Watch The Very “Meh” Teaser For ‘The Emoji Movie’

I couldn’t believe it then but now I do have to. After the hit that was The Lego Movie (2014) studios immediately started looking at similar franchises which had the potential to become box office gold. It is why we are getting a Minecraft movie and it is also why we are getting The Emoji Movie.

Sony Animation, the studio behind the film, has released the first teaser. At the start of the trailer we are greeted by the “meh” emoji whose job is basically letting us know that the film is coming out next year. The gag runs along for a better part of the minute as the character is seemingly uninterested with everything (why would you do that when you have the whole collection of emojis at your disposal?).

Anyway, the first look at the film is not really that promising personally. Maybe when we get to see more of it next year, there’ll be some excitement for it. Until then the first impression of the film will be, just like the character “meh”.

Video Courtesy : SonyAnimation via YouTube

The Emoji Movie is directed by Tony Leondis with the script written by himself, Eric Siegel and Mike White. The film features the voice talents of T.J. Miller, James Corden, Ilana Glazer, and Steven Wright.

The Emoji Movie comes out on August 4, 2017.

Here’s the official plot synopsis for the film :

The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, 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 (Ilana Glazer). Together, they embark on an epic “app-venture” through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But 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. Directed by Tony Leondis. Written by Tony Leondis & Eric Siegel and Mike White. Produced by Michelle Raimo Kouyate.

Kenneth Sequeira

A self confessed Nolanite, Batfan and a young cinephile.