2013 Holiday Movie Guide

Read TFK's holiday movie guide before you hit the theaters

December 11, 2013
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From a funny snowman to a fearsome dragon, these theatrical films have characters for everyone to love. Click the links below to check out TFK's interviews with the actors and filmmakers involved in this season's family flicks.


Free Birds

Release Date: November 1 (Rated PG)

This animated tale tells the story of two turkeys who travel back in time to remove turkey from the Thanksgiving menu.

Click here to read TFK Kid Reporter Gloria Choi's report on interviewing stars Amy Poehler, Owen Wilson, and Woody Harrelson.


Ender's Game

Release Date: November 1 (Rated PG-13)

This sci-fi adventure follows young genius Ender Wiggins as he is recruited to attend the galactic Battle School and train to be a warrior for Earth.

Click here to read TFK's Q&A with actor Asa Butterfield, who plays Ender.


Thor: The Dark World

Release Date: November 8 (Rated PG-13)

This Marvel sequel finds Thor back in Asgard and facing trouble in the Nine Realms.

Click here to read TFK's Q&A with actress Natalie Portman, who plays Jane Foster.


Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Release Date: November 22 (Rated PG-13)

As rebellion stirs among the districts, Katniss Everdeen must take a Capitol-enforced Victor's Tour of Panem's districts with her Hunger Games co-winner Peeta Mellark.

Click here to read TFK's Q&A with Willow Shields, who plays Primrose Everdeen.



Release Date: November 27 (Rated PG)

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes the story of Anna, a fearless young princess who journeys through the frosty wilderness to find her sister, Elsa.

Click here to read TFK Kid Reporter Camryn Garrett's interview with Kristen Bell, who is the voice of Anna


The Book Thief

Release Date: November 27 (Rated PG-13)

A young girl named Liesel learns to read—and discovers the power of words—through stolen books in this drama set in Germany around the time of World War II.

Click here to read TFK's Q&A with Sophie Nélisse, who plays Liesel.


Black Nativity

Release Date: November 27 (Rated PG)

This modern, musical update of a 1961 play by Langston Hughes tells the story of teenager Langston who meets and gets to know his grandparents during a holiday visit.

Click here to read TFK's Q&A with actor Jacob Latimore.


Adventures of the Penguin King

Release Date: December 6 (Rated PG)

This penguin documentary tells the story of a typical King penguin living on the island of South Georgia.

Click here to read TFK's Q&A with director Anthony Geffen.


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Release Date: December 13 (Rated PG-13)

Part 2 of a trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien's classic Middle Earth tale finds hobbit Bilbo Baggins and the dwarves arriving at the Lonely Mountain, where fearsome dragon Smaug guards dwarf treasure.

Click here to read TFK's Q&A with actor Richard Armitage, who plays Thorin Oakenshield.


Walking with Dinosaurs 3D

Release Date: December 20 (Rated PG)

This CGI-animated film follows a young dinosaur as he tries to make his four-ton father proud.

Click here to read TFK's Q&A with director Barry Cook.



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