The first trailer has been released for Abominable, an upcoming CG-animated feature from DreamWorks Animation and Chinese film production company Pearl Studio.
The movie is set in Shanghai and follows a teenager, Yi (Chloe Bennet, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), who discovers a young Yeti living on the roof of her building. With the help of her friends, Yi embarks on a journey to reunite the Yeti with his family, located at the highest point on Earth.
DreamWorks Animation delivered the emotional How to Train Your Dragon franchise, and they remind you as much in the trailer below. This could be another heartfelt outing for the studio, which is aiming to expand its audience nicely by teaming with Pearl Studio and putting the spotlight on Chinese culture. It could make a mint. Check out the sweet trailer.
Abominable, also featuring voice work from Albert Tsai, Sarah Paulson, and Tenzing Norgay Trainor, hits Australian cinemas on September 19 and US cinemas on September 27.
Official synopsis for Abominable:
DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio’s co-production Abominable takes audiences on an epic 2,000-mile adventure from the streets of Shanghai to the breathtaking Himalayan snowscapes. When teenage Yi (Chloe Bennet, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai, she and her mischievous friends, Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) and Peng (Albert Tsai), name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth.
Abominable is written and directed by Jill Culton (Open Season, Monsters, Inc., Toy Story 2) and is produced by Suzanne Buirgy (Kung Fu Panda 2, Home). Peilin Chou of Pearl Studio also produces. The film is executive produced by Tim Johnson (Over the Hedge, Home, ANTZ), Frank Zhu (Checked In, Lotus Code) and Li Ruigang (Kung Fu Panda 3, The Taking of Tiger Mountain) and is co-directed by Todd Wilderman (Trolls, The Croods).