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Emoji movie hits theaters, Patrick Stewart plays Poop

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 01:30

Smiley faces to rolling eyes: ''The Emoji Movie' premieres in L.A. Ben Gruber reports.

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STORY: Hashtag excited - The Emoji movie hits theaters July 28. The animated feature set in a cell phone world tells the story of emojis rebelling against portraying just one emotion their entire lives. On face value a comedy about emoticons may seem shallow, but the film touches on topics like inclusiveness, self expression and friendship at a time when people's cell phones dominate thier interactions with others. If for no other reason, Sir Patrick Stewart being cast as an animated poop should draw in the crowds. The Shakespearan actor reflects on his role. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SIR. PATRICK STEWART, SAYING: "What's fun about 'Poop' is that he has insight into who and what he is and out of that insight comes a sense of humor which allows him to use euphemisms about what he represents in a witty way." Sony pictures hopes Emojis are as popular in theaters as they are on phones.

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Emoji movie hits theaters, Patrick Stewart plays Poop

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 01:30