DreamWorks Animation announces a new animated feature, Home, with two of the starring roles to be voiced by Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez.
DreamWorks Animation has announced its new alien invasion feature, Home, to be directed by Tim Johnson and produced by Chris Jenkins (Rio, Surf’s Up) and Suzanne Buirgy (Kung Fu Panda 2). The film, previously known as Happy Smeckday!, is the adaptation of the Adam Rex book, “The True Meaning of Smekday.” But the real news is the film’s voice talent: Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna.
Check out the official announcement, below, for the full details:
INTERGALACTIC MEMO: Subject: Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez DreamWorks Animation
Somewhere in the Universe -- Attention Earthlings: Your friendly alien invaders The Boov would like to inform you that legendary comedian Steve Martin and singer/actress/pop-culture icon Jennifer Lopez will be taking their rightful place among three-time Emmy Award winning actor Jim Parsons and international superstar Rihanna in our upcoming film from DreamWorks Animation. Since humans are largely a primitive and uninformed race, we will also remind you that our film, Home, is based on the critically acclaimed book “The True Meaning of Smekday” by Adam Rex and will be released in theaters in November 2014.
Steve Martin will be honored with playing the role of our very brave and never-wrong leader Captain Smek, while Jennifer Lopez will play one of the very important humanspersons you call a “mother.”
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DreamWorks Animation’s Home is not your standard post-apocalyptic-alien-invasion-buddy-comedy. When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated (Captain Smek optimistically declares “Relocation is fun and mandatory!”), while all Boov get busy efficiently reorganizing the planet (“You’re welcome”). But when one resourceful girl, Tip, (Rihanna) manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov by the name of Oh (Jim Parsons). Equally stubborn and set in their ways, these two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime. Good thing they have a flying car.
Tim Johnson (Over the Hedge, Antz) will serve as the film’s director. Chris Jenkins (Rio, Surf’s Up) and Suzanne Buirgy (Kung Fu Panda 2) are serving as producers and DreamWorks Animation’s Head of Development Gregg Taylor is overseeing the project. Tom J. Astle and Matt Ember (Get Smart) are currently writing the screenplay.
Source: DreamWorks Animation SKG
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.