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Spies in Disguise is a 2019 animated spy comedy film released on December 25, 2019 by 20th Century Studios as a parent division of The Walt Disney Company following the acquisition of 21st Century Fox.

Plot

The world is counting on the highly famous super spy Lance Sterling to protect it from grave threats, who in turn often counts on the technical smarts of young scientist Walter Beckett to fashion great gadgets to accomplish his missions in spite of himself. However, when Beckett attempts to introduce his newest invention of "biodynamic concealment", Sterling accidentally ingests Beckett's experimental work and turns into a pigeon. He must now find out how he can save the world from a cybernetic madman while being such a small animal.

Cast

Production

Development

It was announced on October 9, 2017, that development was underway on a film based on the animated short Pigeon: Impossible, with Will Smith and Tom Holland lending their voices to the lead characters.

In October 2018, new additions to the voice cast included Ben Mendelsohn, Karen Gillan, Rashida Jones, DJ Khaled and Masi Oka. In July 2019, Reba McEntire and Rachel Brosnahan joined the cast. In September 2019, Carla Jimenez joined the cast.

Release

Theatrical run

The film was originally scheduled for release on January 18, 2019 by 20th Century Fox, but the release date was pushed back from its original release date of January 18, 2019 to April 19, 2019 and then from April 19, 2019 to September 13, 2019. On May 10, the release date got pushed back once more from September 13, 2019 to Christmas Day on December 25, 2019.

Marketing

The first trailer was released on November 1, 2018, the second was released on July 1, 2019 and the third was released on September 27, 2019.

Gallery

Trivia

  • The film's name is Les Incognitos in French.
  • This is the fifth Blue Sky Studios film not composed by John Powell after the original Ice Age (which was composed by David Newman), Epic (which was composed by Danny Elfman), The Peanuts Movie (which was composed by Christophe Beck), and Ice Age: Collision Course (which was composed by John Debney).
    • This is the first animated film from 20th Century Fox to be released after the Disney purchase.
      • Additionally, this is the first Blue Sky Studios film to be released after the Disney purchase.
  • The film's release date has been changed several times. It was originally set to come out on January 18, 2019, but was then pushed back to April 19, then moved to September 13, 2019. On May 10, the release got pushed back once more to Christmas Day 2019, to accommodate the release of Fox's Ad Astra which was moved to the September date.
  • This is Will Smith's first animated film role since DreamWorks' 2004 feature Shark Tale.
  • This is the sixth time Tom Holland uses an American accent for his role after Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: Far From Home (all of in which he played Spider-Man).
    • This is also his first time using an animated role, not counting the UK English dub of The Secret World of Arrietty (under the simple title Arrietty in that country).

External links

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Theatrical films
Ice Age (2002) • Robots (2005) • Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) • Horton Hears a Who! (2008) • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) • Rio (2011) • Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) • Epic (2013) • Rio 2 (2014) • The Peanuts Movie (2015) • Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) • Ferdinand (2017) • Spies in Disguise (2019)
Upcoming films
Ice Age: Adventures of Buck Wild (2022), Nico and Pedro (TBA)
Cancelled films
Nimona (2022)
Short films
Bunny (1998) • Gone Nutty (2002)


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Animated films distributed by 20th Century Studios (20th Century Fox)
Hugo the Hippo (1975) • Wizards (1977) • Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure (1977) • Fire and Ice (1983) • FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992) • Once Upon a Forest (1993) • Everyone's Hero (2006) • Space Chimps (2008) • Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie (2013) • The Book of Life (2014) • Ron's Gone Wrong (2021)
Live-Action Films with Cel Animation/Stop-Motion/CGI
The Pagemaster (1994) • Monkeybone (2001) • The Call of the Wild (2020)
Japanese anime films distributed by 20th Century Studios (20th Century Fox)
Digimon: The Movie (1999/2000) • Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (2013) • Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015) • Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2018)
DreamWorks Animation films distributed by 20th Century Studios (20th Century Fox)
The Croods (2013) • Turbo (2013) • Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) • How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) • Penguins of Madagascar (2014) • Home (2015) • Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) • Trolls (2016) • The Boss Baby (2017) • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)
20th Century Animation (20th Century Fox Animation)
The Simpsons Movie (2007) • Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) • Bob's Burgers: The Movie (2020)
Fox Animation Studios
Anastasia (1997) • Titan A.E. (2000)
Blue Sky Studios
Ice Age (2002) • Robots (2005) • Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) • Horton Hears a Who! (2008) • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) • Rio (2011) • Epic (2013) • Rio 2 (2014) • The Peanuts Movie (2015) • Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) • Ferdinand (2017) • Spies in Disguise (2019) • Nimona (2022)
Searchlight Pictures (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Waking Life (2001) • Isle of Dogs (2018)
International animated films distributed by 20th Century Studios (20th Century Fox)
Asterix Conquers America (1994) • The Magic Pudding (2000) • Wizards and Giants (2003) • The Happy Cricket and the Giant Bugs (2009) • Worms (2013) • Space Chicken (2017)
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