The Wild Robot Trailer: Lupita Nyong’o’s Droid Bonds With Nature In The New DreamWorks Animation

The Wild Robot

by James White |
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Clearly looking to keep tinkering with its animation style (surely a must in this post-Spider-Verse era), DreamWorks Animation is debuting a beautiful, painterly affect for new film The Wild Robot via the first teaser trailer. Check it out:

DreamWorks veteran Chris Sanders (who helped launch the likes of How To Train Your Dragon and The Croods on the world) is writing and directing here, crafting the story of ROZZUM unit 7134 – "Roz" for short (voiced by Lupita Nyong'o) — that is shipwrecked on an uninhabited island.

As the droid makes its way around the splendid (yet harsh) isolation, it gradually builds bonds with birds and animals native to the place, becoming an adoptive parent to an orphaned gosling (no, not Ryan).

Though you might not know it from the trailer (beyond lead voice Nyong'o), the new film also features the tonsil talents of Pedro Pascal, Catherine O’Hara, Bill Nighy, Kit Connor and Stephanie Hsu.

The Wild Robot will be in UK cinemas this October.

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