There are moments when your true potential as a hero is hidden.
DreamWorks Animation’s hilarious and touching action comedy about a shy teen who learns she is descended from a legendary royal lineage of mythical sea krakens and that her destiny lies in the depths of the oceans is greater than she could have ever imagined enters theatres this summer.
Ruby Gillman, a shy, sweet 16-year-old played by Lana Condor in the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series, tries so hard to fit in at Oceanside High but mostly just feels invisible. She is preventing herself from hanging out with the cool kids at school since she is math tutoring her skater-boy crush (Jaboukie Young-White, Ralph Breaks the Internet), who only seems to admire her for her fractals.
Ruby can’t swim because her overbearing supermom (Academy Award® candidate Toni Collette, Knives Out) forbids her from doing so.
Ruby will learn that she is a direct descendant of the warrior Kraken queens and is destined to assume the throne from her domineering grandmother (Academy Award® winner Jane Fonda), the Warrior Queen of the Seven Seas, when she defies her mother’s first rule.
The vain, power-hungry mermaids that have been at war with the Kraken for ages are the reason why the Kraken are sworn to defend the world’s oceans. There is only one significant issue right away with that: Chelsea (Emmy winner Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek), the popular new girl at school who is also quite attractive, is a mermaid. Ruby will eventually have to accept who
She is fiercely protective of people she loves the most.
The outstanding cast of Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken features Emmy winner Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead) as Ruby’s devoted father, Emmy nominee Sam Richardson (Veep) as Ruby’s ebullient uncle, and Blue Chapman (Council of Dads) as Ruby’s cool younger brother.
The movie, which is produced by Kelly Cooney Cilella, p.g.a. (Trolls World Tour, Trolls), with co-director Faryn Pearl (The Croods: A New Age, Trolls World Tour), features a comedic powerhouse supporting cast, including Emmy nominee Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth), Emmy nominee Nicole Byer (Nailed It! ), Liza Koshy (Transformers: Rise of the Beasts; Work It
Along with award-winning social media developer and podcaster Emma Chamberlain (Anything Goes podcast), Eduardo Franco (Stranger Things), Echo Kellum (Arrow), and Eduardo Franco.
The movie’s script was written by Brian C. Brown (Briarpatch), Elliott DiGuiseppi (Lucy in the Sky), and Pam Brady, a Lady Dynamite and South Park producer who has won an Emmy. The Croods: A New Age associate producer Rachel Zusser is a co-producer alongside Kung Fu Panda 4 director Mike Mitchell, who serves as the executive producer.