Prepare to be swept away into a thrilling underwater world as DreamWorks Animation presents Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken. This animated action-comedy takes audiences on an unforgettable journey with Ruby, a shy teenager who discovers her extraordinary destiny as part of a mythical sea kraken lineage. With a stellar cast and a captivating story, this summer blockbuster promises laughter, heart, and epic battles between giant krakens and evil mermaids.
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Meet Ruby Gillman, a sweet and awkward 16-year-old, brilliantly portrayed by Lana Condor from the beloved ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ franchise. Desperate to fit in at Oceanside High, Ruby finds solace in tutoring her skater-boy crush, played by Jaboukie Young-White. However, her dreams of social acceptance are thwarted by her overprotective supermom, brilliantly brought to life by Oscar nominee Toni Collette, who forbids Ruby from entering the water.
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When Ruby defies her mother’s rule and dives into the forbidden waters, her life takes an extraordinary turn. Unbeknownst to her, she is a direct descendant of the warrior Kraken queens and is destined to inherit the throne from her formidable grandmother, the Warrior Queen of the Seven Seas, portrayed by Academy Award winner Jane Fonda. Ruby must now embrace her true identity and protect the world’s oceans from the power-hungry mermaids who have waged a timeless battle against the Kraken.
As Ruby navigates her newfound destiny, she encounters a major obstacle in the form of the beautiful and popular new girl at school, Chelsea, played by Emmy winner Annie Murphy of Schitt’s Creek fame. Unbeknownst to Ruby, Chelsea is a mermaid aligned with the Kraken’s enemies. In order to protect her loved ones, Ruby must learn to embrace who she is and summon the courage to face off against the forces threatening her world.
A Stellar Cast and Creative Team:
Directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Kirk DeMicco, known for his work on ‘Vivo’ and ‘The Croods,’ and produced by Kelly Cooney Cilella, Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken features an extraordinary cast. Emmy winner Colman Domingo portrays Ruby’s supportive father, while Sam Richardson adds enthusiasm as Ruby’s uncle. The film also includes talented actors such as Liza Koshy, Will Forte, Colman Domingo, and the legendary Jane Fonda. With such a comedic powerhouse supporting the project, audiences can expect a delightful and entertaining experience.
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The screenplay, crafted by Emmy-winning South Park producer Pam Brady, alongside Brian C. Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi, brings humor and heart to the film. The creative team behind Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken is a true force in the industry, with co-director Faryn Pearl and executive producer Mike Mitchell, who is also set to direct ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ next year.
Get ready for an aquatic adventure like no other as Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken hits theaters on June 30. This action-comedy promises to captivate audiences of all ages with its heartfelt story, hilarious moments, and epic battles between giant krakens and evil mermaids. Dive into the depths and witness Ruby’s journey of self-discovery, bravery, and embracing her destiny as the teenage kraken.
Find out how Ruby deals with this larger-than-life debacle in Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken, releasing Summer 2023
About Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken
Release Date: Summer 2023
Director: Kirk DeMicco
Producer: Kelly Cooney Cilella
Co-Director: Faryn Pearl
Genre: Animated Action-Comedy
Produced By: Dreamworks Animation
Distributed By: Universal Pictures
Cast: Lana Condor, Toni Collette, Annie Murphy, Sam Richardson, Liza Koshy, Will Forte, Colman Domingo, Jaboukie Young-White, Blue Chapman, Eduardo Franco, Ramona Young, Echo Kellum, Nicole Byer, and Jane Fonda
Sweet, awkward 16-year-old Ruby Gillman (Lana Condor, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before franchise) is desperate to fit in at Oceanside High, but she mostly just feels invisible. She’s math-tutoring her skater-boy crush (Jaboukie Young-White, Ralph Breaks the Internet), who only seems to admire her for her fractals, and she’s prevented from hanging out with the cool kids at the beach because her over-protective supermom (Oscar® nominee Toni Collette, Knives Out), has forbade Ruby from ever getting in the water.
But when she breaks her mom’s #1 rule, Ruby will discover that she is a direct descendant of the warrior Kraken queens and is destined to inherit the throne from her commanding grandmother (Academy Award® winner Jane Fonda), the Warrior Queen of the Seven Seas.
What are your thoughts about Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken? Do you think this movie’s release is purely coincidental with another film that features a mermaid? Who would you root for in the battle against krakens and mermaids? Let us know what you think and expect about the film on social media!
Source: Universal Pictures
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