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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.


Tony Leondis


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)


The Emoji 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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Gimmie (Hi-5's poster) See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for rude humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official Site | See more »




English | Spanish

Release Date:

28 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Emoji See more »


Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,531,923, 30 July 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Surround 7.1



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the first animated film to win "Worst Picture" at the Golden Raspberry Awards. See more »


The Hammer emoji appears as a judge's gavel in some scenes. It looks like Apple's original graphic for the iPhone, which changed with iOS6 in 2012. See more »


Gene: Where am I?
Narrator: [right in front of class] Candy Crush: Divine, sweet, tasty... Delicious...
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: There is a scene before the closing rolling credits: Smiler is stuck in the loser lounge, wearing braces and losing a game of cards. See more »


Featured in MenT: Musíme zabít vsechny emojis (2017) See more »


Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)
Written by Silento (as Ricky Hawk) and Timothy Mingo
Performed by Silento
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Would rate 0 if I could
12 June 2018 | by mayahzdogSee 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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