Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation have just shared the brand new “Land of Luck” poster with AWN, to celebrate the worldwide release today on Apple TV+ of their first animated feature film, Chance.
In the film, the world’s unluckiest person, Sam Greenfield (Eva Noblezada), who despite his large portfolio of rotten luck, is determined to help his friend Hazel (Adelynn Spoon) find the forever home that Sam never never found.
So when Sam finds, and then loses, a lucky penny that leads her to an enigmatic, talking black cat named Bob (Simon Pegg), Sam chases the feline to wander into the never-before-seen lucky land, a place magnificent and extraordinary where luck is made, inhabited by all kinds of magical creatures. Thus begins her quest to bring some luck to her best friend. But, she must team up with the magical creatures that live there to do so.
Chance is directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Peggy Holmes (Secret of the wings, The pirate fairy, The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Debut) from an original screenplay by Kiel Murray (Cars, Cars 3), and Jon Aibel and Glenn Berger (Kung Fu Panda 2, Trolls). John Lasseter, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and David Eisenmann produce for Skydance Animation.
In addition to Noblezada, Spoon and Pegg, the film’s voice cast includes Jane Fonda; Whoopi Goldberg; Flula Borg; Lil Rel Howery; Colin O’Donoghue; and John Ratzenberger.
While discussing ChanceHolmes shared with AWN that it was the family aspect — or Sam’s lack of it — that drew her to the film. “I come from a very large family,” she notes. “Family is the most important thing in my life. So I could already feel and see this potential of having this wonderful emotional story of a girl, the unluckiest girl in the world, a girl without a family, finally finding his family forever. That’s really the heart of the story.
Read AWN’s coverage of this fun and heartwarming new film:
The whimsical and grounded dance of “luck”
‘Chance’ aims to bring hope to foster and non-foster children
Discover the official Chance Trailer:
Dan Sarto is the publisher and editor of Animation World Network.