Best Movie Apps for Kids

If a kids movie is being released in the theater, you can bet that there's a mobile app not far behind. The best movie tie-in apps use beloved characters to enhance the story told on the big screen with a game or story component. While all movie apps are part of the studio marketing machine, watch out for those whose exclusive function is to sell merchandising or offer other advertising.

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Engaging book/game combo for young Nemo fans.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
Fun storybook app does more than just read kids a toy tale.
Devices: iPad
(2010)
Less violent telling of the Cars 2 movie plot.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
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Fascinating, hands-on look at Disney's animation studios.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
Help forgetful Dory collect bubbles and make funny stories.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows Phone
(2016)
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Awesome interactive adaption of movie only missing songs.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Fun story loaded with extras, plus a racing game from film.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2012)
Maleficent promo tool with hit-or-miss games, in-app buy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Rich, emotion-focused ebook and games based on movie.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2015)
Games shine, but movie summary lacks pizazz.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2014)
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Visually beautiful retelling of movie, with fun extras.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Still good fun, but film tie-in doesn't skimp on promotion.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
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Adorable minions run endlessly in derivative game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2013)
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Fusion of runaway-hit app and movie is still pure fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
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Movie tie-in offers fun, familiar gameplay in new setting.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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Web-slinging players thwart crime in well-made action app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
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Awesome logic puzzles add a new twist to Tomb Raider.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)

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