Many of you may be feeling a little (+_+)* about the Emoji movie but the head honchos at Sony were like (☞ﾟヮﾟ)☞ so here's the official press release about the title and plot:
'EMOJIMOVIE: EXPRESS YOURSELF' unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene (T.J. Miller), an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become "normal" like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 (James Corden) and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak (Ilana Glazer). Together, they embark on an epic "app-venture" through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever.''
The (*^0^*) news is: Ilana Glazer. The (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻ news is: James Corden. Still, if Emojimovie: Express Yourself keeps to the Lego Movie way of making an outlandish concept fun, colorful and full of jokes that'll soar over the kids' heads, then it might just take us to our happy places ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Oh, also! Some lucky dude gets to play a character called Poop Daddy.
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Emojimovie: Express Yourself is set for release August 11, 2017.
How do you feel about the Emoji movie?
*Yes, I'm well aware that these are emoticons that now look as old as the pyramids, I just can't get actual emojis to show up in the body of the text, OK? O_o
More emojitional treats in this li'l vid.