Wouldn’t it be great to see more curly-headed brown girls star in animated movies? Dreamworks Animation thinks so, too. The animation studio’s next project, Home, will feature a young, black girl as its protagonist. And her voice will be Rihanna’s!
Rihanna plays Tip, who manages to avoid capture by Boov, an alien race that takes over Earth and relocates the humans. However, Tip finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh, who inadvertently notifies mortal enemies of their location. The pair embark on the road trip of a lifetime – in their flying car.
The film is described as a “post-apocalyptic-alien-invasion-buddy-comedy,” and it’s based on Adam Rex’s children’s book “The True Meaning of Smekday.”
Watch the funny short clip that shows how Boov settled on Earth, pre-Tip of course and appropriately titled Almost Home.
Home invades theaters this November.