‘The Willoughbys’ Trailer: Kids Get Rid of Bad Parents in Wonderful-Looking Animated Netflix Movie


Take a look at the trailer that’s arrived for The Willoughbys, a wonderful-looking CG-animated film heading to Netflix in April.

Based on the children’s book by Lois Lowry, the film tells of how the children in the Willoughby family have enough of their selfish, utterly neglectful parents and decide to send them on a dangerous trip they may not come home from (yep!). Now, these kids will find out of they can really raise themselves in this big contemporary world.

Some gorgeous animation and humour with some bite on display in this potentially winning family film, which has a voice cast that includes Ricky Gervais, Maya Rudolph, Will Forte, Martin Short, Alessia Cara and Jane Krakowski. The film is directed by Kris Pearn, co-director of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, and co-directed by Rob Lodermeier, lead animator on Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

The Willoughbys will be hitting Netflix on April 22.

Official synopsis for The Willoughbys:

The Willoughbys is a highly stylized CG animated feature film currently in production with BRON Animation in Vancouver from writer/director Kris Pearn (Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2). When the four Willoughby children are abandoned by their selfish parents, they must learn how to adapt their old-fashioned values to the contemporary world in order to create a new and modern family. Based on the book by Newbery Award-winning author, Lois Lowry. Starring Ricky Gervais, Maya Rudolph, Will Forte, Martin Short, Alessia Cara and Jane Krakowski.


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