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What to Watch with Your Family This April

Check out what’s streaming and new in theaters this month.

Olivia Armstrong

What do Sonic, Dumbledore, and Batman have in common — other than being totally rad? They’re all headed your way this April! See what’s coming to theaters this month, and what’s new on your favorite streaming services, including new seasons, episodes, and interactive premieres (which means you can play along while you watch!). Check back as additional titles are announced from Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and more.

Trivia Quest

Trivia Quest

Netflix

Based on the wildly popular game Trivia Crack, this new interactive series promises daily episodes to keep brains sharp! Kids can play along with the remote (or phone or tablet), and sharpen those skills on the way to Trivia Land, where players must save the townsfolk from a sinister overlord known as Evil Rocky. (Rated TV-G)

April 1 on Netflix (Watch the Trailer)

Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood

Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood

Netflix

From acclaimed director Richard Linklater (Boyhood, School of Rock) comes this visually striking love letter to the 1969 Space Race. Featuring characters voiced by Jack Black, Zachary Levi, and more, this family drama is the perfect blend of heart and history that reflects our current obsession with the cosmos. Parental discretion is advised for smoking and language (ah, the ’60s…). (Rated PG-13)

April 1 on Netflix (Watch the Trailer)

iCarly: Season 2

iCarly

Paramount+

Season 2 of the hit reboot is almost here and if the trailer is any indication, there will be plenty of new adventures to vlog about. Carly (Miranda Cosgrove) and her crew of webcasters return to broadcast their ups, downs, and shenanigans to their loyal band of followers who can’t wait to see what they do next. (Rated TV-PG)

April 8 on Paramount+ (Watch the Trailer)

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Sonic

Paramount

Sonic and Tails rev up to take down the diabolical Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his evil new companion, Knuckles, who have invaded Earth. Based on the classic video game and featuring voices from Ben Schwartz, Idris Elba, and more, this Sonic sequel is a colorful, fun-filled comedy the whole family can enjoy. (Rated PG)

In theaters April 1 (Watch the Trailer)

Pinecone & Pony

Pinecone and Pony

Dreamworks/Apple TV

Based on the beloved book of the same name, this new, undeniably adorable animated series from Dreamworks follows brave Pinecone and her trusty steed Pony as they navigate a world of adventure. (Rated TV-Y)

April 8 on Apple TV+ (Watch the Trailer)

The Creature Cases

The Creature Cases

Netflix

Superagents Sam Snow and Kit Casey team up to solve mysteries in this new animated educational series. Learn fun facts about animals, the environment, and more as Sam and Kit uncover the wonders of the zoological universe. (Rated TV-Y)

April 12 on Netflix

Ice Age: Scrat Tales

Ice Age Scrat Tales

Disney

Everyone’s favorite saber-toothed squirrel is back as the star of his own show! In this six-episode trip back to the wooly mammoth days, we follow Scrat as he prepares the criminally cute Baby Scrat for life in the Ice Age. (Rated TV-G)

April 13 on Disney+

The Garcias

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HBO Max

Remember The Brothers Garcia? Well, this reboot features the stars of the hit 1990s sitcom all grown up and with families of their own. Watch as the Garcias navigate life under the same roof while vacationing on the sunny shores of Mexico. (Rated TV-G)

April 14 on HBO Max (Watch the Trailer)

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Fantastic Beasts Secrets of Dumbledore

WarnerBros.

Get ready for the third installment in the Fantastic Beasts series, following the journey of Newt Scamander as he tries to stop the powerful Grindelwald from taking over the wizarding world. Dark magic note: Some imagery might be a little spooky for younger Potterheads. (Rated PG-13)

April 15 in theaters (Watch the Trailer)

The Batman

The Batman

DC/Warner Bros.

If you haven’t been able to catch it in theaters, The Batman is streaming on HBO Max this month. Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga, Tenet) stars as the iconic caped crusader in this action-packed new installment from the DC Universe. Parental discretion is advised upon entering Gotham City. (Rated PG-13)

April 19 on HBO Max (Watch the Trailer)

Battle Kitty

Battle Kitty

Netflix

Netflix adds another interactive series to its roster this month with Battle Kitty: an animated adventure inspired by classic video games (think Super Mario Bros, Spyro the Dragon, and even Ms. Pac-Man). Over nine episodes, viewers (aka players) will join Battle Kitty and his buddy Orc as they fight evil across a wild, magical universe. (Rated TV-Y7)

April 19 on Netflix (Watch the Trailer)

The Bad Guys

The Bad Guys

Dreamworks/Universal

Based on the zany book series of the same name, this animated comedy follows the misadventures of a crew of reformed animal criminals and the obstacles they endure on their redemption arc from kinda-bad to kinda-great. (Rated PG)

April 19 in theaters (Watch the Trailer)

Biggest Little Farm: The Return

The Biggest Little Farm

Disney/Universal

Based on the award-winning documentary, this Earth Day special follows two former city dwellers as they transform a patch of land into a real-life Charlotte’s Web. Biggest Little Farm: The Return is part of an Earth Day streaming package on Disney+ which also includes Explorer: The Last Tepui, about free climbers in the Amazon jungle, and Polar Bear, which follows a mother as she prepares her young cubs for the uncertain world ahead. (Rated PG)

April 22 on Disney+ (Watch the Trailer)

Sketchbook

Sketchbook

Disney

From the creators of Netflix’s Chef’s Table comes an intimate documentary about Disney’s animators, who were kind enough to sit down and show us, step-by-step, how to draw iconic Disney characters. This is a must-watch for any aspiring artist and any Disney fan who wants to learn more about how your favorite characters come to life. (Rated G)

April 27 on Disney+ (Watch the Trailer)

More New Episodes, Seasons, & Movie Premieres for Families in April

Wednesdays: Moon Knight: Season 1 (Disney+)

Wednesdays: The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder (Disney+)

April 1: Captain Nova (Netflix Film)

April 1: Better Nate Than Never (Disney+ Film)

April 4: Madagascar: A Little Wild: Complete Season 7 (Hulu)

April 5: The Croods: Family Tree: Complete Season 2 (Hulu)

April 6: The Hardy Boys: Complete Season 2 (Hulu)

April 8: Green Eggs and Ham: Season 2 (Netflix)

April 14: The Great Pottery Throw Down: Season 5 (HBO Max)

April 16: LEGO Friends: Girls on a Mission: Seasons 1-4 (Netflix)

April 22: Polar Bear (Disney+ Film)

April 22: Explorer: The Last Tepui (Disney+ Film)

April 28: Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles (Netflix Film)

Coming in May