The Emoji Movie

Synopsis: The Emoji Movie 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, 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 and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak. 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.
Director(s): Tony Leondis
Production: Sony Pictures Animation
  5 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min

The world we live in.

It's so wondrous, mysterious,

even magical.

No. No, not that world.

I meant this one.

The smartphone.

Each system and program and app

is its own little planet of perfect technology,

all providing services so necessary,

so crucial, so unbelievably profound.

Look who just sent me a text.

Addie McAllister?

Must be a mistake. Or a joke. Or a scam.

Don't send her your Social Security number.


She's right there.

That's our user, Alex.

And, like every freshman in high school,

his whole life, everything, revolves around his phone.

And, as the pace of life gets faster and faster...

Phones down in five.

And attention spans get shorter and shorter and...

You're probably not even listening to me right now.

Who has the time to type out actual words?

And that's where we come in,

the most important invention in the history of communication...


That's my home.


Here, each of us does one thing,

and we have to nail it every time.

The Christmas Tree just has to

stand there all festive.

Merry Christmas.

It's still September, Tim.

The Princesses...

I am so pretty.

They just got to wear their crowns and keep their hair combed.

You guys, we are so pretty.

Devil, Poop, Thumbs Up.

They just show up, and they're good to go.

But for the faces, the pressure is on.

Crier always has to cry, even if he's just won the lottery.

Hooray! I'm a billionaire!

The Laugher is always laughing,

even if he's just broken his arm.

I can see the bone!

Now, me, I'm a Meh.

So I got to be totally over it all the time,

you know, like, "Meh, who cares?"

Which is not as easy as it sounds.

Morning, Mrs. D. I see you have the little minis with you.

They're so cute.

That is so adorable, I can't take it!

Now I'll never get them to sleep.

Stick to your one face, weirdo.

No! No!

It's hard to always act blase,

when living in Textopolis is just so exciting.

Hello, good simians.

Those are some sharp attaches.

Yes, well, we have business to attend to.

What kind of business?

Monkey business.

I sounded British!

Meh. That was really good.

Meh. Meh. That was a great...

-Whatcha doing there, mate?


Today is my first day on the phone.

Boy. I'm gonna be so meh.

What are you gonna do?

Me and the boys are gonna throw ourselves on the barbie!

Here's my sauce now.

G'day, mate.

Hey. Konnichiwa.

Sorry, emoticons!

I hate knocking over the elderly.

Here, let me help, let me help.

My colon!

Is that the time?

Hey, my eyes are up here, pal.

Yeah! All right!

Right on time.

So, last week,

Alex sends me next to this guy.

That kid! Where does he get this stuff?

Why are you laughing, freak?

Now, unlike me, my parents are total pros.

Gene, please tell me you weren't laughing just now.

In public.

He was. I remember.

Let's go somewhere more private.

I have some bad news, Gene.

And I'm afraid you'll have the wrong reaction.

Okay. What's the wrong reaction?

Anything other than "meh."

Come on. I don't want to be late.

I'm not letting you go to work today.

Wait, what?

You're just not ready, son.

Come on! Working in the cube is an emoji's whole purpose in life.

Everybody my age is working on the phone except for me.

Sweetie, that's not true.

Yeah! I'm gonna work on the phone, and I'm only 10.

That's because I believe in you.

Should we wash our hands?

No, no, no.

We're number two!

We're number two! We're number two!


I... I know I'm different, okay?

But when I need to, I can be meh.

I just...

I want to be a working emoji, you know, like...

Like everybody else, and then...

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Tony Leondis

Anthony "Tony" Leondis (born March 24, 1967) is an American voice actor and filmmaker who is most notable for being the director of The Emoji Movie, Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch, Igor, and the unreleased DreamWorks Animation feature film, B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations He was also a writer from Kronk's New Groove more…

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