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      Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken

      PG Now Playing 1 hr. 31 min. Kids & Family Comedy Adventure Fantasy Animation TRAILER for Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken: Featurette - Ruby Gillman Is... List
      65% 98 Reviews Tomatometer 81% 250+ Verified Ratings Audience Score Sweet, awkward 16-year-old Ruby Gillman (Lana Condor, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before franchise) is desperate to fit in at Oceanside High, but she mostly just feels invisible. She's math-tutoring her skater-boy crush (Jaboukie Young-White, Ralph Breaks the Internet), who only seems to admire her for her fractals, and she's prevented from hanging out with the cool kids at the beach because her over-protective supermom (Oscar® nominee Toni Collette, Knives Out), has forbade Ruby from ever getting in the water. But when she breaks her mom's #1 rule, Ruby will discover that she is a direct descendant of the warrior Kraken queens and is destined to inherit the throne from her commanding grandmother (Academy Award® winner Jane Fonda), the Warrior Queen of the Seven Seas. The Kraken are sworn to protect the oceans of the world against the vain, power-hungry mermaids who have been battling with the Kraken for eons. There's one major, and immediate, problem with that: The school's beautiful, popular new girl, Chelsea (Emmy winner Annie Murphy, Schitt's Creek) just happens to be a mermaid. Ruby will ultimately need to embrace who she is and go big to protect those she loves most. Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets

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      Critics Consensus

      Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken is littered with too much flotsam and jetsam from better animated features to stand as a true original, but its inherent sweetness and lively style make for likable enough family entertainment.

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      Audience Consensus

      Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken has most of what families will be looking for in an animated movie -- and it might even be more enjoyable for the older kids.

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      M3rcury674 Very colorful, enjoyable and great music. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/21/24 Full Review Juan I liked everything about the movie Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 09/08/23 Full Review Kevin B I miss having a short film before the main feature. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 08/03/23 Full Review Tabitha it's a solid fast paced coming of age story. the visuals are amazing and there is a moment between the mother and daughter that was fantastic! i just wish there had been about 20 more minutes to allow some moments to breathe better. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 07/25/23 Full Review Tiffany The movie was great for kids and a great alternative for the young girls that want to watch the Barbie movie! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/21/23 Full Review Kirk A fun, simple and breezy family movie of sea-kraken dealing with all the foibles of being a regular family in a seaside community, and having the be the eldest child destined to save the seven seas from evil mermaids. Funny, witty, and full of heart, Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken is quintessential dreamworks summer fun. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken

      Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken: Official Clip - Queen Nerissa Attacks Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken: Official Clip - Queen Nerissa Attacks 1:47 Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken: Official Clip - Turning Into a Giant Kraken Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken: Official Clip - Turning Into a Giant Kraken 2:17 Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken: Official Clip - Defeating Queen Nerissa Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken: Official Clip - Defeating Queen Nerissa 1:45 Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken: Official Clip - Ruby Rescues Connor Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken: Official Clip - Ruby Rescues Connor 3:08 Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken: Official Clip - I'm a Mother-Flipping Mermaid! Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken: Official Clip - I'm a Mother-Flipping Mermaid! 2:26 Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken: Official Clip - Mermaid Bestie Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken: Official Clip - Mermaid Bestie 2:44 Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken: Official Clip - Ruby vs. Queen Nerissa Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken: Official Clip - Ruby vs. Queen Nerissa 2:50 Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken: Official Clip - Kraken-Hunting Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken: Official Clip - Kraken-Hunting 1:45 Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken: Official Clip - Dancing at Prom Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken: Official Clip - Dancing at Prom 2:48 Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken: Official Clip - Ruby Trains Her Kraken Powers Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken: Official Clip - Ruby Trains Her Kraken Powers 2:50 View more videos

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      Christy Lemire FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) The color experience, on the most primal, visual aesthetic level, will be fun for little kids and fine for their parents. Jul 21, 2023 Full Review Marah Eakin Chicago Reader Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken turns into something bigger and better than your average kids’ pic. Jul 6, 2023 Full Review Tara Brady Irish Times A likable film that can’t decide if it’s a Turning Red-style menstrual metaphor, a generational conflict story, a Nickelodeon teen diary sitcom, or Harry Potter except with creatures of the deep. Rated: 3/5 Jul 4, 2023 Full Review Eddie Harrison film-authority.com …deserves to sink to the bottom of the briney; it’s tokenism in place of a genuine female voice, and an unhelpfully shrill cartoon of real-life, everyday, ordinary issues Rated: 2/5 Feb 21, 2024 Full Review Britany Murphy Muses of Media An enjoyable family-friendly film with relevant themes and great voice performances that the viewers can get some delight from. Rated: 3/5 Oct 25, 2023 Full Review Douglas Davidson Elements of Madness Overall, "Ruby Gillman" is not only an entertaining film, it’s a thoughtful one. Rated: 3.5/5 Sep 27, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Sweet, awkward 16-year-old Ruby Gillman (Lana Condor, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before franchise) is desperate to fit in at Oceanside High, but she mostly just feels invisible. She's math-tutoring her skater-boy crush (Jaboukie Young-White, Ralph Breaks the Internet), who only seems to admire her for her fractals, and she's prevented from hanging out with the cool kids at the beach because her over-protective supermom (Oscar® nominee Toni Collette, Knives Out), has forbade Ruby from ever getting in the water. But when she breaks her mom's #1 rule, Ruby will discover that she is a direct descendant of the warrior Kraken queens and is destined to inherit the throne from her commanding grandmother (Academy Award® winner Jane Fonda), the Warrior Queen of the Seven Seas. The Kraken are sworn to protect the oceans of the world against the vain, power-hungry mermaids who have been battling with the Kraken for eons. There's one major, and immediate, problem with that: The school's beautiful, popular new girl, Chelsea (Emmy winner Annie Murphy, Schitt's Creek) just happens to be a mermaid. Ruby will ultimately need to embrace who she is and go big to protect those she loves most.
      Director
      Kirk DeMicco
      Executive Producer
      Mike Mitchell
      Screenwriter
      Kirk DeMicco, Brian C. Brown, Elliott DiGuiseppi
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures
      Production Co
      DreamWorks Animation, Universal Films
      Rating
      PG (Some Action|Rude Humor|Thematic Elements)
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy, Animation
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 30, 2023, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 18, 2023
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $15.7M
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Digital 2.39:1
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