‘Luck’ Trailer: An Unlucky Girl Tries To Turn Her Luck Around

For an Apple TV+ animated movie about a girl and the powers of good and bad luck, there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes drama surrounding Luck. It all starts with the hiring of former Pixar exec and Toy Story director John Lasseter. After sexual harrassment allegations forced him out, he signed a controversial deal with Skydance Animation to develop movies, and that led to the exit of Paramount as a partner on Luck, as well as the departure of Emma Thompson from a voice role. And honestly, that’s just the start.

The film centers on Sam, a young girl who considers herself the unluckiest person in the world. When she discovers the actual Land of Luck, she must join with other magical creatures to defeat a force more powerful than luck and finall turn her luck from bad to good.

Directing is Peggy Holmes, known for the straight-to-DVD Tinker Bell movies. Holmes is a replacement for director Alessandro Carloni, who left over creative differences in 2020. Eva Noblezada, Simon Pegg, Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Flula Borg, Lil Rel Howery, Colin O’Donoghue, John Ratzenberger, and Adelynn Spoon lead the voice cast.

Luck hits Apple TV+ on August 5th, and hopefully it can overcome all of the negative stuff that has led up to its release.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.