2017 Kids Summer Film Festival
How to Train Your Dragon(2017)
Set in the mythical world of Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, this action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers.
Rodney Copperbottom is a small town robot with a gift for inventing the hope of moving beyond his quaint surroundings. Armed with his unique talent for inventing, Rodney journeys to Robot City to meet the majestic inventor Bigweld, who has spent a lifetime creating things to make the lives of robots better. Once in Robot City, Rodney befriends the Rusties, a ragtag group of street-smart bots who know the ropes. He also meets Cappy, an executive at Bigweld Industries, who takes an instant liking to Rodney. Along their adventures, Rodney and his new friends encounter unsavory characters that try to derail Rodney's plans to find Bigweld and save Robot City.
Kung Fu Panda(2017)
In the Valley of Peace, Po the Panda finds himself chosen as the Dragon Warrior despite the fact that he is obese and a complete novice at martial arts.
Alex the Lion lives in blissful captivity at New York's Central Park Zoo along with his best friends Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo. But, curious Marty escapes to explore the world he's been missing. Alex, Melman and Gloria go after him, and the four animals ultimately are apprehended. As a result of the incident, an animal rights group has them shipped off to Africa, where they are to be set free. But, when their ship capsizes, they find themselves washed ashore on the exotic island of Madagascar. Having had humans care for them their entire lives, they must quickly learn to survive on their own.
Monsters vs. Aliens(2017)
When California girl Susan Murphy is unwittingly clobbered by a meteor full of outer space gunk on her wedding day, she mysteriously grows to 49-feet-11-inches tall. The military jumps into action and Susan is captured and secreted away to a covert government compound. There, she is renamed Ginormica and placed in confinement with a ragtag group of monsters. Their confinement is cut short, however, when a mysterious alien robot lands on Earth and begins storming the country. In a moment of desperation, the President is persuaded to enlist the motley crew of Monsters to combat the Alien Robot and save the world from imminent destruction.
"Rio" centers on a nerdy macaw who never learned to fly. He thinks he's the last of his kind until he hears about another macaw who lives in Rio de Janeiro. He leaves the comforts of his cage in small-town Minnesota and heads to Rio de Janeiro.
Boog is a 900-pound domesticated grizzly bear who has no survival skills, and Elliott is a scrawny, fast talking wild mule deer. When Boog meets Elliot, his perfect world is turned upside-down. Elliot manages to convince Boog to desert his idyllic existence--living in a garage which is decked out with all the comforts of home--and try the "wild" life. But, things quickly spiral out of control. With open season upon them, the hunters begin arriving in force, and Elliot must help Boog get in touch with his inner grizzly to unite the woodland creatures and take the forest back!
Buster Moon, a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman(2017)
Mr. Peabody is the the world's smartest person who happens to be a dog. When his "pet" boy Sherman uses his time traveling WABAC machine without permission, events in history spiral out of control to disastrous and comical results.
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!(2017)
An elephant named Horton hears a faint cry for help coming from a tiny speck of dust floating through the air. Although Horton doesn't know it yet, that speck houses an entire city named Who-ville, inhabited by the microscopic Whos, led by the Mayor. Despite being ridiculed and threatened by his neighbors, who think he has lost his mind, Horton is determined to save the particle--because "a person's a person, no matter how small." Then there's Horton's motto, "an elephant's faithful 100 percent"--pointing to his honesty and determination never to abandon his mission to find a new home for the speck that houses the incredible world of Who-ville.
This prehistoric comedy adventure follows the world's first family as they embark on the journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed.
The Secret Life of Pets(2017)
Max's life as a favorite pet is turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. They have to put their quarrels behind them when they find out that an adorable white bunny named Snowball is building an army of lost pets determined to take revenge.