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Dreamworks to Make Adventure Movie With Black Girl Protagonist

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by Inkoo Kang
April 17, 2014 12:30 PM
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If you caught Mr. Peabody and Sherman or Rio 2 in theaters, you probably also saw an adorable short called "Almost Home" about a group of aliens in a spaceship searching for a planet to settle in. 

That was a preview for Home, an animated space adventure set in the future that will star Dreamworks' first human protagonist of color since 1998's The Prince of Egypt and only the studio's second female protagonist after Monsters vs. Aliens (its third if we're counting The Croods). 

Here's the film's summary: 

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.

Home will be released on November 26, just five days after The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. Could we hope for another Catching Fire-Frozen dream scenario

Watch "Almost Home":


[h/t Shadow and Act]

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  • Ava | April 19, 2014 9:25 AMReply

    Black girls and women in the United States at least have remained a big mystery due to under-exposure from Hollywood. Any movie with one as a protagonists will draw in a large audience.

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