Weird World 2 is a 2021 American computer-animation fantasy comedy-drama action film produced and released by Walt Disney Pictures, as the sequel of the 2018 animated film, Weird World. It was filmed alongside it's successor Weird World 3.
George, Craig and Sponghuck have to solve a mystery about some golden pearls, but end up in Oil City where they encounter a long-lost relative of Craig's and an oily machine who's goal is to become the richest guy in Weird World.
- Dan Aykroyd as Craig
- Richard Ayoade as George Jacqueline
- James McAvoy as Sponghuck
- David Jason as Luke Montgomery
- Mike Myers as Jaxon
- Ellie Goulding as Stephanie
- Tom Kenny as Axebot
- Dawn French as Eleanor Jacqueline
- Robert De Niro as Tyler
- Ade Edmondson as Scooter
- Emma Bunton as Josie
- Matt Lucas as Bash
- Sam Smith as Cole
- Adam Levine as Brent
- Tinie Tempah as Zayden
In December 2018, Ellie Goulding claimed a sequel was in development. On August 25th 2019, Disney officially announced that a feature-length sequel to Weird World was in production. Richard Ayoade announced that he will respire his role as George Jacqueline. On February 3rd, 2020, Ellie Goulding said was too busy to voice Stephanie and wouldn't be returning for the sequel. However, 2 months later, Goulding announced she will return to voice Stephanie, after she explained she wasn't "that busy, after all". On April 19, 2020, David Jason announced he had joined the cast to voice a new character, possibly the father of one of the Extraordinary Eight. On May 18th 2020, Jennifer Saunders, Dan Aykroyd, Billy Connolly, Robert De Niro, Ade Edmondson, Reese Whiterspoon and Matt Lucas all announced they would respire their respective roles as Eleanor, Craig, Sponghuck, Tyler, Scooter, Josie and Bash. On August 11th 2020, Mike Myers joined the cast as a new character - Jaxon. On September 14th 2020, Sam Smith and Adam Levine announced they would respire their respective roles as Cole and Brent. On November 21st 2020, Tinie Tempah confirmed he will respire his role as Zayden. On the same day, David Jason announced he will be voicing Craig's father Luke Montgomery. On December 5th 2020, Tom Kenny announced Axebot will reappear in the film and he will voice him again.
Weird World 2 has recieved critical acclaim. While critics thought the film wouldn't make people cry like the first one did, they praised it's humor (some even said it was funnier than the first one), story, animation and voice performances. The review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reports that 94% of critics gave the film a positive review based on 234 reviews, with an average score of 8.4/10. The site's consensus states: "While lacking the extra emotion that made it's predecessor fantastic, Weird World 2 still lives up to it's beautification and hilariousness. And the well-known voice cast is still spot on too." Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 from top reviews from mainstream critics, calculated a score of 83 based on 52 reviews, indicating "Universal acclaim." In CinemaScore polls, cinema audiences gave Weird World an average score of "A" on an A+ to F scale.
- It takes place between Season 2 and Season 3 of the television series.
- There's a running gag throughout the film where Jaxon accidentally pulls Sponghuck's bubble away, causing him to spin a bit then fall. Each time he spins, a song with the word "round" or "around" in the title plays. This happens 6 times in the film.
- The songs include:
- You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) by Dead or Alive
- Round Round by Sugababes
- Around the World by Daft Punk
- Spinning Around by Kylie Minogue
- Round and Round by Ratt
- Up Around the Bent by Creedence Clearwater Revival
- The songs include: