The Emoji Movie
We were extremely excited to have been invited to the Emoji Movie Event and Press Junket and be able to interview some of the cast members and get their perspective on this unique movie!
I must confess, when I think about Emojis, I think about kids, disconnected from reality and being engulfed in that internet bubble which prevents them from going out and seeking real friendships … live a real life!
Well, the movie does an outstanding job of touching on that subject and totally shifting the way you normally see the internet & kids subject, bringing the conversation around families, friendships and emotions! But I won’t spoil the surprise, you need to go and watch it!
The Emoji Movie 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 (Anna Faris).
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 Emoji Movie features the voices of T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Steven Wright, Jennifer Coolidge, Jake T. Austin, Christina Aguilera, Sofia Vergara and Sir Patrick Stewart. The film is directed by Tony Leondis, produced by Michelle Raimo Kouyate, and screenplay by Tony Leondis, Eric Siegel and Mike White from a story by Tony Leondis & Eric Siegel. “emoji”™ is a trademark of emoji company GmbH used under license.
I thought you would like to see some moments from the press junket event we attended. I had the pleasure to interview and meet the cast in a small group junket and find all about the movie and the story behind it.
Tony Leondis opened the Q&A with The Emoji Movie insights and how the whole idea was developed!
TJ Miller said: ” In this movie we’re saying to girls: Just be who you are, your best YOU is your authentic YOU” ! I love that statement!
Jake sent my son a special message live which was soooo cool!
The movie truly sends a positive and empowering message to kids and parents! I urge you to go and check it out! It opens in theaters July 28th, but you can buy tickets here!
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We can’t wait to this on the big screen. Definitely, a must watch!
The Emoji Movie Event and Press Junket sounds like it was an awesome event for sure. I would have loved to attend this event because I love the emojies. It sounds like this is a great movie for the family to watch and I can’t wait to see it. Thanks for sharing the information.
I love the concept of this movie and can’t wait to check it out! Sounds like an amazing flick to watch!
I am never aware about this movie. I don’t know if there will be screening of this movie in the theaters near us, but if ever there is, I would watch it with the whole family. I’m sure it would be a lot of fun.
This movie looks like something I would really love to watch. I love emojis, using something as simple as emojis to pass a valuable message is a great way to go.
This is crazy. I won’t believe this is happening. So cool. Kids would love it!
This is a unique concept for a movie. I mean, as often as we use and see emojis on social media, why not make a movie with them in the lead roles! My children would get a kick out of those cupcakes. It would make a great photo op with them biting into those cupcakes!
oh my gosh, the cupcakes, lolol Pretty sure my youngest would get a huge kick out of those.
Ana De- Jesus
This is my first time hearing of textopolis but I really like the concept of the movie and how it approaches social media. Would you say this is an example of a post modern movie? x
This emoji flick is definitely on my to-watch list of summer movies must haves. I really can’t wait to watch it with my daughter, thanks for reminding some of us who haven’t seen it, that we should! 🙂
It does look like such a fun movie. I’m just not sure my daughter would be into the poop stuff. Even when we watched the trailer my daughter looked at me quizzically when they made their joke. So she probably wouldn’t be into the poop cupcakes.
This movie looks amazing! Both of my kids want to see it and I love TJ Miller!
That’s looks fun! I wanted to watch emoji movie. then I looked at the reviews & says it’s for kids haha. I really like the picture you took with the emoji characters on top they are so cute !
I am loving those cupcakes! How creative. My son wants to see this movie so bad!
Angela Ricardo Bethea
I am all about Emoji and not just because of the movie. I think its because our phones immediately comes with it and grew very fond of them. I also loved the commercial so I am going to ask hubby to take me so we can check this movie out! xo
Kate | Highlights Along The Way
My kids can’t wait to see this movie! They love emojis!!
Misty Dawn Nelson
This movie looks so much silly. I love it!!
The kids are waiting for this movie! They’re pretty excited! I don’t know much about it and it was nice to read this post!
My daughter thinks it will be silly. I on the other hand, want to see it. lol
I’ve see some few advertising about this Emo-Ji movie since then I become a fan. I can’t wait to see this in a big screen. Will bring my niece and nephew with me .
Brandi with Big Fit Fam
My kids are begging to go to this movie, and all my 3 year wants is poop inspired clothing and toys, haha! We will definitely be seeing it!
My family really wants to this movie. It looks as though it’s hilarious! We saw a preview for it not long ago and have vowed to see it ASAP!
Haha this looks too dang cute!!
I love how Emoji movie introduces otherwise complex technology stuff. Like it’s code that makes stuff on the phone work in certain ways. What a fun way to learn!
I think The Emoji Movie is worth watching. These sound like amazing and of so much fun.:)
This movie looks so silly…which means I will probably LOVE IT!! LOL!
It sounds like a pretty awesome movie and it’s definitely something that you shouldn’t miss. I love that positive message for the women from TJ Miller.
Toni | Boulder Locavore
This sounds so much fun! My kids can’t wait to see this movie!
My family will definitely be going to see this movie. It looks like a really entertaining movie for all of us.
My kids are ready to see it tomorrow. Emojifying the world one town at a time
This truly looks like a fun movie. I l plan to watch it with my family. Those cupcakes haha awesome!
My kids really want to see this movie. I’m not sure what to expect from it but we will be watching it for sure!
You don’t have to tell me twice! We are looking forward to getting to see it!
I saw a preview for this the other day and my kids laughed their heads off. Looks like we’re going to need to take a trip to the theaters!
Sharon S. Lopez
I remember when my daughter would usually send me this poop emoji and I do not understand what it means. I’m sure my daughter will love this movie.
How funny are those cupcakes!!! My kids are very excited to see the movie!
The Emoji Movie Event looks like it was a great time. We are looking forward to seeing the move as part of a birthday celebration.
My 2 younger girls are really excited to this movie. I know it will be a fun evening for them!
This looks like it’s going to be a fun movie. Definitely something my family will enjoy watching.
Oh my gosh, I want one of those cupcakes! My daughter really wants to see this. She’s always been about emojis!
I dont know if I could eat a poo cupcake. They look weird to me.
The cupcakes are great! I had not heard much about The Emoji Movie before reading you post. Sounds intriguing for specific audiences.
My kids are dying to see this movie! We are going tomorrow!
OK those cupcakes are exactly what my son would want. That is his favorite emoji! He is so excited to go see this movie. We may have to take them once it comes out because that’s all he talks about.
Those poop emoji cupcakes are everything! So excited for this movie – the dialogue looks adorable and sassy all at once.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
This is going to be so good! I can’t think of a better animated film than one about the emojis we all use everyday!
I only heard about the emoji movie the other week and now it is everywhere, I can’t wait to see it though it looks such fun and I love those cupcakes!
corinne & kirsty
I have seen the trailer but was not really convinced. Like not sure about the story. I probably won’t go watch it in theater and wait for the dvd
Those cupcakes are too much! We’re not HUGE emoji fans here but we definitely love a good laugh and story so we’ll probably check it out.
I had no idea there was an emoji movie. I will definitely check it out.