An official trailer for Dreamwork Animations’ new coming-of-age film has made its way to the public eye. The fantasy comedy titled Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken, is a partnership with Universal Pictures.
Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken focuses on Ruby Gillman, a Kraken who disguises herself as a normal human being. as a normal human girl. After a new mermaid student gains popularity, she threatens to reveal Ruby’s secret. With that, Ruby begins discovering her true powers and that she has a royal lineage.
The film stars Lana Condor, Jane Fonda, Toni Collette, Jaboukie Young-White, Annie Murphy, and Colman Domingo. Oscar nominee Kirk DeMicco and Faryn Pearl oversee the movie’s directing.
The synopsis reads via ComingSoon,
“Sweet, awkward 16-year-old Ruby Gillman is desperate to fit in at Oceanside High, but she mostly just feels invisible. She’s math-tutoring her skater-boy crush, who only seems to admire her for her fractals, and she’s prevented from hanging out with the cool kids at the beach because her over-protective supermom has forbade Ruby from ever getting in the water.
But when she breaks her mom’s #1 rule, Ruby will discover that she is a direct descendant of the warrior Kraken queens and is destined to inherit the throne from her commanding grandmother, the Warrior Queen of the Seven Seas. The Kraken are sworn to protect the oceans of the world against the vain, power-hungry mermaids who have been battling with the Kraken for eons. There’s one major and immediate problem with that: The school’s beautiful, popular new girl, Chelsea, happens to be a mermaid. Ruby will ultimately need to embrace who she is and go big to protect those she loves most.”
Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken, will hit big screens on June 30th, 2023.