Summer time means movie time, so we’re lucky there’s a new anime movie coming up in the warmer months ahead and a must-watch! Apple TV+ and Skydance Animation have teamed up to create a computer-animated fantasy comedy, Chance.
Broadway star Eva Noblezada, actress Whoopi Goldberg, actor Simon Pegg, among others, lend their voices to bring the characters to life. The film is directed by Peggy Holmes, who was also the visionary behind the Disney film The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Debut.
Writers include Kiel Murray, Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger. Dana Goldberg, David Ellison and John Lasseter are the producers. Lasseter directed the Disney animated films toy story and Cars.
There is a very impressive creative team and star-studded cast behind this film. And, the plot certainly got me excited! Here’s everything we know ahead of its release.
Chance movie release date
The film will debut worldwide on Apple TV+ on Friday, August 5. The film will be available to stream that morning starting at 12 p.m. PT / 3 a.m. ET.
Chance movie synopsis
The new film centers on the land of luck. This is where animals and creatures work behind the scenes to create the lucky and unlucky moments that make up our daily lives. The system works because no human has set foot on the ground, so far.
Check out the official synopsis below:
Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation tell the story of Sam Greenfield, the luckiest person in the world. Suddenly finding herself in the Land of Luck never seen before, she must unite with the magical creatures therein to turn the tide.
Chance movie cast
- Eva Noblezada like Sam Greenfield, the unluckiest person in the world. When she grows old out of foster care, Sam discovers the land of luck and embarks on a quest that could change her luck forever.
- Simon Pegg as Bob, a lucky black cat from the land of luck who becomes Sam’s partner in the quest to find a lucky penny in hopes of preserving his lucky life.
- Whoopi Goldberg as captain, the chief of security of the lucky country.
- Jane Fonda as the dragonan exuberant CEO of Good Luck and the undisputed former luckiest being in the whole country.
- Flula Borg as Jeffa larger-than-life facilities engineer who maintains the magic machine that distributes good and bad luck to the human world, and who dreams of one day reuniting with his one true love, the Dragon.
- Lil Rel Howery as Marv, the owner of the Flowers & More store where Sam gets his first job. She’s upbeat, well-dressed, and always ready with a word of encouragement for unlucky Sam.
- Colin O’Donoghue as Gerry, a loyal leprechaun who loves 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 as Rootie, a root of bad luck and the self-appointed mayor of Bad Luck. He runs The Lucky Shot, the one and only Bad Luck watering hole, where he specializes in free advice.
- Spoon Adelynn as Hazel, Sam’s roommate and best friend at the Summerland Home for Girls. The five-year-old thinks she will be adopted by her family forever once she finds a genuine lucky penny, which Sam is determined to find for her.
Chance movie teasers and trailers
Apple TV+ has shared the trailer, where Bob takes us on a quick ride through the land of luck, explains how it all works, and we see the day their luck turns when Sam walks through the door.
We also have the official trailer which shows us how unlucky poor Sam is, when she meets Simon, how she ends up in the land of luck, and how her bad luck can lead to the whole operation coming to a halt. Check it out below!
Luck Movie Key Art and Promo Photos
That’s all we know for now. But be sure to bookmark this page and stay tuned to Hidden Remote. We’ll update the page with all the news and updates that come our way!