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Next Gen (2018)

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A friendship with a top-secret robot turns a lonely girl's life into a thrilling adventure as they take on bullies, evil bots and a scheming madman.
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Credited cast:
John Krasinski ... Project 77 (voice)
Charlyne Yi ... Mai (voice)
Jason Sudeikis ... Justin Pin / Ares (voice)
Michael Peña ... Momo (voice)
David Cross ... Dr. Tanner Rice / Q-Bots (voice)
Constance Wu ... Molly (voice)
Kiana Ledé ... Greenwood (voice)
Anna Akana ... Ani (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Acord ... Additional Voices (voice)
Reyna Amaya Reyna Amaya ... Additional Voices (voice)
Issac Ryan Brown ... Ric (voice)
Reba Buhr ... Diagnostic Computer (voice)
Makenna Cowgill Makenna Cowgill ... Additional Voices (voice)
Holly Dorff ... Additional Voices (voice)
Moosie Drier Moosie Drier ... Additional Voices (voice)


A friendship with a top-secret robot turns a lonely girl's life into a thrilling adventure as they take on bullies, evil bots and a scheming madman.

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Plot Keywords:

robot | friendship | memory | dog | bully | See All (86) »


Friendship is the ultimate upgrade.


TV-PG | See all certifications »

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China | Canada | USA


English | Mandarin

Release Date:

7 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Next Gen See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Box Office


CNY 150,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs





Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This movie is in fact made in a free animation program called "Blender", on half the budget of a typical Disney/Pixar film. See more »


Mai: What a team we make. A broken robot and a broken little girl.
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Crazy Credits

No robots were harmed in the making of this film. The filmmakers do not believe that robots are evil. They are good. Definitely good. Super super good. In fact, when the robot overlords take over we will be the first in line to bow at their benevolent feet. Or wheels -- or whatever. See more »


References The Terminator (1984) See more »


Written by Grace VanderWaal, Neil Ormandy, Johnny Nash, Ido Zmishlany, Chloe Angelides, and Michael Bywaters
Performed by Grace VanderWaal
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Beautiful and original
7 September 2018 | by rijtjepeitjeSee all my reviews

First of all, I noticed the quality of the animation, how can I describe this..,It's incredibly well made! I just loved every second of it, the colors, the fluid motion, the scenery.. Sometimes I paused at some parts of the movie, just to make a picture of the scenery. The badass and rebellious music in the background also made it an overall delight to watch. I'm sorry, but you just can't compare this with big hero 6, it's from a whole different universe, a whole different story and level, a whole different set of characters. The only comparison I could make is, that both the main characters of the movies are rebellious teenagers, so what? Like that didn't happen before. I just really, really enjoyed watching this and would reccommend it to anyone who loves a well made animation.

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