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Weird World
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Film information

Directed by

Reloaxa

Written by

Reloaxa

Story by

Reloaxa

Starring

Reloaxa

Charli XCX

Kristin Scott Thomas

Will Smith

Martin Clunes

Ewan McGregor

Robert De Niro

Ade Edmondson

Linda Cardellini

Music by

Henry Jackman

Studio

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Distributed by

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Release Date(s)

November 16, 2018

Running time

104 minutes

Language

English

Budget

$183 million

Gross Revenue

$1.007 billion

Preceded by

N/A

Followed by

Weird World 2

No need to be weirded out.
―Tagline

Weird World is a 2018 British/American 3D computer-animation comedy-drama action-adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film was directed by British singer, DJ and music producer Reloaxa, in his film directional debut. The film tells a story of autistic DJ, George Jacqueline, citizen of Rainbow City and member of electronic group Zap Cloud, who teams up with human cyborg gem warrior Stephanie to help gather her team back together, so they can save Rainbow City and the entire of Weird World from a king snake with a very destructive weapon, while discovering about Stephanie's past life at the same time. The film also stars Reloaxa, Charli XCX, Kristin Scott Thomas, Will Smith, Martin Clunes, Ewan McGregor, Robert De Niro, Ade Edmondson, Linda Cardellini, Tom Kenny, Will Arnett, Grey DeLisle, Tony Robinson, Jonny Greenwood, Prince Royce and Tinie Tempah.

The film was met with critical acclaim with a rare 100% rating on the website Rotten Tomatoes. The praise went to it's originality, animation, voice performances, humour, music, storyline, concept and emotional subjects. It has gained a huge fan base and has been named one of the greatest films of all time.

The film was so successful it spawned a just as successful franchise.

Film Summary

In a colourful world full of weird looking people and creatures, George Jacqueline, DJ, citizen of Rainbow City and member of electronic group Zap Cloud, teams up with human cyborg gem warrior Stephanie to help gather her superhero team The Extraordinary Eight back together, so they can save Rainbow City and the entire of Weird World from a king snake with a very destructive weapon.

Plot

Voice Cast

BOLD: Inticates British cast members

Production

Release

Home media

Reception

Box office

Critical reception

Weird World has received universal critical acclaim, being considered the best animated film since Toy Story and has appeared on lists of the greatest films of all time. The majority of the praise went to it's originality, animation, humour, voice performances, messages, action and characters designs and developments. The review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reports that 100% of critics gave the film a positive review based on 234 reviews, with an average score of 9.3/10. The site's consensus states: "Great humour, stunning animation, poignant subjects and weird, but brilliant concept all make Weird World one of Disney's best films yet." Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 from top reviews from mainstream critics, calculated a score of 98 based on 62 reviews, indicating "Universal acclaim." In CinemaScore polls, cinema audiences gave Weird World an average score of "A+" on an A+ to F scale. 

Trivia

  • Weird World is notable for being a Disney film targeted towards older kids and adults for the most part, mainly for it's darkness, violence, mild language and references to sexual activities, smoking and alcohol. Reloaxa, the film's director has even stated/warned before it's release "For an animated Disney film, it's not entirely for the kids".
    • Because of this, almost every country it was shown gave it a PG rating and in the UK it was even nearly given a 12 rating and if it had been, it would have been Disney's first 12-rated animated feature film. However, the UK did end up giving it a PG.
    • The words "damn", "hell", "God", "bloody", "crap", "tosser" and "Jesus Christ" are heard at least once each in the movie.
    • "Tosser" is only heard in the UK release, possibly because it's a British slang.
    • Because of this, the scene of Sponghuck saying "You tosser!" to Craig after he tosses his gun to try and open King Axecutioner's drawbridge, with George saying "Bad pun alert" after is only shown in the UK release.
  • Weird World is also notable for having numerous product placement cameos/mentions. The most notable ones are Automobilli Lamborghini S.p.A., Pepsi, Boddington's and Oreos, but other ones include:
    • Toys R Us
    • McDonald's
    • Apple
    • Starbucks
    • Gap
    • Best Buy
    • DKNY
    • Nestlé
    • Consumer News and Buisness Channel (CNBC)
    • Panasonic
      • Because the Pepsi Blue was mentioned and later used as a running gag in the TV series, it was brought back for a limited time in the USA and for the first time in the UK, again for a limited time.
        • It isn't the first Disney animated film to contain product placement. Oliver and Company, the Wreck-It Ralph films and Zootopia have used product placement too.

Soundtrack

Weird World (soundtrack)

Video game

Sequels and TV series

Due to it's popularity, the film spawned an 8-year running TV series and three sequels - Weird World 2, Weird World 3 and The Weird World 4nale (in two parts).