The Willoughbys

The Willoughbys is a 2020 computer-animated comedy drama film directed by Kris Pearn and co-directed by Rob Lodermeier.[1] Based on the book of the same name by Lois Lowry, the film's screenplay was written by Pearn and Mark Stanleigh, and stars the voices of Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Alessia Cara, Terry Crews, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski, Seán Cullen, and Ricky Gervais, who also narrates the film and follows four kids (including the twins) trying to find new parents to replace their self-centered and neglecting ones.

The Willoughbys
Official release poster
Directed byKris Pearn
Screenplay by
  • Kris Pearn
  • Mark Stanleigh
Story byKris Pearn
Based onThe Willoughbys
by Lois Lowry
Produced by
  • Brenda Gilbert
  • Luke Carroll
Narrated byRicky Gervais
CinematographySebastian Brodin
Edited by
Music byMark Mothersbaugh
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • April 22, 2020 (2020-04-22)
Running time
92 minutes
  • Canada
  • United States

The Willoughbys was released on Netflix on April 22, 2020, with 37 million people viewing the movie. It received critical acclaim for its animation, acting, story, and soundtrack by Mark Mothersbaugh, as well as Cara's song, "I Choose".[2] It has received six Annie Award nominations, including Best Animated Feature.

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