Emma Roberts joins STX’s animated UglyDolls movie
Roberts will voice the character of Wedgehead in the movie. The feature will also star Nick Jonas, Pitbull, Wanda Sykes, Gabriel Iglesias, and Janelle Monáe. Kelly Asbury (Gnomeo & Juliet) will direct with Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series) set to produce.
Unconventionality rules in UglyDolls, the new animated family adventure based on the beloved toy brand. In the adorably different town of Uglyville, the free-spirited Moxy (Clarkson) and her UglyDolls friends confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and ultimately discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing because who you truly are is what matters most.
STXfilms will release UglyDolls in theaters May 10, 2019, as a launch vehicle for STX Entertainment’s UglyDolls franchise. An animated kids series is also underway with a full series order from premium streaming service Hulu, and Hasbro joined early on as global master toy licensee. The original motion picture soundtrack will be released by Atlantic Records.
Created as a plush toy line by David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim, the UglyDoll brand quickly gained a cult following around the world and was named Toy of the Year by the Toy Industry Association in 2006. Beloved by children, teenagers and adults alike, UglyDoll characters are distinct for their endearing “ugliness,” in a wonderful “uglyverse” where differences are celebrated and embraced.