There are plenty of people who still can’t believe they’ve made an entire animated movie about emojis. While it undoubtedly seems like a desperate attempt to attract digital-obsessed youths, some early reports suggest it might actually be quite fun, and may possibly surprise in the same way The Lego Movie did (although there are still plenty of sceptics). If nothing else, Patrick Stewart as a poop emoji should be fun.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘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 (Anna Faris). 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.’
The film will be in cinemas next August. Take a look at the new trailer and poster below.