HOME Movie Cast Interview: Rihanna, Steve Martin & Jim Parsons #DreamWorksHOME

Aliens coming to planet earth for invasion is not exactly a new idea. But in HOME, the upcoming film from DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox in theaters March 27, 2015, this latest batch of alien invaders from the planet Boovs have to be the cutest and most thoughtful invaders earth has ever seen (so far).

DreamWorks Animation HOME Movie Cast Interview Rihanna, Steve Martin and Jim Parsons

Note: I was invited as media to the press screening and interview. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.


DreamWorks Animation HOME Movie Cast Interview Rihanna, Steve Martin and Jim Parsons
DreamWorks Animation HOME Movie Cast Interview Rihanna, Steve Martin and Jim Parsons

To learn more about this invasion and the HOME movie characters, I was invited by 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation to a special screening and press interview with the cast of the HOME film including Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin and Director Tim Johnson.


DreamWorks Animation HOME Movie Rihanna, Steve Martin and Jim Parsons

During the invasion the Boovs nicely relocate all humans before taking over our homes and cities. But it seems they missed one little girl named TIP (voiced by Rihanna).

DreamWorks Animation HOME Movie Rihanna, Steve Martin and Jim Parsons
DreamWorks Animation HOME Movie Rihanna, Steve Martin and Jim Parsons

As TIP tries to reunite with her mom (voiced by Jennifer Lopez), she starts an adventure with a banished Boov named Oh (voiced by Jim Parsons) that will change how humans and Boovs deal with the invasion and each other.


DreamWorks Animation HOME Movie Rihanna, Steve Martin and Jim Parsons

Talking about her character TIP, Rihanna shared


I think it was both important to me and DreamWorks Animation for this to be as realistic as possible. We wanted little girls to feel empowered, little girls of any size, shape, color, race. It didn't matter. We wanted girls to just feel strong and brave and empowered and beautiful and like they can do anything. And they can take charge of their life or their situation no matter what.


DreamWorks Animation HOME Movie Rihanna, Steve Martin and Jim Parsons

Talking about being in animated films Mr. Steve Martin shared


I loved doing animated films. You know, when you do your line, and then you see the animators express it with their genius, and they make it so funny, it's like some kind of classic comedy that you really can't do anymore live because people don't buy it. But, in an animated film, you get to be your silliest self and it looks genuine.


DreamWorks Animation HOME Movie Rihanna, Steve Martin and Jim Parsons

Talking about what he learned from his character OH, Jim Parsons shared


Oh has his own selection of wonderful qualities, this optimism, eagerness, friendliness and hopefulness, that I don't carry with me as in abundance and as much of the time as he does. And there's not a good reason. I mean, life gets in the way. But, other than that, there's not a good reason for that. You could choose to view the world that way almost all the time. So, that's kind of inspiring to be like our characters, alter egos.


DreamWorks Animation HOME Movie Rihanna, Steve Martin and Jim Parsons

Talking about the new technology, Apollo used for the animation, Tim Johnson shared


You know, the biggest thing I could do is I could bring the camera closer to the characters. And with voice performances like this, the classic film close-up is something animation didn't usually do. This new technology, we could go right up to Tip, right up to Captain Smek, right up to Oh.

And the animators were able, by the tiniest squint of their eye or the little, little tiny glint in a smile. You would get so much more subtlety. And so, it was very empowering as a director to be able to do what I think audiences loved, get very intimate with the characters.


DreamWorks Animation HOME Movie Rihanna, Steve Martin and Jim Parsons

These are just a few highlights from interviewing the cast. The interview was filled with many more conversations and discussions including what apps they use, their experiences with surprise parties and would they like the ability to change colors.

The answers had the group of media laughing and the cast trading hilarious commentary back and forth. The cast was SO fun to interview and you can tell they worked well together in real life which also came through in the movie.


DreamWorks Animation HOME Movie Rihanna, Steve Martin and Jim Parsons

The movie itself is filled with humor, teaching lessons about tolerance and a wonderful sentiment about family (real and made). I fell in love with Tip and Oh as they learned to accept each others differences and form a new bond, besides alien invader and invaded human.

It's a sweet lesson that I think families will enjoy learning with their kids. HOME is one of the most see movies this year so get ready to take your family this opening weekend!


DreamWorks Animation HOME Movie Rihanna, Steve Martin and Jim Parsons


SYNOPSIS

When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, (Rihanna, who also contributes a song) manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons). The two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime.

To get to know The Boov’s, visit - www.meettheboov.com

To keep updated on the film, visit www.dreamworks.com/home
On facebook - www.facebook.com/DreamWorksHome
On Twitter - www.twitter.com/DWAnimation




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21 comments:

  1. First off, I am so jealous that you got to meet Sheldon from Big Bang! I love him!

    This is such an awesome interview. My kids and I are really looking forward to this movie.

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  2. I really can't wait to see this movie. It looks super cute.

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  3. My daughter can not wait to see this! Ever since even the movie poster came out she's been constantly asking to go see it and re-watching the trailer over and over and over. My husband and I are surprising her this weekend to see it :) she wont know until she are at the movie theater. By the way I too am jealous you got to meet Rihanna and Steve Martin!!

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  4. So a cool experience! I would have loved to interview them- it looks like such a cute movie!

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  5. I cannot WAIT to see this. I have thought of Jim Parson's voice as a cartoon for several years now, so I am SO excited! How neat that you got to meet them!!!

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  6. I had no idea all of these people were involved! I can't wait to see this cute movie!

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  7. I had forgotten that Rihanna was a voice actor for this movie. It looks like it's going to be cute.

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  8. I only recently heard of this movie. The preview was pretty cute.

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  9. I have met Steve Martin before and he is amazing. A genuine guy! Amber N

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  10. I think this is going to be such a great film. It certainly has an all-star cast.

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  11. Wow! Talk about epic cast! This will be amazing no doubt! I will for sure be watching this one!

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  12. My kids have already asked to see this movie. So it is on our calendar. I didn't know about the voices - Im even more excited.

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  13. It looks like the cast is a wonderful group of people. I love Rihanna.

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  14. What an amazing cast! You must have had so much fun getting to meet them. Can't wait to see the movie!

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  15. Great cast and great interviews with them all. I love Steve Martin and I can believe that he likes to act and be silly and this does give him a venue to do so. I bet the kids will love this.

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  16. The previews for this look really cute. They've got an awesome cast behind the scenes, for sure!

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  17. This looks like a cute movie. I am sure my kids would love it!

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  18. I'm happy more kids movies are coming out now that spring and summer are here. I have heard of this movie, I'll definitely be taking the kids to see it.

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  19. My son loves to watch the previews for this movie. I think the whole family would enjoy it. Might have to schedule some time this weekend!

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  20. What an all star voice cast! This looks like a super cute movie.

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  21. This looks like such a fun family movie! I know I saw lots of friends checking in on facebook that they were taking their kids out to see it this weekend.

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