Check out this video on why theater fans should hop to their feet and run to see "Smallfoot," opening in theaters on September 28.
Plus, here are 6 more reasons you definitely don't want to miss this brand new film.
1. “Smallfoot” is directed and co-written by Karey Kirkpatrick, the creative force behind the fabulous Shakespeare-inspired, Tony-nominated musical you might remember from the 2015 season: “Something Rotten.” His work on the Great White Way earned him two Tony nominations: Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical. Plus, he has an impressive list of movie credits, including “James and the Giant Peach” and “Chicken Run.”
2. Kirkpatrick also writing the Broadway-bound musical adaptation of “Mrs. Doubtfire,” which we can’t wait to see.
3. “Smallfoot” features brand new songs that will melt your heart (even though the film is set in the chilly Himalayas). For example, this heartening original (sung by Zendaya) is giving us some serious feels:
4. Kirkpatrick has also written this seriously catchy riff on Queen’s “Under Pressure.” And if the voice sounds familiar, it’s because you’re recognizing the incomparable James Corden. (Don’t worry - we’ll get to him in a minute.)
5. The film features a killer cast, many of whom have mad skills in the “song and dance” department. Take, for example, Zendaya. We’re kind of obsessed with her. She’s a bona fide triple threat (maybe even quadruple, if you count her trapeze work in “The Greatest Showman”) and we can’t wait to hear her swoon-worthy voice again.
6. Joining Zendaya is the hilariously talented, carpool karaoke singing, Tony Awards hosting extraordinaire: James Corden. A lot of folks know him as one of the late night guys, but hardcore theater fans know that he’s one of us. From his hit Broadway run in “One Man, Two Guvnors,” to blowing us away as the Baker in the film adaptation of “Into the Woods”, to hosting the Tony Awards, Corden is the King of Theater Kids.