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‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’: Animating a Social Media Twist on a Boy-and-His-Dog Story

In “Ron’s Gone Wrong,” the first animated feature by UK-based Locksmith Animation (in theaters only from Disney/20th Century Studios), the titular malfunctioning robot (voiced by Zach Galifianakis) and socially awkward middle-schooler Barney (voiced by Jack Dylan Grazer) struggle to understand the difference between interpersonal and virtual friendship. Thus, for director Sarah Smith (Aardman’s “Arthur Christmas”) […]

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Ron’s Gone Wrong Co-Writer Peter Baynham Reveals The Surprising Way Ron And Borat Are The Same

Even in our modern, hyper-connected world, friendship is important for any kid growing up. 20th Century Studios’ “Ron’s Gone Wrong,” now in theaters, tackles both the importance of friendship and our contemporary overreliance on technology through the story of awkward middle-schooler Barney (Jack Dylan Grazer) and his “B-bot” robot companion Ron (Zach Galifianakis). When the […]

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How Ron’s Gone Wrong Directors Made A Film About Connection While Disconnected [Interview]

“Ron’s Gone Wrong,” from 20th Century Studios and Locksmith Animation, tells the story of Barney and his robotic B-bot companion, Ron. Ron is part of a brand new product line of small, social media connected bots intended to be your “best friend out of the box,” but there’s a catch: Ron’s broken. Unable to connect […]

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Disney Releasing ‘Eternals,’ ‘Encanto’ Exclusively in Theaters

Disney announced on Friday that upcoming 2021 films “Eternals,” “The Last Duel,” “West Side Story,” “Ron’s Gone Wrong” and “The King’s Man” will get exclusive, 45-day theatrical windows before moving to digital platforms.Meanwhile, the animated musical “Encanto” will play in theaters for 30 days starting on Nov. 24, before hitting Disney Plus.The decision is a […]

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