We had a black president TWO TIMES before we had an animated 3D movie with a black character as the lead: In November, DreamWorks' Home, based on Adam Rex’s book The True Meaning of Smekday, will be the first. The film features Rihanna's vocals portraying a teenage girl named Tip, Jim Parsons lending his voice to an alien named Oh, Jennifer Lopez as Tip's mother, and Steve Martin as Captain Smek, the leader of the "Boov" alien race.
Here is a synopsis taken from Indiewire:
When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while the Boov get busy efficiently reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, (Rihanna) manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov by the name of Oh (Jim Parsons). Equally stubborn and set in their ways, these two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime. Good thing they have a flying car.
In addition to starring in Home, Rihanna is set to record an accompanying album.
Check out a prequel short film called Almost Home below and be on the lookout for the feature to hit theaters on November 26.