Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken Movie (2023) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review

Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken

June 30, 2023
1hr 31min
Status: released

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Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken Movie Details:

Country United States
Language English
Release dateJune 15, 2023 (Annecy)
June 30, 2023 (United States)
Running time1hr 31min
Age ratingPG
StarringLana Condor
Toni Collette
Annie Murphy
Colman Domingo
Jane Fonda
Directed by Kirk DeMicco
Written byPam Brady
Brian C. Brown
Elliott DiGuiseppi
Produced byKelly Cooney Cilella
Cinematography by Jon Gutman
Edited by Michelle Mendenhall
Music byStephanie Economou
Production CompanyDreamWorks Animation
Distributor Universal Pictures

Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken Movie Voice Cast & Characters:

  • Lana Condor is Ruby Gillman, a 16-year-old Kraken girl who is desperate to fit in at Oceanside High and can turn into a giant three-legged kraken when she is in the ocean like all royal female Krakens do. She is described by the film’s producer Kelly Cooney Cilella as “a normal teenager”.
  • Toni Collette is Agatha Gillman, Ruby’s overprotective real estate agent mother who can turn into a giant four-legged kraken when she is in the ocean.
  • Annie Murphy as Queen Nerissa, the evil queen of the mermaids with a vendetta against the Gillman family who poses as Chelsea Van Der Zee, the snobbish, popular new girl at Oceanside High.
  • Colman Domingo is Arthur Gillman, a male kraken who is Agatha’s husband and Ruby’s supportive father.
  • Blue Chapman is Sam Gillman, Ruby’ 7-year-old energetic and loyal younger brother who loves to play dodgeball. He is loosely based on co-writer Brian C. Brown.
  • Jane Fonda as Grandmama Gillman, the Warrior Queen of the Seven Seas, the mother of Agatha, and Ruby and Sam’s maternal grandmother.
  • Sam Richardson as Brill Gillman, a Kraken male who is Ruby’s dim-witted and enthusiastic maternal uncle, Grandmamah’s son, and Agatha’s brother.
  • Will Forte is Captain Gordon Lighthouse, a Kraken-obsessed old sailor with a peg leg who works as a tour guide and has a crab named “Davy”.
  • Jaboukie Young-White as Connor, a skater-boy who became Ruby’s love interest.
  • Liza Koshy as Margot,[9] a dramatic girl and Ruby’s best friend.
  • Eduardo Franco as Trevin, a gamer and one of Ruby’s friends.
  • Ramona Young as Bliss, a goth girl and one of Ruby’s friends.


Sweet, awkward 16-year-old Ruby Gillman (Lana Condor, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before franchise) is desperate to fit in at Oceanside High, but she mostly just feels invisible. She’s math-tutoring her skater-boy crush (Jaboukie Young-White, Ralph Breaks the Internet), who only seems to admire her for her fractals, and she’s prevented from hanging out with the cool kids at the beach because her over-protective supermom (Oscar® nominee Toni Collette, Knives Out), has forbidden Ruby from ever getting in the water.

But when she breaks her mom’s #1 rule, Ruby will discover that she is a direct descendant of the warrior Kraken queens and is destined to inherit the throne from her commanding grandmother (Academy Award® winner Jane Fonda), the Warrior Queen of the Seven Seas.

The Kraken are sworn to protect the oceans of the world against the vain, power-hungry mermaids who have been battling with the Kraken for eons. There’s one major, and immediate, problem with that: The school’s beautiful, popular new girl, Chelsea (Emmy winner Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek) just happens to be a mermaid. Ruby will ultimately need to embrace who she is and go big to protect those she loves most.—Universal Pictures

Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken Movie Budget & Box Office Collection:

Budget$70 million
Worldwide Collection$46.1 million

About Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken Movie:

Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken is an American animated teen comedy film directed by Kirk DeMicco and written by Brian C. Brown, Elliott DiGuiseppi, and Pam Brady. Produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Universal Pictures, the film stars the voices of Lana Condor, Toni Collette, Annie Murphy, Colman Domingo, and Jane Fonda.

The film was first pitched to DreamWorks Animation and had been in the works for several years.

The film was announced in June 2021 as its original title Meet the Gillmans.

It is Dreamworks Animation’s 44th theatrically released feature film and 45th overall feature film.

The film is Sam Richardson’s 2nd animated film, after Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018).

Paul Tibbitt, a crew member on the Nickelodeon animated series SpongeBob SquarePants (1999), was originally announced as director of the film, before he was replaced by Kirk DeMicco in mid-March of 2023.

Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken had its world premiere at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival on June 15, 2023, and was released in the United States on June 30, by Universal Pictures. The film received mixed reviews from critics.

As part of their 18-month deal with Netflix, the film will stream on Peacock for the first four months of the pay-TV window, then will move to Netflix for the next ten, and then will return to Peacock for the remaining four.