DreamWorks Animation is set to release its latest action comedy film, “Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken,” at the end of June. Directed by Kirk DeMicco, the movie follows the story of Ruby Gillman, a shy and awkward 16-year-old who discovers that she is part of a legendary royal lineage of mythical sea Kraken.
Ruby Gillman is desperate to fit in at Oceanside High, but she mostly just feels invisible. She’s math-tutoring her skater-boy crush, who only seems to admire her for her fractals. She’s prevented from hanging out with the cool kids at the beach because her over-protective supermom forbade Ruby from ever getting in the water.
But when she breaks her mom’s #1 rule and gets in the water, Ruby will discover that she is a direct descendant of the warrior Kraken queens and is destined to inherit the throne from her commanding grandmother, the Warrior Queen of the Seven Seas.
The Kraken are sworn to protect the oceans of the world against the vain, power-hungry mermaids who have been battling with the Kraken for eons. With the school’s beautiful and popular new girl, Chelsea, turning out to be a mermaid, Ruby will ultimately need to embrace who she is and go big to protect those she loves most. Check out the trailer here:
“Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken” promises to be a hilarious, heartfelt action comedy that dives into the turbulent waters of high school drama and mythical sea creatures. The movie showcases an extraordinary cast that includes Lana Condor, Jaboukie Young-White, Toni Collette, Jane Fonda, Annie Murphy, Colman Domingo, Sam Richardson, and Blue Chapman.
Lana Condor, known for her outstanding performance in the “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” franchise, takes the lead as Ruby Gillman. She portrays the character’s transformation from a shy and awkward teenager to a confident Kraken warrior. Jaboukie Young-White, best known for his role in “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” plays Ruby’s skater-boy crush, who becomes an essential part of Ruby’s journey of self-discovery.
Toni Collette, an Oscar nominee from “Knives Out,” plays Ruby’s over-protective supermom. Jane Fonda, an Academy Award winner, plays Ruby’s commanding grandmother, the Warrior Queen of the Seven Seas. Annie Murphy, an Emmy winner from “Schitt’s Creek,” plays Chelsea, the beautiful and popular new girl at Oceanside High, who turns out to be a mermaid.
Colman Domingo, an Emmy winner from “Fear the Walking Dead,” plays Ruby’s supportive dad. Sam Richardson, an Emmy nominee from “Veep,” plays Ruby’s enthusiastic uncle. Blue Chapman, from “Council of Dads,” plays Ruby’s cool little brother.
“Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken” is a movie that both kids and adults will enjoy. The film’s unique storyline, incredible animation, and talented cast make it a must-watch for anyone who loves action comedies and mythical sea creatures.
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