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The Emoji Movie
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The Emoji Movie
Theatrical release poster
Directed by
Tony Leondis
Produced by
Michelle Raimo Kouyate[1]
Screenplay by
Eric Siegel
Tony Leondis
Mike White[1]
Based on
T. J. Miller
Anna Faris
James Corden
Patrick Stewart
Maya Rudolph
Steven Wright
Rob Riggle
Jennifer Coolidge
Jake T. Austin
Sofia Vergara
Christina Aguilera
Music by
Patrick Doyle[2]
Edited by
William J. Caparella
Sony Pictures Animation
Distributed by
Columbia Pictures
Release date
July 28, 2017
United States
The Emoji Movie is an upcoming 2017 American 3D computer-animated buddy adventure comedy film written and directed by Tony Leondis and co-written by Eric Siegel and Mike White.[1] It will star the voices of T.J. Miller, Anna Faris, James Corden, Patrick Stewart, Maya Rudolph, Steven Wright, Rob Riggle, Jennifer Coolidge, Jake T. Austin, Sofia Vergara, and Christina Aguilera. Produced by Sony Pictures Animation, the film is scheduled to be released on July 28, 2017, by Columbia Pictures.[3]


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The film centers on Gene, a multi-expressional emoji who lives in a phone when he sets out on a journey to become a normal mehemoji like his parents after causing a misconception emoji.[4][5]

T. J. Miller as Gene, an outsider emoji who can show multiple expressions[6][1]
Anna Faris as Jailbreak, a codebreaker emoji[7]
James Corden as Hi-5, a hand emoji[5][4][7]
Patrick Stewart as a poop emoji[4][8]
Maya Rudolph as Smiler, a smiley emoji[9]
Steven Wright as Mel Meh, Gene's emoji father[1]
Rob Riggle as an ice cream emoji[1][10]
Jennifer Coolidge as Mary Meh, Gene's emoji mother[9]
Jake T. Austin as Alex, a human who owns a phone where Gene & his Friends live.[9]
Sofía Vergara as Flamenca, a flamenco dancer emoji [11]
Christina Aguilera as Akiko Glitter, a supercool dancer that lives inside the Just Dance app.[12]
On July 21, 2015, it was announced that Sony Pictures Animation had won the bidding war against Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures over production rights of an animated film centered on emoji, based on a script by Eric Siegel and Tony Leondis, with Leondis also directing the film. Michelle Raimo Kouyate would produce the film.[13] At 2016 CinemaCon, the film was officially announced and it was revealed that it would be set in the digital world in a smartphone.[14]

In July 2016, Miller was announced[6] as the lead Emoji Gene in a tweet by Sony Pictures Animation[15] on World Emoji Day. In October 2016, it was announced that Ilana Glazer and Corden will be joining the cast as well.[5] In December 2016, the film's title was renamed from Emojimovie: Express Yourself, to simply The Emoji Movie.[16] Glazer was later replaced by Anna Faris.[7]

On December 20, 2016, a teaser trailer for the film was released.[1] A second trailer was later released on May 16, 2017.[17][18]

In November 2015, Sony scheduled the film to be released on August 11, 2017.[19] A year later, it was moved to August 4, 2017, with Baby Driver taking its date.[20] In late March 2017, the film moved one week earlier to July 28, 2017, switching places with Sony Pictures' The Dark Tower.[21]

The film will be shown alongside Puppy, which is a short film directed by Genndy Tartakovsky based on the Hotel Transylvania films.[22][23]

