[UPDATE 10/0/13 4:25PM] The images have been removed at the request of Fox/DreamWorks.
There hasn’t been much talk of DreamWork’s upcoming 2014 film Home (formerly Happy Smekday!), but recently there’s been quite a bit of news. In addition to casting announcements of Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez joining Rhianna and Jim Parsons on the cast, we now got a first look at the logo and characters.
The photos come from a press screening DreamWorks’ held for NATO members in Washington DC. How To Train Your Dragon 2 and Mr. Peabody & Sherman were screened and Home was briefly talked about showing these little gems of photos.
The logo is quirky and a bit more exciting than the film’s boring name. The film is a space adventure about aliens who attempt to populate earth; however, the logo alone doesn’t really give audiences a good idea about what this film is about. Also, the flying car behind the logo feels very Harry Potter.
We also got to see our first look at the film’s two main characters, namely Oh the alien and Tip. The film is marketed as “not your standard post-apocalyptic-alien-invasion-buddy-comedy.” (There’s a standard?) I really like Tip’s design and even Oh, although they do come off a bit kiddish. Actually, that’s the general feeling I’m getting from Home so far based on these two simple shots: that it’s a movie for kids. Hopefully, as more marketing materials come out, the movie will surprise us and will be entertaining for both kids and adults.
Here is the official synopsis:
DreamWorks Animation’s “Home” is not your standard post-apocalyptic-alien-invasion-buddy-comedy. 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 (Captain Smek optimistically declares “Relocation is fun and mandatory!”), while all Boov get busy efficiently reorganizing the planet (“You’re welcome”). 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 is DreamWorks third film slated for next year. It will be released November 26, 2014.