Emojimovie: Express Yourself is happening and here is your first look

Meet the characters from Emojimovie: Express Yourself.
Meet the characters from Emojimovie: Express Yourself. Photo: Sony/Facebook

As promised earlier this week:

The very first look at the 2017 Emojimovie: Express Yourself has been released.  

Introducing: Jail Break, Gene, Hi-5 and Poop Daddy. Yep. Poop Daddy.

Starring TJ Miller (Gene) James Corden (Hi-5) and Illana Glazer (Jailbreak) the film – which hits cinemas in August 2017 –promises an "app-venture of a lifetime."

The voice of Poop Daddy has not yet been announced.

According to Sony, Emojimovie: Express Yourself, unlocks the secret worlds in our smartphones.

Here's the official synopsis:


Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone's user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene (T.J. Miller), an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become "normal" like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 (James Corden) and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak (Ilana Glazer). Together, they embark on an epic "app-venture" through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it's deleted forever.

 Not everyone is convinced, however.

What do you think? Which emoji would you like to see in the film?