The Willoughbys is a 2020 computer-animated comedy film directed by Kris Pearn, Cory Evans and Rob Lodermeier.
Starring Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Alessia Cara, Terry Crews, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski, Seán Cullen, Ricky Gervais, Kris Pearn, Colleen Wheeler and others.
Netflix on Monday, March 23, 2020 released the trailer:
The Willoughbys | Official Trailer | Netflix.
A stray cat narrates the story of the Willoughbys, once an adventurous and loving family for generations. The present-day Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby are too enamored with each other to care for their four children: eldest son Tim (Will Forte), who tries to keep his siblings out of trouble; middle daughter Jane (Alessia Cara), whose beautiful singing is silenced by her parents; and the inventive but "creepy" twin boys, both named Barnaby. After Jane and the twins find a baby abandoned outside, their parents banished them from the house until they return without the child. They leave the baby, whom Tim names "Ruth", on the doorstep of a candy factory and the owner, Commander Melanoff (Terry Crews), takes her in.
To rid themselves of their neglectful parents, the siblings send them on a "murderous vacation" by fabricating a travel brochure of volcanoes, bears, and other hazards. As the children celebrate their freedom, a nanny hired by their parents arrives and wins over everyone but Tim. Learning about Ruth, Nanny (Maya Rudolph) takes the children to Melanoff's factory. After saving Ruth from the assembly line, Nanny realizes the child is safe with the loving Melanoff. Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby, having survived the various dangers and short on funds to continue their trip, sell their house online. Mr. Willoughby informs Nanny in a voicemail, which Tim overhears. Believing Nanny is in league with his parents, Tim reports her as a "bad nanny" to the sinister Orphan Services.
When their parents' realtor arranges an open house, the siblings scare off potential buyers with a series of traps. Nanny frightens away one last family, convincing Tim that she means well, but Orphan Services arrives. The head agent recognizes Nanny as Linda, an orphan who never found a family who wanted her. Learning that Tim called Orphan Services, Linda leaves and Jane angrily chastises Tim before the siblings are separated and taken to foster homes. Tim keeps running away from his foster families, discovering in the process that the Willoughby mansion has been sold and demolished, and is eventually confined at the Orphan Services center. The cat finds Linda and brings her Tim's signature helmet, convincing her to reunite the children.
Here is the full cast and characters of The Willoughbys.
The film The Willoughbys was scheduled to be released on April 22, 2020 by Netflix.
The duration of the film is 92 minutes.
The film The Willoughbys is rated with "PG" rating.
The Willoughbys got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.4/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 90/100.
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