Disney released the first official trailer for the animated movie Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again. The giant company acquired 21st Century Fox in 2019, and this is the first project in the franchise under the new management. The trailer gives off the same ambiance as the original movie but in a new format and style.
The trailer also showed many aspects of the franchise and details about the plot and its characters, far from the live-action adaptation. The main characters that fans loved remained, but in a new coat of animation.
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Night At The Museum Brings Back Our Favorite Characters
The story picks up after Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, and it features the same protagonists: Teddy Roosevelt, Sacagawea, Octavius, Jedediah, Easter Island Head, Neanderthal version of Larry Daley, and a new Joan of Arc exhibit. Larry’s son, Nick, takes his father’s place at the museum as the night guard.
Nick and his museum friends will venture into another wild ride as they face off against their greatest nemesis, Kahmunrah, the villain in the 2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.
The ending saw the antagonist banished into the Underworld, but now that he’s back, it meant the exile is temporary. Not only Nick would have to face Kahmunrah, but the pharaoh will be joined by the Ancient Egyptian God of Chaos, Seth.
The new Night at the Museum animated movie will cast new voice actors, such as Zachary Levi as Larry, Jack Whitehall as Octavius, Alice Isaaz as Joan of Arc, Thomas Lennon as Teddy Roosevelt, Kiernan Sequoia as Sacagawea, and Joseph Kamal as evil Kahmunrah.
Fans React To The New Trailer Of Night At The Museum
It seems that many fans do not appreciate the new animation of Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again. Perhaps the change of art direction under the new management also affected the style of the film. Check out fans’ reactions below:
Personally I think they could’ve done better with the art style
— Mr.Silhouette #AnimationDeservesBetter (@MrSilhouette95) November 29, 2022
I mean…it's not…it's not BAD…
— Josh Spicer 🇭🇰 (@JoshSpicer3) November 29, 2022
…. why do we need this animated? what's wrong with what they had before? ugh this is a pass
— NerdeQueen (@Portraitsbyme32) November 29, 2022
The plot seems okay but the movie just looks ugly, especially for Disney standards. Which sucks because I missed 2d movies from Disney
— CottonCloud (@Thatrandomtwin1) November 30, 2022
The animation looks like one of those off-brand 2000s direct to dvd movies. How the hell did Disney greenlight that?
— Theonlytman2 (@theonlytman2) November 29, 2022
Some fans pointed out that Disney could do better with the art style, while some questioned the company’s standards when it comes to animation. The trailer arrived as Disney CEO Bob Iger takes on a new route through creative freedom.
Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again will premiere exclusively on Disney+ this December 9.