Starring: Joey King, Selena Gomez, John Corbett
Director: Elizabeth Allen
Genre: Family | Comedy
Studio: 20th Century Fox

SYNOPSIS: Beverly Cleary’s classic children’s books come to life, following the misadventures of the young grade-schooler, Ramona Quimby.

NANNY MCPHEE AND THE BIG BANG Release Date: August 20, 2010
Runtime: 109 minutes
Rating: PG for rude humor, some language and mild thematic elements.
Parental Rating: Via IMDB
Cast: Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maggie Smith, Rhys Ifans.
Director: Susanna White.
Studio: Universal Pictures
Genre: Comedy | Family | Fantasy

SYNOPSIS: The magical and unusual looking governess from Chistianna Brand’s books shows up in a sequel to the 2005 family film. This time, she’s summoned to help a harried mother raise her children while the woman’s husband is away at war.


One Response to “Summer Movies for kids 2010”

  1. Faye Thompson
    June 11th, 2010 @ 5:47 pm

    I really look forward to seeing this movie. When you see it, please give it a review immediately.

    BTW: Have you seen Avatar? Because I have. I really like it, it’s kind of sad, but it’s a good movie.


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