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This film was produced by Illumination; nevertheless, the plot is not related to the Despicable Me series.


Migration is a computer-animated adventure comedy film released in theaters on December 22, 2023. The film was produced by Illumination, distributed by Universal Pictures, directed by Benjamin Renner, co-directed by Guylo Homsy, produced by Chris Meledandri, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, Erik Feig, Aditya Sood, Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman, and written by Mike White.

Premise[]

The film follows a family of modern day ducks: Pam, Dax, and Gwen who convince their over-protective father Mack Mallard to go on the vacation of a lifetime as they attempt to migrate and move into a new home from New England, through New York City, and ultimately move down to the Jamaican Caribbean.

Voice cast[]

  • Kumail Nanjiani as Mack Mallard, the anxious overprotected yet caring, sly, witty, and clever father as the leader of the Mallard Family who keeps his family safe[1]
  • Keegan-Michael Key as Delroy The Parrot, a homesick Jamaican-accented scarlet parrot macaw who's been locked away in a Manhattan restaurant, and befriend Mack, Pam, Dax, Gwen, and Dan, and aspires to go on their first road trip adventure. Mack's best friend.[1]
  • Elizabeth Banks as Pam Mallard, the daring, adventure-packed and quick-witted yet caring mother of the Mallards, Mack's wife.[1]
  • Awkwafina as Chump, the leader of a New York City pigeon gang, who befriend Mack, Delroy and the Mallards.[1]
  • Casper Jennings as Dax Mallard, a confident, fearless, daring, and restless playful son one of the Mallards, Mack and Pam's teenager son[1]
  • David Mitchell as Rick, the yogic leader of a mysterious duck farm.[1]
  • Carol Kane as Erin The Heron, a heron whom befriend the Mallards in their journey.[1]
  • Tresi Gazal as Gwen Mallard, a plucky, innocent, cute, adorable, and lovable little daughter one of the Mallards, Mack and Pam's daughter.[1]
  • Danny DeVito as Uncle Dan, Mack's grumpy, curmudgeonly and adventure-averse uncle as one of the Mallards.[1]
  • Ken Jeong as Chef and Opera Pigeon
  • Frank Welker as Harry
  • Alan Tudyk as Injured Pigeon
  • Seth Rogen as Seth
  • Amy Poehler as Erica
  • Matthew Del Negro as Mikey

Production[]

The film was announced in February 2022 with Benjamin Renner set to direct, Guylo Homsy set to co-direct, and Mike White set to pen the script, and Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Erik Feig, Aditya Sood, Elizabeth Banks, and Max Handelman set to produce. In May 2022, Lord and Miller would agree that they would team up with Illumination.

Casting[]

On April 26, 2023, Kumail Nanjiani, Keegan-Michael Key, Elizabeth Banks, Awkwafina, Tresi Gazal, Caspar Jennings, David Mitchell, Carol Kane, and Danny DeVito were announced to be part of the film's lead voice cast, while some of the film crew such as co-director Guylo Homsy, editor Christian Gazal and production designer Colin Stimpson were also revealed.

Music[]

On June 18, 2023, it was announced that John Powell will compose the film's score, returning to Illumination since Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (2012), as well as his first animated film score since DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019).

Release[]

It is scheduled to be released in theaters on December 22, 2023, having been previously scheduled for June 30, 2023 but was delayed due to DreamWorks' Ruby Gillman: Teenage Kraken taking its spot.

The announcement teaser trailer was released on April 5, 2023, the same day for The Super Mario Bros. Movie. Then, the first trailer and poster was released on July 18th, 2023.

References[]

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