Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Emoji Movie - Blu-ray Review and Giveaway

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Be the movie night hero and bring home the film that kids give two thumbs up to for the ultimate kid’s movie night! It’s time to express yourself when Sony Pictures Animation’s THE EMOJI MOVIE arrives for the first time on Digital on October 10 and on 4K Ultra HD+ Blu-ray + Digital, Blu-ray + Digital and DVD October 24 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The animated comedy 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 (Anna Faris). 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.

THE EMOJI MOVIE features an all-star voice cast including T.J. Miller (How To Train Your Dragon) as Gene Meh, James Corden (“Late Late Show with James Corden”) as Hi-5, Anna Faris (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) as Jailbreak, Maya Rudolph (Big Hero 6) as Smiler, Steven Wright (Louie) as Mel Meh, Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie, Legally Blonde) as Mary Meh, Jake T. Austin (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) as phone owner Alex, Grammy® Award Winner Christina Aguilera as Akiko Glitter, Emmy® Award Nominee Sofia Vergara (The Smurfs) as Flamenca, Rachael Ray (“Rachael Ray”) as Spam, Emmy® Award Winner Sean Hayes (“Will & Grace”) as “Devil” Steven, and Emmy® Award Nominee Sir Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek: The Next Generation) as Poop.

THE EMOJI MOVIE is filled with interactive bonus materials on the Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, DVD and digital releases that are fun for the entire family to enjoy including the “Good Vibrations” Dance Along and Lyric Video, where you can join along in the dance party. Learn about the amazing dance moves from the film’s celebrity choreographer in “Choreographing Emoji with Matt Steffanina.” Get creative with step-by-step tutorials on how to draw your favorite Emoji’s with two “how to” videos. Go behind-the-scenes of a real-life coding school with the “Girls Who Code” featurette, and get to know everything about the all-star cast in “Express Yourself: Meet the Cast.” Fans will also get to unveil more of the story behind their beloved character in “Jailbreak Decoded: The Untold Story.” Additional featurettes include “Creating the World Inside Your Phone,” “Bringing Emoji’s to Life,” and the very exciting “Puppy! An Original Hotel Transylvania Short.”

In addition to extra content above, exclusive to Blu-ray, fans of all ages will be able to give it their best shot at the “Gimme a Hand! Guess the Emoji Game,” where Hi-5 and Smiler give you clues to help you guess the mystery Emojis. You will also have the chance to get creative with your Halloween Trick-Or-Treat candy with “Sweet App-etite: Make Your Own Candy Crush Inspired Saga Cake.”

THE EMOJI MOVIE is directed by Tony Leondis, with screenplay by Tony Leondis & Eric Siegel and Mike White and story by Tony Leondis & Eric Siegel. The film is produced by Sony Pictures Animation, with Michelle Raimo Kouyate serving as the producer.





DVD and Digital Bonus Materials Include:
· Director & Animators Commentary
· Puppy! An Original Hotel Transylvania Short
· Jailbreak Decoded: The Untold Story
· "Good Vibrations" Dance Along
· "Good Vibrations" Lyric Video
· Express Yourself: Meet The Cast
· Girls Can Code!
· Choreographing Emoji With Matt Steffanina
· Creating the World Inside Your Phone
· Bringing Emojis to Life
· How To Draw Poop
· How To Draw Gene

Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Materials Include:
Everything listed above, plus:
· Gimme a Hand! Guess the Emoji Game
· Sweet App-etite: Make Your Own Candy Crush Inspired Saga Cake

4K Ultra HD Includes:
· Feature film in 4K resolution with HDR & Dolby Atmos audio
· Blu-ray with above bonus materials

THE EMOJI MOVIE has a run time of approximately 91 minutes and is rated PG: for Rude Humor.

My Review:

Emojis are an "in" thing right now.  You can find them in all sorts of merchandise, and can choose from hundreds of them in apps and on social media.  The Emoji Movie plays on some of our favorite emojis with a wacky and laughable film centered around Textopolis (aka, a Smartphone) that's owned by a boy named Alex.  Gene, the "meh" emoji, is the only one of all who has more than one emotion.  Because of his difference, Gene gets outcast and meets with other emojis who don't get used very often.  Gene runs into a few problems, including a chase with robots.  Alex, the phone owner, starts to get worried that his phone has a glitch in it because of all the apps and emojis doing their own thing which, in turn, causes a panic.  In the end, Gene gains some friends and he learns that it's okay to be different.

