Dropping temperatures and a still-raging pandemic means we can count on one thing in January (and truly, maybe only this one thing): we're gonna be watching Netflix. Because Netflix loves us as much as we love it, they dutifully drop new titles each month, as if, like, we keep burning through TV shows. As much as I hate to admit it, I've had to lean on the screen more than I'd like this year to also keep my daughter occupied, and I now look forward to the drops of Netflix's kid programming more than I do stuff for me (well...almost).
In case you're in the same boat, and your kids are going to get wise that you just keep playing Trash Truck season one over and over again, here's the list of all the kids TV and movies coming in January 2021.
- Abby Hatcher season 1 (Jan. 1) This Nick Jr. animated series about a seven-year-old girl who befriends creatures named Fuzzlies makes its debut this month.
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Jan. 1) This 2009 animated movie is based on the beloved childrens' book.
- Gabby's Dollhouse season 1 (Jan. 5) Based on the kids' toys and YouTube channel, this animated series comes to the streaming service.
- Mighty Little Bheem: Kite Festival (Jan. 8) Netflix's animated series from India gets this spinoff about the Hindu festival.
- Henry Danger, seasons 1-3 (Jan. 15) This live-action series focuses on Henry, who becomes the kid sidekick of the local superhero.
- Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie (Jan. 15) Ken Jeong and Benedict Cumberbatch voice the penguins in this 2014 animated film.
- Pinkfong & Baby Shark's Space Adventure (Jan. 15) If your kid is obsessed with "Baby Shark," may as well lean into it with this animated film.
- Hello Ninja, season 4 (Jan. 19) Two kids problem-solve with their cat in this kids' series.
- Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, season 2 (Jan. 22) The kids' spinoff of the iconic dinosaur franchise continues with a second season.
- Go Dog Go (Jan. 26) The beloved childrens' books gets an adaptation into a kids' series.
- June & Kopi (TBD) The dog-focused original film comes to the streaming service in January.