In recent years, DreamWorks has been upping their output significantly, and though the studio has had some icy patches, the future is looking very, very good. Home, the studio’s 3D animated buddy comedy, kicks off a trio of movies for next year, with the hugely anticipated Kung Fu Panda 3 closing the year over the Christmas weekend.
2015 is pretty much guaranteed to be an awesome year for animation lovers everywhere.
The studio is continuing the How to Train Your Dragon franchise this year with the second instalment in the upcoming trilogy, with talk of expanding it into a quadrilogy, and they’ve used the family-friendly sequel to introduce Home to the masses.
When the galaxy’s most annoyingly optimistic alien finds himself on the run from his own alien race, he’s forced to team up with a fiercely stubborn teenage girl. Together they become the most unlikely fugitives ever to save the planet.
Jim Parsons and Rihanna lead the voice cast as Oh, a Boov, and a teenage girl named Tip, with Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin starring as Tip’s mother and the leader of the Boov race, Captain Smek.
The film is an adaptation of Adam Rex’s children’s book, The True Meaning of Smekday. Rex is set to publish a sequel, Smek for President, later this year, and smart money says DreamWorks will be eyeing it as source material for a sequel if the film is a hit next spring.
Tim Johnson (Antz) is in the director’s chair, with Matt Ember and Tom J. Astle (Epic, Get Smart) co-writing the adaptation.
Home will be released in 3D on March 27th in the US and UK.