First look: Netflix animated movie The Willoughbys
Staff Reporter | On 15, Jun 2019Reading time: 1 mins
Ricky Gervais is lending his voice to Netflix’s new animated film, The Willoughbys, and we’ve got our first look at the film.
Netflix’s second original animated film, the CG feature is is written and directed by Kris Pearn (Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2). Based on the acclaimed book by Newbery Award-winning author, Lois Lowry, it follows the four Willoughby children, who are abandoned by their selfish parents. To create a new and modern family, they must learn how to adapt their old-fashioned values to the contemporary world.
Gervais stars as Cat, leading a cast that includes Maya Rudolph (Nanny), Will Forte (Tim), Martin Short (Father), Alessia Cara (Jane), Jane Krakowski (Mother) and Sean Cullen (The Barnabys).
The movie is currently in production with BRON Animation in Vancouver. Netflix released the first image at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival this week, where it also unveiled the first still from its new Christmas animation, Klaus.