New The Willoughbys short explains Commander Melanoff’s sad story
Following its debut last month, Netflix has released a bonus short video titled The Candyman” for director Kris Pearn’s star-studded animated film The Willoughbys, centering on the sad story of candy factory owner Commander Melanoff, which was voiced by Terry Crews. Based on the acclaimed book by Newberry Award-winning author Lois Lowry, the film is already available for streaming. Check out the video in the player below and read our The Willoughbys review by clicking here!
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In The Willoughbys, convinced they’d be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The four siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure to learn how to adapt their old-fashioned values to the contemporary world as they try to find the true meaning of family.
The film features the voices of Grammy nominee Alessia Cara as Jane, Will Forte (Scoob!) as Tim, Vincent Tong (Sausage Party) as the Barnabys, Ricky Gervais (The Little Prince) as Cat, Maya Rudolph (Big Hero 6, Connected) as Nanny, Terry Crews (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2) as Commander Melanoff, Martin Short (Frankenweenie) as Father and Jane Krakowski (Open Season) as Mother.
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The Willoughbys is written and directed by Kris Pearn (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2). It is produced by Luke Carroll, Aaron L. Gilbert and Brenda Gilbert. The movie is a highly stylized CG animated feature film created by BRON Animation.
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