THE WILD ROBOT – Dreamworks Animation’s New Film Highlights Life Beyond Circuits

Dreamworks Animation meshes nature and technology in gorgeous fashion with the trailer for THE WILD ROBOT
The Wild Robot

DreamWorks Animation unveils its latest cinematic treasure, The Wild Robot, a heartwarming adaptation of Peter Brown’s critically acclaimed and #1 New York Times bestselling novel. This animated drama, set to captivate audiences worldwide, stars an ensemble cast led by Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong’o and features the enchanting classic “What a Wonderful World” performed by Nyong’o herself.

A Journey of Self-Discovery and Survival

The Wild Robot introduces us to ROZZUM unit 7134, affectionately known as “Roz,” a robot whose life takes an unexpected turn when she is shipwrecked on a desolate island. Far from the world she was designed for, Roz embarks on a remarkable journey of adaptation, survival, and self-discovery. Amidst the island’s untamed wilderness, Roz forms an unlikely family with the local wildlife, becoming the adoptive parent to an orphaned gosling named Brightbill.

Bridging Technology and Nature

Directed by Chris Sanders, a three-time Oscar® nominee known for his work on How to Train Your Dragon and The Croods, The Wild Robot is not just an adventure but a poignant exploration of the relationship between technology and nature. It delves into themes of life, connection, and the essence of being alive, offering audiences a moving examination of what it means to find one’s place in the world.

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The film boasts an impressive voice cast, including Lupita Nyong’o as Roz, bringing depth and warmth to the robotic protagonist. Pedro Pascal lends his voice to Fink, a cunning fox, while Catherine O’Hara and Bill Nighy voice the roles of Pinktail the opossum and Longneck the goose, respectively. Kit Connor and Stephanie Hsu join the ensemble as Brightbill and Vontra, further enriching the narrative with their performances. The cast is rounded out by pop-culture icons such as Mark Hamill, Matt Berry, and Ving Rhames, adding layers of intrigue and charm to the film.

A Phenomenon Translated to Screen

The Wild Robot

Since its publication in 2016, Peter Brown’s The Wild Robot has captivated readers, quickly ascending to the top of the New York Times bestseller list and spawning a beloved trilogy. Brown’s storytelling prowess has been recognized with numerous awards, making the adaptation of his work into a feature film a highly anticipated event.

The Wild Robot is not just a film; it’s an invitation to reflect on our connections with the world around us and the unexpected journeys that define us. With its stunning animation, compelling narrative, and unforgettable characters, DreamWorks Animation’s latest offering is poised to become a classic in its own right.

Prepare to be moved, inspired, and utterly enchanted by The Wild Robot, as it promises to be a cinematic experience that celebrates the beauty of life in all its forms when it releases in theaters on September 20, 2024.

About The Wild Robot

The Wild Robot

Release Date: September 20, 2024
Based on: The Wild Robot novel by Peter Brown
Written and directed by: Chris Sanders
Producer: Jeff Hermann
Genre: Animated Drama
Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Pedro Pascal, Catherine O’Hara, Bill Nighy, Kit Connor and Stephanie Hsu, with Mark Hamill, Matt Berry and Ving Rhames 

A powerful story about the discovery of self, a thrilling examination of the bridge between technology and nature and a moving exploration of what it means to be alive and connected to all living things, The Wild Robot is written and directed by three-time Oscar® nominee Chris Sanders—the writer-director of DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon, The Croods, and Disney’s Lilo & Stitch—and is produced by Jeff Hermann (DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby 2: Family Business; co-producer, Kung Fu Panda franchise). 

Peter Brown’s The Wild Robot, an illustrated middle-grade novel first published in 2016, became a phenomenon, rocketing to #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. The book has since inspired a trilogy that now includes The Wild Robot Escapes and The Wild Robot Protects. Brown’s work on the Wild Robot series and his other bestselling books have earned him a Caldecott Honor, a Horn Book Award, two E.B. White Awards, two E.B. White Honors, a Children’s Choice Award for Illustrator of the Year, two Irma Black Honors, a Golden Kite Award and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award.

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