First Look at Emojimovie: Express Yourself Features a Jaunty Poop

Image: Sony
Image: Sony

This image from the Emojimovie fills me with existential dread. The smile that looks coincidentally like Wyldstyle from the LEGO Movie. The bandage/bandanna on the high five. The bow-tied poo with raised eyebrows. The presence of T.J. Miller (Deadpool), James Corden (Into the Woods), and Ilana Glazer (Broad City) cannot remove that dread.

Corden is playing Hi-5, who was described by director Anthony Leondis as “a highly motivated, and highly dramatic hand on a mission (sorry).” Okay, first of all: a dramatic hand. Second of all, I feel like this might not be the only time Leondis apologizes for something in this movie. Glazer’s character is a computer programmer emoji called “Jailbreak.” No word on who is voicing the poo.

Here’s Sony’s official synopsis for Emojimovie: Express Yourself:

Emojimovie: Express Yourself unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene (T.J. Miller), an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 (James Corden) and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak (Ilana Glazer). Together, they embark on an epic “app-venture” through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever.

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The “app-venture” hits screens August 11, 2017. Get ready.

Katharine is the Associate Director of Policy and Activism at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the former managing editor of io9. She writes about technology policy and pop culture.

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