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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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)


After the four children are kicked out of their home by their parents, the children are desperate to find new parents and think of a plan to 'orphan themselves' by sending their parents to a deadly vacation so that they can die. They see a travel agency after wandering homeless in the streets of a busy city, and Tim says, 'We can send them away. What if we orphaned ourselves?" They then sneak back into their home (still kicked out) without their parents' knowledge, and Tim states, "We shall craft a murderous adventure." He then states, "A romantic getaway, hiding deadly orphaning opportunities. If they do melt in the hottest place on earth ( a scene is shown of the parents melting in lava)...they shall drown in the wettest (two sharks are shown eating the parents who are in a boat)...Cannibals will feast unless they freeze in glacial ice (a scene is shown where parents are being boiled in a large pot while cannibals dance around the fire with a knife in hand, then it shows them ...

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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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Did You Know?


Jane Krakowski's fourth animated film, after Ice Age (2002), Open Season (2006), and Henchmen (2018). See more »


Jane: We're hungry.
Barnaby A & B: Haven't eaten in hours.
Barnaby A & B: Days. Starving.
Barnaby A & B: What's Food?
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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 »


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Written by Kirsten Price & Eric Scott Hillebrecht
Performed by Slightly Stirred
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Darker than most family fare
24 April 2020 | by Sir_AmirSyarifSee all my reviews

A mix of 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' and 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and 'Mary Poppins'? Darker and pretty disturbing than most family fare but still has its moments especially with its beautiful animation style and great voice acting.

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Release Date:

22 April 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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