UglyDolls

UglyDolls
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STX's first animated movie with truly ugly results.
Genre: Musical
Comedy
Animated
Directed By: Kelly Asbury
Written By: Jane Hartwell
Robert Rodriguez
Oren Aviv
Starring: Kelly Clarkson
Janelle Monáe
Blake Shelton
Wanda Sykes
Gabriel Iglesias
Wang Leehom
Bebe Rexha
Charli XCX
Lizzo
Nick Jonas
Pitbull
Photography: Color
Distributed By: STX Entertainment
Release Date: May 3, 2019
Runtime: 92 minutes
Country: United States

UglyDolls is a 2019 animated musical comedy film directed by Kelly Asbury. The film stars Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monáe, Blake Shelton, Wanda Sykes, Gabriel Iglesias, Wang Leehom, Bebe Rexha, Charli XCX, Lizzo, Nick Jonas and Pitbull. The film was distributed by STX Entertainment and animated by Reel FX Creative Studios.

Plot

In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weirdness is celebrated, strangeness is special and beauty is embraced as more than meets the eye. After traveling to the other side of a mountain, Moxy and her UglyDoll friends discover Perfection -- a town where more conventional dolls receive training before entering the real world to find the love of a child. Soon, the UglyDolls learn what it means to be different -- ultimately realizing that they don't have to be perfect to be amazing.

Bad Qualities

  1. Similar to The Emoji Movie, the film feels like it was most likely made just to advertise the UglyDolls series of plushes. It's basically a commercial, but disguised as a movie on the inside.
    • It is also similar to films such as The Angry Birds Movie, in that it is based on something that isn't popular these days, although the aforementioned film was executed well.
  2. The movie spent nine years in production and the plot ends up being predictable and formulaic, with it being about several characters trying to fit in with the other superior characters, but they eventually accept themselves for who they are, which has already been done several times before in other films, notably Wonder, Maya the Bee: The Movie, Bratz: The Movie and The Emoji Movie.
  3. Character error: When Mandy turns around to walk out the door, she bumps into the wall and drops her glasses. After she gets her glasses back, she bumps into the same wall again. She can still see the wall even without her glasses on, even though she has blurry vision. So its very likely she was distracted and wasn't being careful or paying attention to where she was walking to, even though she would feel the door.
  4. Failed attempts at humor, with the biggest offenders being the Gibberish Cat and the line "I'm an individual, just like all of you".
    • The Gibberish Cat also appears multiple times throughout the movie, with the same animation and line of dialogue.
  5. Certain characters just come off as incredibly annoying and can be mean-spirited at times.
    • Notably, Moxy is annoying and uninteresting, as she is overconfident, has extreme curiosity and has the ability to make others feel great.
    • Lou is a stereotypical leader who is obsessed with fashion and praising people solely for their looks, and as a result he is a generic antagonist.
  6. For some reason, Moxy knows about the big world without there being a scene showing how she began her belief.
  7. Like Cats, some of the voice cast aren't even singers, like Wanda Sykes. The non-singers don't do well in their parts to sing.
  8. The perfect dolls look like prep school students, even though they are actually adults. They also look more like humans than convincing dolls.
  9. Pointless pop culture references, such as the film pausing to shove in an Oliver Twist reference.
  10. The UglyDolls and Perfect Dolls aren't even all that unique. All of the character groups look exactly the same.
  11. Misleading title: The designs for the UglyDolls are really not that ugly at all, as they've been "cutesified" to appeal towards kids.
  12. The camera, which scans on Moxy, randomly says "Tell my family I love them..." before breaking.
  13. There is a scene in which the Ice Bat is sinking in with the boat, indicating that he is attempting to commit suicide, but luckily survives, which is inappropriate for a children's film.

