In the world of The Emoji Movie, 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).
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.
Sony Pictures Animation has unveiled its slate for 2017-18 and its a pretty varied bag.
The Surfs: The Lost Village, The Emoji Movie and The Star consitute the studio’s 2017 releases – and 2018 will bring Hotel Transylvania 3, the currently untitled Spider-Man film starring Miles Morales (the other Spider-Man) and Vivo – from Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Julia Roberts (Smurfs), Oprah Winfrey (The Star), Tyler Perry (The Star) and Sir Patrick Stewart (The Emoji Movie) join studio’s voice roster – the latter taking on the role of Poop (not that big a surpise consider his narration of the Ted movies…).
Follow the break for film descriptions, premiere dates and casts.