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Illumination’s New ‘Migration’ Film Takes Flight in Latest Trailer

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Following the soaring success of The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Illumination, the powerhouse behind the Minions series, is looking to extend its victory lap with the newly unveiled Migration. Set to launch this Christmas, this forthcoming animated movie aims to gather families in theaters, with its fresh trailer just unveiled. Penned by Mike White, the creator of The White Lotus, Migration shares the captivating tale of a duck family whose winter journey South takes an unexpected detour, leading them astray in New York City.

Illumination has honed its animation craft to perfection, earning audience’s affection with a string of successes like Despicable Me, Sing, and The Secret Life of Pets. Their latest venture, Migration, introduces a new ensemble of offbeat animal characters led by the Mallards, a duck family stuck in a dilemma. While the father, Mack, is content to keep the family safe in their New England pond, the mother, Pam, is yearning for adventure. Persuaded by Pam, Mack, along with their kids Dax and Gwen, venture southward for the winter, setting their eyes on the tropical paradise of Jamaica. But their travel plans soon hit a snag, and they must tackle numerous hurdles on the way to their dream destination.

The screenplay is written by White, who recently won accolades and Emmys for both writing and directing HBO’s The White Lotus. White is also credited with writing and acting in the 2003 classic School of Rock. Migration’s ensemble voice cast boasts of Oscar and Emmy nominee Kumail Nanjiani (Eternals) voicing Mack, with Emmy nominee Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games) as Pam. Caspar Jennings and Tresi Gazal voice Dax and Gwen respectively, the latter marking her debut in feature films. The cast also includes Awkwafina (The Little Mermaid) as a leader of a New York pigeon gang and Carol Kane (The Princess Bride) as Erin the heron, with Keegan-Michael Key, David Mitchell, and Danny DeVito among the stars.

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Debut ‘Migration’ Trailer Teases A Sky-High Family Adventure

Who’s Behind Migration?

Helming Migration is Benjamin Renner, the creator of The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales, and Ernest & Celestine, which received a Best Animated Feature nomination at the 2014 Academy Awards. Sharing directorial duties is Guylo Homsy, best recognized for their role as Head of Layout and Cinematography for Sing and Sing 2. The film is produced by Chris Meledandri, the founder and CEO of Illumination. Christian Gazal is the editor, and Colin Stimpson handles the production design. Featuring Illumination’s unique blend of subversive comedy and stunning, expressive animation, Migration promises to be a visually spectacular and heartwarming film unlike any in the studio’s impressive lineup.

Migration will soar into theaters on December 22, 2023. View the new trailer below:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Migration Movie

Who is the creator of the new movie ‘Migration’?

‘Migration’ is created by Illumination, the same studio behind popular franchises like Minions and Despicable Me. The screenplay is written by Mike White, known for The White Lotus and School of Rock.

When is ‘Migration’ set to be released?

‘Migration’ is set to be released on December 22, 2023.

Who are the voice actors in ‘Migration’?

‘Migration’ boasts an impressive voice cast, including Kumail Nanjiani and Elizabeth Banks as the duck parents Mack and Pam respectively. The cast also includes Caspar Jennings, Tresi Gazal, Awkwafina, Carol Kane, Keegan-Michael Key, David Mitchell, and Danny DeVito.

What is the story of ‘Migration’ about?

‘Migration’ tells the story of a duck family, the Mallards, who decide to travel south for the winter to tropical Jamaica. Their plans go awry when they find themselves lost in New York City, and they must overcome numerous obstacles to reach their dream destination.

Who is the director of ‘Migration’?

‘Migration’ is directed by Benjamin Renner, known for The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales, and Ernest & Celestine. Guylo Homsy is the co-director of the film.

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QuirkyDuckLover July 19, 2023 - 3:28 am

a movie about a family of ducks migrating? sign me up! I’m already booking my tickets for christmas! haha!

CinemaBuff101 July 19, 2023 - 10:23 am

Mke White? He’s a genius. The White Lotus was just fantastic and School of Rock is a classic. I can’t wait to see what he’s done with Migration!

FlicksFanatic July 19, 2023 - 12:14 pm

im excited about the voice cast! kumail nanjiani and elizabeth banks together? that’s gonna be epic. count me in!

AnimatedFanatic July 19, 2023 - 5:04 pm

Illumination does it again! Love their work especially Despicable Me. Can’t wait to see what Migration brings. The cast looks exciting, and it’s about time we had another great animated film for Christmas!!

MovieLover123 July 19, 2023 - 9:57 pm

Wow! can’t wait for this one. ducks in new york city sounds like a blast. the super mario movie was awsome, hope this is too!


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