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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

2015 Family-Friendly Summer TV & Movie Guide

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Acorn Influence. All opinions are mine alone. 

Summer is here! The kids have been out of school for over a week now and I have been busy planning out our days. We have a family vacation coming up, summer camps to attend and lots of lazy, down time. The kids get to pick what to do during this down time and it's usually watching TV or watching a movie at home or at the theater. We will pick out a show or movie and watch it together. We have also made a list of TV shows and movies we want to watch this summer. I try to cover as much of the list as possible over the summer.

My kids love to watch cartoons and shows on Disney Channel, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. Our top favorites are: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teen Titans Go, Lab Rats, Spongebob and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn. We will watch the same episodes on repeat, especially with OnDemand.

On our "Must-Watch TV" list, we have:

One Crazy Cruise on Nickelodeon on June 19th

Kira Kosarin (The Thundermans), Benjamin Flores Jr (The Haunted Hathaways), Sydney Park (Instant Mom), and Rio Mangini (Bella and the Bulldogs) are all stuck together on one crazy cruise!

Teen Beach 2 on Disney Channel on June 26

Amberly and Gian loved the original Teen Beach and are anxiously awaiting this second installment. Adrian, not so much, but he will watch it with us.

Family Rule: We watch TV together. Everyone gets to pick a show and everyone watches it!

The Descendents on Disney Channel on July 31st
This looks like lots of fun. We will make an event out of this one. Invite their friends over, host a move night!!
We love to go to the movies. I share a round-up of movies we want to watch at the beginning of ever year (2015, 2014, 2013) and we watch every movie on those lists. There are lots of fun ones coming out over the summer (June-August) and these are on our list:
Jurassic World - June 12

We took Adrian to see this on Monday. Our "Family TV rule" doesn't work for the movies. We talk to the kids about the movies and take whoever wants to see it. Besides, Gian can't watch a movie like this because of the sensory overload and Amberly could care less about dinosaurs so we took Adrian only. We loved everything about this movie! It was pretty fantastic!
Inside Out - June 19

This is going to be amazing. I can't wait to see what Disney does with emotions!!

Minions - July 10

Obviously with Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 being such hits, the Minions don't need an introduction. They are cute, they make funny noises and kids love them!

Ant-Man - July 17

I wasn't too sure about this movie until I saw a full trailer before Jurassic World and I am hooked. This will be another movie where only Adrian and I go but that's fine. We are BIG Marvel buffs!

Underdogs - August 14

Underdogs was a surprise entry on the summer movie list. I hadn't heard of it before but Amberly had and since Ariana Grande voices one of the characters, she really wants to see it. 

<strong>Underdogs</strong> (2015) Primary Poster.
"The story of a reluctant hero whose town is threatened when his long-time rival returns home to avenge an old grudge. When the players from his foosball table are magically brought to life, he recruits them to help him enter into the biggest underdog match ever, save the town and win back the love of his life."

It's going to be a summer of fun here at our house. I have these three crazies all summer! 

Wish me luck!

What TV shows and/or movies are you and your family looking forward to this summer?


  1. These are some great picks. I can't wait to see Ant-Man and the Minions. My son loved Jurassic World.

  2. Jurassic World and Minions are all that my kiddos talk about right now in our house so I'm sure we'll be enjoying those this summer. I secretly can't wait! - Jeanine

  3. I want to go and see Jurassic world!! Hope to get a chance to see it before it's gone.
    We haven't been to the movies in ages.
    Would love to see Descendants too... that looks interesting.

  4. This list is great. We are waiting for a few of these. We love movie nights at home or at the theater.

  5. It has been so hot already the kids are asking to watch more movies instead of being outside thanks for the recommendations.

  6. We still haven't seen Tomorrowland or Cinderella. We are a little behind!

  7. We are looking forward to the minion movie this summer. We love minions!!

  8. Mine are a bit younger but Inside Out and the new Minions movie are up there for us! The Descendents looks awesome. And Scarlet wants to see Jurassic World but I just don't know. She's only five!

  9. So many great movies and TV shows. I can't wait to see Inside Out!

  10. These do sound like fun movies to check out this summer. I did like the Despicable Me films so I'll probably check out Minions.

  11. Oh we loved Inside Out! It was so great. Haven't seen Jurassic yet but can't wait. I hope to see it while it is still in the theater

  12. Love all these movies. Cant wait to see the new ones.

  13. there are lots of good movies coming out this summer - inside out is what my daughter is waiting for!

  14. My preteen daughter is so excited for Teen Beach Movie 2! LOL...She's been talking about it non-stop for weeks!

  15. We are going to see Jurassic World this weekend and it looks so good.

  16. I want to see Jurassic world , the Descendants & Teen Beach Movie 2. I hope its good with all the hype and promotion it's getting. Great List

  17. Inside out and minions are on our movie list too

  18. I screened Inside Out, it is a MUST see for sure. Bring the tissues though!

  19. We are going to a preview of Minions next Saturday. Can't wait! Great movies this Summer!

  20. I keep hearing about TEEN beach but I don't have teens. haha. It looks interesting. What is it about disney teen shows that sucks us in!?

  21. I saw Jurassic World and I'm waiting for the Minions and Ant Man. I tend to go to the movies at least once every two weeks and this summer has some great hits.

  22. We love to watch movies on rainy days. Movies and popcorn are our favorite!

  23. These are the best picks so far! I am lined right up with you guys as far as summer picks go - you may have had one or two I didn't know about. Great job.

  24. Dying to see Jurassic World! We might go to the movies today. These are some great summer picks for the family!

  25. Minionmaina was in full effect here at my house. I can't wait for the DVD so my son can see it again. I can't wait to buy Jurassic World for myself.



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