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Best family movies to watch on Easter

Put your feet up, pop your chocolate eggs and turn on the TV – when’s better than an Easter weekend to enjoy a fun movie with the whole family?

While Easter may not boast the sheer volume of movies that Christmas does, we scoured BT Player, Netflix, and Prime Video to find seven movies for kids to enjoy over the long weekend, plus our pick from Classic family movies streamed on BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

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Peter Rabbit 2

Annoyed at being portrayed as a troublemaker on a trip to the big city, an evil rabbit disappears and falls into a relationship with a gang of criminal animals who are planning a heist.

Meet all your favorite Beatrix Potter characters in this family adventure combining live-action and computer-animated animation, stars Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, David Oyelowo, and the voices of James Corden, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, Lennie James, Hayley Atwell and Sia.

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Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now stars in this fantastic live-action, computer-animated tale.

Peter runs Mr. MacGregor’s house after his old opponent dies, but when MacGregor’s nephew comes to town and falls in love with Peter’s friend Biya, the jealous young rabbit decides to use any means to get rid of the newcomer.

Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, and Sam Neill star in this live-action/computer-animated film alongside the voice talents of James Corden, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, Dilly Ridley and Sia.

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An unemployed slacker finds himself busy after he runs over an Easter bunny and has to take on the bunny chores so the holiday can go on.

An animated adventure starring James Marsden, Russell Brand, Kaley Cuoco, Hank Azaria, Elizabeth Perkins and Hugh Laurie.

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The dog who saved Easter

Easter is approaching, and the Bannisters go on a family cruise. But when their beloved dog Zeus can’t go, Belinda makes the difficult decision by setting him up at Alice’s dog care facility where Zeus quickly meets new friends.

When a rival hires a criminal to sabotage Operation Alice and force her out of business, it’s up to Zeus and his new friends to save the day!

It stars Dean Cain, Elisa Donovan, Beverly Mitchell, and Mario Lopez as the voice of Zeus.

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Easter Bunny Adventure

It’s Easter time, so Benny the Easter Bunny and Wilma the chicken hop into a giant hot air balloon and journey to Fairy Tale Valley in search of the most adorable Easter eggs ever!

Animated film for young children starring Danny Dunn, Dan Gadigan, William McNamara, Bill Oberst Jr., and KJ Schrock.

Watch Easter Bunny Adventure on BT Player

rise of the guardians

Jack Frost teams up with Santa, The Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, and Sandman to battle a malicious spirit bent on destroying children’s innocent beliefs.

A magical animated adventure starring Hugh Jackman as Esther Bonnemond, Chris Pine as Jack Frost, and Isla Fisher as Tothiana.

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School of Rabbits: Guardians of the Golden Egg

Max, a young urban bunny struggling for his identity, is stuck in an old Easter bunny school after being surrounded by a clan of malevolent foxes wishing to take over the holiday.

With the help of bunny girl Amy and the instructions of the mysterious Mrs. Hermione, Max must learn the secret of the magic of the Easter bunnies and save the school from evil foxes.

Buy or rent Rabbit School: Guardians of the Golden Egg on Prime Video

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Beauty and the beast

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Friday 15th April

Matilda (1996) – 2pm, ITV
Mara Wilson plays a psychokinetic student in this colorful retelling of Roald Dahl’s story. With Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman and Pam Ferris.

Saturday 16th April

Jason and the Argonauts (1963) – 9.50 AM, Channel 4
Stop-motion animation professor Ray Harryhausen brings the myths of Greek mythology – the skeleton army and everything – to life in this bank holiday classic.

Peter Pan (2003) – 3.05 pm, ITV
Jason Isaacs takes on the dual roles of Captain Hook and George Darling in this faithful retelling of the classic J.M. Barrie tale of the boy who never grew up.

Sunday 17 April

The Lion King (1994) – 5.45pm, BBC1
The original animated version of Disney’s story of treachery and revenge in the Pride Lands of Africa featuring hit songs including Circle of Life and Hakuna Matata.

Monday 18th April

Shrek (2001) – 2.05 pm, ITV
The first film in a series that turned a fairy tale on its head, starring Mike Myers as the angry ogre Shrek, Eddie Murphy as Donkey, and Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona.

Beauty and the Beast (2017) – 2.30pm, BBC1
The live-action adaptation of the 1991 favorite animated film starring Emma Watson as Bill, Dan Stevens as the Enchanted Beast and Luke Evans as Gaston.

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