What better way to escape the heat than by snuggling up in front of the TV with some cartoons and summer animated movies?
From light-hearted cartoons to heartwarming family films, there’s something for everyone in this list. Don’t miss out on all the laughter and entertainment these movies have to offer!
Watching these movies for kids is a great way to beat the summer heat, spend a rainy summer afternoon, or enjoy a family movie night.
There’s something about summer that just makes us want to kick back and relax with a good movie. Maybe it’s the warm weather or the long days, but there’s nothing quite like settling in with a cool drink and a big bowl of popcorn to enjoy a summer blockbuster.
Of course, not all movies are created equal, and there are definitely some that are better suited for summer viewing than others. For example, any movie that features a beach is automatically summer-approved in our book.
While we love a good winter movie, there’s just something about watching people frolicking in the sun that makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
So if you’re looking for the perfect animated movie to watch on a hot summer day, be sure to check out our list of recommendations.
If you're looking for a fun activity to beat the summer heat, grab some popcorn and settle in for a family movie with one or more of these fun options.
It's the first day of Summer Vacation and The Cat in the Hat whisks Nick, Sally and Fish off on the greatest great outdoor camping adventure ever!
Our gang gets back to nature as they hike through the Fickle Fern Forest, camp out overnight, trek over Mt. Weewobble and canoe down the Tickle Drop River.
Nemo, a young clownfish is captured and taken to a dentist's office aquarium.
It's up to Marlin, his father, and Dory, a friendly but forgetful regal blue tang fish, to make the epic journey to bring Nemo home from Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
When Woody, Buzz and the gang join Bonnie on a road trip with her new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky, the innocent little spork's hilarious antics launch Woody on a wild quest filled with unexpected new characters--and one long-lost friend!
Come join Cody, a Rockhopper penguin, as he journeys from his home in Shiverpool, Antarctica, to take part in the Big Z Memorial Surf-Off on the beach of Pen Gu Island.
During his adventure he meets some new friends, including surf nut Chicken Joe and the spirited lifeguard Lani.
Cody believes that winning is everything until he meets The Geek...
Ariel, the fun-loving and mischievous mermaid, is enchanted with all things human.
Disregarding her father's order to stay away from the world above the sea, she strikes a bargain with a devious sea witch to trade her beautiful voice for legs.
But can she also win a prince's heart?
A classic tale of self-discovery, romance, and adventure, Rio is the story of Blu, a flightless macaw who was taken from the forests of Rio de Janeiro as a young bird and raised by a kind girl in a small Minnesota town.
When an ornithologist comes to town and informs Blu's now-grown owner Linda that Blu is the last male of his species, Blu and Linda return to Rio so that Blu can mate with a feisty female named Jewel.
Young orphan Lilo is an Elvis fan who lives with her sister Nani in the beautiful surroundings of Hawaii.
One day Lilo meets a strange alien who she decides to name Stitch and take home as her pet.
Stitch at first causes trouble by destroying everything he can lay his hands on, but as time passes he becomes accustomed to the Hawaiian ways and is accepted as a regular part of the family.
However, with representatives of Stitch's home planet following hot on his heels, it is unclear how long this happy situation can last.
George Beard and Harold Hutchins are two overly imaginative pranksters who spend hours in a treehouse creating comic books.
When their mean principal threatens to separate them into different classes, the mischievous boys accidentally hypnotize him into thinking that he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.
Max and his dad, Goofy, set out on an epic cross country road trip this summer.
Excitement and adventure await them at every turn as they explore new places and create lasting memories together.
It'll be a trip they'll never forget!
More Summer Activities
Summer is the perfect time to break out the playdough and get creative! These summer playdough ideas will keep the kids busy and screen-free.
Looking for some fun and easy summer craft ideas for toddlers? Look no further! We’ve gathered some of our favorite crafts that are perfect for little ones.
Looking for a fun summer activity that the whole family can enjoy? Check out this printable summer scavenger hunt! Just download, print, and get started.
Summers are meant for fun! There are many activities that you can do together that will create lasting memories. Here are 27 fun activities to do with your kids this summer.
This set of summer cut and paste activities are perfect for working on important kindergarten and early elementary literacy skills.
This Summer Adventure Kit is the PERFECT way to get kids outside and interacting with nature in lots of different ways in the Summer! The kit is filled with fun activities and great boredom busters for those long summer days.
This summer reading log is a great way to keep track of books read during the summer. Happy reading!
While there are plenty of great animated movies to choose from this summer, we’ve narrowed it down to our top twelve picks.
If you’re looking for a family-friendly movie, we’ve got you covered. So put on your favorite pair of PJs, grab some popcorn, and get ready for a night (or day) of fun!
What is your favorite summer animated movie?