What To Watch This Weekend With Kids And Family April 12-14, 2024: Bluey, DORA, and More-a

Plus, two ways to watch Kung Fu Panda 4!
Bluey "The Sign" key art - credit: Disney
Bluey "The Sign" key art - credit: Disney /

Another weekend, another chance to keep the kiddos busy with some TV and movies. And while it’s getting warmer and nicer outside – slowly – there’s plenty to watch and stream this weekend in case you don’t want to go exploring outside.

That includes a new episode of Bluey – and maybe the final episode, ever – as well as a reboot of DORA, the return of Shrek, and much more.

So read on for our picks on what to watch this weekend with kids and family for April 12-24, 2024, both in theaters and on streaming.


Bluey, “The Sign”

The anticipation has been building and it’s finally here: the 28-minute long Bluey special, “The Sign,” is streaming on Disney+ this Sunday. Rumors have been flying that this might be the last episode ever of Bluey – or at least the show is taking an extended hiatus after this airs. So for the moment, treat it like the event it is.

Where to stream: Disney+


L to R Asher Colton Spence as the voice of Boots, Kathleen Herles as the voice of Mami, Diana Zermeno as the voice of Dora and Isabella and Donovan Monzon-Sanders as the voice of Guillermo in Dora, Streaming on Paramount+. Photo Credit: Paramount+ © 2024 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. Nickelodeon, Dora and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. /

The iconic explorer is back with a brand new series that’s 3-D animated and aimed squarely at your preschoolers. Don’t worry, it’s still the Dora the Explorer you know and love, complete with Boots, Map, Swiper and more. Come on, vámanos! And for more on the series, read our interview with the cast.

Where to stream: Paramount+

Good Times

The reboot of the classic sitcom is here, and this time it’s animated. It stars Yvette Nicole Brown, J.B. Smoove, Jay Pharoah, and more. And while it may skew a little bit older, it’s a good, issue-driven animated sitcom that was rubber-stamped by TV producer Norman Lear, who recorded a voice cameo in the show’s eighth episode before he passed at age 101.

Where to stream: Netflix

Where to stream: Netflix

Kung Fu Panda 4

Kung Fu Panda 4 /

Kung Fu Panda 4 is now available at home on all VOD platforms, aka Apple, Prime Video, Fandango, etc. It’s only available for purchase of PVOD rental, though the purchase includes an additional digital short featuring the voices of Jack Black and Awkwafina.

Where to stream: VOD Platforms


Kung Fu Panda 4

Po (Jack Black) in Kung Fu Panda 4 directed by Mike Mitchell.
Po (Jack Black) in Kung Fu Panda 4 directed by Mike Mitchell. /

Yes, Kung Fu Panda 4 is still in theaters, despite also being available at home. I leave it up to you if you want to spend the money and time to take the kids to the movies for this one; or if you can save a few bucks and your sanity by plopping them on the couch.

Shrek 2 - 20th Anniversary

Shrek 20th Anniversary. Image courtesy Universal Pictures, DreamWorks Animation and Fathom Events /

Oh, Fiona! The Shrek sequel is back in theaters this weekend for its 20th anniversary. And to be clear, this is a no-frills showing as far as we’re aware. There’s no special bits, extras, just the movie you know and love, 20 years later, back on the big screen.

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