Ron's Gone Wrong: 20th Century Fox and Locksmith Animation set heart-warming sci-fi flick

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Sep 3, 2019, 8:10 AM EDT (Updated)

Twentieth Century Fox and Locksmith Animation have announced their plans to release a heart-warming new sci-fi animated movie titled Ron’s Gone Wrong in 2020.

It's the first project from the newly announced multi-year production partnership between Fox and Locksmith (the UK’s new high-end CG feature animation studio.)

In what sounds like a possible crossover of WALL-E and Toy Story, the press release says the movie tells the story of a “wonderful walking, talking, digitally connected bot that sweeps the world, becoming every kid’s new Best Friend.”

Damn, we want one!

But when an 11-year-old boy named Barney ends up with one that doesn’t work, his attempts to teach it become a hilarious, emotional exploration of what real friendship means in a world of algorithms and social media.

The movie is being helmed by co-directors Alessandro Carloni (Kung Fu Panda 3) and Pixar story veteran J.P. Vine (Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur). They’re joined by an impressive list of award-winning talent including production designer Nathan Crowley (Dunkirk, Interstellar, The Dark Knight), character designer Carter Goodritch (Ratatouille, Despicable Me), editor David Burrows (The Lego Movie), cinematographer David Peers (Happy Feet), and VFX supervisor Philippe Denis (Trolls).

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