DreamWorks Animation’s ‘The Wild Robot’ Will Go One Week Later In The Fall

DreamWorks Animation’s The Wild Robot will now go on Sept. 27 instead of Sept. 20.

The move comes in the wake of Paramount’s animated Transformers One parking on Sept. 20 (instead of Sept. 13) as the studio needed to get a foothold on Imax auditoriums.

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We heard that Transformers One was moved to get further away from Beetlejuice Beetlejuice as that Warner Bros Tim Burton directed, Michael Keaton starring sequel is expected to scare up a ton of September cash; that movie opening on Sept. 6.

The Wild Robot will now square off against Lionsgate’s Alexandre Aja directed horror Halle Berry thriller, Never Let Go as well as the tenth anniversary Imax re-release of Paramount/Warner Bros’ Christopher Nolan sci-fi movie, Interstellar.

The Wild Robot is based on Peter Brown’s New York Times No. 1 bestseller. The movie follows robot—ROZZUM unit 7134 aka “Roz”. Roz is shipwrecked on an uninhabited island and must learn to adapt to the harsh surroundings, gradually building relationships with the animals on the island and becoming the adoptive parent of an orphaned gosling. Pic features the voices of Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o as Roz, Golden Globe nominee Pedro Pascal as fox Fink; Emmy winner Catherine O’Hara as opossum Pinktail; Oscar nominee Bill Nighy as goose Longneck; Kit Connor as gosling Brightbill and Oscar nominee Stephanie Hsu as Vontra, a robot that will intersect with Roz’s life on the island. Other voices also include Mark Hamill, Matt Berry and Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee Ving Rhames.

Pic is written and directed by 3x Oscar nominee Chris Sanders—the writer-director of DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your DragonThe Croods, and Disney’s Lilo & Stitch—and is produced by Jeff Hermann (DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby 2: Family Business; co-producer, Kung Fu Panda franchise).

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