Good Qualities

  1. The animation is actually good and way better than expected, especially since it was made by the studio Reel FX Animation Studios, the same company that animated Free Birds, The Book of Life, Rock Dog, and SCOOB!.
  2. The ending isn't too bad.
  3. Decent voice acting. In fact, Kelly Clarkson and Nick Jonas do give off good performances.
  4. Some funny moments here and there, such as Wage's mental breakdown when Uglyville falls into depression, and Wedgehead getting her name via falling out of a pipe.
  5. The music and songs are actually really nice.
    • In fact, Christopher Lennertz's musical score is really nice as well.
  6. The moral, despite being generic, is actually still important to this day.
  7. Wage, Mandy, and Lucky Bat are all likeable characters.
  8. Some heartwarming and/or tearjerking moments.
  9. The decent acting can lead to some fun deliveries. For example, the line "okay, the big world and children do not exist" isn't all that funny, but the way Wanda Sykes says it as "OK, the Big World and children, DO. NOT. EXIST." does make it work.
  10. Lou's backstory, despite being generic, is a bit sad.

Reception

Critical response

UglyDolls ended up receiving generally negative reviews from critics, as well as receiving mixed reviews from audiences. It currently holds a 27% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes as well as a 54% audience score, with its critical consensus saying, "Very young viewers may be entertained by UglyDolls, if only because they're less likely to recognize the many familiar elements in its affirmative yet formulaic story." It holds a 4.8 on IMDb, as well as a 39 on Metacritic, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews." Many have found it to be "cliched and blandly animated", while others have found it to be a ripoff of many other films, notably Trolls and Toy Story.

Box office

UglyDolls flopped at the box office, with only $32 million being grossed over its $45-53 million budget; some believe that this was because it released at the time Avengers: Endgame and Pokémon Detective Pikachu were still in theaters.

Trivia

  • This was the last film directed by Kelly Asbury before his death in 2020.

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Comments


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That One Stickman

22 months ago
Score 26

How dare you add UglyDolls in here. Because of this, Moxos will snap all of you out of existence.

 
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EijiZeBoi

22 months ago
Score 20
XD
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Paprika

22 months ago
Score 34
If you snap your fingers you will kill half of the universe, not just him!
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Subzero967

21 months ago
Score -17
butthurt
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That One Stickman

21 months ago
Score 10
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That One Stickman

21 months ago
Score 7
It's a joke you dumbass.
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K20000306

21 months ago
Score -6
Btw, You snapped it and you died of burn.
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Se

20 months ago
Score -7
Rude.
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JDM4678

18 months ago
Score 4
This movie was so bad its good
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Ramadhan1a

17 months ago
Score 4

sHUt the fucK up BITCh. not EVeRYoNe LoVES THiS FiLM

Have you heard of a thing called opinion.
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Ramadhan1a

17 months ago
Score 4
Stop Typing Like This.
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Hookuai

16 months ago
Score 4
UGLYDOLLS IS THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD
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ItMeansNothing

15 months ago
Score 4
Y A A A A A S
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Hookuai

14 months ago
Score 2
Tee
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Hookuai

14 months ago
Score 2
MoXoS 0n3 Of M Y best FRIENDs
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Necropolis

5 months ago
Score -1
@Subzero967 - It's just a joke, Chill!
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Trevor807

5 months ago
Score 0
Why do you choose to gravedig?
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MrAnonymous

2 months ago
Score 0
OH MY GOD! WAAAAAA-
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ItMeansNothing

one month ago
Score 1
Best comment I ever made.
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It's a me Lamar

one month ago
Score 1
LMAO Good jokes there.
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GiPratt

21 days ago
Score 0
....
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LoudHouseFan777

22 months ago
Score 5
I liked this film
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Se

21 months ago
Score 5
Meh.
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Cute animals are the best

21 months ago
Score -9
Why
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That One Stickman

21 months ago
Score 2
Moxy will love you.
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LoudHouseFan777

20 months ago
Score 4
@Cute animals are the best There's a thing called an "opinion"
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Matthew The Guy

18 months ago
Score 4
To be fair LoudHouseFan, they were just asking why.
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Se

18 months ago
Score 2
I agree with Matt.
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ItMeansNothing

15 months ago
Score 0

mOXY will lOve You.

