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The Emoji Movie unlocks 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 phones user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression except for Gene (T.J. Miller), 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) and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak (Ilana Glazer). 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. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before its deleted forever.


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Production timeline

  • July 21, 2015: Sony Pictures Animation won the bid for production rights of a film about emojis.
  • December 22, 2015: A release date of August 11, 2017 was given to this film. 
  • June 20, 2016: For a short time, the film was titled "Emoji Movie: Express Yourself", before reverting back to "The Emoji Movie".

Release timeline

Format Country of origin Date
Teaser trailer Worldwide December 20, 2016
Theatrical trailer Worldwide May 16, 2017
Original theatrical USA July 28, 2017
4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Disc/DVD USA October 24, 2017
Netflix USA February 8, 2018

In the order of 120 films released, this film ranks as:

Format Position Release date
(before August 2016)
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(as of August 2016)
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Home video release




Trailers for The Emoji Movie

THE EMOJI MOVIE - Official Teaser Trailer

The teaser trailer for The Emoji Movie, as seen on Sing, Monster Trucks, The Lego Batman Movie, Season 6 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic with bonus features, and Smurfs: The Lost Village.


THE EMOJI MOVIE - Official International Trailer (HD)

The international trailer for The Emoji Movie.


THE EMOJI MOVIE - Official Trailer (HD)

The domestic trailer for The Emoji Movie, as seen on Cars 3.

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