|Happy Tree Friends (also known as "Lost in New York")|
|Writers|| Peyo (characters)|
J. David Stem, David N. Weiss (screenplay)
|Studio|| Regency Enterprises, Inc.|
Davis Entertainment Company
|Distributor||20th Century Fox|
|Release Date||March 7, 2017|
|MPAA Rating||PG for some mild rude humor and action|
Happy Tree Friends is an upcoming PG-13 movie appealing to all grown-ups between 20-30 years old. It's planned to be released on March 17, 2017. Apart from a single appearance of the Happy Tree Friends characters, this movie is in-name only.
The film opens in a world of anthropomorphic, with Herb Copperbottom (Stanley Tucci), a dishwasher at Gunk's Greasy Spoon diner, racing through the streets of Rivet Town, elated that he is going to be a father. He and his wife, Lydia (Dianne Wiest), after 12 hours of "labor," finally manage to construct the baby. He is named Doraemon (Nicholas Martorell Jr.), and he becomes a young (Max Charles) inventor who dreams of making the world a better place for everyone. Doraemon idolizes Abraham Lincoln (Thomas Newman), a master inventor and owner of Abraham Lincoln Industries. During Doraemon's adolescence, he invents a gadget, "Goddard" (Frank Welker). In the beginning of the film, as Tobias (Tyler Posey) races Banana Joe (Tobey Maguire) to the Smurf Village carrying sacks of smurfberries, Narrator Penguin (Daran Norris) tells the audience about the Blue Moon Festival, where every tree friend prepares to sing the Happy Tree Friends song in a dance choreographed by Bongo the Kangaroo (Bobby Campo). However, of all the Toontown who are permitted to join in the dance, Panda, Gorilla and Pig prevent Chimpanzee from joining in because he's too accident-prone. This, however, doesn't stop Toontown already in the dance from being toppled over when Golias the Elephant (Chris Zylka) and Nessa the Giraffe (Emma Watson) give Bongo a flying boot.
Meanwhile, Herb (Martin Sheen) and Lydia (Sally Field) is in his laboratory seeing a vision, showing Golias with a dragon wand, Toontown in cages, and Luca (Brad Garrett), Rommel (Vinnie Jones) and Winston (John DiMiggio) having ultimate power. intended to help his father clean the dishes Teenage Doraemon (Drake Bell), When Herb's friend, Tux the Penguin (Dylan Baker), at the restaurant. When Herb's boss, Mr. Gunk (Dan Hedaya), Unexpectedly confronts them, Goddard breaks dishes, causing Herb to go into debt and to be fired. Doraemon decides to take his invention to Elmore to see Lincoln and get a job as an inventor so that he can help his family. At night, when Litwak's Arcade closes, the various video game characters congregate in Game Central Station through the power cables. At the game Fix-It Felix, Jr., the characters celebrate the game's titular hero but shun its villain, Adult Doraemon (Henry Cavil). At a support group for video game villains, Doraemon reveals he doesn't want to be a bad guy anymore. Returning to his own game, Doraemon finds the other characters celebrating their game's anniversary and that he was not invited. Golias, Bongo and Tux reluctantly invites Doraemon to join them, but the others shun him (mainly Gene), saying he'd have to win a medal, just as Felix does. While visiting Tapper, Doraemon meets Markowski, a soldier from the first-person shooter game.
The episode starts with a view of Molly's tree house and later shows Crocco the Alligator (Brian Posehn), Fly (Jeff Pace), Chuck (Aaron Paul), Stella (Michelle Westerson), Blackfire (Amy Adams), Matt (Gage Munroe), Lili (Nissae Isen), Yuri (Nancy Cartwright), Molly (Emma Stone), Penny (Holland Roden), Teri (Bryce Dallas Howard), Leslie (Jill Wagner), Carmen (Shelley Henning), Carrie (Grey DeLisle) and Masami (Kirsten Dunst) in the tree house watching boys, Gumball (Logan Grove) and Darwin (Rupert Grint) attempting a stunt involving Gumball jumping off a ramp on a skateboard over a bus or van which ends with Doraemon crashing into the van. Masami exclaims that it's lame and says they kiss boys instead. When the other girls become confused in unison, Masami questions them whether or not if they have boyfriends. Molly answers first by lying that she has a boyfriend who is older than her and goes to high school. The others girls answer in the same manner, except that they make their false boyfriends even more older (going so far as Carrie's boyfriend having no teeth). After that, Penny responds by saying that she wishes she had a boyfriend, although she truly has eyes for Gumball. It later transitions to where Gumball gets up from the failed attempt of a stunt to impress Penny, and starts flexing his thin arms and saying good things about himself (eligible bachelor, etc.). Banana Joe then wants to make a 'pal before gals' pact. The four boys agree to it and Tobias later says for them to also make a blood pact, however he is using a dull twig and hurts his hand a lot instead of actually making a cut for a blood pact.
