Best mobile games based on your Kids favorite movies

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If you're looking for great mobile games for your little ones, here are some suggestions based on their favorite films. From Disney-Pixar's The Good Dinosaur to Disney's Cinderella, to the Minions!

Kids will benefit from the memory matches and timed levels to enhance their problem solving skills. This is important as they will learn to develop critical thinking skills and strong memorization. It won't feel like they are busy on a boring educational tutorial, since these games are plain fun. Plus, the games are guaranteed to keep them occupied on a long car ride or on a trip shopping.

These games are available on Windows, iOS, Amazon apps, and/or Android devices, and most are free (unless indicated).

Disney-Pixar's The Good Dinosaur: Dino Crossing

  • Google: 4.3/5 - 3.546 votes
  • iOS: 4.5/5 - ‎34 reviews
  • Amazon: 4.5/5 - 20 reviews

Join Arlo, a young Apatosaurus, and a young human boy named Spot as they travel throughout the world. Help them survive against the environment and other inhabitants by tapping on the screen to move; similar to Frogger. Tap on the screen to make Arlo or Spot move forward one line in the world, and swipe to move their character left, right, or backward to avoid obstacles or collect berries.


  • Journey Mode
  • Endless Mode
  • Berry Bonanza Mode
Available on iOS, Amazon app store, and Android.

Despicable Me: Minion Rush

  • Google: 4.5/5 - ‎8,124,869 votes
  • iOS: 4.5/5 - ‎642 reviews

Gru’s loyal minions need to collect exotic fruit to make jelly. Play the game by controlling a minion, either Dave, Carl, or Jerry, in fun, fast-paced challenges. Jump, roll, dodge, and scramble against other players. Encounter secret areas, boss fights, power-ups, ride Gru’s rocket, destroy things as the 'Mega Minion,' or collect fruit while riding the Fluffy Unicorn.


  • Jelly Lab Mode
  • Global Events Mode
  • Special Mission Mode
  • Races Mode
Available on iOS and Android.

Peanuts: Snoopy's Town Tale

  • Google: 3.9/5 - 1,006 votes
  • iOS: 3.5/5 - ‎48 reviews

Celebrate the holiday season with Snoopy and his pals. Become the new kids in the neighborhood and help Snoopy build the town from the comic, including Charlie Brown's house. Many buildings and decorations can generate resources to be used in crafting recipes to create new items. Complete the quests and earns tons of rewards.


  • Unlock Christmas decorations
  • Unlock characters
  • Unlock character costumes
  • Unlock animations, levels, and more
Available on iOS and Android.

Minions Paradise

  • Google: 4/5 - ‎449,682 votes
  • iOS: 4.5/5 - ‎528 reviews

Create a tropical paradise for the Minions after Phil ruins their cruise and strands them on a chain of islands. Complete quests by constructing buildings and sending the Minions to complete tasks around them. Collect coconuts from a palm tree, or even bamboo from a bamboo grove to craft into building materials. Send minions to play various mini-games like Fishing Frenzy: help a Minion jump over obstacles as it 'alligator skis' (water skis) around the island.

Available on iOS and Android.

qInside Out Thought Bubbles

  • Google: 4.5/5 - ‎370,677 votes
  • iOS: 4.5/5 - ‎71 reviews
  • Amazon: 4.2/5 - 889 votes
  • Windows: 4.5/5 - 12,000 votes

Relive all the emotions of Inside Out's delightful characters in this "shoot and match" memory game. Play as Riley’s emotions: Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness in over 125 levels. The game features multiple themed areas from the film, including Family Island, Dream Productions, and Imagination Land.


  • Unlock characters
  • Over 200 levels
  • Unlock power-ups for each emotion
  • Challenge yourself and friends
  • Journey through Brain Freezes and Brain Storms
Available on iOS, Android, Amazon apps, and Windows.

Disney's Frozen Free Fall

  • Google: 4.5/5 - ‎1,287,058 votes
  • iOS: 3.5/5 - ‎127 reviews
  • Amazon: 4.2/5 - ‎8,824 reviews
  • Windows: 4.3/5 - 16,000 votes

Enjoy a puzzle matching adventure in the Kingdom of Arendelle. Play as the memorable Elsa, Olaf, Anna, and more while sliding gems to create matches of three or more like-symbols, destroying ice crystals, and earning points to complete each level’s goals.


  • Unlock power-ups
  • Unlock favorite characters
  • Explore loads of icy puzzles
Available on iOS, Windows, Amazon apps, and Android.

LEGO: Harry Potter Years 1-4

  • iOS: 4/5 - ‎4,130 reviews

Relive the world of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter by taking control of the LEGO renditions of Harry, Ron, and Hermione as they make their way through their first four years at Hogwarts. Explore, play puzzles, and duel in this mobile version of the PC and console game.


  • Tri-Wizard Tournament
  • Quidditch World Cup
  • Basilisk battle in the Chamber of Secrets
  • Encounter Aragog and Voldemort

This game is available for $4.99 on the mobile app store.

Available on iOS and Android.

Disney's Cinderella Free Fall

  • Google: 4/5 - ‎94,900 votes
  • iOS: 3.5/5 - ‎38 reviews
  • Amazon: 4.2/5 - 47 votes
  • Windows: 4.2/5 - 4,847 votes

Play as young Ella with her animal friends Gus and Jacqueline by completing over 100 levels of making matches with butterfly jewels on the game board. Each level has a move limit and a different requirement, from earning points to collect large quantities of gems, and more.


  • Unlock power-ups
  • Unlock characters
Available on iOS, Windows, Amazon apps, and Android.

I hope these great games satisfy your little one's gaming craves!

Published Dec. 17th 2015

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Venisia is a public relations professional, video game industry contractor, published author, freelance entertainment journalist, copy editor, a co-organizer of the Latinx Games Festival, and a member of the Latinx in Gaming and the Puerto Rico Game Developers (PRGD) community. Her passion is video games. She loves the adrenaline rush from a multiplayer match and understands the frustrations of a brand-new raid. Venisia finds immense value in gaming especially in the realm of mental health.


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