Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken (2023)

"Discover the hero just beneath the surface."Movie
Audience Score
73
Review Score
60
Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken
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Ruby Gillman, a sweet and awkward high school student, discovers she's a direct descendant of the warrior kraken queens. The kraken are sworn to protect the oceans of the world against the vain, power-hungry mermaids. Destined to inherit the throne from her commanding grandmother, Ruby must use her newfound powers to protect those she loves most.
DirectorKirk DeMicco
WritersBrian C BrownPam BradyElliott DiGuiseppi

Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken Review

‘Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken’ is DreamWorks on a charming yet also generic setting. The latest film from the company sticks to some familiar, positive messages wrapped in a visually impressive, mildly inventive style.

The movie showcases a fun visual style that, while it won’t challenge animated boundaries the way that the ‘Spider-Verse’ films do, it’s nevertheless an attractive and, at times, electric variant of DreamWorks’ usual style. One or two sequences, such as Ruby’s impassioned plea to attend prom, delivered via presentation video that calls to mind ‘The Mitchells Vs. the Machines’ do break away from the overall look, and are fun to watch. And whenever the action heads under the sea, the vibrant tones of the krakens and some other ocean life, plus Fonda’s character’s royal palace are realized with impact.

Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken Showtimes on June 5th, 2024

Movie Details

Theatrical Release:June 30th, 2023 - Buy Tickets
On Digital & Streaming:July 18th, 2023 - Watch Now
On DVD & Blu-ray:September 26th, 2023 - Buy DVD
Movie Budget:$70,000,000
Movie Box Office Gross:$45,000,000 (Worldwide)
Original Language:English
Executive Producers:Mike Mitchell
Production Companies:DreamWorks Animation