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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.

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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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A family story for anyone who ever wanted to get away from their family. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Ricky Gervais' fourth animated film, after Valiant (2005), Escape from Planet Earth (2012), and The Little Prince (2015). See more »

Quotes

Tim: We sailed a dirigible over an ocean! Climbed the unclimbable!
Barnaby A & B: We didn't actually climb.
Barnaby A & B: I know, but it's a nice speech.
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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: The Big 100 (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Weggis Yodel Polka
Written by Renato Bui
Courtesy of APM Music
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Fun Animated Film about a Fun Animated Family
22 April 2020 | by nasdagoodshepherdSee all my reviews

Why bother watching a new movie on a streaming service instead of going into theaters and besides, the outbreak of the virus is still ongoing. Ouch, hope it goes away soon. Anyway, I watched The Willoughbys today and I've got to say, I am pretty impressed with it. The animation, the characters, the visuals, the humor, the story and the morals are all good. I really like the idea when the Willoughby children hatched a plan to get rid of their awful parents who were always being terrible to their own children and it worked but a fun nanny came around. This is one of the things I like about this movie and also the visuals are really cartoony and yet very colorful to look at and it was very great. I really consider this to be one of the best animated movies (especially best movies in general) out there and Netflix did it again since other previous great animated films like The Little Prince, Next Gen, Klaus, and A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon. I really recommend anyone to watch this wonderful animated comedy film, it's great. I give The Willoughbys a 9.8/10


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22 April 2020 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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2.35 : 1
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