It’s safe to say that everyone right now is searching for new content or forms or movie entertainment. Sure, there loads of catalog titles out there on streaming services, but they’re not all new. There’s a joy to be found in catching a new film (often at a theater), that’s hard to replicate. Thankfully, Netflix and their bottomless coffers, have such wonderful new sights to show us! Their latest family offering, The Willoughbys, just so happens to have a trailer that debuted today. Take a peek.
As per standard operating procedure, here’s the official synopsis, for your perusal:
“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.”
The first thing about this trailer, is just how striking it is. Though this is pure computer animation, there’s a tactile level here, that makes it seem almost stop-motion at times. Meaning, if the story loses you, the visuals will still take hold. That’s probably not likely to be the case, seeing as Kris Pearn (Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2) is serving as director and co-writer of The Willoughbys, along with Mark Stanleigh. You’ve also the voice talents of Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski and . Toss in the fact that it’s adapted from the book by celebrated author Lois Lowry (The Giver), and you assure this isn’t one to miss.
What do you say, dear readers? Is this up your alley? Does the art style work on you or do you find it garish? Have you or your kids read the book the film is based on? Let us know down in the comments. Now, the only downside here is that you’ll have to wait a little bit to see the film. Since most everyone has Netflix, I think we can weather the storm. The Willoughbys starts streaming exclusively on the platform, starting on April 22. While we wait, here’s the official poster for the movie.