Weird is celebrated, strange is special, and beauty is more than meets the eye in the first trailer for UGLYDOLLS, an animated musical based on the popular line of plush toys. That sound pretty much sum up the film for you. Starring Kelly Clarkson as Moxy, UGLYDOLLS takes place in Uglyville, where every day is a whirlwind of blissful craziness, but when Moxy and her friends start to wonder what lays behind their little town, they encounter Perfection, a much more conventional town where they will be forced to confront what it means to be different. If that’s not enough to get you onboard, UGLYDOLLS also features the music of Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Blake Shelton, Janelle Monáe, and Pitbull.
The official synopsis for UGLYDOLLS:
In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. Here, the free-spirited Moxy and her UglyDolls friends live every day in a whirlwind of bliss, letting their freak flags fly in a celebration of life and its endless possibilities, occasionally looking to the sky, where a new UglyDoll will appear and be embraced by the community. Moxy (Kelly Clarkson) loves her square-peg life in this round-hole town, but her curiosity about all things leads her to wonder if there’s something – anything – on the other side of the mountain which nestles Uglyville. Moxy gathers a group of her closest friends and sets off to find what’s on the other side. They discover another world – Perfection – a town where more conventional dolls are trained in protocols before they graduate and are sent to the “real” world to find the love of a child. In Perfection, Moxy and her crew are subject to the manipulations of Lou (Nick Jonas), the perfect doll in charge of training recruits. Here, the UglyDolls will confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and ultimately discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing because who you truly are is what matters most.
UGLYDOLLS will hit theaters on May 10, 2019.