17 kids’ movies and shows coming to Netflix Canada in May 2018

Every month, Netflix Canada adds family-friendly shows and movies for your kids to stream. Here's what's coming up in May 2018. Spoiler alert: Coco!

You guys, this is BIG. Coco is finally coming to Netflix Canada! The animated Disney film became an instant hit when it was released in theatres in November, and while the DVD has been out since February, many Canadian Netflix subscribers have been waiting for the day they could finally stream the family-friendly movie, which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Well, that day arrives May 29. Family movie night scheduled!

But of course there’s more than just Coco coming to Netflix in May 2018. Here are all the kid-friendly movies and shows being added to the service. Note: The age recommendations offered below are approximate. Every kid is different—you’re the best judge of what’s appropriate and what your kid can handle.

Image from the Disney movie Coco of a little boy with a guitar and a skeleton
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Coco
Best for: Ages 5+
Confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, aspiring musician Miguel enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. Available May 29

 

Image of Angry Birds
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The Angry Birds Movie
Best for: Ages 5+
Sentenced to anger management class, grumpy Red becomes a hero who trains his fellow birds to unleash their inner fury when pigs invade their island. Available May 1

 

Still from My Girl with Vada and Thomas J on their bikes in front of Mr Bixler's house
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My Girl
Best for: Ages 9+
This coming-of-age charmer follows a summer in the life of an 11-year-old girl who learns about love and loss as she grapples with profound changes. Available May 1

 

PJ Masks characters on a coloured background
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PJ Masks (season one)
Best for: Ages 3+
Three 6-year-old kids who live normal lives during the day become superheroes at night, fighting crime as a team known as PJ Masks. Available May 1

 

Carol Burnett holding children in her lap on set of her new talk show
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A Little Help with Carol Burnett
Best for: Ages 6+
In this original unscripted series starring comedy legend Carol Burnett, kids dish out advice to celebrities and everyday people in front of a live audience. Available May 4

 

three horses with girls riding them
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Spirit Riding Free (season five)
Best for: Ages 7+
In a small Western town, spunky ex-city girl Lucky forms a tight bond with wild horse Spirit while having adventures with best pals Pru and Abigail. Inspired by the Oscar-nominated film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. Available May 11

 

Brunette woman with a crown looking pensive in front of a handsome man with a chiseled jawline
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A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits
Best for: Ages 7+
Forced to assist her cruel stepmother and stepsisters at a “Cinderella” audition, teen Tessa secretly wins the role and tries to conceal her success. Available May 16

 

Still from The Little Prince with old man and boy looking up
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The Little Prince
Best for: Ages 9+
A little girl lives in a very grown-up world with her mother, who tries to prepare her for it. Her neighbor, the Aviator, introduces the girl to an extraordinary world where anything is possible, the world of the Little Prince. Available May 17

 

three kids standing in the woods looking creeped out
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Trollhunters (Part 3)
Best for: Ages 7+
The fate of both trolls and humans hangs in the balance as the final chapter begins. Will Gunmar succeed in shrouding the world in darkness? Available May 25

Patch Adams
Best for: Ages 12+
After spending time in a mental institution, a man (Robin Williams) decides to become a doctor, hypothesizing that humour will improve patients’ quality of life. Available May 1

Pup Star: World Tour
Best for: Ages 4+
Talented pooches from around the world compete to be the next Pup Star, but behind-the-scenes schemes threaten to ruin the fun. Available May 5

Pocoyo & Cars
Best for: Ages 3+
Pocoyo gears up for exciting car races and learns that friends, teamwork and imagination are what matter the most. Available May 1

Pocoyo & The Space Circus
Best for: Ages 3+
Acrobatic aliens arrive on spaceships and perform for everyone, but when angry aliens arrive as well, Pocoyo and his friends must now put on a show. Available May 1

Pocoyo Carnival
Best for: Ages 3+
To celebrate the carnival, everyone learns to dance to different music. Plus, Pocoyo’s friends surprise him with something delicious. Available May 1

Pocoyo Halloween: Space Halloween
Best for: Ages 3+
Pocoyo and his friend have a costume contest to celebrate Halloween and learn new things about planets and stars in space. Available May 1

Pocoyo Halloween: Spooky Movies
Best for: Ages 3+
Pocoyo finds a special toy and plays new games with his friends, then they’re spooked by a scary box and try to find out who’s inside. Available May 1

Pocoyo Special Sports
Best for: Ages 3+
Everyone is getting excited for the games. Pocoyo plays baseball and golf, and races with his friends. Ready, set, go! Available May 1

LAST CALL!
Watch it while you can! The following kid and tween content will be removed from Netflix Canada in May 2018:
Cool Runnings, Planes, Tangled, Billy Madison, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Mean Girls (“Stop trying to make fetch happen”).

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