Why tf did I actually say that?
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Ekp7

3 months ago
Score 0
me too
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EijiZeBoi

21 months ago
Score 8
This movie flopped. R.I.P, any chances of this film becoming a franchise.
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That One Stickman

21 months ago
Score 3
I'm kinda sad. I really wanted to see it. :(
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Hookuai

11 months ago
Score 0
There is something called KissCartoon.
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Queenspace

21 months ago
Score 5
I love this movie.
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EijiZeBoi

21 months ago
Score 6
Good for you.
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Necropolis

5 months ago
Score 0
Ok
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Deepthroat Ghoul

21 months ago
Score 2
Who would win in a fight? The UglyDolls or the Raggy Dolls?
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Se

21 months ago
Score 2
Maybe the Raggy Dolls.
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Nihirichan

21 months ago
Score 0
Raggedy Ann.
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Eaglebee2356

17 months ago
Score 1
Freaking Xenomorphs
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EijiZeBoi

21 months ago
Score 2
I hated this film to the point where if I were to see an UglyDoll, I would grab it and rip it apart with my bare hands.
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Se

20 months ago
Score 2
It way harder than you think, trust me.
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MeMeGuYWasLost

17 months ago
Score 0
Same
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Bluetigerelevenblue

4 months ago
Score -3
@EijiZeBoi wow, you are one of the most cruel users I have ever met, you should get out of this comment section.
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FridayMan

4 months ago
Score 0
No Bluetiger
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LancedSoul

4 months ago
Score 0
Bluetigerelevenblue, he is not cruel user, and stop gravedigging.
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ACoolBlaze5

4 months ago
Score 0
"Only lesser men gravedig" - Trevor807
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SonicClub

20 months ago
Score 1
This movie sucks.
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Se

20 months ago
Score 3
Why don’t you like the toys?
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Se

20 months ago
Score -3
I SHALL BURN EVERY MOTHERFUCKERY EXCUSES OF FILMS THAT HAVE BEEN IN DEVELOPMENT FUCKING HELL.
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EijiZeBoi

20 months ago
Score 14
There are some good films that were in development hell, like Deadpool, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Avatar.
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ItMeansNothing

18 months ago
Score 4
Top 10 Anime Betrayals
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EijiZeBoi

18 months ago
Score 12
All I can say for this movie is: Still a better cash grab than Bratz: The Movie.
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Bluetigerelevenblue

5 months ago
Score -1
It's not a cashgrab
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LancedSoul

5 months ago
Score 2
It just a cash grab, doesn't matter.
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Hookuai

5 months ago
Score 0
You two better stop gravedigging
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Eaglebee2356

18 months ago
Score 3
Who wants the monster clover to attack the uninverse of the movie
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ItMeansNothing

18 months ago
Score 3

Ignore the other image.

 
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EijiZeBoi

18 months ago
Score 8

Lil Mama snapped first.

 
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Eaglebee2356

18 months ago
Score 0
That monster from the movie cloverfield
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ItMeansNothing

18 months ago
Score 0
Even then, Moxos is still stronger.
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ItMeansNothing

18 months ago
Score 2

When serial killers come in.


I K N O W Y O U H O P E T O G O T O T H E B I G Y O U K N O W W H E R E
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Jeva

18 months ago
Score 4
ANDYOURHERETOTRYTOEARNYOURTICKETTHERE.
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ItMeansNothing

18 months ago
Score 2
I'm confused here, is Wage a girl or a boy?
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Jeva

18 months ago
Score 4
Wage was a boy in the original toyline but, in the movie Wage is a girl.
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Eaglebee2356

18 months ago
Score -1
That scene at the end its a ripoff of toy Story
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LancedSoul

8 months ago
Score 0
I agree.
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ItMeansNothing

18 months ago
Score 6

The real cult classic. Shut the fuck up, Milla Jovovich.

 
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Freddie123

18 months ago
Score -5

For those who don't get the jokes, r/wooosh dudes.

Also you're all turning this comment section no better than that of YouTube's.
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ItMeansNothing

18 months ago
Score 2
???
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Footsies

17 months ago
Score 2
Trolls it ain't.
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ItMeansNothing

17 months ago
Score 1
Cult classic it is.
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ItMeansNothing

17 months ago
Score 3

AGH!

