What’s Streaming in January for Kids and Families

Streaming in January for Kids & Families - SavvyMom

A new year is finally here, but let’s be real: with the cold weather and long days (plus that extended school break at the beginning of the month), it’s always nice to chill with the fam and a good movie or TV show. Unfortunately, finding good content for the whole family or that’s age appropriate for your crew can sometimes prove challenging. We’re here to help. We’ve had an early look at what’s streaming in January and we’ve got 10 suggestions of specials, movies, and TV shows the family can enjoy this month.

What’s Streaming in January for Kids & Families:

Beauty & the Beast: A 30th Celebration - SavvyMom

Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration
Friday, January 6 on Disney+

If you missed this magical special when it debuted on networks in December, now is your chance to catch it online. The spectacle features H.E.R. as Belle, Josh Groban as The Beast, Shania Twain as Mrs. Potts, and Martin Short as Lumière, among others. Watch as they recreate some of the most iconic moments from the animated film and debut new sets and costumes to keep the magic going for a whole new generation.

Streaming in January: The Ghost & Molly McGee - SavvyMom

The Ghost and Molly McGee
Wednesday, January 11 on Disney+

If you’ve got older kids or tweens looking for a new show, you may want to introduce them to this supernatural cartoon about a 13-year-old optimist named Molly McGee. The series traces her move to Brighton, where she discovers a grumpy ghost named Scratch who accidentally becomes her new bestie. The entire first season drops this month, all at once.

Streaming in January: Spidey & His Amazing Friends - SavvyMom

Spidey and His Amazing Friends
Wednesday, January 11 on Disney+

Young Spider-Man fans will get a kick out of this web-slinging cartoon, in which Spidey joins up with Ghost-Spider, Miles Morales, and his Spider-bot TRACE-E to save the day. If this sounds a little familiar that’s because the computer-animated series already aired on Disney Junior, but now the first season is dropping in full for your family to stream this month.

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Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight (s2)
Thursday, January 12 on Netflix

Families with younger kids can gear up for a second season of this animated adventure featuring the legendary warrior Po. Here, he teams up with an elite English knight and embarks on a global quest to rescue magical weapons (and to restore his reputation). Both seasons are available to stream in full come mid-January.

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Dog Gone
Friday, January 13 on Netflix

Looking for a feel-good family flick to watch with older kids? Well this one has a dog and Rob Lowe. The movie is based on the true story of a father and son who embark on a hike of the Appalachian trail to find their lost pup. Along the way they’ll discover things about each other and hopefully begin to mend their broken relationship.

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Idina Menzel: Which Way to the Stage
Friday, January 20 on Disney+

Whether you’ve got kids who love Frozen or a family that’s big on the power of dreams, Idina Menzel’s special will impress. Follow along as the voice of Elsa embarks on a U.S. tour while juggling family life, all in hopes of realizing her lifelong dream: performing in front of a crowd at Madison Square Garden.

Streaming in January: Daniel Spellbound - SavvyMom

Daniel Spellbound (s2)
Thursday, January 26 on Netflix

Magic is real, and Daniel Spellbound knows it. Unfortunately, it’s also hidden to the public. That’s the entry point to this animated action-adventure series, which debuts its second season this month. Follow along as Daniel seeks magic and earns the attention of dangerous alchemists along the way, putting the magical world in jeopardy.

Wolf Pack
Thursday, January 26 on Paramount+

Older teens looking for some relatable content may find it in this angsty werewolf series from the writer of Teen Wolf. (In related news, the Teen Wolf movie also hits Paramount+ on the same day). Wolf Pack is a dark series about a teen boy and girl whose lives are forever changed when a California wildfire awakens a supernatural creature.

Streaming in January: Lockwood & Co - SavvyMom

Lockwood & Co.
Friday, January 27 on Netflix

This eight-part teen series is based on the popular books. But while those books are recommended for kids aged eight to 12, this series looks like it skews a bit older thanks to some pretty terrifying special effects. If this still sounds like something your family might enjoy, the show revolves around a trio of kids who operate a psychic detection agency and fight ghosts in
London, England.

Streaming in January: Princess Power - SavvyMom

Princess Power
Tuesday, January 31 on Netflix

Princess-loving younger viewers will get a kick out of this new female power animated series, in which four princesses from the four major fruit kingdoms work together to make the world a better place. The only question is, which princess will your kid love more: Kira Kiwi, Beatrice Blueberry, Rita Raspberry, or Penelope Pineapple?


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