I recently went to see MARY POPPINS RETURNS at the theatre, and UGLYDOLLS was one of the previews. I had no clue what this movie was, but it looks adorable and so funny! The unique and beloved global plush toy phenomenon launched in 2001 inspired this film.
In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. Here, the free-spirited Moxy and her UglyDolls friends live every day in a whirlwind of bliss. They let their freak flags fly in a celebration of life and its endless possibilities. They occasionally look to the sky, where a new UglyDoll will appear and be embraced by the community.
Moxy loves her square-peg life in this round-hole town, but her curiosity about all things leads her to wonder if there’s something – anything – on the other side of the mountain which nestles Uglyville.
Moxy gathers a group of her closest friends and sets off to find what’s on the other side. They discover another world – Perfection – a town where more conventional dolls are trained in protocols before they graduate and are sent to the “real” world to find the love of a child.
In Perfection, Moxy and her crew are subject to the manipulations of Lou. He’s the perfect doll in charge of training recruits. Here, the UglyDolls will confront what it means to be different and struggle with their desire to be loved. They ultimately discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing. Who you truly are is what matters most.
Cast of UGLYDOLLS
Unconventionality rules in UGLYDOLLS, STXfilms’ new animated musical adventure.
Some of the stars include:
- Kelly Clarkson
- Nick Jonas
- Janelle Monáe
- Blake Shelton
- Wanda Sykes
- Emma Roberts
- Gabriel Iglesias
- Wang Leehom
UGLYDOLLS – In Theaters May 10, 2019