 
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ItMeansNothing

17 months ago
Score 1
The only UglyDolls fan on this wiki...would be...wait for it...me.
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Matthew The Guy

17 months ago
Score 5

The villain in this movie, Lou, reminds me a lot of Smiler from The Emoji Movie. Notice how they are both power-hungry perfectionist tyrants obsessed with keeping their world perfect even going as far as to eliminate any being who has flaws. Lou tried to get the UglyDolls trashed because they don't have the ideal doll appearance, and Smiler tried to delete Gene because he's not supposed to have expressions other than "meh". Also, similar animation styles. The difference is Lou only toyed with the UglyDolls (pun intended) before deciding to get rid of them whereas Smiler is an actual psychopath who wanted to destroy Gene as soon as she heard the mention of a flaw.

Lou also reminds me of White Diamond from Steven Universe because she also had a gripe with flawed beings and has an obsession with "perfect" gems, not realizing that she had a flaw herself, getting put down by someone's love rather than force. Only difference is White Diamond reformed and Lou just got punished.

I like how Lou turned out to be a prototype of an ideal perfect doll rather than an actual perfect doll. His discriminatory nature towards flawed dolls makes a little more sense that way.

Let me know if I got something wrong.
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ItMeansNothing

17 months ago
Score 3
Lou is my bae.
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BlueSapphire200

6 months ago
Score 0
@ Matthew The Guy, when I first watched this movie, this is what I thought.
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ItMeansNothing

17 months ago
Score 5

When UglyDolls gets a sequel

 
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Mr. Dready

17 months ago
Score -16
NEVER CAUSE IT SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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ItMeansNothing

17 months ago
Score 3
You are one sad, strange little man.
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Eaglebee2356

17 months ago
Score 5
r/woosh dumbass
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ItMeansNothing

17 months ago
Score 4
WAIT NVM I'M SORRY I THOUGHT WRONG!
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GiPratt

21 days ago
Score 0
lol
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ItMeansNothing

17 months ago
Score 1
I was only joking about the fact that's it's a cult film. Sorry to cause any anger. :(
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Footsies

17 months ago
Score -1
Troll it ain't.
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ItMeansNothing

17 months ago
Score 1
You already said that!
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EijiZeBoi

17 months ago
Score 26
Give this 15 upvotes so you can hear me scream "Broken and Beautiful".
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ItMeansNothing

17 months ago
Score 2
YES
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EijiZeBoi

17 months ago
Score -22
If this gets 15 downvotes, I'll scream "Couldn't Be Better", but if nothing happens, I'll scream "The Ugly Truth".
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ItMeansNothing

17 months ago
Score 3
YEET
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ItMeansNothing

17 months ago
Score 3
If you hear closely during The Ugly Truth, after Lou says "WAIT!" you can hear someone say "Marry me, Lou!"
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Jeva

17 months ago
Score 2
That was Tuesday saying that.
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ItMeansNothing

17 months ago
Score 5

The film's faces in a nutshell.


 
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Hookuai

16 months ago
Score 2
From toybrand to a movie
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MeggieConte

16 months ago
Score 1

Uglydolls: hey can I copy your homework?

Trolls: sure just change it a little so nobody notices
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DNIguy64

16 months ago
Score 1
Honestly I think this movie looks cute and quite inspiring. Though I do admit that it could've been better
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TheInterneto

16 months ago
Score -5
 
I’M SO ANGRY, I CAN BURN THIS FILM, IF NOT REEL FX STUDIOS!
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TheInterneto

16 months ago
Score -5
Hold on
 
I’M SO ANGRY, I CAN BURN THIS FILM, IF NOT REEL FX STUDIOS!
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TheInterneto

16 months ago
Score -5
 
I’m SO ANGRY, I CAN BURING RELL FX STUDIOS INTO HELL!
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ItMeansNothing

16 months ago
Score 4
WILL YOU STOP ACTING LIKE A WHINY BITCH!?
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Se

14 months ago
Score 1
CALM THE FUCK DOWN.
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Mr. Dready

14 months ago
Score 6
Stop Raging like an ASShole!
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Stomps

15 months ago
Score -8
this film is the best film in existence, it was better than any Pixar Movie, the toys are better than Lego It cured my dog from cancer, it killed my ebola, it helped my son find love and had 5 kids, and it cancelled Oggy and the Cockroaches. said no one ever!
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Mr. Dready

