Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation revealed that the highly anticipated, star-studded animated adventure film Luck will debut globally on 5 August. The magical film that will stream on Apple TV+ is helmed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Peggy Holmes (The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning).
The original screenplay is done by Kiel Murray (Raya and the Last Dragon, Cars), Jon Aibel and Glenn Berger (Kung Fu Panda 2, Trolls). John Lasseter, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and David Eisenmann are producing for Skydance Animation.
Luck centers around the story of Sam Greenfield, the unluckiest person in the world. When she discovers the never-before-seen Land of Luck, Sam must unite with the magical creatures there to turn her luck around.When she ages out of foster care, Sam discovers the Land of Luck and embarks on a quest that could change her luck forever.
Eva Noblezada (Miss Saigon, Yellow Rose) will be the voice of the protagonist Sam Greenfield. Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible, Ice Age) will provide the voice for Bob, a lucky black cat from the Land of Luck, where the Captain, voiced by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winner Whoopi Goldberg, stands guard as the head of security. Bob becomes Sam’s partner in the quest to find a lucky penny in hopes of preserving his lucky life.
Also joining the voice cast is Flula Borg (Suicide Squad 2, Pitch Perfect,), who will voice Jeff the Unicorn, a larger-than-life facilities engineer who maintains the magical machine that distributes good and bad luck to the human world and who dreams of one day being reunited with his one true love, the CEO of Good Luck, the Dragon, voiced by two-time Academy Award winner Jane Fonda.Lil Rel Howery (Free Guy, Vacation Friends) will be the voice for Marv, the owner of the Flowers & More store where Sam gets her first job, who is upbeat, sharply-dressed, and always ready with an encouraging word for unlucky Sam.
Additional cast members include Colin O’Donoghue (Once Upon a Time, The Right Stuff) playing Gerry, a loyal leprechaun who adores his job working with Bob at Arrivals and Departures in the Land of Good Luck and is the first to volunteer for any task, bringing good cheer wherever he goes. John Ratzenberger (Cheers, Empire Strikes Back,) will voice Rootie, a bad luck root and the self-appointed mayor of Bad Luck, who runs The Lucky Shot, the one and only Bad Luck watering hole, where he specializes in free advice.
Adelynn Spoon (Watchmen, Tell Me Your Secrets) will be Hazel, Sam’s roommate and best friend at the Summerland Home for Girls, who is five years old and believes that she’ll be adopted by her forever family just as soon as she finds a real lucky penny, which Sam is determined to find for her.
Luck joins an expanding lineup of the Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation partnership, alongside upcoming titles such as the highly anticipated feature Spellbound, and the animated series The Search for WondLa, with several more feature films and television series to be announced. The upcoming film Luck follows the recent Apple/Skydance NAACP nomination for ‘Outstanding Animated Short-Form’ and Annie Awards nomination for best music for Blush, written and directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Joe Mateo (Prep & Landing, Big Hero 6), and composed by Hollywood Music in Media Award winner Joy Ngiaw (Red, Fish Head), now streaming on Apple TV+.
Films and series created and produced by Skydance Animation will premiere alongside Apple Original Films including the AFI Award-winning CODA, a two-time SAG Award nominated film and the first film with a predominately deaf cast to receive a nomination for ‘Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture’; Joel Coen’s acclaimed SAG Award-nominated and AFI Award-winning The Tragedy of Macbeth, starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand; and Swan Song, starring Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris, all now streaming globally on Apple TV+.
Additional Apple Original films premiering soon include upcoming YA adaptation The Sky is Everywhere, directed by Josephine Decker and starring Grace Kaufman, Cherry Jones and Jason Segel; Emancipation, from director Antoine Fuqua and starring and produced by Academy Award nominee Will Smith; Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro; Sharper, in partnership with A24, Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka, starring and produced by Academy Award winner Julianne Moore, and more.