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The Emoji Movie (2017)

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Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji.

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Tony Leondis

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Tony Leondis (screenplay by), Eric Siegel (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
T.J. Miller ... Gene (voice)
James Corden ... Hi-5 (voice)
Anna Faris ... Jailbreak (voice)
Maya Rudolph ... Smiler (voice)
Steven Wright ... Mel Meh (voice)
Jennifer Coolidge ... Mary Meh (voice)
Patrick Stewart ... Poop (voice) (as Sir Patrick Stewart)
Christina Aguilera ... Akiko Glitter (voice)
Sofía Vergara ... Flamenca (voice)
Rachael Ray ... Spam (voice)
Sean Hayes ... 'Devil' Steven (voice)
Jake T. Austin ... Alex (voice)
Tati Gabrielle ... Addie (voice)
Jude Kouyate Jude Kouyate ... Poop Jr. 'PJ' (voice)
Jeffrey Ross ... Internet Troll (voice) (as Jeff Ross)
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Storyline

This 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, 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 and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak. 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. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Take an adventure into the secret world inside your phone! (DVD/Blu-ray release) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for rude humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

On January 13, 2018, Saudi Arabia lifted a 35-year ban on movie theaters. This was the first movie publicly shown in the country. It played at a film festival in Jeddah, as a double feature with Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017). See more »

Goofs

Jailbreak says that the Anti-Virus bot is illegal malware and can't get into Dropbox because it's a secure app. However, after she turns down Gene's advances while they're still in the app and he walks off upset the Anti-Virus bot reaches in and takes him, even though it shouldn't be able to enter the app. See more »

Quotes

Poop: Okay, son. What do we do after we go potty?
Poop Jr. 'PJ': Should we wash our hands?
[they both start to laugh]
PoopPoop Jr. 'PJ': We're number two!
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Crazy Credits

Someone takes a picture of the Columbia Pictures logo on their cellphone and attaches an emoji to the Torch Lady's head. See more »

Alternate Versions

For its UK release, Sony had to remove some mild language in order to receive an U rating instead of a PG - this included a visual use of "WTF" (considered 'disguised strong language' and worthy of a 12A) and a verbal use of "turd". See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Garfieldelodeon (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Living in Luxury
Written by Nadia Fay (as Nadia Fay Finkelstein)
Performed by Girls Love Shoes
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Would rate 0 if I could
12 June 2018 | by 123dontgoSee all my reviews

This film rips off Wreck It Ralph, Inside Out, and The Lego Movie. The story was boring, the jokes were unfunny, HI-5 was more annoying and obnoxious than funny, and it portrays teens as phone addicts who can't go 5 seconds without their phones, even in class. While I may also be a teen who spends a lot of her time online, I get off when I need to. The animation is good, but good animation cannot save a bad film from being bad.

"Oh, but Galán, you're just not part of the film's target audience!"

I know that, but I'm also not part of the target audience for the films it rips off (Well I was when they came out) and I still enjoy them. Sony cancelled the Popeye movie for this, and the Popeye movie looked like it had more effort put into it, it looked more promising. I luckily didn't have to pay to see it, but to the fellows who rated 1 star and had to pay, I'm sorry.

So the only things I liked were the animation, and that the teens looked like actual teens rather than twenty-something year olds (while they cast adults to play teens in live-action teen movies, I've seen some animation where the teens still look like adults).


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

28 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Emoji See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,531,923, 30 July 2017

Gross USA:

$86,089,513

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$217,776,646
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Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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