With The Willoughbys , writer/director Kris Pearn adapted a beloved children's book of the same name by Lois Lowry, looking to be as faithful as possible to the "subversive" nature of her story, while bringing to it his own personal touch. Pearn's second feature, following 2013's Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 , centers on the Willoughby children, who grew up with parents who could not be more disinterested in them. Exploring the sometimes-wide gap between the families we're born into and those we choose, it watches as the kids send their selfish guardians off on vacation, setting off on a globetrotting adventure and forging new connections. In conversation with Deadline, Pearn breaks down his narrative and visual approach to the feature—which debuted on Netflix last April—a clever, darkly comedic parable, through which he hoped to say "something real." Related Story ‘The Willoughbys’ Review: Ricky Gervais As A Chatty Cat Leads Cool Voice Cast In Frenetically Funny Netflix Toon DEADLINE: How did you come to direct The Willoughbys ? What excited you about making this film? KRIS PEARN : I had a friend that was doing a film at Bron [Animation], and I was working on a film down… Read full this story
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