Illumination Studios is set to tickle the funny bone of the audience with their upcoming animated film Migration which promises to offer the perfect blend of comedy and adventure this festive season.
Ahead of its theatrical release on December 22, the studio has dropped a new trailer for the much-anticipated film.
The trailer gives us yet another sneak peek into what promises to be a fast-paced, thrilling family adventure with a comedic flavour. Watch here:
Penned by The White Lotus creator Mike White, Migration features the voices of Kumail Nanjiani, Elizabeth Banks, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key, Carol Kane, and Danny DeVito.
Benjamin Renner is attached as director, joined by co-director Guylo Homsy.
The film follows a loveable family of odd ducks (voiced by Elizabeth Banks, Tresi Gazal, and Caspar Jennings) who try to convince their overprotective father (Kumail Nanjiani) to go on the vacation of a lifetime.
Here’s the synopsis: The Mallard family is in a bit of rut. While dad Mack is content to keep his family safe paddling around their New England pond forever, mom Pam is eager to shake things up and show their kids—teen son Dax and duckling daughter Gwen—the whole wide world. After a migrating duck family alights on their pond with thrilling tales of far-flung places, Pam persuades Mack to embark on a family trip, via New York City, to tropical Jamaica.
As the Mallards make their way South for the winter, their well-laid plans quickly go awry. The experience will inspire them to expand their horizons, open themselves up to new friends, and accomplish more than they ever thought possible while teaching them more about each other—and themselves—than they ever imagined.
Director Benjamin Renner had a very specific rule whenever it came to making his latest animated feature: No fart jokes.
“I know that’s the easy way for kids. You put [in] a fart, they will laugh. It happens, but I have this rule that I don’t do that,” Renner told a publication. “I try to do gags that will be enjoyable for the whole family, for everyone.”
Initially set to enter cinemas in the summer, Migration is now due on December 22, 2023.