New UglyDolls trailer embraces the unconventional
After the trailer announcement was revealed earlier this week, we’ve all been waiting patiently for the arrival of the UglyDolls trailer. Movies based on or inspired by toys are always more miss than a hit, so we’ve been curious to see how well the first official trailer could capture the zany wonder of the UglyDolls. Now we know…
STXfilms released the first official trailer today for UglyDolls. The film is directed by Kelly Ashbury and, from just watching the trailer, I can say that we may in safe hands as far as the property goes. I’m keeping my expectations low however purely to save myself from disappointment. How about you?
Unconventionality rules in UglyDolls, STXfilms’ new animated musical adventure starring the acting and singing voices of Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe, Blake Shelton and Pitbull. The film is inspired by the unique and beloved global plush toy phenomenon launched in 2001.
The official synopsis is below:
In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. Here, the free-spirited Moxy and her UglyDolls friends live every day in a whirlwind of bliss, letting their freak flags fly in a celebration of life and its endless possibilities, occasionally looking to the sky, where a new UglyDoll will appear and be embraced by the community.
Moxy (Kelly Clarkson) loves her square-peg life in this round-hole town, but her curiosity about all things leads her to wonder if there’s something – anything – on the other side of the mountain which nestles Uglyville. Moxy gathers a group of her closest friends and sets off to find what’s on the other side. They discover another world – Perfection – a town where more conventional dolls are trained in protocols before they graduate and are sent to the “real” world to find the love of a child.
In Perfection, Moxy and her crew are subject to the manipulations of Lou (Nick Jonas), the perfect doll in charge of training recruits. Here, the UglyDolls will confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and ultimately discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing because who you truly are is what matters most.
Also starring in the voice cast of UglyDolls are Wanda Sykes, Emma Roberts, Gabriel Iglesias, and Wang Leehom.
UglyDolls will hit theaters on May 10, 2019. Are you guys excited for the film? Let us know in the comments.