Simon Pegg Is A Very Lucky Cat In New Apple TV+ Trailer
AppleTV+ has teamed up with Skydance Animation to release an animated feature called Luck, which sees Simon Pegg take on the life of a cat.
Apple TV+ just hit us with the trailer for their upcoming animated film Luck which is set to hit the platform on August 5. Luck looks like a charming animated romp with plenty of mystical creatures combine with Simon Pegg playing a cat, so you really can’t go wrong. Check out the official trailer for Luck below:
Apple TV’s Luck seems like the perfect film for kids, with just enough wit to keep the adults entertained too. The movie follows Sam Greenfield, seemingly the unluckiest person in the world, whose luck changes after finding a lucky penny. When she loses it, she accompanies a black cat to the Land of Luck to turn her luck around for good. Sam must team up with the mystical creatures of this world to uncover a force even more powerful than luck itself.
Luck will star Eva Noblezada in the lead role as Sam Greenfield and Simon Pegg plays the cat, Bob. Jane Fonda plays the Dragon, the CEO of Good Luck. The cast is rounded out by Whoopi Goldberg, Flula Borg, Lil Rey Howery, Colin O’Donaghue, John Ratzenberger, and Adelyn Spoon. Peggy Holmes directs the script by Kiel Murray, Jonathan Aibel, and Glenn Berger. Luck is the first of two films that Apple TV+ has acquired to distribute for Skydance Animation, with the next film being Spellbound, set for release in November of 2022. Spellbound will tell the story of a young girl breaking the spell that split her kingdom in two. The cast includes Rachel Zegler, Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, John Lithgow, Nathan Lane, Jenifer Lewis, Andre De Shields, and Jordan Fisher. The acclaimed Alan Menken, known for Little Shop of Horrors and numerous Disney films, is on as the composer.
Apple TV’s Luck and Spellbound will be the first two feature film projects from the partnership between Skydance Media and the Madrid-based Ilion Animation Studios. It’ll be interesting to see how Skydance fares in the animation space currently dominated by Disney, Pixar (which is owned by Disney), and Dreamworks. Skydance Media is having zero problems on the live-action side of Hollywood, as their multi-year deal to co-finance and produce movies with Paramount has brought them plenty of box office dollars. Their most recent massive success was with Top Gun: Maverick, which easily took the crown for the biggest blockbuster of 2022 yet. They’ll also be co-producing and co-financing the upcoming two-part Mission Impossible films, which are sure to make plenty of money with the winning Paramount, Skydance, and Tom Cruise combination.
We’ll have to see if Skydance has any luck (sorry) in the realm of animation when Luck hits Apple TV+ in August. Since it’s a streaming release, it won’t be getting the money and attention of things like Mission Impossible and Top Gun: Maverick, but if it gets enough attention, maybe Skydance will look into doing some animated theatrical releases in the future. You can check out Luck on August 5 with the whole family and you can check out Spellbound on November 11.