Watch the first trailer for ‘The Emoji Movie’

Animated film comes from the studio behind 'Angry Birds'

The first teaser trailer for the forthcoming The Emoji Movie has been unveiled.

The clip, which you can watch below, features the meh, ice-cream and poo emoji.

The film comes from the studio behind this year’s Angry Birds Movie. It is expected to be released in August 2017, directed by Tony Leondis (Kung Fu Panda).


Silicon Valley and Deadpool star TJ Miller will voice the character of Gene, an “exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions.”

The film, which was originally titled Emojimovie: Express Yourselfwill also star James Corden, who provides the voice for Hi-5, and Broad City’s Ilana Glazer as Jailbreak.

The plot involves the “secret lives of emojis” trapped in a smartphone.

The protagonist of the animated movie is Gene (Miller), a unique emoji who is capable of facial expressions, but wants to be “normal” like the other emojis.

He goes on a journey with the aid of his best friend, Hi-5 (Corden) and “the notorious code breaker emoji” Jailbreak (Glazer) to find the Code which will fix him.


Corden recently starred in new animated film Trolls, while he will also voice Peter Rabbit in a 2018 film.

The Late Late Show presenter recently unveiled a Christmas special of ‘Carpool Karaoke’.

The popular segment has become a viral hit since its launch. It sees famous celebrities, often singers, singing in a car while Corden drives them around. The likes of Adele, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Michelle Obama have all made ‘Carpool Karaoke’ appearances.

This festive special sees an all-star cast including Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Mariah Carey, Adele, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas, Elton John, Lady Gaga and Red Hot Chili Peppers, all belting out ‘All I Want For Christmas’.

Corden recently claimed that Kanye West keeps bailing on his planned ‘Carpool Karaoke’ appearance.