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New Shows and Movies Streaming in July

Kidzworld lists new films and series, includes the new Beyoncé visual album “Black is King” due in July.

Jun 30, 2020

A limited amount of theaters are re-opening in July but most of us are still chillin’ at home during COVID-19. Kidzworld continues checking out what is new streaming and On Demand in July while two feature films headed for theaters are bumped from July until August.




Rescheduled for August

Disney’s Mulan, a live-action tale of a fearless young woman who, to prevent her ailing father from serving in the Imperial Army, disguises herself as a man to battle northern invaders in China, is rescheduled from July to hit actual theaters on August 21st and even that is tentative depending on the spread of the far from gone Coronavirus.

Mulan must become a warriorMulan must become a warriorCourtesy of Disney

Also delayed from July until August 12th because of Coronavirus uptick in cases – Tenet, a PG-13 Sci-Fi spy drama from cool director Christopher Nolan. Twilight’s Robert Pattinson is in the cast. Trailers indicate that the story will be quite complicated and involve reversing the flow of time and more than one reality so we would say it is for ages 13 and up.

Robert Pattinson stars in TenetRobert Pattinson stars in Tenet


Notable New Series

“Cursed” – a new series that re-imagines the legend of King Arthur told through the eyes of Nimue, a young woman with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake. After her mother’s death, she finds an unexpected partner in Arthur, a humble mercenary, in a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword.

A girl carries future King Arthur's swordA girl carries future King Arthur's sword

Over the course of her journey, Nimue will become a symbol of courage and rebellion against the terrifying Red Paladins, and their complicit King Uther.” Season 1 of "Cursed" will premiere on Netflix on July 17th

Cursed TV seriesCursed TV seriesCourtesy of Netflix

“The Baby-Sitters Club” – (July 3rd) a new series adapted from the popular teen book franchise, starring Sophie Grace, with Alicia Silverstone as her mom.

“Abby Hatcher" Season 1 – Animated kids series (32 episodes) The series follows an intelligent and energetic seven-year-old girl named Abby Hatcher, and her new friends, the Fuzzlies; quirky creatures that live in her family's hotel who go on adventures.

“The Umbrella Academy” Season 2 – The long-awaited second season of the superhero series. The show is returning to Netflix in July 31st.

The heroes of the Umbrella AcademyThe heroes of the Umbrella AcademyCourtesy of Netflix

Also coming in July….

Popular Korean Dramas “Hook” and “The Underclass”. “Yu-Gi-Oh!” (Season 1) – Anime series back on Netflix after being removed in June 2020. “Down to Earth with Zac Efron” is a travel documentary from Zac Efron with the cool actor looking for new healthy ways of living around the world - streaming July 10th.

A bearded Zac Efron travels the worldA bearded Zac Efron travels the worldCourtesy of Netlix

“The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants in Space” is a new spin-off of the Captain Underpants Dreamworks series. “Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege” (Season 1) – Animated kids series based on the Hasbro franchise.

Added movies

The Kissing Booth 2 (2020) – As Elle makes post-high school plans, she juggles a long-distance romance with Noah, a changing friendship with Lee and an attraction to a new classmate. The sequel to the wildly successful teen romantic comedy starring Joey King. Streaming July 24th.

Adventures continue in The Kissing Booth 2Adventures continue in The Kissing Booth 2Courtesy of Netflix

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) – Jim Carrey’s adaptation of the Unfortunate Events novels, Sleepy Hollow (1999) – Tim Burton directed fantasy horror starring Johnny Depp, Spaceballs (1987) – Sci-fi comedy written, directed and starring Mel Brooks, The Karate Kid Trilogy, The Lorax.


New Series

“Muppets Now” – a new unscripted series about your old pals featuring three different segments of a game show, a cooking show, and a talk show. Kermit, Miss Piggy and the gang are bound to be funny fun. The Original Series is streaming July 31st.

The gang is back for Muppets Now!The gang is back for Muppets Now!Courtesy of Disney

New Film

Hamilton, the Broadway musical on film starts July 3rd. Great story, great music, great American adventure!

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr. in HamiltonLin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr. in HamiltonCourtesy of Disney

“Black is King” – Out July 31st, is Beyoncé’s new “visual album” which she wrote, directed and executive-produced.  It is based on the music from her album “The Lion King: The Gift” and has been called "a reunion of cultures and shared generational beliefs," and includes featured artists and guest appearances. Queen Bey voiced Nala in the movie. The movie soundtrack’s featured artists and special guests complete the project.

The film is “A reunion of cultures and shared generational beliefs. A story of how the people left most broken have an extraordinary gift and a purposeful future.”

What is cool is that the film reimagines the lessons of The Lion King for “today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns” to quote Beyoncé’s company. The cast represents “diversity and connectivity”.

Beyoncé debuts her new visual album on Disney Beyoncé debuts her new visual album on Disney Courtesy of Travis Matthews

Movies also coming – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick RulesDiary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long HaulIce Age: Collision CourseRace to Witch MountainThe Mighty DucksSolo: A Star Wars Story.


New Film coming to Hulu – Palm Springs – Two wedding guests get caught in a time loop and develop their own romance while living the same day over and over again a la Groundhog Day but funnier. Stars funny Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti. Streaming July 10th.

A young couple keep re-living a day in Palm SpringsA young couple keep re-living a day in Palm Springs

New Episode of Series

“Into the Dark: The Current Occupant” (July 17th), the latest episode in the “Into the Dark” horror anthology, which features a psychotic man who believes he’s the president.

Films also coming to Hulu – Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), March of the Penguins (2005), Poseidon (2006), Spider-Man 3 (2007), The Truth About Cats and Dogs (1996).

Amazon Prime Video

Original Amazon Movies

My Spy  – starring Guardians of the Galaxy’s Dave Bautista, is about a CIA operative caught spying on a family. In turn for not blowing his cover, the family’s 9-year-old daughter demands that he teach her how to be a spy.

Spy and student bond in My SpySpy and student bond in My SpyCourtesy of Amazon

Radioactive (July 24th) is the story of scientist Marie Curie who discovered radium and radioactivity.

Original Series

“Hanna” Season 2 – continues the story of mysterious young, kick-butt Hanna. It is equal parts high-concept thriller and coming-of-age drama and follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl raised in the forest, as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is. Streaming July 3rd.

Hanna is back for Season 2Hanna is back for Season 2Courtesy of Amazon

On the new Peacock Network – for younger kids, series “Where’s Waldo” from DreamWorks and “Curious George” as well as “The Dragons” series “Riders of Berk” and “Defenders of Berk”, spin-offs of the How to Train Your Dragon Films..Plus you will find Quick Crafts and Projects to do at home.

New episodes of Curious George are on PeacockNew episodes of Curious George are on PeacockCourtesy of NBC
Will You Be Watching?

What are you watching? Are you aware of a cool streaming show that we missed? Are you gung-ho to go back into movie theaters or wary about Coronavirus? Talk it up with a comment and/or on your Kidzworld profile page!

By: Lynn Barker