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Ghoulies and ghosties, long-legged beasties and things that go bump in the night … Not all monsters are as scary as we might have thought as kids. Here are the sweetest, friendliest beasts to stream.
So scary, so fluffy, so cute!
The world can be a scary, scary place and it has its share of monsters. But sometimes they’re not as dreadful as they seem. Showmax has more than enough adorable creatures to take your kids’ minds off whatever’s lurking under their bed. Whether it’s fantasy beasties like a baby dragon who’s as cute as a bed full of puppies, or bats with ears that would look more at home on elephants, sometimes a monster is just a friend with fangs. Try out these animations and their oh-so-cute abominations…
A group of teenagers discover that Yetis are real – and that they’re super cute and fluffy and sweet despite their intimidating size and appearance. The real monsters are the businessmen and zoologists who’re trying to kidnap the Yeti – but to do that, they’ll have to outsmart the kids first. Voices of Chloe Bennet, Sarah Paulson, Eddie Izzard.
The Abominable Snowman stands tall and proud with bright blue horns and sharp teeth. He should be scary, but he’s actually not. And flipping the normal storyline, it’s our Yeti hero who is on a mission to find the elusive humans and prove to his tribe that people exist. Voices of Channing Tatum, Zendaya, James Corden.
How To Train Your Dragon (1-3)
A struggling little Viking boy finds friendship in Toothless, a night fury dragon. Don’t expect scales and fire-breathing and sharp pointy claws. Instead, the little dragon has all the adorable features of a hippo – he’s small and round and somewhat plump. Don’t get on his bad side though – night fury dragons’ reputations didn’t come about for nothing. Voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler.
In adult sci-fi movies, aliens look like the things that nightmares are made of. Big black eyes, long stick-like fingers, often covered in slime… but that’s for the big people. In this animated movie, alien Oh is an outcast and befriends a lost human girl name Tip. Together, they try to get Tip home to her mom and end up bonding in the most adorable way as Oh discovers that he isn’t as bad as his people have made him feel. Voices of Rihanna, Jim Parsons.
Wonder Park (2019)
Little girl June loves day-dreaming. She has the most amazing, wonderful, creative imagination. And that goes into overdrive when she gets lost in the forest. When June stumbles across an abandoned amusement park, the woodland animals become her new best friends as they go on every ride imaginable. Who knew that the giant blue bear with his razor-sharp claws and teeth just wanted someone to ride a rollercoaster with him? Voices of Jennifer Garner, Mila Kunis, Matthew Broderick.
Monster Family (2017)
Traditional monsters get a cutesy-but-still-realistic cartoon overhaul in this animation. Their bodies are in proportion, their features are “human-like”, they just want to be loved. That’s because they’re a cursed family who’ve been transformed from “normal” into a werewolf, Frankenstein’s Monster, an Egyptian mummy and more for Halloween. Voices of Emily Watson, Nick Frost.
Rise of the Guardians (2012)
You know all those mythical creatures who exist in your childhood, like the Easter Bunny and The Sandman? They’re real in this animation and they’re working as a team to save children from an enemy named Pitch. But while the Easter Bunny is harder than Sly Stallone and carries a gun that would make Arnold Schwarzenegger green with envy, he and his buddies are just big softies who want to protect kids. Awwwww. Voices of Hugh Jackman , Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin.
This animated movie is based on Julia Donaldson’s book of the same name and it was produced and animated in South Africa by Triggerfish Animation Studio. It follows Zog, a cute but clumsy orange dragon with a horn and wings. He looks the part of a big scary beasty, but he’s just a sweetie who wants to be accepted and pass his classes at dragon school. Voices of Lenny Henry, Tracey Ullman, Kit Harington.
The Gruffalo (2009)
Julia Donaldson’s creature creation is brought to life in this stop-motion movie. It’s the story of a mouse adventuring through the forest in search of food, only to meet three big scary beasties along the way – a fox, an owl and a snake… all of whom wouldn’t think twice of having the mouse for breakfast. To scare them, he tells them he’s going to meet the make-believe Gruffalo – an even bigger, scarier monster who would eat them. Except the Gruffalo is real… Voices of Helena Bonham Carter, James Corden, Robbie Coltrane.