This post was created in partnership with Paramount Pictures
This week, the new Wonder Park movie trailer debuted, and our kids are already asking, “can we go? Can we go?” Well, they will have to wait until it’s release on March 15. But we can’t say we blame them.
A fantasy amusement park? Gorgeous animation? Hilarious talking animals? Some of our favorite comedic actors voicing the roles? Sold!
Okay, so maybe it’s us who’s a little more excited about a cast that includes Jennifer Garner and Matthew Broderick as June’s parent’s, with animals played by Mila Kunis, Kenan Thompson, Ken Hudson Campbell, Norbert Leo Butz and Ken Jeong — plus John Oliver as the porcupine safety officer, Steve.
(Honestly, we may be a little extra excited for a nervous porcupine voiced with Oliver’s British accent, and there miiiight be some licensed Steve plush merch on our wishlists come March.)
The story revolves around a wildly imaginative girl named June (Brianna Denski), whose dream amusement park — packed with totally insane rides and lots of stuffed animal visitors — comes to life when she discovers an old roller coaster car in the woods…and climbs in. Mayhem ensues! The Zero-G-Land coaster activates! Steve freaks out! The park must be saved!
(This is going to be so fun in 3-D.)
We love the themes of creativity, out-of-the-box thinking, and collaboration, and of course, we can never resist a cool, strong female lead.
The trailer also reminds us of some of our other favorite animated films like Toy Story and The LEGO Movie, which remind us that a child’s own beautiful imagination is all you need to set an entire story in motion. And our kids can sometimes use that reminder too.
Check out the new Wonder Park movie trailer on YouTube, and look for it to hit theaters March 15, courtesy our sponsor Paramount Pictures.