Featuring voice acting from Jane Fonda, Simon Pegg, and more, Skydance Animation’s new film is now available. As Christmas in July has come and gone and Halloween is still months away, we’re currently in the middle of a holiday drought. Why not celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in August? In the middle of summer, Skydance Animation’s new movie Luck is the perfect excuse to celebrate the luck of the Irish.
Sam, the world’s unluckiest person, ends up venturing to the land of luck after accidentally losing a lucky coin. The film Luck is one of the rare family films with a G rating, so even the youngest leprechaun can enjoy it!
Among the voice actors featured in Luck are Simon Pegg, Eva Noblezada, Jane Fonda, John Ratzenberger, and Whoopi Goldberg. She will be acting in one of her first film roles as Sam, a luckless man. Her Broadway performances as Kim in Miss Saigon and Eurydice in Hadestown have made her quite the star.
In addition to his role as Scotty in the recent Star Trek films, Simon Pegg voices Bob the cat and co-wrote and starred in Shaun of the Dead. As an actress, Jane Fonda has had a long and prolific career. She appeared in the classic They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? Additionally, she starred in Netflix’s critically acclaimed Grace and Frankie.
The role of Babe the Dragon is portrayed by Fonda in Luck. Rootie, an unlucky root, is voiced by John Ratzenberger, who has previously acted in Coco, Toy Story, and Inside Out. Actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg, who voices the land of luck’s security officer, has a long resume that includes Ghost, Sister Act, and The Color Purple.
Peggy Holmes, who has directed animated films for Disney including The Secret of the Wings, The Pirate Fairy, and The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning, directs this talented cast. As the first of two feature films Skydance Animation has set up with Apple through a multi-year deal, Luck is the animation studio’s first feature film. Other cast members include Rachel Zegler, Nicole Kidman, and Javier Bardem in Spellbound.
In addition to The Search for WondLa, the studio is developing a new television series for Apple based on the Tony DiTerlizzi book series of the same name. Ray Gunn, a long-gestating passion project for Academy Award winner Brad Bird, will also be produced by the studio.
The trailer for Luck was released on July 7. Luck’s trailer introduces audiences to Sam and her incredibly bad luck, and why she is forced to travel to the land of luck. Also introduced is Bob, a snarky Scottish cat from the land of luck. Kids of all ages will love Bob’s cute looks and big personality. A darker and more threatening land of bad luck is also shown.
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There are also other exciting animals and things to see in the land of luck, from dragons to leprechauns, to Jeff the German unicorn. Audiences can also view the trailer to see the voice actors’ work. Two catchy songs are playing in the background of the trailer: “Jiggerdance” by Beds and Beats and “Someone to You” by Banners.
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