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The Willoughbys (2020)

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Convinced they'd be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure to find the true meaning of family.

Directors:

Kris Pearn, Cory Evans | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Kris Pearn (screenplay by), Mark Stanleigh (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Forte ... Tim (voice)
Maya Rudolph ... Nanny (voice)
Alessia Cara ... Jane (voice)
Terry Crews ... Commander Melanoff (voice)
Martin Short ... Father (voice)
Jane Krakowski ... Mother (voice)
Seán Cullen ... Barnaby A & B (voice)
Ricky Gervais ... The Cat (voice)
Brian Drummond ... Baby Ruth / Phil / Yokel (voice)
Kris Pearn Kris Pearn ... Spoons McGee (voice)
Fiona Toth Fiona Toth ... Travel Agent (voice)
Michael Dobson ... Taxi Driver / Various Guides / The Perfect Dad / Hippie Dad (voice)
Nancy Robertson ... Irene Holmes (voice)
Kathleen Barr Kathleen Barr ... The Perfect Mom (voice)
Kiefer Bahrich Kiefer Bahrich ... The Perfect Son (voice)
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Convinced they'd be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure to find the true meaning of family.

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The Affable Tale of an Old Fashioned Family and a BEASTLY Baby See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for rude humor and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Alessia Cara had a sinus infection when she recorded the demo version of "I Choose," causing her voice to sound hoarse and shaky. She apologized for this before sending it in, but was surprised to find the directors loved it, as in the film, Cara's character sings the song during a snow storm, and would rightfully sound weaker. The demo version Cara was so nervous about ended up being the final version in the film. See more »

Quotes

The Cat: If you love stories about families that stick together and love each other through thick and thin and it ends happily ever after... this isn't the film for you, okay?
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, the cat is seen licking himself clean. He then turns to the camera and tells the audience that it isn't weird because it's just how he cleans. See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: A Good Cup of Toons (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Weggis Yodel Polka
Written by Renato Bui
Courtesy of APM Music
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Don't trust the bad ratings
23 April 2020 | by pierreolivier-21287See all my reviews

I personally do not get the ratings. The animation looks amazing and unique. The story and characters are a bit weird but they have their charm. The only thing I do not get is the choice of voices for certain characters.

Melanoff doesn't sound like the old man he looks like. The Barnabys sounds like adults when they are the youngest kids. They are surely weird like they are described, that's a fact.

It's kinda a modern "A series of unfortunate events". Considering the story, Mr Gervais is perfect as the narrator! However, in my opinion, his voice and pitch doesn't really fit the cat. In all, it is a great story, with some mistakes, but fantastic animation to back it up.

I loved the differences in animation between the story itself and what the children imagine!


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Language:

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Release Date:

22 April 2020 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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