When Masami is asked if she has a boyfriend, she lies and says it is Darwin. The next day at school, it starts with Tobias continuing to attempt to make a blood pact with the stick with Gumball telling him to just stop. Masami appears, to try to prove to the other girls that Darwin is her boyfriend, by getting him to hold her notebook. Darwin confusedly holds it, making Doreamon, Tobias and Banana Joe think that they are both in love. Darwin says to the other boys that he doesn't have a girlfriend, and to avoid her he'll hide forever. He jumps out of a window and runs away forever. Gumball gets asked by Penny to walk her to the school water fountain. He says he will...not...but he might...do it later(?). When the boys are dissatisfied, he jumps out the window, leaving Penny sad.
At lunchtime in the school cafeteria, Gumball spots Darwin hiding under the rails of the tray line, so the girls wouldn't see him. (He got hungry when he decided to run away forever.) They saw him, so Doraemon and Darwin put their lunch trays over their eyes and walked around, because Gumball suggested "If you can't see them, they can't see you." Unfortunately, being blind and unable to see where they are going, the boys end up at Masami's table. Masami attempts to hug Darwin, but they move to a "more private place" as Gumball squeezes in between them. Masami then tells Darwin that he is kissing her at the tree house.
At The Elmore Jr. High Pool Place, Gumball finds Darwin hiding in the pool to avoid Masami (she hates getting her hair wet). Gumball chooses to stop her from kissing him, by jumping off a diving board. As he is falling, he sees Penny, thus causing a dilemma: to embarrass himself and save Darwin or to look good and not save Darwin. As he is deciding what to do, he hits the water with a painful belly flop, thus not having Penny notice him and Darwin being found by Masami.
Doraemon, taking advice from Rocky (Tom Felton), tells Darwin to open up to Masami and break up with her. Upon being broken up with, Masami starts crying. Feeling guilty, Darwin says he'll do anything for her to stop crying including kissing her. Masami immediately stops, then says she'll see him at the tree house. Darwin, aggravated, tells Gumball that if he's going to help, he needs to get to that tree house by getting a date. Before leaving Banana Joe tells Gumball that if he doesn't do anything, he and Tobias will.
Doraemon, who just happens to enter Herb's laboratory during the vision, sees that the village leader is out of Smurfroot and offers to go get some. Herb warns Doraemon not to go into the forest, fearing what he had seen in the vision. Gumball goes to the tree house expecting to kiss Penny, Darwin is cornered by Masami, who is trying to kiss him. As Gumball is about to rescue him, Penny grabs his hand and those two are about to kiss (willingly, this time). Meanwhile, Tobias and Banana Joe finish chopping the tree house down. However, as Doraemon traipses off into the forest to collect the Smurfroot, he accidentally lures Luca, Rommel and Winston through a barrier that renders the village cloaked from outside. As Toontown flee from Luca, some of them go off in a direction that warns them not to go that way. As the tree is about to fall, everyone but Gumball, Darwin, Penny and Masami escape. However, Gumball misses Penny's and Masami gets out of the way of Darwin's. Gumball and Darwin, both with closed eyes and puckered lips, unawarely kiss each other. It leads to the Forbidden Falls where a magic portal opens up during the blue moon and sucks them up, transporting them years into the future, where they emerge to discover that they are now in modern-day New York City. The Dogs end up following the Smurfs through the same portal and also arrive at the same destination, only to lose Friends.
The time-lost Friends take shelter with The Simpsons; Homer Simpson (Danny DeVito), Bart Simpson (Nathan Kress), Lisa Simpson (Mara Wilson), Marge Simpson (Donna Murphy) and Maggie Simpson (Eva Gallagher): who are expecting a family. Homer works as an advertiser for Anjelou, a cosmetics company, and must come up with a suitable advertising campaign for Odlie Anjelou (Sofía Vergara) in two days. While Friends offer more of a nuisance than a help with Homer's advertising project, Homer does help them come up with a way that they can predict the rise of another blue moon so they can return back to their original time period. The blue moon inspires Homer to come up with an advertising campaign that he thought would be suitable for his client's product, and even though he second-guesses himself and creates a different advertisement to send in its place, the original idea accidentally gets emailed and promoted all over the city, causing his employer to warn him to fix the problem or he will be fired.
