(January 6, 2019) Original
(February 10, 2019) New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#9)
(April 7, 2019) New Trailer (#3) / New Posters (#10-#21) / Title Change (removed space between words)
May 10, 2019
From IMDb: “An animated adventure in which the free-spirited UglyDolls confront what it means to be different, struggle with a desire to be loved, and ultimately discover who you truly are is what matters most.”
Poster Rating: C / C+ / C- (6) / C+ / D+ (10) / D / D+
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Review: (#1) An atypical poster color, though the lack of detail and vacant space aren’t pretty. (#2) There’s more detail here, but it’s still a somewhat unappealing design. (#3-#8) These character posters are unique and colorful, but otherwise dull.
(#9) Using a vacant background, even in an atypical color, doesn’t embellish the design and the foreground is a wee bit too chipper for its own good.
(#10-#19) This series of character posters have dull backgrounds and are barely distinct from one another making them all run together. (#20) Four colors and four characters. They match, but to what point when it’s all so boring. (#21) More abysmal background selections and while the cute dolls are there, they aren’t interesting.
Trailer Rating: B- / B / C
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Review: (#1) The concept is compelling, but the trailer’s execution is bland showing us a film that could be fun, but could just as easily be terrible.
(#2) Now that we know more about this being a musical animated feature, it does seem a little more enticing. We’ve got a bit more of the same and some childish platitudes, but it seems to have a bit of potential.
(#3) A brief hint of the musical that’s supposedly at the core of the film is all the audience gets and what remains looks to be a crassly animated, cheaply meaningful storyline.
It’s an original animated film, which gives it a leg up in the Oscar race, but it’s also by a studio that doesn’t have the best track record for nominations.