With the inspiration from John Hughes films, alongside Easy A, Lady Bird and Booksmart, it’s hard not to have some excitement for the upcoming Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken.
Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation have released a new trailer for the upcoming animated film today, with more of Lana Condor’s titular Ruby Gillman and her uncovering of her secret Kraken powers that she will use to fight off the devious mermaids.
The only annoying thing about this film currently is that the Australian release date is about two months after its initial release in the U.S.
Check out the teaser trailer below
DreamWorks Animation || Universal Pictures
Premieres on September 14th in cinemas.
Synopsis: 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. The Kraken are sworn to protect the oceans of the world against the vain, power-hungry mermaids who have been battling with the Kraken for eons. There’s one major, and immediate, problem with that: The school’s beautiful, popular new girl, Chelsea (Emmy winner Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek) just happens to be a mermaid. Ruby will ultimately need to embrace who she is and go big to protect those she loves most.
Directors: Kirk DeMicco, Faryn Pearl
Writers: Pam Brady (story and screenplay), Kirk DeMicco (screenplay)
Producers: Kelly Cooney Cilella
Music: Stephanie Economou
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
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