Illumination has dropped a brand new Migration trailer for its forthcoming animated comedy, starring Kumail Nanjiani and Elizabeth Banks.
The video highlights a family of ducks led by Nanjiani’s dad, Mack, and Bank’s mom, Pam, as they embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Together, they will open up their kids to the world, where they’ll learn how to overcome their fears and embrace opportunities. The film is currently slated to arrive in theaters on December 23.
Check out the Migration trailer below (watch more trailers):
What to Expect in Migration?
“In the film, the Mallard family is in a bit of rut. While dad Mack is content to keep his family safe paddling around their New England pond forever, mom Pam is eager to shake things up and show their kids—teen son Dax and duckling daughter Gwen—the whole wide world. After a migrating duck family alights on their pond with thrilling tales of far-flung places, Pam persuades Mack to embark on a family trip via New York City to tropical Jamaica,” reads the synopsis.
“As the Mallards make their way South for the winter, their well-laid plans quickly go awry. The experience will inspire them to expand their horizons, open themselves up to new friends, and accomplish more than they ever thought possible while teaching them more about each other—and themselves—than they ever imagined.”
Described as a visual spectacle, Migration is directed by Benjamin Renner and Guylo Homsy from a screenplay by Mike White (The White Lotus). It is produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri. It is edited by Christian Gazal, while Colin Stimpson served as a production designer.
The film features the voices of Kumail Nanjiani as Mack, Elizabeth Banks as Pam, Caspar Jennings as Dax, Tresi Gazal as Gwen, Awkwafina as a scrappy pigeon leader, Carol Kane as Erin the heron, Keegan-Michael Key as a homesick Jamaican parrot, David Mitchell as a yogic leader of a duck farm, and Danny DeVito as Uncle Dan.