Based on the children’s book, “The True Meaning of Smekday,” written by Adam Rex, director Tim Johnson brings us, “Happy Smekday!”
The book’s plot is described by DreamWorks Animation as:
In “Happy Smekday!” a friendly alien race invades Earth and uses it as a hideout from their mortal enemy. When one lowly alien accidentally notifies the enemies of his whereabouts, he is forced to go on the run with a teenage girl. The two become unlikely buddies and embark on a comical globetrotting adventure to right his wrongs, in which our alien hero learns what it really means to be human.
Rihanna and Jim Parsons of “The Big Bang Theory” have signed on to be the voice of the young girl and the alien.
Chris Jenkins and Suzanne Buirgy are producers for the project. The film was adapted from the children’s book by Tom J. Astle and Matt Ember. “Happy Smekday!” will be distributed by 20th Century Fox.
“Happy Smekday!” will be in theaters on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.