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In some sort of demented attempt to make 2017 as shit-filled as its predecessor, Sony Pictures is going ahead with the animation feature nobody asked for: The Emoji Movie.

Yup, despite legal battles, side-eyes and snorts, the animation team — alongside voice stars Steven Wright, T.J. Miller, James Corden, and Ilana Glazer (no, Kween!) — are still working toward their August 2017 release date, and have just dropped a teaser trailer to get us in mood. It kicks off with a yellow critter who sums up the vibe entirely — meet Meh:

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The plot, in a nutshell, is one big ad. Different emoji's, such as the dudes you met in the trailer — Meh, Poop Daddy and the ice-cream guy who'll probs be called Got Milk or whatever — dance through different apps on a quest to find a code to fix a friend.

Here's the official synopsis:

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.

That said, there may be multiple (unbeknownst-to-me) ways to shine a shit-moji, so here's hoping that The Emoji Movie will pull a LEGO and surprise us all.

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