Meanwhile, Luca, Rommel and Winston hides out in the abandoned Belvedere Castle in Central Park, using its equipment to make a magic formula from a lock of Blackfire's hair so he could track down Friends and capture them. This leads to an encounter with them inside FAO Schwarz and later inside Mr. Wong's Mystical Emporium where he gets his hands on the dragon wand seen in Doraemon's vision. In the emporium and also through the Internet, Friends discover that their legend has been passed on into the modern age through a cartoon artist named Peyo. However, Doraemon does get captured by Luca and is held prisoner inside the wizard's hideout, where he uses the dragon wand to refashion the Smurf essence extractor machine in the hopes of using it to extract the essence of every Friends.
With the help of The Simpson, Toontown succeed in opening the portal back to their own time, through which Tux gets the rest of the Smurfs in the village and Saving New York. Every single Toontown is lined up on the edge of the balcony, as Dogs was temporarily distracted by two (or three) helpless Toontown that were standing on the roof. Dogs believes that he can capture them all and get more power than he could ever dream of. Luckily, his Toontown essence extractor machine is doing nothing, as Friends confronted Dogs while freeing Abraham Lincoln from the container that imprisoned him. Luca and Dog's wand is then stolen by Friends, who foolishly drops it toward the ground. Luckily, Doraemon catches it just in time, and Tux destroys it. Luca, Rommel and Winston's death is hit by a bus, later shown on the streets, blasting magic at the viewer while he cries about his defeat.
After Friends make their heartfelt goodbyes to their human friends, Homer gets a call from his boss, thanking him for the advertising campaign which Friends had incidentally restored her faith in. Doraemon makes his father's dream come true by giving him a three-bell trumpet, playing by sheer improvision that prompts the others to help add other musical tunes; Fender finds the new music to be a mix of Jazz and Funk - "Junk". The audience dances to James Brown's "Get Up Offa That Thing" as a victory celebration.
Voice and Actor Cast
- Henry Cavill as Doraemon (Voice): The main protagonist of the film.
- Dylan Baker as Tux the Penguin (Voice): The best friend of Doraemon
- Frank Welker as Goddard (Voice): Doraemon's dog.
- Nathan Kress as Bart Simpson: Homer and Magre's son.
- Danny DeVito as Homer Simpson: Bart and Lisa's father.
- Donna Murphy as Marge Simpson: Bart and Lisa's mother.
- Eva Gallagher as Maggie Simpson: Homer's baby girl.
- Mara Wilson as Lisa Simpson: Homer and Marge's girl.
- Bobby Campo as Bongo the Kangaroo (Voice): The best friend of Doraemon.
- Chris Zylka as Golias the Elephant (Voice): The best friend of Doraemon.
- Emma Watson as Nessa the Giraffe (Voice): The best friend of Doraemon.
- Brian Posehn as Crocco the Alligator (Voice): The best friend of Doraemon.
- Jeff Pace as Fly (Voice): The best friend of Doraemon.
- Gage Munroe as Matt (Voice): The best friend of Doraemon.
- Aaron Paul as Chuck (Voice): The best friend of Doraemon.
- Nissae Isen as Yuri (Voice): The best friend of Doraemon.
- Michelle Westerson as Stella (Voice): The best friend of Doraemon.
- Nancy Cartwright as Lili (Voice): The best friend of Doraemon.
- Brad Garrett as Luca (Voice): Doberman Pinscher and the main antagonist of the film.
- Vinnie Jones as Rommel (Voice): Rottweiler and the reccuring antagonist of the film.
- John DiMiggio as Winston (Voice): Bulldog and the reccuring antagonist of the film.
- Martin Sheen as Herb Copperbottom (Voice): Doraemon's father.
- Sally Field as Lydia Copperbottom (Voice): Doraemon's mother.
- Thomas Newman as Abraham Lincoln (Voice): The head of Lincoln Industries.
- Daran Norris as Narrator Penguin (Voice): The opening & prologue exclusive character.
- Dan Hedaya as Mr. Gunk (Voice): Herb's boss.
