In time for Halloween, a few new kids movies are dressing up in costume as your childhood favorites. Take the family to catch these reanimated throwbacks.
Jem and the Holograms
Out Oct. 23
This is the story of a small-town girl and her three sisters who rise to fame after a video they made goes global. As in the ’80s animated TV series, this real-life spin proves some superstars shouldn’t be kept hidden. Rated PG.
Out Oct. 16
Teen Zach Cooper moves in next door to Hannah, daughter of the Goosebumps writer R.L. Stine (played by Jack Black) – and accidentally unleashes the real monsters the author keeps locked up in his original manuscripts.
The Peanuts Movie
Out Nov. 6
In a 3D twist that maintains the charm of Schulz’s original animated comics, Snoopy and Woodstock take on the Red Baron while Charlie Brown tackles his self-confidence with Lucy, Linus and the gang. Rated G.
Out Oct. 9
A young orphan boy heads past the second star on the right and straight on to Neverland where he encounters both fun and dangerous characters and discovers he is meant to be a hero called Peter Pan. Rated PG.