A next-gen trailer for Sony Pictures Animation’s behind-the-screen adventure The Emoji Movie has arrived, broading our view of the colorful, complex world of mobile emoticons that will hit theaters on July 28, 2017. This trailer also includes a special present, with the first look at acclaimed actor Sir Patrick Stewart’s portrayal of “Poop.”
As the award-winning dramatist and veteran of the Royal Shakespeare Company said on a recent episode of Have I Got News for You: “I have been preparing for this role for a lifetime.”
Synopsis: 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.
The voice cast also features Sofia Vergara (Flamenco Dancer), Maya Rudolph (Smiler), Rob Riggle (Ice Cream), Jennifer Coolidge and Steven Wright (Gene’s parents, Mary and Mel Meh), and Jake T. Austin (Alex). The Emoji Movie is directed by Tony Leondis (Igor, Lilo & Stitch 2), who also wrote the screenplay with Eric Siegel.