Shopkins: The Movie is a 2019 animated comedy film based on the Moose Toys brand of the same name, as well as the cartoon webseries adaptation. It was directed by Paul Gillett, Joss Whedon and Matthew O'Callaghan from a screenplay by Gillett, Mark Zaslove, Kirk DeMicco, C. H. Greenblatt and Matt Kinmonth and story by Gillett, O'Callaghan and Zaslove.
The film is a continuation of the cartoon, which was produced from 2014 to 2018, as well as the fifth and final film based on the toy line and the cartoon. Like the cartoon, the film blends traditional animation with 3D CGI scenery and objects, which are animated by Rough Draft Korea, and Pixel Zoo Animations, respectively.
Kate Murphy, Aziz Ansari, Marieve Herington, Brianna Plantano, Cassandra Lee Morris, Doug Erholtz, Abby Trott, Kayli Mills and Erika Harlacher reprise their respective roles from the cartoon, while Andy Samberg, Sigourney Weaver, Lauren London and Chris "Ludacris" Bridges join the voice cast. In addition to Murphy, Erholtz, Trott and Harlacher reprising their roles, they voice new characters who are introduced in the film, such as Poppy Corn, Carlo Coffee Pot, Popette, and Pam Cake.
The film premiered in Australia on October 25, 2019 and was theatrically released in the United States on November 1 by Universal Pictures. It received positive reviews from critics and fans alike, who praised the animation, humor, voice acting, sentimentality, and musical score. It grossed over $319.5 million worldwide against a budget of $70 million.
- 1 Plot
- 2 Voice cast
- 3 Production
- 4 Release
- 5 Reception
- 6 Soundtrack
- 7 Parental Guide (Thanks to IMDb)
- Kate Murphy as:
- Apple Blossom, a green apple Shopkin and the leader of her best friends.
- Cheeky Chocolate, a chocolate bar Shopkin and one of Apple Blossom's best friends.
- Kooky Cookie, a chocolate chip cookie Shopkin and one of Apple Blossom's best friends.
- Strawberry Kiss, a strawberry Shopkin and one of Apple Blossom's best friends.
- Lippy Lips, a lipstick Shopkin and one of Apple Blossom's best friends.
- Cupcake Queen, a cupcake Shopkin who dies in the middle of the film.
- Toasty Pop, a toaster Shopkin and one of Apple Blossom's best friends.
- Suzie Sundae, a tall glassed ice cream sundae Shopkin who speaks in a valley girl dialect.
- Creamy Cookie Cupcake, a cupcake Shopkin.
- Lynne Spring, a toy spring Shopkin who resembles a Slinky.
- Opaletta, an opal Shopkin.
- Poppy Corn, a popcorn box Shopkin and Popette's best friend.
- Andy Samberg as Adam Apple, a pink apple Shopkin and Apple Blossom's love interest. Matthew Broderick was originally cast in the role, but he left the project, and Andy Samberg was chosen to voice the role.
- Sigourney Weaver as Patricia Parfait Glass, a parfait glass Shopkin, the inventor of parfaits and the film's true main antagonist.
- Lauren London as Choc-Kate Sundae, a chocolate sundae Shopkin and Patricia Parfait Glass's sidekick. She later becomes Suzie Sundae's sister at the end of the film.
- Chris "Ludacris" Bridges as Wilbur Whipped Cream, a whipped cream bottle Shopkin and Patricia Parfait Glass's second sidekick. He later separates from Patricia Parfait Glass to Apple Blossom and her friends.
- Aziz Ansari as Mike Rophone, a microphone Shopkin.
- Marieve Herington as Bessie Bowl, a mixing bowl Shopkin.
- Brianna Plantano as:
- Cassandra Lee Morris as Jessicake, a cupcake themed Shoppie.
- Doug Erholtz as:
- Slick Breadstick, a baguette Shopkin who speaks in a stereotypical French accent. His catchphrase is "Sacré bleu!", which is sometimes used throughout the film.
- Gino Gelati, a gelati cone Shopkin who speaks in an Italian accent.
- Carlo Coffee Pot, a Moka pot Shopkin who, like Gino Gelati, speaks in an Italian accent.
- Abby Trott as:
- Kayli Mills as Rainbow Kate, a rainbow and cake themed Shoppie.
- Erika Harlacher as:
The film premiered in Australia on October 25, 2019 and was theatrically released in the United States on November 1. According to Paul Gillett, it was scheduled to premiere in Australia on October 4, 2019, exactly a year after the conclusion of the cartoon, but it was rescheduled 3 weeks later to October 25, 2019 to avoid competition with Abominable.
On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, which categorizes reviews only as positive or negative, 86% of 237 reviews are positive, with an average rating of 7.20/10. As of June 2021, this is Universal's best-reviewed animated film on the website. According to the review aggregator Metacritic, which sampled 43 reviews and calculated a weighted average of 68 out of 100, Shopkins: The Movie received "generally favorable reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on an A+ to F scale, while those surveyed at PostTrak gave it an average 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 81% saying they would definitely recommend it.
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Parental Guide (Thanks to IMDb)
Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
Cheeky Chocolate vomits after eating so many parfaits. We only hear the sounds of her retching and vomit splattering offscreen.
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"Fudge" is used and appears as an euphemism for the F-word.
One of the characters says "bad*ss" in one scene.
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Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
Frightening & Intense Scenes
Cupcake Queen dies and her funeral is held, with a few characters (Apple Blossom and Cheeky Chocolate) crying over her death as funeral music plays. This scene is extremely emotional and may make some viewers cry.
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