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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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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Brosnahan ... Wendy (voice)
Jarrett Bruno Jarrett Bruno ... Young Walter / Pigeon Voice (voice)
Claire Crosby 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)
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Storyline

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

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From the creators of Ice Age and Rio. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

25 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spies in Disguise See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$111,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,354,798, 29 December 2019

Gross USA:

$62,122,995

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$148,683,637
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

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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Trivia

The second movie of 2019 that featured Tom Holland pitted against a villain with an army of drones, with the other being as Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019). See more »

Quotes

Walter Beckett: What if I could make you... pause for effect, drumroll please... disappeeeear?
Lance Sterling: What?
Walter Beckett: Disappeeeear.
Lance Sterling: Why are you saying it like that?
Walter Beckett: For effeeeect.
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Crazy Credits

An eight-bit version of Walter and Lance (as a pigeon) celebrating their victory appears at the end of the credits. A title reads "we did it!". See more »

Connections

References Care Bears (1985) See more »

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(They Long to Be) Close to You
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Performed by Sally Stevens
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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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