So with 20th Century Fox now bought up by Disney a couple of years ago the outfit has now been renamed 20th Century Studios’ and they have just dropped the, Ron’s Gone Wrong trailer, the first theatrical release from the U.K.-based CG animation studio Locksmith Animation. It’s pitched as a touching and hilarious look at the budding friendship between a middle-school boy and his faulty robot.
From the Ron’s Gone Wrong trailer we see the story of Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally-connected device, which is supposed to be his “Best Friend out of the Box.” Ron’s hilarious malfunctions, set against the backdrop of the social media age, launch them into an action-packed journey in which boy and robot come to terms with the wonderful messiness of true friendship.
“Ron’s Gone Wrong” features the voices of Zach Galifianakis (“A Wrinkle in Time”), Jack Dylan Grazer (“Shazam!”), Olivia Colman (“The Father”), Ed Helms (“The Office”), Justice Smith (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”), Rob Delaney (“Deadpool 2“), Kylie Cantrall, Ricardo Hurtado, Marcus Scribner, and Thomas Barbusca. The film is directed by Pixar veteran Jean-Philippe Vine and Locksmith co-founder Sarah Smith (“Arthur Christmas”) with Octavio Rodriguez co-directing. The script is written by Peter Baynham (both Borat films) & Smith. Julie Lockhart (“Shaun the Sheep Movie,”) also a co-founder of Locksmith, and Lara Breay produce, with Locksmith chairman Elisabeth Murdoch, Smith and Baynham serving as executive producers.
Locksmith Animation has set themselves up as a premiere producer of CG animated movies for global audiences based in London and is also producing the holiday feature film “That Christmas,” based on writer/director Richard Curtis’ (Yesterday) series of Christmas children’s books and is in development on a musical/comedy film at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Ron’s Gone Wrong will open in cinemas October 22nd 2021
Here’s the Ron’s Gone Wrong trailer…….