home trailer dreamworks"Home" is a true fish out of water story, if you sub in an alien and an alternate universe for the fish and the water.

The animated flick follows a banished alien named Oh (voiced by Jim Parsons), part of an alien race hiding on Earth from their mortal enemies and looking to make a new life on the planet. Unfortunately, Oh has accidentally tipped off his enemies to the aliens' location, and now, Earth is in danger.

He teams up with a resourceful girl named Tip (voiced by Rihanna) to try to save the day, though her exasperation with his alien powers coupled with his misunderstanding of the workings of the planet make for some high-stakes hijinks. There are also plenty of good gags involving Oh's reaction to everyday Earth events (he thinks Tip's purring cat is about to explode, and at one point exclaims while dancing, "My hands are in the air like I just don't care!"), and lots of fantastical set pieces that show off some eye-popping animation.

The concept is quirky and seems promising, and with filmmakers who've worked on flicks like "Shrek," "Over the Hedge," and "The Croods" involved, it seems talent is on its side, too. The voice cast also includes Steve Martin, who plays the leader of Oh's race -- yet another point in the film's favor.

"Home" hits theaters in 2015.

[via: First Showing]

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