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Spies in Disguise (2019)

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When the world's best spy is turned into a pigeon, he must rely on his nerdy tech officer to save the world.

Directors:

Nick Bruno, Troy Quane

Writers:

Lucas Martell (inspired by: the animated short film "Pigeon: Impossible" by), Cindy Davis (screen story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Brosnahan ... Wendy (voice)
Jarrett Bruno Jarrett Bruno ... Young Walter / Pigeon Voice (voice)
Claire Crosby ... Unitee (voice)
Toru Uchikado ... Yakuza #1 (voice)
Hisato Masuyama Hisato Masuyama ... Yakuza #2 (voice)
Will Smith ... Lance (voice)
Reba McEntire ... Joyless (voice)
Mark Ronson ... Agency Control Room Technician (voice)
Masi Oka ... Kimura (voice)
Toshiya Agata ... Yakuza #3 (voice)
Michi Yamato Michi Yamato ... Yakuza #4 (voice)
Hiroshi Otaguro Hiroshi Otaguro ... Yakuza #5 (voice)
Ben Mendelsohn ... Killian (voice)
Carla Jimenez ... Geraldine (voice)
Tawny Newsome ... Agency Employee #1 (voice)

A Bird's-Eye View of Animated Caper 'Spies in Disguise'

Spies in Disguise star Masi Oka and directors Nick Bruno and Troy Quane talk about their animated action adventure about a spy-turned-pigeon and his young, tech-obsessed sidekick.

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Storyline

Super spy Lance Sterling and scientist Walter Beckett are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can't learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril. Written by krmanirethnam

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...are saving the world on the fly. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action, violence, and rude humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film is inspired by Lucas Martell's animated short Pigeon: Impossible (2009). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wendy: Walter, have you seen my tweezers?
Young Walter: [Walter is pulling something open with tweezers which explodes shooting off and smashing a coffee mug] Um, sorry. Did you need that mug?
Wendy: I needed that coffee.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits follow the style of James Bond films, by coming after a short opening scene, and having moving silhouettes. See more »

Connections

References My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Mark Ronson, The Last Artful Dodgr (as Alana Chenevert), Eskeerdo (as Alexander "Eskeerdo" Izquierdo), Maxime Picard and Clement Picard (as Clément Picard)
Performed by Lucky Daye
Produced by Mark Ronson & The Picard Brothers
Lucky Daye performs courtesy of Keep Cool Records/RCA Records
By arrangement with RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
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Disguised As Kiddy Spy Film, But These Agents Are Action Packed
28 December 2019 | by rgkarimSee all my reviews

LIKES:

Smooth Animation Style A More Unique Concept Funny Fun Good Pace Heartfelt Moments Music Creativity With Gadgets Action At The End

DISLIKES:

A Bit Over silly At Times Villain Needing A Little More Tweak Some underutilized characters The Commercial Syndrome

The VERDICT:

Spies in Disguise had a lot of delays and to be honest, the movie does not shatter too many things when it comes to originality or that unique energy Disney does. This does not mean the film is bad though, and in fact it's quite enjoyable. Animation wise it's clean, bringing a design that matches the fun nature of the film, with comedy and adventure around every bin. And though much of the movie is a blur, the film succeeds to expand to other audience members and get some character development going, that fits in theme with the creative approach to the spy thriller. It's true the balance to silliness does veer off at times, and the villain needs some of that time to really get the full effect, but for the most part the movie's biggest limitation is not having that Disney spark and giving too much away in the trailers. Still, this film feels like a good theater run thanks to the fun adventure and special effects, especially if you have a little ones or a group to go with. If not, then please check this out and enjoy the fun ride.

My scores are:

Animation/Action/Adventure: 7.5 Movie Overall: 7.0


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese | Spanish | Korean

Release Date:

25 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,354,798, 29 December 2019

Gross USA:

$66,757,013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$171,616,764
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Dolby Atmos (Dolby Atmos+Vision)| DTS (DTS: X)| IMAX 6-Track (IMAX version)| 12-Track Digital Sound | Dolby Digital | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)| Auro 11.1 | Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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