The Emoji Movie was available on digital starting October 10 and recently out on Blu-ray + digital and DVD with the release date of October 24 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This movie has an interesting storyline. It takes you to Textopolis, a secret city in your smartphone where emojis live.
The smart phone we follow in the story is owned by a boy named Alex. His phone starts doing weird things on its own, almost like it is glitching. This is while he is trying to connect with a girl named Addie for the first time so very bad timing.
The emojis of Textopolis hope to be selected by Alex. Each emoji showcases one expression except for Gene (T.J. Miller), an emoji who is to be just meh, but has multiple expressions. Having more than one look causes problems for Gene so he has Hi-5 (James Corden) and a code breaker emoji, Jailbreak (Anna Faris) help make him just meh by re-writing his code, but getting to this point is no simple task. While this journey goes on, the glitching concerns Alex so much that he has contemplated having his phone serviced, and with that, deleting all existing materials, including Textopolis!
My children were excited to see a copy of The Emoji Movie arrive at our doorstep. This title has a bit of bathroom humor, but it shows how important forming new friendships can be in our lives and how teamwork and determination can help you go far.
THE EMOJI MOVIE features an all-star voice cast including T.J. Miller (How To Train Your Dragon) as Gene Meh, James Corden (“Late Late Show with James Corden”) as Hi-5, Anna Faris (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) as Jailbreak, Maya Rudolph (Big Hero 6) as Smiler, Steven Wright (Louie) as Mel Meh, Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie, Legally Blonde) as Mary Meh, Jake T. Austin (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) as phone owner Alex, Grammy® Award Winner Christina Aguilera as Akiko Glitter, Emmy® Award Nominee Sofia Vergara (The Smurfs) as Flamenca, Rachael Ray (“Rachael Ray”) as Spam, Emmy® Award Winner Sean Hayes (“Will & Grace”) as “Devil” Steven, and Emmy® Award Nominee Sir Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek: The Next Generation) as Poop.
THE EMOJI MOVIE is filled with interactive bonus materials on the Digital, Blu-ray and DVD that are fun for the entire family to enjoy including the “Good Vibrations” Dance Along and Lyric Video, where you can join along in the dance party. Learn about the amazing dance moves from the film’s celebrity choreographer in “Choreographing Emoji with Matt Steffanina.” Get creative with step-by-step tutorials on how to draw your favorite Emoji’s with two “how to” videos. Go behind-the-scenes of a real-life coding school with the “Girls Who Code” featurette, and get to know everything about the all-star cast in “Express Yourself: Meet the Cast.” Fans will also get to unveil more of the story behind their beloved character in “Jailbreak Decoded: The Untold Story.” Additional featurettes include “Creating the World Inside Your Phone,” “Bringing Emoji’s to Life,” and the very exciting “Puppy! An Original Hotel Transylvania Short.”
In addition to extra content above, exclusive to Blu-ray fans of all ages will be able to give it their best shot at the “Gimme a Hand! Guess the Emoji Game,” where Hi-5 and Smiler give you clues to help you guess the mystery Emojis. You will also have the chance to get creative with your Halloween Trick-Or-Treat candy with “Sweet App-etite: Make Your Own Candy Crush Inspired Saga Cake.”
THE EMOJI MOVIE is directed by Tony Leondis, with screenplay by Tony Leondis & Eric Siegel and Mike White and story by Tony Leondis & Eric Siegel. The film is produced by Sony Pictures Animation, with Michelle Raimo Kouyate serving as the producer.
DVD and Digital Bonus Materials Include:
- Director & Animators Commentary
- Puppy! An Original Hotel Transylvania Short
- Jailbreak Decoded: The Untold Story
- “Good Vibrations” Dance Along
- “Good Vibrations” Lyric Video
- Express Yourself: Meet The Cast
- Girls Can Code!
- Choreographing Emoji With Matt Steffanina
- Creating the World Inside Your Phone
- Bringing Emojis to Life
- How To Draw Poop
- How To Draw Gene
Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Materials Include:
Everything listed above, plus:
- Gimme a Hand! Guess the Emoji Game
- Sweet App-etite: Make Your Own Candy Crush Inspired Saga Cake
THE EMOJI MOVIE has a run time of approximately 91 minutes and is rated PG: for Rude Humor.
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