Sending parents on a trip while the kids behind to do whatever they want is NOT what we should be doing right now — but it sure works as a vicarious adventure for these #StayAtHome self-isolating times.
Based on the popular children’s book series by Louis Lowry, The Willoughbys is Netflix’s latest offering from its original animated feature pipeline, about siblings who scheme to send their hateful mom and dad on a vacation only to go on their own wild journey to find the true meaning of family.
From director/writer Kris Pearn (Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2), The Willoughbys looks to be quirky, offbeat, and darkly comic but with loads of high energy, and a visual style that mixes exaggerated designs with tangible textures.
After a month of at-home quarantine, this could be just the thing to serve as a re-watchable kid distraction.
Starring the voices of Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Alessia Cara, Terry Crews, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski, and Ricky Gervais, The Willoughbys debuts on Netflix on April 22, 2020.
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