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Jump up^ Eduardo Con (23 December 2016). "Patrick Doyle on The Emoji Movie". RetrievedMarch 9, 2017.
Jump up^ Franklin, Garth. ""Dark Tower" & "Emoji Movie" Swap Dates - Dark Horizons" Retrieved 2017-04-23.
^ Jump up to:a b c Amidi, Amid (October 10, 2016). "‘Emojimovie: Express Yourself’ Promises To Make You A Better Person". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
^ Jump up to:a b c Lee, Ashley (October 10, 2016). "James Corden, Ilana Glazer Join Animated 'EmojiMovie'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
^ Jump up to:a b Snierson, Dan (July 17, 2016). "Silicon Valley star T.J. Miller to voice lead character in emoji movie". Entertainment Weekly.
^ Jump up to:a b c Schager, Nick (April 20, 2017). "'The Emoji Movie': Meet James Corden's High-Spirited, High-Fiving Character". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
Jump up^ Giardina, Carolyn (January 18, 2017). "Patrick Stewart to Voice Poop Emoji in 'Emoji Movie'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
^ Jump up to:a b c Shaw-Williams, Hannah (January 18, 2017). "Sir Patrick Stewart Voicing Poop Emoji in The Emoji Movie". Screen Rant.
Jump up^ Marnell, Blair (December 20, 2016). "THE EMOJI MOVIE TEASER TRAILER ARRIVES WITH A ‘MEH’ AND A POOP DADDY". The Nerdist.
Jump up^ Miller, Mike (April 18, 2017). "Meet Sofia Vergara's Flamenco Dancer from The Emoji Movie: 'People Are Always Saying I Look Like Her!". People. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
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Jump up^ Fleming Jr, Mike (July 21, 2015). "Emoji At Center Of Bidding Battle Won By Sony Animation; Anthony Leondis To Direct". Deadline. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
Jump up^ Chipman, Bob (April 13, 2016). "Emoji Movie Officially Announced by Sony; Plot Details Revealed". Screen Rant. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
Jump up^ Sony Pictures Animation (July 17, 2016). "Emoji Movie: Express Yourself - T.J. Miller Audition". Twitter. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
Jump up^ "Recent Movie Title Changes". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved December 19, 2016.
Jump up^ Plante, Chris (May 16, 2017). "The Emoji Movie’s first trailer is 150 seconds of kids’ movie cliches".
Jump up^ "Sony’s first full trailer for The Emoji Movie will make you rethink your life".
Jump up^ Perry, Spencer (December 22, 2015). "Emoji Movie, Animated Spider-Man and Peter Rabbit Get Release Dates". Retrieved December 23, 2015.
Jump up^ Hipes, Patrick (November 3, 2016). "‘The Dark Tower’ Release Date Moved Into Summer 2017, ‘Jumanji’ Shifts To Christmas As Sony Juggles Slate". Deadline. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
Jump up^ "The Dark Tower Movie Delayed".
Jump up^ "Sony Pictures Animation Unveils 'Spider-Man,' 'Hotel Transylvania 3,' 'Smurfs' And More". January 19, 2017. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
Jump up^ "Sony Pictures Animation Teases Upcoming Slate". January 18, 2017. RetrievedJanuary 20, 2017.
External links
Official website
The Emoji Movie on Internet Movie Database
Sony Pictures Animation
Feature films
Open Season (2006)
Surf's Up (2007)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
Hotel Transylvania (2012)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)
Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017)
The Smurfs (2011)
The Smurfs 2 (2013)
Goosebumps (2015)
Produced with Aardman Animations
Arthur Christmas (2011)
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (2012)
Upcoming films
The Emoji Movie (2017)
The Star (2017)
Peter Rabbit (2018)
Hotel Transylvania 3 (2018)
Goosebumps: Horrorland (2018)
Untitled animated Spider-Man film (2018)
Open Season 2 (2009)
Open Season 3 (2011)
Open Season: Scared Silly (2016)
Surf's Up 2: WaveMania (2017)
Television series
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2017–)
Hotel Transylvania: The Series (2017–)
Ghostbusters: Ecto Force (2018)
Short films
The ChubbChubbs! (2002)
Early Bloomer (2003)
Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run (2007)
The ChubbChubbs Save Xmas (2007)
The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol (2011)
So You Want to Be a Pirate! (2012)
Goodnight Mr. Foot (2012)
The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow (2013)
Super Manny (2013)
Earl Scouts (2013)
Steve's First Bath(2014)
Attack of the 50-Foot Gummi Bear (2014)
Puppy (2017)
Open Season (2006–present)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009–present)
The Smurfs (2011–present)
Hotel Transylvania (2012–present)
See also
Sony Pictures Imageworks
Cartoon Hangover
Screen Gems Cartoons
Categories:Upcoming films
2017 films
English-language films
2017 3D films
2017 computer-animated films
2017 American animated films
American 3D films
American buddy films
American children's animated films
American children's adventure films
American children's comedy films
American computer-animated films
Animated buddy films
Columbia Pictures animated films
Columbia Pictures films
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