Blu-ray, DVD, Digital, 4K Ultra HD Release: The Emoji Movie

Digital Release Date: Oct. 10, 2017, Blu-ray, DVD & 4K Ultra HD Release Date: Oct. 24, 2017
Price: DVD $17.96, Blu-ray $19.96, 4K Ultra HD $24.96
Studio: Sony

The animated comedy adventure movie The Emoji Movie arrives to unlock the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone.

Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene (T.J. Miller, TV’s Silicon Valley), an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 (James Corden, Into the Woods) and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak (Anna Faris, Take Me Home Tonight). Together, they embark on an epic “app-venture” through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the code that will fix Gene.

Savaged by the critics, The Emoji Movie nonetheless rang up a not-bad $86 million at the domestic box office upon its wide release in July, 2017… and another $122 million around the world! It’s remarkable how inconsequential critics are sometimes…

As for the movie itself, well, it’s not all that funny, and maybe that’s because it’s always trying to justify the alarming image of the children in the film hypnotized (and nearly roboto-cized!) by their cell phones. There’s no denying that cell phones and their accompanying technologies are a good tool and improve our day-to-day lives. And the phones ubiquitous emojis? Well, they’re cute and colorful and it’s understandable that studio executives see them as the kind of subject that could fuel a feature-length animated movie. And they’ve certainly done their job putting cash into the producers’ wallet. But in a movie, well, they ain’t as fun as Legos!

Here’s the breakdown on the supplements on the various edition!

DVD and Digital Bonus Materials Include:

  • Director & Animators Commentary
  • Puppy! An Original Hotel Transylvania Short
  • Jailbreak Decoded: The Untold Story
  • “Good Vibrations” Dance Along
  • “Good Vibrations” Lyric Video
  • Express Yourself: Meet The Cast
  • Girls Can Code!
  • Choreographing Emoji With Matt Steffanina
  • Creating the World Inside Your Phone
  • Bringing Emojis to Life
  • How To Draw Poop
  • How To Draw Gene

Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Materials Include:

Everything listed above, plus:

  • Gimme a Hand!  Guess the Emoji Game
  • Sweet App-etite: Make Your Own Candy Crush Inspired Saga Cake
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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.