Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart will voice the poop emoji in Sony’s upcoming emoji movie, it was confirmed today. This is a real thing that is happening.
It was confirmed today at the Sony Animation Day event.
It was also confirmed that Saturday Night Live‘s Maya Rudolph will play the Smiler emoji, while American Pie‘s Jennifer Coolidge will voice “Mary Meh.”
Sony has also published the official synopsis for the emoji movie, which is called The Emoji Movie. The full plot description follows below.
“The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression–except for Gene (T.J. Miller), an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions.
“Determined to become ‘normal’ like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 (James Corden) and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak. Together, they embark on an epic ‘app-venture’ through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever.”
The Emoji Movie opens on August 4.
What a time to be alive.