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91% Tomatometer 65 Reviews 66% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Neglected by their parents, four old-fashioned siblings venture out into the modern world with their new nanny. Read More Read Less Watch on Netflix Stream Now

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An appealing animated adventure whose silliness is anchored in genuine emotion, The Willoughbys offers fanciful fun the entire family can enjoy.

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The Willoughbys | Rotten Tomatoes (1) Roxana Hadadi Chesapeake Family Magazine The Willoughbys is inconsistent tonally and garishly animated, but its message about family is somewhat comforting. Rated: 3/5 May 9, 2020 Full Review The Willoughbys | Rotten Tomatoes (2) Kristy Puchko Pajiba The Willoughbys is a rollicking romp that's unapologetically bonkers and welcomes audiences into a world of adventure. May 1, 2020 Full Review The Willoughbys | Rotten Tomatoes (3) Perri Nemiroff Perri Nemiroff (YouTube) I think if you appreciate kooky humor and also really vibrant animation, you need to check this one out. Apr 27, 2020 Full Review The Willoughbys | Rotten Tomatoes (4) Jason Flatt But Why Tho? A Geek Community The Willoughbys is a decent movie with endearing characters and excellent messages...It’s not amazing, but certainly worth a go for how endearing and wholesome most of the characters are. Rated: 7/10 Jan 17, 2023 Full Review The Willoughbys | Rotten Tomatoes (5) Richard Crouse Richard Crouse There's a taste of Roald Dahl, a hint of Despicable Me and a dollop of Mary Poppins , but, all spun together, they form a delightfully dark (but not too dark) story about finding the true value of family. Rated: 3/5 Jan 30, 2021 Full Review The Willoughbys | Rotten Tomatoes (6) Shah Shahid Comic Years I highly recommend Netflix's The Willoughbys for a kids' movie that is different from most. Nov 18, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member The story is suitably loony and the voice cast is fine, but a lot of the humor just doesn't land. I will give them a hand, though, for trying really hard to get chuckles out of starving the children. I do love the visual design - The look and character animation draw a LOT from Chuck Jones' Warner Bros. cartoons. Rated 3.5/5 Stars • Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 06/19/24 Full Review Audience Member Has great music but Tim gets annoying after a while Rated 3.5/5 Stars • Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/24/24 Full Review Elliot J It is an amazing movie. I watched it a second time after 2 years, and I loved it once again. The singing is amazing, I now listen to the song occasionally. It does have a positive message if you really look for it and care about the film enough to do that. I would recommend watching it. Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/26/23 Full Review Nico H It's my favorite movie to watch when I'm bored out of my mind at 3am. When I saw this as a child for the first time I watched it over and over again, most children watch Frozen over and over, but me? I have watched Frozen 2 maybe 3 times in my lifetime. Meanwhile my totally accurate reasonable estimation of how many times I've watched this movie as somewhere in the double digits. My patient self waited for a movie that was relatable, funny and which has a sharp and clear story line, and that was this movie. The characters were bright and colorful, the characters I recommend this movie to anyone on this site, who is a child, or needs to distract one (or more) Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/11/23 Full Review Joel H My 4-year-old daughter chose to watch The Willoughbys for our family movie night, so I didn't really know what to expect. I didn't know anything about this movie. I was pleasantly surprised. The animation was interesting, and I recognized a lot of the voice actors. Also, despite the grim subject matter, this animated movie manages to maintain levity. It's similar to A Series of Unfortunate Events in that way. However, while it made me smile at parts, I didn't laugh much during this dark comedy. And the story was enjoyable, but mostly predictable. I wouldn't mind if my daughter chose to watch it again. Rated 3/5 Stars • Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/03/23 Full Review Jenna A Good film!! Really fun to watch!! ❤️ Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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Kris Pearn Director Will Forte Tim Willoughby Maya Rudolph Nanny Alessia Cara Jane Willoughby Terry Crews Commander Melanoff Martin Short The Father
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Synopsis Neglected by their parents, four old-fashioned siblings venture out into the modern world with their new nanny.

Kris Pearn

Kris Pearn

Production Co
BRON Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance

PG (Rude Humor|Some Thematic Elements)

Kids & Family, Comedy, Animation

Original Language

Release Date (Streaming)
Apr 22, 2020

1h 32m

Aspect Ratio
Scope (2.35:1)
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