‘Mooned’ Sci-Fi Short Trailer: A Cosmic Adventure Before ‘Migration’ Hits Theaters


The cinematic universe just got a little more exciting with the release of the official trailer for “Mooned,” a sci-fi short film that’s set to play before the animated adventure “Migration.” This short film is an intriguing blend of humor and cosmic mystery, featuring the return of Vector, the memorable villain from the first “Despicable Me” movie.

“Mooned” is a creative venture by Universal and Illumination, focusing on what happened to Vector after he was marooned on the Moon. Fans of the franchise will recall that Vector, voiced by Jason Segel, met this lunar fate at the hands of Gru in the series’ first installment. This short film, spanning just under 9 minutes, aims to answer the long-standing question: What has Vector been up to all this time?

In a surprising twist, the Minions, voiced by Pierre Coffin, are also stuck with Vector, adding their unique brand of humor to the mix. The short film is an exclusive theater release, debuting before “Migration” on December 22nd, 2023. It adds a layer of excitement for audiences, especially considering that it will only be available for streaming later next year.

Speaking of “Migration,” this 2023 animated feature is a heartwarming tale from Illumination and Universal Pictures. Directed by Benjamin Renner and co-directed by Guylo Homsy, the film tells the story of a duck family’s adventurous migration from New England to Jamaica. The voice cast boasts talents like Kumail Nanjiani, Elizabeth Banks, and Danny DeVito, among others.


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The plot revolves around the Mallard family, led by the cautious Mack and the adventurous Pam. They embark on a journey that takes them through New York City to the sunny shores of Jamaica. It’s a story of discovery, friendship, and the unexpected adventures that life offers.

“Mooned” and “Migration” represent the diverse storytelling capabilities of Illumination. Whether it’s a brief sci-fi escapade on the Moon or a full-length comedic adventure across continents, these films are sure to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences worldwide. So mark your calendars for December 22nd – a date set for a double dose of animated delight!

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