There's a lot of ad placement and you might recognize popular apps that you have installed on your phone.  The Emoji Movie isn't highly adventurous or original but it's an entertaining movie to watch with the kids.  There's a lot of bonus material that we enjoyed toying with, with one of my favorites being the "Good Vibrations" Dance Along




Win It!

One person will win The Emoji Movie prize pack that includes:
1 Blu-ray copy of The Emoji Movie
1 Poop Pillow
6 Emoji Beanie Babies
1 Fidget Spinner
1 Emoji Encyclopedia Book

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102 comments:

Peggy said...

I like the surprised emoji. I am surprised at a LOT of things people do.

Lauren said...

I like the winking emoji.

Keri justice said...

My favorite emoji is the one with the heart eyes! 😍

The Attic Girl said...

My girls love the poop emoji!

Robin Abrams said...

I like the winking emoji.

Sandra Watts said...

Well I just gotta have the poop emoji! Too funny!

Kelly Tupick said...

My favorite is the smiley face emoji, i use it all the time! :)

Nancy said...

I like the smiling emoji.

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latanya t said...

I like the lol emoji

Jennifer T. said...

I use the eyeroll emoji quite a bit.

Susan Smoaks said...

i love the crying laughing emoji. it is the one i use the most.

Maria Gagliano said...

I use the blue heart most and the wink with tongue out second

Marty C. said...

Not a big emoji user, but favorite apps are Stitcher, FB, and games.

ellie said...

I like the little devil emoji.

Hannah Knapp said...

I like the "giving side eye' emoticon

blueice12 said...

favorite emoji is the smiling one

Lauryn Rescoe said...

I haven't seen the movie yet, but my favorite emoji (and the one I use the most) is the heart eyes! :)

Janet W. said...

A favorite phone app I use often is Class Dojo to keep track of my grandson's behavior at school during the day, and I love seeing the pictures his teacher will post on the app, too.

Mita said...

like the smiling emoji

Beth R said...

I like the surprise emoji. Definitely my favorite

Tiffany Banks said...

I love the emoji with heart eyes!

DEBIJOT said...

My favorite is the heart emoji.

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I love the heart eyes emoji! This is such a fun gift set!

stayrobs said...

YES! I do the laugh cry a lot or heart eyes!

Steph said...

I like the poop emoji and the eye-rolling one.

Maryann D. said...

The like the emoji's with the red hearts for eyes and any of the smiling ones!
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Barb said...

I do not have a favorite but I do wish they would stop making anything revolving around poop. :)

Jennifer Cervantes said...

my favorite emoji is the one that is smiling. I don't use emojis much.

Klydra Pugh said...

The winking emoji
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Joseph Wallace said...

My favorite emoji is the thumbs up emoji. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

DAJ said...

Laughing emoji

jennifer bowen said...

i like a lot of the emji's but the one i like is the pooh one

amanda whitley said...

my favorite emoji is the heart eyes emoji

angel d said...

my favorite emoji is the laughing face one

Crafty Zoo said...

My friend is completely obsessed with the poop emoji. LOL

Lynne said...

I'm a big fan of any of the smiley emoji's.

Elizabeth Miller said...

My favorite Emoji is the one that winks and blows a kiss.

Deanna Allen said...

I've always liked the heart emoji.

Mimi B said...

I've always thought there should be a facepalm emoji, but I like the big grin emoji and my favorite app is Instagram.

Stephanie Bastien said...

winking emoji

babiimomma24 said...

I like the poop emoji

SueZH said...

I love the winking emoji. Smiling is good too!

Heather B said...

I have to admit that since I babysit 3 children all day while my children are at school the poop emoji is probably my most used emoji! lol

Shelly Leatham said...

I love the emoji with the cheesy smile!!

Colleen Maurina said...

My favorite emoji is the kiss emoji. I text members of my family frequently and use this emoji because I love them!

Stacy said...

The smiling emoji is my favorite.

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

My favorite phone app is Grocery List. People probably think I’m texting while shopping, but I’m checking things off my list. :-) Audra O'Hara

Erika said...

