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DreamWorks Drops ‘The Wild Robot’ Trailer #2

From Oscar-nominated writer/director Chris Sanders comes a beautifully animated gem about the bond between a domestic robot - ROZZUM unit 7134, ‘Roz’ for short - that is shipwrecked on an uninhabited island and becomes the adoptive parent of an orphaned gosling while protecting the animals 'she' encounters; coming to theaters September 27.

DreamWorks Animation, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, today previewed never-seen footage from the studio’s highly anticipated, beautifully animated gem, The Wild Robot, written and directed by three-time Academy Award nominee Chris Sanders and starring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, at the Annecy Animation Festival.

And as part of that presentation, they debuted the film’s second Official Trailer… which we get to see here:

Adapted from Peter Brown’s New York Times bestseller, the 3DCG film hits theaters September 27. It follows the epic adventure of a robot - ROZZUM unit 7134, ‘Roz’ for short - that is shipwrecked on an uninhabited island and must learn to adapt to the harsh surroundings, gradually building relationships with the animals on the island and becoming the adoptive parent of an orphaned gosling.

The Wild Robot stars Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o (UsThe Black Panther franchise) as robot Roz; Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Pedro Pascal (The Last of UsThe Mandalorian) as fox Fink; Emmy winner Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s CreekBest in Show) as opossum Pinktail; Oscar nominee Bill Nighy (LivingLove Actually) as goose Longneck; Kit Connor (HeartstopperRocketman) as gosling Brightbill and Oscar nominee Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All at Once, this summer’s The Fall Guy) as Vontra, a robot that will intersect with Roz’s life on the island.

The film is written and directed by Sanders, who wrote and directed DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your DragonThe Croods, and Disney’s Lilo & Stitch. Jeff Hermann (DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby 2: Family Business; co-producer, Kung Fu Panda franchise) produces.

The film also features the voice talents of Emmy winning pop-culture icon Mark Hamill (Star Wars franchise, The Boy and the Heron), Matt Berry (What We Do in the ShadowsThe SpongeBob Movie franchise) and Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee Ving Rhames (Mission: Impossible films, Pulp Fiction).

Known as a powerful story about the discovery of self, a thrilling examination of the bridge between technology and nature and a moving exploration of what it means to be alive and connected to all living things, Peter Brown’s “The Wild Robot,” an illustrated middle-grade novel first published in 2016, became a phenomenon, rocketing to #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. The book has since inspired a trilogy that now includes “The Wild Robot Escapes” and “The Wild Robot Protects.” Brown’s work on “The Wild Robot” series and his other bestselling books have earned him a Caldecott Honor, a Horn Book Award, two E.B. White Awards, two E.B. White Honors, a Children’s Choice Award for Illustrator of the Year, two Irma Black Honors, a Golden Kite Award and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award.

Source: DreamWorks Animation

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