Migration is an upcoming animated film that will be released on December 22, 2023. It is produced by Illumination and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film is directed by Benjamin Renner, who also directed The Good Dinosaur, and written by Mike White, who also wrote School of Rock. The film features the voices of Kumail Nanjiani, Elizabeth Banks, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key, David Mitchell, Carol Kane, Casper Jennings, Tresi Gazal, and Danny DeVito.
The film tells the story of a family of ducks who try to convince their overprotective father to go on a vacation of a lifetime and attempt to migrate from New England, through New York City, and to Jamaica. Along the way, they encounter various challenges and adventures, as well as new friends and enemies. The film is a comedy that also explores themes such as identity, diversity, and acceptance.
The film is inspired by Renner’s own experience as a child of immigrants in New York City, and pays homage to various cultures and traditions. The film also references some classic romantic films, such as Moonstruck and Amélie. The music by John Powell is beautiful and fitting for the mood of the film.