Yes, That Is a Poop Emoji in the First ‘Emojimovie: Express Yourself’ Photo
Deadline reports that James Corden and Ilana Glazer of Broad City have been added to the voice cast of Emojimovie: Express Yourself, the animated movie about sentient emoji. Fine. That’s fine. But I’m more interested in the picture that accompanies the article, which features the poop emoji. Smiling. With a bowtie. Hair like the old Kids Crest mascot. Breaking the fourth wall by reaching around the borders of the image with its crap-stained hands. In a children’s film.
Here, via Deadline, is the film’s plot synopsis:
[The story] takes place in 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 (Miller), who was born without a filter. Determined to become “normal,” he enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 (Corden) and the notorious Jailbreak (Glazer). Together, they embark on an epic “app-venture” 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.
App-venture. I get it.
I had to trim the original photo to make it fit above, so here it is in full, in all its poopy glory:
Sadly the poop emoji (Poopmoji?) isn’t mentioned by name in the plot synopsis. I am curious what he is called. Maybe Turd Ferguson? Corny? Mitt the S---? I can’t wait to find out when Emojimovie: Express Yourself opens on August 11, 2017. The cinema is not dead!