LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) — The first trailer for “The Emoji Movie” has been released and features meh, ice cream cone and poo emojis. The story follows T.J. Miller’s (“Silicon Valley,” “Deadpool”) character Gene, who can’t seem to fit in because he has way too many emotions. His father (voiced by Steven Wright) is a Meh emoji and Gene is supposed to follow in his footsteps.
Gene begins to malfunction and sets off on an adventure with pals Hi-5 (James Corden) and Jailbreak (Ilana Glazer of “Broad City”).
“Gene is perfect for T.J. Miller, who’s an unstoppable personality brimming with exuberance and passion,” “Emoji Movie” director Tony Leondis told EW. “As for Jailbreak, there’s really no hacker/codebreaker emoji, so who is she? That’s the mystery. Where did she come from? Which also has a lot to do with how women are portrayed in emoji sets. And she’s played by the great Ilana Glazer, who is bold and uncompromising. James Corden is the lovable Hi-5. He is so funny and he’s a little bit of a ham character. He’s like an aging rock star who wants to get back on top and still thinks he should be treated like royalty everywhere he goes. He’s amazing.”
“The Emoji Movie” will be released on Aug. 4, 2017