What To Watch This Weekend With Kids And Family July 5-July 7, 2024: Despicable Me 4, The Imaginary, and more

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Despicable Me 4 key art - credit: Illumination
Despicable Me 4 key art - credit: Illumination /

It’s a long holiday weekend (well, by the time you’re reading this it’s just “a weekend”), and there’s plenty to see in theaters and streaming to check out.

First up, there’s a new season of Star Trek: Prodigy on Netflix, which is a great intro to the franchise if you haven’t checked it out before. There are also Bluey minisodes, but you’ve already had to watch those fifteen times, I assume.

Meanwhile, movie-wise, you can watch The Imaginary on Netflix, an animated flick that’s been getting great reviews. And Despicable Me 4 is in theaters now, so take your little minions to see the Minions in action, once again.

So, let’s get into the rundown of what’s new to watch with kids and family this weekend.


Star Trek: Prodigy

The second season of the all-ages, animated Star Trek series is now on Netflix – along with Season 1, of course – and it’s the perfect entry into the franchise for new fans and old.

Where to Stream: Netflix

Bluey Minisodes

These new “episodes” are all less than five minutes long, meaning you’re only getting as much Bluey as you might usually get from a full episode. But hey: it’s new Bluey, and we’ll take what we can get, and we won’t get upset.

Where to Stream: Disney+

The Imaginary

Yet another movie about imaginary friends. But this time, it’s animated, and it comes from Studio Ponoc, so it’s got a bit of the ol’ Miyazaki flair about it (even if it doesn’t come from the master himself).

Where to stream: Netflix

My Adventures With Superman

My Adventures With Superman Season 2 continues with the terrifyingly named episode “The Death of Clark Kent.” Yikes! The show airs Saturdays at Midnight on Adult Swim, before streaming Sundays on Max.

Where to stream: Max


Despicable Me 4

My daughter used to call this series “Pickle Me” and it was very cute. She grew up, but the movies are still trucking along, this time with Super Minions.

Inside Out 2

The Pixar sequel has been an enormous hit, and it probably won’t stop any time soon. If you haven’t seen it yet, now is a great weekend to beat the heat and feel some feels.

The Garfield Movie

This is also still in theaters, so if you get sold out at Inside Out 2 I guess you could do worse than seeing Garfield again?


Ryan Reynolds and Cailey Fleming star as a man and a girl (descriptive, I know) who team up to help pair a bunch of sad, lonely imaginary friends with new children. The John Krasinski written and directed film stars a slew of big names from Steve Carrell, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and more.

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