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Almost Home (2014)

A group of aliens searching for a new planet on which to make home, with little success. Promotional short for Dreamworks Animation's forthcoming feature, Home.

Director:

Todd Wilderman

Writer:

Adam Rex (novel)
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Cast

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Steve Martin ... Captain Smek (voice)
Tom McGrath ... Jeff (voice)
David Soren ... Ernie (voice)
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A group of aliens searching for a new planet on which to make home, with little success. Promotional short for Dreamworks Animation's forthcoming feature, Home.

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G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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DreamWorks Animation See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Originally released to theaters as a short accompanying Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) (which was originally going to be featured with a Rocky and Bullwinkle (2014) short; this film was shown instead, while said short is slated to accompany another DreamWorks film later). See more »

Goofs

At a point, the boov's ship runs from several planets. In the two firsts worlds can be appreciated the same configuration of stars around the planet, something mathematically impossible. See more »

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Featured in AniMat's Reviews: Rio 2 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Messiah Part II: Hallelujah Chorus
(uncredited)
Written by George Frideric Handel
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Less a short to entertain the audience and more just an ad for a future project!
14 May 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This short consists of a bunch of very strange looking aliens bouncing from planet to planet looking for a new home. The leader (voiced by Steve Martin) is very funny because he takes credit for EVERYTHING--and when each planet turns out horrible, suddenly he's not responsible!

I found myself really irritated as I watched "Almost Home". After all, it had amazingly good computer animation and made me laugh. But, after really getting in to this short film, I felt like it was all just a giant come on when you realize it's less intended as a cartoon short and more just an ad for some upcoming Dreamworks release! For shame! Now I am not against the notion of using these characters in a future full- length film--they are cute and the character design was really nice. But the film just ends--without any sort of resolution or proper ending- -just a teaser for the longer film. To me, this showed contempt for the audience and they could have easily wrapped up the short instead of just having it end after four minutes!


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