Most kids probably go through a phase when they think they’re better off without their parents. Few of them actually put that notion into deadly practice, however, and it makes for an odd premise for the upcoming animated film, The Willoughbys, which is set to hit Netflix next month.
Featuring the voices of Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Alessia Cara, Terry Crews, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski, Séan Cullen, and Ricky Gervais, the story follows siblings who set their selfish parents on a dangerous journey they’re unlikely to return from. The film is directed by Kris Pearn, who last worked on Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, and based on the popular children’s book by Lois Lowry.
The Willoughbys hits Netflix on April 22nd, and considering how many families will be stuck indoors together for so long I hope it doesn’t give them any ideas.
SYNOPSIS: Convinced they’d be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure to find the true meaning of family.