“SMALLFOOT” Takes a Twist on Myths

“Smallfoot” poster courtesy of Warner Brothers

There’s been a giant myth-understanding.

What if something you think doesn’t exist, thinks you don’t exist?

What if the giant yetis of legend are real and the stories we tell about them—with their thick wild hair, booming roars and enormous feet—are like the tall tales they tell about us…but with a twist. To them, we’re strangely hairless little beasts with screechy voices and freakishly small feet. And entirely imaginary. That is, until one yeti sees a human with his own eyes and becomes a believer.

That’s the big idea behind “Smallfoot,” a joyful, laugh-out-loud, family-sized adventure set in a dazzling snowbound world above the clouds, that starts when a man named Percy comes face to face—or face-to-knee—with a yeti named Migo. This astonishing encounter sends them both on an unexpected journey of discovery that will open their hearts, challenge old ways of thinking and show them there’s more to life than they ever thought possible.

From Warner Brothers Pictures, “Smallfoot” stars Channing Tatum as the yeti, Migo, and James Corden as the smallfoot, Percy. Also starring are Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Danny DeVito, Gina Rodriguez, Yara Shahidi, Ely Henry, and Jimmy Tatro.


About “Smallfoot”

An animated adventure for all ages, with an all-star cast and original music, “Smallfoot” turns a myth upside down when a bright young yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human.

News of this “smallfoot” throws the simple yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in an all new story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery.

“Smallfoot” was directed by Karey Kirkpatrick, Annie Award-winning director of “Over the Hedge” and Annie nominee for the screenplays for “Chicken Run” and “James and the Giant Peach.”  The screenplay was written by Kirkpatrick and Clare Sera, screen story by John Requa & Glenn Ficarra and Kirkpatrick, based on the book Yeti Tracks, by Sergio Pablos.

The film was produced by Bonne Radford, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. Nicholas Stoller, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Jared Stern, Karey Kirkpatrick, Sergio Pablos, Courtenay Valenti, and Allison Abbate served as executive producers. The creative team included editor Peter Ettinger, and composer Heitor Pereira.  Animation was by Sony Pictures Imageworks.  Jason Reisig was the co-director.  Ron Kurniawan served as production designer, and Devin Crane as art director.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group, a Zaftig Films production, “Smallfoot” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Releasing September 28, “Smallfoot” is rated PG by the MPAA for some action, rude humor, and thematic elements.

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