Emotions Are Running High: The First Trailer For The Emoji Movie Released

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In ‘things that I didn’t know nor needed to know existed’ news, the first teaser trailer for The Emoji Movie was released today.

For those of you, like me, living in blissful ignorance, yes this is a thing. Despite my blase tone, I can’t even say if this is a good or bad thing. I remember rolling my eyes SUPER HARD at The Lego Movie. Now the trailers for the Lego Batman Movie are giving me life. They are giving me life so hard right now.

While Emmett from The Lego Movie was a very go with the flow kind of guy, Gene (voiced by TJ Miller) is special in a go with the flow kind of world. In “Textopolis”, everyone has a singular function and one expression. Gene, however, is multi-purpose. He is too expressive, and he wants to be normal. So with his friends Hi-5 (James Corden) and Jailbreak (Ilana Glazer), the trio set out across the world of apps to find their places in the world.

Let’s take a look at the teaser trailer.

Dammit. It actually looks kind of funny and clever. Is that Steven Wright as the Meh emoji? Alright, I’m tentatively interested movie.

Director Tony Leondis talked about why they wanted to make a movie about emojis.

Talking with Entertainment Weekly, he said: “When you’re trying to make an animated movie, the best thing is to find that familiar thing everyone’s familiar with but no one really thinks about in this way. From my niece to my grandmother, they send emojis. It connects us. In this technological world, we still find ways to connect as human beings, and I think that’s what emojis do.”

Wow. It’s a very philosophical take.

The Emoji Movie will hit theatres August 4th, 2017.

Bec Heim