Streaming in Canada: What’s On for Kids & Families in November
Baby, it’s getting cold outside, which means there’s no better time of year to bundle up as a family and enjoy some quality movies and shows for kids. Whether that means an educational watch for your preschooler as you prep dinner, or a full-out family viewing night with the latest Disney+ release, there’s plenty of family- and kid-friendly fare streaming in Canada this month.
Looking for some ideas on what to watch in November? Read on for our top picks for new movies and shows for kids streaming in Canada on CBC Gem, Disney Plus, Paramount Plus, Apple TV Plus, Crave, and Netflix in Canada…
New Movies & Shows for Kids and Families Streaming in Canada in November:
Tuesday, November 1 on Crave
Looking for holiday-themed programming you can enjoy with your preschooler or young children? Sesame Street delivers with this 2016 holiday-themed episode featuring Elmo and the gang as they partake in an epic bedtime story.
Friday, November 4 on Apple TV+
Looking for a new kind of preschool series to get into with kids at home? This Jim Henson Company series features a world of magical puppet creatures—think Bigfoot, Unicorn, Sloth, Yak, and Fox, as they explore big feelings.
Friday, November 4 on Paramount Plus
If your kids are obsessed with the characters from Monster High (the dolls are also popular gift choices this holiday season), why not introduce them to the franchise’s revival streaming in Canada on Paramount Plus this month? The series teaches kids to embrace their differences while learning to be themselves, all while walking the halls of the fictional high school.
Wednesday, November 9 on Disney+
Soccer-loving families will want to join superstar David Beckham on this footballing journey. The docuseries follows Beckham as he returns to the Echo Premier League in East London, where he began his sporting journey. There, he teams with the Westward Boys, an U14 grassroots team in desperate need of help—and a big W.
Thursday, November 10 on Crave
If you’re a brunch-loving family, you may get a kick out of this latest culinary competition—especially since notable Canadian Dan Levy hosts it. In each episode, talented chefs share their stories, dreams, and culinary skills by presenting their best takes on brunch food. (Just note that alcohol is served.) The first three episodes debut on Nov. 10, the following three drop on Nov. 17, and the last two bow on Nov. 24.
Friday, November 11 on Paramount Plus
The latest animated Transformers series streaming in Canada follows a new generation of bots called Terrans—the first of their kind to be born on Earth. In each episode, they and the humans who care for them embark on fun adventures, redefining what it means to be a family.
Monday, November 14 on Netflix
Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, and Po are back for an updated round of wonder-filled adventures. The new series features all the colours and weirdness you remember from years ago, but it may be just the thing to help pass colder afternoons indoors with small kids.
Tuesday, November 15 on Netflix
A new chapter of this animated Jurassic series is here to entertain dino-loving kids this November. Hidden Adventure is an interactive special in which viewers must help the Camp Fam survive following a big storm.
Wednesday, November 16 on Disney+
If your family re-watches the big screen trilogy every holiday season, tune in for this limited series in which Tim Allen returns as Scott Calvin. In this iteration, the character has decided it’s time to hang up his Saint Nick hat for the good of his family, but before he can retire, he must interview the next batch of potential Santa Clause replacements. The first two episodes stream for in premiere, with weekly installments to follow.
Wednesday, November 16 on Disney+
Chris Hemsworth is on a mission to discover how to live better for longer, and your family can join him in that fun. In each episode, the movie star speaks with experts, family, and friends to see how he can push himself to new limits while stopping the diseases of old age.
A Christmas Story Christmas
Thursday, November 17 on Crave
A sequel to the 1983 classic, A Christmas Story, this film follows adult Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) in the 1970s. There, he returns to his magical house on Cleveland Street to give his kids the kind of Christmas he had growing up.
Friday, November 18 on Disney+
The original live-action Disney Princess spoof is back 15 years later. Amy Adams reprises her iconic role of Giselle, a real-life princess who has become disillusioned with life in the city. So, she and her “prince,” Robert (returning star Patrick Dempsey), move their family to the suburbs for a fresh start. Add a Queen B in the form of Maya Rudolph, and this sequel promises to be a lot of royal fun.
Best in Snow
Friday, November 18 on Disney+
Looking to get into the holiday spirit a little earlier this year? Grab the kids and gather around the telly for this ice-sculpting special, in which carvers recreate iconic Disney films and moments—with a holiday twist. Tituss Burgess (The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) hosts.
Blue’s Big City Adventure
Friday, November 18 on Paramount Plus
Families with younger kids will be pumped to catch this film adaptation of the popular preschool character as he heads to New York City. There, Blue and Josh audition for a big Broadway musical, reuniting the entire Blue’s Clues crew.
Friday, November 18 on Apple TV+
It wouldn’t be a holiday season without some new iteration of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol coming to screens. This musical adaptation of the Ebenezer Scrooge story stars Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds in a PG-13 comedic romp.
Elton John: Farewell from Dodger Stadium
Sunday, November 20 on Disney+
Sir Elton John is wrapping up his goodbye tour, and if your family is a fan, you can catch the performer’s final shindig live from Dodger Stadium. The three-hour event promises lots of special guest stars and surprises and comes 49 years to the day of John’s first concert at the venue, which is said to have launched his epic career.
Wednesday, November 23 on Crave
Basketball-loving families may want to check out this four-part docuseries revolving around the one and only Shaquille O’Neal. The episodes are packed with revealing interviews and plenty of archived footage, presenting the baller’s rise to stardom, his championships and honours, and his life away from the court.
Tuesday, November 29 on CBC Gem
Looking for some family fun and inspiration for your upcoming Christmas bake? Tune into this holiday-themed special featuring the stars of It’s a Sin. Together they’ll whip up yummy treats before joining the London Community Gospel Choir for a performance of “All I Want for Christmas.”
Wednesday, November 30 on Disney+
Whether you want to introduce the fam to George Lucas’ 1988 fantasy adventure or your crew are already fans, this series features the return of the Nelwyn sorcerer, played again by Warwick Davis. In this adventure, Willow and an unlikely group of heroes embark on a quest to save the world, facing their inner demons.