Here’s what’s new to TV, streaming, Blu-ray and theaters in February
February brings a chance of more winter weather, and you know what that means. More time in front of the TV this month. Fortunately, there are many new releases coming to Blu-ray, streaming services, TV and movie theaters this month.
If you’re longing for summer, “Stuck in the Waterpark — The Movie” debuts at 8 p.m. Feb. 3 on The Disney Channel. This hour-long “Stuck in the Middle” feature episode follows the Diaz family after they win a vacation to a waterpark.
Nickelodeon will debut its new animated half-hour series for preschoolers — “Nella The Princess Knight” — at 10 a.m. Feb. 6. Nella is an unconventional 8-year-old who possesses the royal qualities of a princess, like compassion and grace, while also embodying the courage and determination of a brave knight. Whenever a problem arises, Nella embarks on daring quests to save her kingdom through her unique ability to transform from a princess into Nella the Princess Knight.
New to streaming and Blu-ray
You can watch the new animated family film “Bunyan & Babe” for free exclusively on Google Play until Feb. 16 before it releases in theaters. This modern take on the American folk story of Paul Bunyan stars the voices of John Goodman, Kelsey Grammer, Jeff Foxworthy and Mark Hamill.
Plenty of kid-friendly movies have landed on Netflix for February, including “Babe,” “Babe: Pig in the City,” “Balto,” “Balto 2: Wolf Quest,” “Balto 3: Wings of Change,” Disney’s “Finding Dory” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” and “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” “Girl Meets World: Season 3” and “Veggie Tales in the City: Season 1” join Netflix’s library Feb. 19 and 24 respectively.
Family friendly films new to Hulu include “Care Bears Movie” and “How to Eat Fried Worms.” “K.C. Undercover: Season 2” will debut Feb. 12.
“Trolls,” featuring the voices of Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake, is already available on demand but also releases on Blu-ray Feb. 7. Follow a troll princess as she journeys to save her kidnapped friends from troll-eating ghouls — with plenty of dance and music along the way.
“The Eagle Huntress” will release on digital platforms and Blu-ray Feb. 7. This documentary follows 13-year-old Aisholpan Nurgaiv, who is poised to become the first female eagle hunter in her Kazakh clan.
Amazon Prime recently launched a new original kids series, “Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter,” based on the wildly-popular children's fantasy book of the same name by noted Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, who also wrote “Pippi Longstocking.”
Amazon Prime will also premiere a “Creative Galaxy” Valentine’s Day special Feb. 7. This make-along, create-along art adventure series is for preschool-aged children and features Arty, an adorable alien artist, and Epiphany, his inspirational side-kick, on their adventures through the Creative Galaxy solving problems through art. To give kids and parents the real-life tools they need to recreate Arty’s experience, a live-action piece at the end of each animated episode takes families through the craft project Arty showcased in the galaxy.
“The LEGO Batman Movie” Feb. 10. When Gotham City is threatened once again, the brooding, heavy-metal rapping machine is forced to work with a new police commissioner and a certain young orphan to save the day. Will he find that working alone isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? Rated PG.
Catch a sensory-friendly showing of “The LEGO Batman Movie” at 10 a.m. Feb. 11 at NCG Cinemas in Spartanburg.
Catch a My Way Matinee presentation of “A Dog’s Purpose” at Regal Hollywood Stadium 20 & RPX in Greenville at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 11. This sensory friendly presentation features lower sound and brighter lights for special needs families. Cost is $6.50.
“Rock Dog” Feb. 24. When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events. Rated PG.
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