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Trailer Surfaces for DreamWorks' 3D Animated Post-Apocalyptic Adventure Feature 'Home' Starring Rihanna's Voice

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by Tambay A. Obenson
June 12, 2014 6:36 PM
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Here's the first trailer for DreamWorks Animation's "Home," a 3D computer-animated feature film set in the future, which is based on Adam Rex's children's book "The True Meaning of Smekday," and stars Rihanna (providing the voice for the starring character - an enterprising girl named Tip), Jennifer Lopez, Jim Parsons, and Steve Martin.

Tim Johnson is directing the film which is described as a post-apocalyptic-alien-invasion-buddy-comedy, with a synopsis that reads:

When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while the Boov get busy efficiently reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, (Rihanna) manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov by the name of Oh (Jim Parsons). Equally stubborn and set in their ways, these two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime. Good thing they have a flying car.

Jennifer Lopez voices Tip's mother and Steve Martin does the same for Captain Smek, the leader of the Boov race.

Chris Jenkins and Suzanne Buirgy are the producers of the film, adapted by Tom J. Astle and Matt Ember. 

In addition to her starring voice role, Rihanna will also reportedly record a concept album featuring original songs from the film.

“Home” will be released March 27, 2015 via Fox.

The trailer follows below:

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6 Comments

  • Mike | June 16, 2014 2:57 PMReply

    I don't have an issue with Rihanna except that she is to sexy and provocative. Also, I am not particularly fascinated by the plot either. My problem with animation is that African-Americans tend to do better as animals or things rather than people. Like the 2005 animated film

    "Madagascar" grossed $532,680,671 worldwide and cost $75 million to make.

    The sequel "Madagascar:Escape 2 Africa" grossed $602,308,178 worldwide and cost $150 million to make.

    "The Lion King" grossed $987,483,777 worldwide and cost $45 million to make.

    "Shark Tale" grossed $367,275,019 worldwide and cost $75 million to make.
    We voiced animals in all of these movies!!!

    "The Princess and the Frog" grossed $267,045,765 worldwide and cost $105 million to make.
    We were people in this one and it had the lowest performance out of all five films.

    We don't seem to sale as people! I don't include "The Boondocks" because it is on Television and it is made for adults not children. When it comes to kids black people don't seem to sale.
    All of my figures are sourced from Wikipedia.

  • troublemaker | June 13, 2014 11:34 AMReply

    I'm happy to see a black lead in an animation. I hope the little black kids turn out to support this movie.

  • C | June 13, 2014 9:46 AMReply

    They should've used Quvenzhane Wallis or Amandla Stenberg

  • boomslang | June 14, 2014 7:21 AM

    @C I was thinking the same thing. I don't get why Rhianna is the one doing the voice over. she is no actress . Quvenzhane is .

  • Mark | June 13, 2014 2:52 AMReply

    This movie isn't going to make anyone with an acting degree feel better.

  • James Madison | June 12, 2014 10:36 PMReply

    It's good to see a character of color in animation.

    Curious on the voice of Rihanna's character Tip. The character design suggest a younger voice while Rihanna's sound more mature. Not a real issue though. Could work out. I remember Tone Loc voicing a child's voice and it had a great comedic effect.

    I did not like the "trendy" dialogue "Give Daddy some sugar" and the "hands don't care" bits.

    So far I'm still curious. Remind me of Disney's Lilo and Stitch and I enjoyed that film.

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