Here is the first trailer for Sony Pictures Animation’s The Emoji Movie. The film will center on Gene, a multi-expressional emoji who sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji. Gene is supposed to be “Meh”, 😩 but finds he has more than one emotion. When Gene fails to deliver his proper face when selected by his user, he’s sent to a world of unused emojis and must fight his way through apps on the phone to find the code that will help fix him.
I don’t think I’m this movie’s target market and when I heard Sony were making a movie about emojis I thought that it would be a difficult task and it would fall flat. But after viewing this trailer I can see the appeal and it seems to be taking some of the ideas from The Lego Movie and if Sony throw a lot of money at the marketing it will be a big hit with the kids. I’m looking forward to seeing Patrick Stewart as the voice of Poop 💩
Directed by Tony Leondis from a screenplay he co-wrote with Eric Siegel, along with Mike White, The Emoji Movie stars T.J. Miller as Gene 😩, with Maya Rudolph as Smiler 😃, James Corden as Hi-5✋, Ilana Glazer as the code-breaking emoji Jailbreak, Sofia Vergara as Flamenco Dancer💃, Steven Wright as Gene’s Dad Mel Meh, Jennifer Coolidge as Gene’s Mom Mary Meh, Jake T. Austin as Alex, and Patrick Stewart as Poop💩, of course. The Emoji Movie opens 28th July in the US and 4th August in the UK.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Emoji Movie:
The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene (T.J. Miller), an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 (James Corden) and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak (Ilana Glazer). Together, they embark on an epic “app-venture” through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever. Directed by Tony Leondis. Written by Tony Leondis & Eric Siegel and Mike White. Produced by Michelle Raimo Kouyate.
Here are some character posters.