"Spies in Disguise"
Inspired by the animated short Pigeon: Impossible by Austin-based writer/director Lucas Martell, Spies in Disguise finds the Will Smith-voiced secret agent Lance Sterling on the run about being framed for the theft of a deadly weapon. Sterling joins forces with the Tom Holland-voiced Walter Beckett, an agency scientist who accidentally turns Sterling into a pigeon with an untested new invention. At first, Sterling hates being “a rat with a wings.” But he soon realizes that, as a pigeon, he can operate undercover in his bid to track down and apprehend the criminal mastermind in possession of the weapon, the Ben Mendelsohn-voiced Killian. The voice cast also includes Rashida Jones, Karen Gillan, and DJ Khaled as security agents on Sterling’s tail. Spies in Disguise, which opens Dec. 25, is produced by Blue Sky Productions, the studio behind the Ice Age and Rio franchises. Lucas Martell's dialogue-free 2009 animated short Pigeon: Impossible pits Junior Agent Walter Beckett against a hungry and easily irritated pigeon with the fate of the free world in the balance. Martell served as Spies in Disguise’s story consultant. He is one of the directors and executive producers of the Austin-based animation studio Mighty Coconut, which is known for its shorts The Ocean Maker and Koalaroo, the web series The Mighty Coconuts, the YouTube Red series Kings of Atlantis, and the augmented reality games 57° North, Lazer Mazer, and the upcoming Balla Nova.
Aired: Dec. 19, 2019.