"The Willoughbys" is a 2020 Canadian-American computer-animated comedy film directed by Kris Pearn, Cory Evans and Rob Lodermeier.
The starring cast includes Will Forte as Tim Willoughby, Maya Rudolph as Nanny, Alessia Cara as Jane Willoughby, Terry Crews as Commander Melanoff, Martin Short as Walter "Father" Willoughby, Jane Krakowski as Helga "Mother" Willoughby, Seán Cullen as Barnaby A and Barnaby B Willoughby, Ricky Gervais as The Cat, Kris Pearn as Spoons McGee, Colleen Wheeler as Orphan Service Agent and others.

Here are "The Willoughbys" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Willoughbys movie?

Netflix on Monday, March 23, 2020 released the trailer for "The Willoughbys" you can watch here:
The Willoughbys | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Plot summary

What is The Willoughbys movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Willoughbys" movie plot summary.

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. The parents mistreat and neglect the children, refusing to give them food and punishing them by making them sleep in a coal bin. After Jane and the twins find a baby abandoned outside, their parents kick them out of 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 abusive parents, the siblings send them on a "dangerous 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 danger, not wanting to go back to their children but short on funds to continue their trip, sell their house online. They also inform 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.


Who plays who in the The Willoughbys movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Willoughbys" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Will Forte  as Tim Willoughby the rational eldest child of the Willoughbys
Maya Rudolph  as Nanny
Alessia Cara  as Jane Willoughby the fun-loving middle-child of the Willoughbys with a passion for singing
Terry Crews  as Commander Melanoff the joyous, but lonely owner of a candy factory
Martin Short  as Walter "Father" Willoughby the Willoughby's abusive father
Jane Krakowski  as Helga "Mother" Willoughby the Willoughby's abusive mother with a love of knitting
Seán Cullen  as Barnaby A and Barnaby B Willoughby the "creepy" twin boys and youngest children of the Willoughbys
Ricky Gervais  as The Cat a talking blue tabby cat, and the narrator of the film
Kris Pearn  as Spoons McGee
Colleen Wheeler  as Orphan Service Agent
Brian Drummond  as Baby Ruth / Phil / Yokel
Fiona Toth  as Travel Agent
Michael Dobson  as Taxi Driver / Various Guides / The Perfect Dad / Hippie Dad
Nancy Robertson  as Irene Holmes
Kathleen Barr  as The Perfect Mom
Kiefer Bahrich  as The Perfect Son
Islie Hirvonen  as The Perfect Daughter
Bonnie Riley  as Hippie Mom
Alistair Abell  as Additional Voices
Caitlyn Bairstow  as Additional Voices
Emily Delahunty  as Additional Voices
Paul Dobson  as Additional Voices
Jordan Hemsley  as Additional Voices
Cole Howard  as Additional Voices
Eliza Norbury  as Additional Voices
Rondel Reynoldson  as Additional Voices
Cristina Rosato  as Additional Voices
Laird Scabar  as Additional Voices
Jason Simpson  as Additional Voices

Release date

When is The Willoughbys movie release date?

"The Willoughbys" movie release date was scheduled to be on April 22, 2020 distributing by Netflix.


What are The Willoughbys filming details?

The duration of the film is 92 minutes.

"The Willoughbys" movie is rated "PG", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about The Willoughbys movie?

"The Willoughbys" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.4/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 91/100.

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