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Functions is an 2030 upcoming American computer-animated action comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio with distributed by Universal Pictures. Starring the voices of Directed by Mark Osborne from a script written by Michael Colton, John Aboud and Len Blum, Functions was released theatrically on October 22, 2030 in both 2D and 3D, making it the only film in the first franchise to be distributed by Universal Pictures. The film received generally positive reviews from critics and has grossed over $687 million worldwide. The film stars the voices of Lake Bell, Michael J. Fox, Luke Wilson, Omar Sy, Adam Sandler, Jonathan Hyde and Debra Messing. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on October 16, 2030, and was released by Universal Pictures in the United States on October 22 while Pearl Studio distributed the film in China.

Synopsis

Set in a Raja Ampat, Indonesia, underwater barracuda named Timofey, Wassily, Dmitry and Zhores why just do the ocean breeze ruffled border guard cancel booking engine noise reduction well being as the Caribbean Life. a nibble fish named Ivan, novel nice good to hear from reading newspaper unfortunately her wolf eel named Konstantin.

Cast

  • Lake Bell as Timofey, an barracuda.
  • Michael J. Fox as Wassily, an barracuda and Timofey's boyfriend.
  • Luke Wilson as Dmitry, an barracuda and Wassily's best friend.
  • Omar Sy as Zhores, an barracuda and Dmitry's boss.
  • Adam Sandler as Ivan, nibble fish
  • Jonathan Hyde as Konstantin, an wolf eel.
  • Debra Messing as Leonid, an garibaldi.
  • Ian McKellen as Peter, an hog sucker.

Production

Feud between Dreamworks and Pixar

After DreamWorks' acquisition of DWA Glendale, Pixar director John Lasseter, Steve Jobs, and others at Pixar were dismayed to learn from the trade papers that PDI's first project at DreamWorks would be another ant film, to be called Functions. By this time, Pixar's project, then similarly called Finding, was well known within the animation community. In general, trio Functions, Shark Tale and Finding Marlin center on a young female barracuda, another animated film set underwater, which was released a year and a half before Fuctions.

Music

The film's music was composed by Henry Jackman, who had previously collaborated with the studio on Monsters vs. Aliens, Puss in Boots and Turbo. The soundtrack was released digitally on October 8, 2030, by Relativity Music Group.

Release

Functions had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on October 16, 2030. The film was released on October 22 in the United States and on November 12 in the United Kingdom by Universal Pictures. Universal also handles worldwide distribution alongside various regional partners except for China, where the film was solely distributed by co-producer Pearl Studio, who (under their former name of Oriental DreamWorks) had distributed all of DreamWorks Animation's films in the country since the partnership began.

Home media

Functions was released Ton digital and Movies Anywhere by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment on December 3, 2030, with Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and DVD releases following on December 17. All which had previously been screened at the 2030 Annecy International Animated Film Festival and as part of a cross-promotion between DreamWorks Animation and AMC Theatres.

Trivia

  • The fifth DreamWorks Animation film to be released in October, after Antz, Shark Tale, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and Puss in Boots.
  • This is the DreamWorks film to have a character sing "Whoomp! (There It Is)", the first being Shark Tale, "Beautiful Life" and the second being Abominable.
  • This is the seventh DreamWorks Animation film to have a female protagonist after Chicken Run, Monsters vs. Aliens, The Croods, Trolls, Abominable and Spirit Untamed.
  • Is the fourth DreamWorks Animation film (after Madagascar, Over The Hedge and Raneds: Message for You Under Pressure) in having seven versions of dubbing, one neutral and the other with Mexican, Colombian, Argentine, Peruvian, Venezuelan and Chilean idioms; being with the same actors and modifying lines of the neutral version.
  • Is the second DreamWorks Animation film (after Raneds: Message for You Under Pressure) in having thirteen versions of dubbing, one neutral and the other with Guatemalan, Ecuadorian, Bolivian, Cuban, Dominican, Honduran, Paraguayan, Salvadoran, Nicaraguan, Costa Rican, Panamanian, Uruguayan and Puerto Rican idioms; being with the same actors and modifying lines of the neutral version.
  • Is the seventh DreamWorks Animation film (after Antz, The Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado, Chicken Run, Shrek, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, The Croods, Turbo, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Penguins of Madagascar, Home, Kung Fu Panda 3, Trolls, The Boss Baby, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Abominable, Trolls World Tour, The Croods A New Age, Spirit Untamed and Raneds: Message for You Under Pressure) in having three languages versions; both of English, Spanish and the other with Portuguese (BR) audio tracks and subtitles; being with the same actors and regions of USA, Canada, Latin America, Mexico Blu-ray and DVD Menu.
  • Is the eleventh DreamWorks Animation film (after Madagascar Escape 2 Africa, Monsters vs. Aliens, How To Train Your Dragon, Shrek Forever After, Megamind, Kung Fu Panda 2, Puss in Boots, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Rise of the Guardians and Raneds: Message for You Under Pressure) in having three languages of North America versions; both of English, Spanish and the other with French (CA) audio tracks and subtitles; being with the same actors and regions of USA, Canada, Latin America, Mexico Blu-ray and DVD Menu.
  • Is the sixth DreamWorks Animation film (after Antz, The Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado, Chicken Run and Raneds: Message for You Under Pressure) in having three language versions; both of English, Spanish and the other with Cantonese audio tracks and subtitles; being with the same actors and regions of USA, Canada, Latin America, Mexico Blu-ray and DVD Menu.
  • This was the first DreamWorks Animation film to have European twenty six language versions: Twenty Four in Castilian, Catalan, French (FR), Portuguese (PT), German, Italian, Dutch, Romanian, Flemish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Czech, Icelandic, Slovak, Finnish, Hungarian, Estonian, Slovene, Croatia, Albanian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Greek, and another dubbed with the same cast but with a English and Spanish language, for distribution in the regions of United States, Canada and Latin America with Blu-ray and DVD Menu.
  • Is the third DreamWorks Animation film (after The Croods and Turbo) to having Southeast Asia three language versions: both of English, Spanish and the other with Thai audio tracks and subtitles; being with the same actors and regions of USA, Canada, Latin America, Mexico Blu-ray and DVD Menu.
  • This was the first DreamWorks Animation film to have East Asian five foreign language versions: Three in Taiwanese, Japanese and Korean, and another dubbed with the same cast but with a English and Spanish language, for distribution in the regions of United States, Canada and Latin America with Blu-ray and DVD Menu.
  • This was the first DreamWorks Animation film to have Asian and European fourteen foreign language versions: Twelve in Turkish, Indonesian, Malay, Russian, Kazakh, Ukrainian, Armenian, Chinese, Egyptian Arabic, Arabic, Persian, Hindi and another dubbed with the same cast but with a English and Spanish language, for distribution in the regions of United States, Canada and Latin America with Blu-ray and DVD Menu.
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