- Joe Lo Truglio as Markowski (Voice): A soldier in Hero's Duty whom Doraemon impersonates in order to gain entry.
- Amy Adams as Blackfire (Voice): Markowski's girl.
- Logan Grove as Gumball Watterson (Voice): The best friend of Doraemon and Darwin.
- Holland Roden as Penny Fitzgerald (Voice): The best friend of Doraemon and the love interest of Gumball.
- Rupert Grint as Darwin Watterson (Voice): The best friend of Doraemon and Gumball.
- Kirsten Dunst as Masami (Voice): The best friend of Doraemon and the love interest of Darwin.
- Nicholas Martorell Jr. as Baby Doraemon (Voice): Who are expecting a baby.
- Max Charles as Young Doraemon (Voice): Doraemon at age 9.
- Drake Bell as Teenage Doraemon (Voice): Doraemon at age 13.
- Stanley Tucci as Herb Copperbottom (Voice): Expects an adult male.
- Dianne Wiest as Lydia Copperbottom (Voice): Expects an adult female.
Easter Egg Cameo Appearances
The Simpsons Movie
- Right before Peter causes the water flow, look for a cameo appearance of Plopper A.K.A. Spider-Pig outside the Griffin's house in their front yard.
- At the Quahog diner, a memorial tribute for Edna Krabappel-Flanders' late voice actress, Marcia Wallace can be seen on the wall right next to the menu, and it reads Dedicated to the loving memory of Marcia Wallace (1942-2013), a voice behind Edna Krabappel-Flanders gone too soon.
- Bart, Lisa, Maggie, Marge, Homer and Grampa Simpson and a few other characters including Ned Flanders, Lenny, Carl, Smithers, Mr. Burns, Otto Mann and Dr. Hibbert, make cameo appearances during the Quahog 100th anniversary celebration scene.
- The Simpsons theme tune performed by Green Day can heard playing on Chris's stereo.
- Fry, Leela and Bender make cameo appearances in the angry mob scene.
- Zapp Brannigan appears as an action figure in the toy department window on display.
- Stan, Francine, Haley, Steve and Roger Smith make cameo appearances in the diner scene.
- Bob, Linda, Tina, Gene and Louise Belcher make cameo appearances in the crime fighting scene.
Voice cast members' death notices
Over the past years, including way back in 2012, 9great voice cast members of the Family Guy animated comedy show have passed away. For example, Waylon Jennings, who narrated a fight scene between Peter and a Chessie Charlie's skill crane player in the season 1 episode: Chitty, Chitty Death Bang, passed away in his slumber from diabetic complications at the age of 64, back on Wednesday, February 13, 2002, Florence Stanley, the 1st and original voice for Thelma Griffin in the season 2 episode: Holy Crap, passed away from a stroke at the age of 79 back on Friday, October 3, 2003, Paul Gleason, who appeared in an archive footage in a live-action clip from the movie Die Hard in the season 8 episode: Brian's Got A Brand New Bag, passed away from pleural mesothelioma at the age of 67 back on Saturday, May 27, 2006, Don LaFontaine, who voiced himself as the narrator in the season 4 episode: North by North Quahog, passed away from complications of pneumothorax at the age of 68 back on Monday, September 1, 2008), Ed McMahon, who voiced himself in the season 1 episode: Death Has a Shadow, passed away from an unknown cancer at the age of 86 back on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, Leslie Nielsen, who voiced himself in 1 of the episodes, passed away from complications of pneumonia at the age of 84, back on Sunday, November 28, 2010, Charles Durning, who voiced Francis Griffin in the season 4 episode: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Fonz and mostly other episodes, passed away from natural causes at the age of 89, back on Monday, December 24, 2012, Phyllis Diller, the 2nd and original voice for Thelma Griffin in the season 5 episode: Peter's Two Dads and the season 6 episode: Padre de Familia, passed away from natural causes at the age of 95, back on Monday, August 20, 2012 and Michael Clarke Duncan, who voiced the wrong sounding Fozzie Bear in the season 5 episode: The Tan Aquatic with Steve Zissou, a young boy high on shrooms in the season 4 episode: You May Now Kiss the...Uh...Guy Who Receives and the Stork in the Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story segemnt: Stu and Stewie's Excellent Adventure, passed away from a heart attack at the age of 54 back on Monday, September 3, 2012.
- This movie takes place where the Griffins go on a mission to save Quahog from being overflowed.