Currently, people know American animation studio Illumination best for The Super Mario Bros. Movie, as well as for their Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets, and Sing franchises. However, their latest animated film Migration doesn’t seem to be part of any of those franchises. In fact, it seems to be in an entirely different continuity altogether. Judging by the second and new official trailer, it looks like they want to kickstart a whole new franchise with this film. Don’t believe me? Then why not check out that new official trailer below, and see if this avian comedy is the thing for you and your kids?

Migration: Details

I know this film is about ducks, but that duck à l’orange looks delicious.

Illumination is proud to hype up Migration with that second official trailer above on YouTube. Said trailer shows what seems to be a typical CGI family-friendly comedy adventure starring a family of ducks. Which is actually kind of hilarious in a meta sense if you know what ducks are really like as far as their ducklings are concerned. Let’s just say: there’s a reason why ducks have so many ducklings, and why most of them don’t make it to adulthood. But that’s enough about the biology of real ducks for now. These CGI ducks are a lot more anthropomorphized than that, even if the duck à l’orange looks deliciously realistic.

If you’re curious about how delicious that duck à l’orange, then it won’t be that long a wait. Migration will make its theatrical debut on December 23, 2023; just in time for Christmas. As of this writing though, tickets are not on sale yet. If you want to know when that will be, then keep checking back in to the film’s official website.

Bonus: Poster and Synopsis

Migration poster 2.
Wait, how is the duckling flying?

Want an idea of what Migration will be about? Well, Illumination does have an official synopsis for it. You can check it out below:

The Mallard family is in a bit of rut. While dad Mack is content to keep his family safe paddling around their New England pond forever, mom Pam is eager to shake things up and show their kids—teen son Dax and duckling daughter Gwen—the whole wide world. After a migrating duck family alights on their pond with thrilling tales of far-flung places, Pam persuades Mack to embark on a family trip, via New York City, to tropical Jamaica.