My favorite emoji is the laughing/crying face. My favorite app I use is Instagram.

Ken Ohl said...

I hate to say it but I love the adult poop

Cynthia Gaarder said...

The heart eyed one

Renee said...

An app I use waaaaay too much is my Disney Tsum Tsum game app. I really need to get an adult hobby.

Rhonda Fuller said...

I love the laughing emoji

Amy Stonger said...

My favorite emoji ss the smiley faces with heart eyes. From the movie I enjoyed the character jailbreak.

Janice Crespo said...

It's a toss up. I used to use the winking one the most. Now I tend to use the regular smiley one the most. Try to pass on the smiles all the time :)

Beth said...

My favorite is the winking emoji.

Andy_gonzalez said...

Winking or smiling emojis are the ones I use the most!

Marissa M said...

I love the heart eye emoji!

D Johnson said...

I love the Poop guy. It cracks me up!

Jeremy said...

The laughing face emoji.

Jen R said...

I love the Mel Meh emjoi that always has a disgusted smirk on his face. As far as phone apps I spend most of my time on Facebook.

juanita may said...

The heart eyes emoji.

none said...

My kids like the poop one.

ReggieMann said...

I like the blushing emoji

Edye Nicole said...

I like the heart emoji!

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Stacy Renee said...

I use the laugh out loud emoji the most! :)

Jeanna Johnson said...

My favorite emoji is the kissy face guy!

Dawn Ballo said...

I love emojis. My favorite is the laughing face.

Angela Saver said...

My favorite emoji is the laughing emoji! Makes me smile!!

Jamie Williams said...

My daughter is obsessed with the poop emoji so I e really grown to like it!.

kcatlin said...

I like the smiley face emoji

rajee pandi said...

Love winking emoji.

Aaron Reck said...

The winking emoji is cool. I like several of them. They're cool.

Pauline Milner said...

Hi 5 is my favorite Emoji! Our grandchildren would love this prize pack. Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity!

Jackie said...

My favorite (the one I use most often when texting my daughters) is the facing blowing a kiss.

Stella Methvin said...

mine is the smiling tears one thats laughing, but my granddaughter loves them all.

Sue Hull said...

I like the Emoji with the heart eyes.The poop emoji is funny.Thank you for the chance ☺

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

I always use the laughing/crying face!! :)

Shannon F said...

The heart eyes emoji is my favorite!

MaryAnn said...

My son of course loves the poop emoji.

Richard Brandt said...

My fvaorite is the jack-o-lantern emoji because it is after all the most punpkinful time of the year.

Jan Lee said...

I use the ROFL emoji a lot :)

savvygirl65 said...

I love the heart emoji. It makes me smile.
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Trish said...

I use the laughing cry emoji the most!

Rowell Reviews said...

I use the winking emoji a lot. Thanks for the chance to win. Billie R. kekagel@yahoo.com

Kate F. said...

I mostly use the giant smiling emoji.

Christi Green said...

I am not very good sending emojis. My daughter has asked me more than once if I meant to send "that one". So for sure my fav thing to send is the <3

Katie Smith said...

I love the heart eye emoji!

Holly Wass said...

My fav is the heart eyes

Jana Leah B said...

I love the devil emoji.

Natalia Martell said...

I like the smiling emoji but my daughter like the poop one lol

Stella K said...

The heart eyes Emoji is my favorite

Stella Methvin said...

I like the laughing crying emoji and I use messenger more than anything on the phone.

Teresa Thompson said...

My favorite is the lol emoji.

wen budro said...

My favorite emoji is the one with hearts for eyes.

LesleyfromWI said...

I like the one that blows heart kisses

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

Can I just say that me and my hubby like to use the word "poop". Need I say more? Thanks and God Bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol dot com

Leela said...

I like the big teeth grin smiley.

Gala said...

The winking emoji is so cute

Flintgold said...

My favorite emoji is just the smiley face. I use it a lot because I'm always happy. Tried being miserable once, didn't like it.

Julie said...

My girls love this movie.

MichelleCat said...

My #1 used emoji even before this movie has always been MEH, it suits me perfectly LOL

Kimberly Myers said...

😂😂😂I love the laughing till you cry emoji