Some kids movies released in 2015 include “Inside Out,” “When Marnie Was There” and “Minions.” These animated, kid-friendly movies are appropriate for younger children and tweens.
Pixar’s “Inside Out” offers a fresh premise and a star-studded cast of voice actors, making it a critical favorite in 2015. The film focuses on the emotions housed inside of young protagonist Riley, including joy, fear, disgust, anger and sadness, all personified as different characters. When Riley’s family moves to San Francisco from the Midwest, the emotions grapple with helping her adjust to her new life. Voice talent such as Amy Poehler, Bill Hader and Mindy Kaling contribute to “Inside Out."
“When Marnie Was There” comes from Studio Ghibli, the Japanese animation studio known for films such as “Spirited Away” and “Howl’s Moving Castle.” The movie focuses on Anna, a young Japanese girl who befriends a foreigner while visiting a seaside town. This animated tale of youth and friendship won rave reviews from critics, even as they acknowledged that it didn’t quite stack up to previous Ghibli efforts.
A spin-off of the popular “Despicable Me” series, “Minions” stars the hapless yellow creatures decades before the events of the original films, as they struggle to find a new master. With warmth, humor and the voice talents of Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm, “Minions” is an easy choice for kids and parents.