The year 2020 has finally gotten the animated film it deserves. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment released a trailer today for Bobbleheads: The Movie, a home entertainment release that is inspired by those figurines that have wobbly heads.
In the film, a trio of bobbleheads have to team up against grotesque caricatures of lower-income white Americans, who are described as “trashy humans” in the official synopsis, but then the musician Cher (in bobblehead form) steps in to help the bobbleheads:
Get ready for a big shake-up when misfit bobbleheads take on trashy humans and a slobbery dog who crash their home with plans to swap a new baseball player bobblehead for a valuable one of them. With some guidance from Bobblehead Cher, they find the courage to bobble-up for an outrageous battle of wits and wobble.
More bizarre than the film’s premise is the talent involved. It’s directed by former Disney director Kirk Wise, who co-directed the Academy Award Best Picture-nominated film Beauty and the Beast as well as The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Atlantis: The Lost Empire, while it’s produced by Lawrence Kasanoff, who directed the notorious trainwreck Foodfight!