22 kids’ movies and shows that are new on Netflix Canada in January 2020

Every month, Netflix Canada adds family-friendly shows and movies for your kids to stream. Here's what's coming up in January 2020.

Welcome to a new decade! Well, almost. Netflix Canada has announced which new TV shows and movies it will be adding to its lineup in the new year, and of course that means, more options for kids! There’s a handful of titles to look forward to in January 2020, including Shrek Forever After and old classics like Free Willy and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off! Check out the full lineup with specific release dates below.

But first, an important note: The age recommendations offered below are approximate. Every kid is different, and you’re the best judge of what’s appropriate and what your kid can handle.

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Shrek Forever After

Best for: 5+
Rumpelstiltskin tricks a mid-life crisis burdened Shrek into allowing himself to be erased from existence and cast in a dark alternate timeline where Rumpel rules supreme. Available January 1

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Best for: 7+
A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world’s most unusual candy maker. Available January 1

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A Cinderella Story

Best for: 6+
Routinely exploited by her wicked stepmother, the downtrodden Sam Montgomery is excited about the prospect of meeting her Internet beau at the school’s Halloween dance. Available January 1

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Best for: 5+
A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land. Available January 1

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Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer’s Curse

Best for: 12+
A young knight and a dragon named Drago, whose lives there now share with one heart, joins forces to protect a nest filled with dragon eggs from an evil sorcerer and undo a curse placed on Drago as well. Available January 1

Dragonheart: A New Beginning

Best for: 11+
An orphaned stable boy befriends with a young dragon named Drake and with the help of others help him learn how to fly and fight and protect himself from a ruthless knight. Available January 1

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Dragonheart

Best for: 11+
The last dragon and a disillusioned dragonslaying Knight must cooperate to stop an evil King, who was given partial immortality. Available January 1

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Best for: 11+
A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that. Available January 1

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Free Willy

Best for: 5+
When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free it. Available January 1

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Best for: 11+
Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron’s army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring. Available January 1

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Best for: 11+
While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron’s new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard. Available January 1

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze

Best for: 7+
The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last canister of the ooze that created the Turtles, with which Shredder wants to unleash an army of new mutants. Available January 1

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie

Best for: 7+
Four teenage mutant ninja turtles emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from a gang of criminal ninjas. Available January 1

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Best for: 7+
A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory. Available January 1

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Go! Go! Cory Carson

Best for:
Join kid car Cory Carson on his adventures around the winding roads of childhood in Bumperton Hills! Based on the hit toy line Go! Go! Smart Wheels. Available January 4

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Harvey Girls Forever!, Season 4

Best for: 6+
A robot band, a pirate adventure … and a run-in with a friendly ghost? Just another season on Harvey Street, where every day’s out of the ordinary. Available January 10

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The Inbestigators, Season 2

Best for:
Who? When? Where? These school-age sleuths ask smart questions — and they always solve the case! When crime strikes, call the Inbestigators. Available January 10

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The Healing Powers of Dude

Best for:
When an 11-year-old boy with social anxiety disorder has to start middle school, he finds strength in a lovable comfort mutt named Dude. Available January 13

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Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts

Best for:
“Burrow girl” Kipo’s life turns upside down when she surfaces in a wild world of mutant creatures. She’ll need all the help she can get to go home. Available January 14

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Big Fat Liar

Best for: 8+
After a young boy’s school essay erroneously finds its way into the hands of a Hollywood producer who turns the idea into a hit film, the boy travels to Los Angeles to claim his credit. Available January 15

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Family Reunion, Part 2

Best for: 9+
This sitcom about a Seattle family who must readjust to simple living in Georgia returns for its second season. Available January 20

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Word Party, Season 4

Best for: 2+
Cue the music: It’s time for a party! Join animal babies Franny, Bailey, Kip, Lulu and their new friend, Tilly, for more learning and language fun. Available January 21

LAST CALL!

Nothing! While Netflix is taking titles off next month, it seems none of the current kid’s lineup is on the chopping block. Hurray!

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