All too often, film sequels are disappointing in comparison to the original. Every now and again, though, the moviemakers strike gold with a sequel that’s just as funny, heartwarming, and enjoyable as the first film in the series. Here are three kids’ films with sequels just as good as the originals.
Shrek and Shrek 2 (2001 and 2004)
There’s a reason that Shrek remains just as popular today as when it was first released. The first two films in the series are absolute classics of children’s cinema and offer just as many laughs as they do heartwarming moments. This is great news if you fancy a family film afternoon, as you can enjoy both films watched in succession.
The Lion King and The Lion King 2 (1994 and 1998)
These beautiful films have plenty of positive messages about the importance of family and friends. Both also offer great songs for the whole family to sing along to, not to mention many laugh-out-loud moments that kids and adults alike will enjoy.
Chicken Run and Chicken Run 2 (2000 and 2023)
These hilarious films are classic examples of kids’ films with plenty of knowing jokes for the adults in the room. With some brilliant performances and fantastic one-liners, these films are as funny as they are poignant.