It’s the start of the New Year! Take a look at our new shows and movies round up as we highlight family-friendly shows and movies that anyone in your household will enjoy. Our picks for January center around valuable life lessons such as community, acceptance, and positivity.
For those who enjoy “Ridley Jones” and “Ada Twist, Scientist,” Netflix and ICON Creative Studio team up to present the animated preschool series, “Action Pack.” Treena, Watts, Wren and Clay are a group of superhero kids who use their superpowers to protect Hope Springs. With lessons from their teacher, Mr. Ernesto, the superheroes make sure to bring out the good in everyone, including villains. Season one of “Action Pack” is available to stream on Netflix.
The Addams Family 2
Fans of the “Addams Family” will enjoy “The Addams Family 2,” the sequel to successful animated “Addams Family” from MGM and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Join the beloved Addams family as they embark on a cross-country road trip in their family RV. With family-friendly laughs and spooky hijinks, “The Addams Family 2” is great for all ages and teaches the power of family, love and acceptance. “The Addams Family 2” is currently available on Blu-ray™, DVD and digital services, with exclusive bonus features with the cast and crew. Rated PG for macabre and rude humor, violence and language.
Secrets of Sulphur Springs
In the mood for a mystery? Season two of “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” follows Griffin (Preston Oliver) and Harper (Kyliegh Curran) as they unravel mysteries about the Tremont, a hotel with a deep family history. When Harper follows a ghost into the 1930s to learn more about her family’s connection to the Tremont, she gets stuck in the past, and has to rely on family and friends to find her way back to the present before it’s too late. Check out L.A. Parent’s Q&A with actress Madeline McGraw, who stars as Zoey Campbell on “Secrets of Sulphur Springs.” All episodes of season two are available on Disney+, with new episodes premiering Fridays on Disney Channel.
Co-produced by KCET and Tastemade, “Broken Bread” follows individuals and organizations who make a difference in their communities through food. Known as an advocate for conscious cooking and community-building, Chef Roy Choi uncovers innovative culinary and agricultural practices that help with food access, food justice and community. The series explores neighborhoods across L.A. and beyond, highlighting diverse expert perspectives from Wolfgang Puck, Alice Waters and more. Season two of “Broken Bread” is available to stream on the PBS app, and airs on Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. on PBS SoCal 2.
Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild
After five films and two television specials, the creators of the globally successful “Ice Age” franchise unveil the original movie “Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild.” Seeking independence, possum brothers Crash and Eddie set out to find a place of their own. However, they find themselves trapped beneath the ice in a massive cave inhabited by dinosaurs. They are rescued by the one-eyed, adventure-loving weasel Buck Wild. Along with Buck Wild and some new friends, the brothers embark on a mission to save the Lost World from dinosaur domination. “Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild” premieres exclusively on Disney+ on Jan. 28. The “Ice Age” collection is also available on Disney+.
Presented by DreamWorks, the fourth season of “Gabby’s Dollhouse” follows Gabby, Pandy Paws and all the Gabby Cats as they gather to celebrate the happiest cat day of the year, Purrsday. With a surprise visit from Cakey Cat’s cousins, this season of “Gabby’s Dollhouse” focuses on the importance of learning from mistakes and having a positive mindset. Episodes also include Box Cat Family crafts, kitty dress-up with Mercat, and a performance from the pop star sensation Fluffy Flufferton. Season four of “Gabby’s Dollhouse” arrives on Netflix Feb. 1.
For more TV show and movie suggests, check out our December New on Screen roundup.