Animation 'Around the World in 80 Days' leads this week's new releases

18 Aug 2021 in New Releases

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With the school holidays in full swing, two new children's animations arrive on our cinema screens. With travel and summer holidays currently on hold for most people, both these animated films give young audiences the chance to explore the world through the cinema screen in fun and exciting ways. 

Safety is of course at the forefront of everyone's mind right now so make sure to check out the specific guidelines for your local cinema before visiting. Meanwhile, many cinemas have used lockdown as an opportunity to improve and renovate their venues so that we can all enjoy the best possible cinema experience.

New in cinemas

Around the World in 80 Days

Based on the popular adventure novel from the 19th century by Jules Verne, this animation replaces humans with animals, making the concept of exploration and geography more enticing and exciting for younger audiences. At the center of the story is Passepartout, a well-studied little marmoset monkey who cannot seem to get adventure out of his mind. Having spent his young life studying all the wonders of the world and learning how to navigate, he dreams of visiting and exploring all the places in his books but his overprotective mother is intent on keeping him safe at home. However, when Passepartout crosses paths with the whimsical, intelligent con-artist Phileas Frog, he finds himself caught up in a wager worth millions; to travel around the world in a record-setting 80 days.

Also new in cinemas

Conni and the Cat

This sweet animated children's tale from Germany contains a wealth of cute animals and speaks to the adventure and excitement of being a child and exploring a new place. Conni  has long been looking forward to her first school trip with her friends to an old countryside castle but when she discovers that her cat Mau has decided to hide in her belongings and come along for the ride, she must find a way to keep Mau a secret from her teachers. Along with her best friends Anna and Simon, Conni also finds herself caught up in a mystery when things begin to disappear from the castle will they be able to find the culprit in time?

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