15 months ago
Score 8
Oh god, really, cause i'm gonna spank ma ass.
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GiPratt

21 days ago
Score 0
wtf
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UglyDollsFan2002

15 months ago
Score 1
I Like This Movie IMO.
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Mr. Dready

15 months ago
Score 2
I think UglyDolls should have a longer development cycle and it could be better, but sadly what was i watching, i couldn't decide.
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ItMeansNothing

14 months ago
Score 6
 
True fact.
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Se

14 months ago
Score 2
...... No offense, but.... I don’t know what to say.
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MrSolarSun

5 months ago
Score 1
Jean-Luc Picard: "Oh come on! You don't even know what a meme is!"
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Stomps

14 months ago
Score -14
Imagine if The Perfect Dolls called the Lego Mixels "Ugly Rejects" i bet the MIxels would beat the crap out of the Perfect Dolls
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ItMeansNothing

13 months ago
Score 0
What...
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Stomps

13 months ago
Score 0
You don't understand. do you?
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Hookuai

11 months ago
Score 0
r/dafuq
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Footsies

13 months ago
Score 2
R.I.P Uglydolls 2001-2019
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ItMeansNothing

13 months ago
Score 2
#ugliesmustlive
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EijiZeBoi

13 months ago
Score 8
UglyDolls is my favorite hentai!
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Hookuai

11 months ago
Score 0
Dafuq is funny
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Emoboy69

9 months ago
Score 0
hi ur my favourite user lol
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ItMeansNothing

13 months ago
Score 2

The full movie is actually uploaded onto YouTube.

NO...JOKE

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FreezingTNT

13 months ago
Score 2
Wait until it gets deleted from YouTube due to copyright issues.
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ItMeansNothing

13 months ago
Score 2
It's already been up for 2 weeks. And YouTube is already selling the movie in the recommendations, so any point of getting deleted would be slim.
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IdkAUsername

10 months ago
Score 2
It’s Deleted Now
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ItMeansNothing

9 months ago
Score 1
not before I downloaded it myself
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HellLord

9 months ago
Score 1
OMG, you downloaded the film sticky, nice
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EijiZeBoi

13 months ago
Score 2
Honestly, if I made this movie, it would be R rated.
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ItMeansNothing

13 months ago
Score 0
An R-rated comedy lel
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EijiZeBoi

13 months ago
Score 2
Yeah, but it would also be super violent, except instead of blood, it would be stuffing, since dolls are mostly made of stuffing.
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EijiZeBoi

12 months ago
Score 8

Lol

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Mr. Dready

9 months ago
Score 0
I was wondering how do you avoid copyright?
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Hookuai

7 months ago
Score 0
Crediting, Dready and also adding a fair use
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ItMeansNothing

12 months ago
Score 6
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Urotsukidoji-Miraheze

12 months ago
Score 2
Uglydoll is a brand based upon a series of plush toys, created by Sun-Min Kim. Sun-Min created the first Uglydoll and came up with the name “Uglydoll”. The toy line and brand began as an idea from a long-distance letter between the creators David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim. The Uglydoll line was launched in February 2001 and awarded the Specialty Toy of the Year award by the Toy Industry Association in 2006.[1][2] The popularity of the toys has led to numerous appearances in pop culture. Over the years, many different named characters have been created.
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I Said A Hip Hop

11 months ago
Score 1
Can we PLEASE stop inserting music artists in shitty animated films!?
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ItMeansNothing

9 months ago
Score 1
Dreamworks: no
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PhantomVulture

10 months ago
Score 1
Okay, seriously, can we PLEASE STOP with the crappy UglyDolls memes in the comments. We get it, it wasn't a good movie, just move on already.
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ItMeansNothing

9 months ago
Score 1
Someone can't handle jokes.
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DoubleD345

10 months ago
Score 1
I hated this movie so much.
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ItMeansNothing

9 months ago
Score 1

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand UglyDolls. The humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer's head. There's also Moxy's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- her personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realise that they're not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike UglyDolls truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in Wage's existential catchphrase "but Moxy," which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev's Russian epic Fathers and Sons. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Kelly Asbury's genius wit unfolds itself on their movie screens. What fools.. how I pity them. 😂

And yes, by the way, i DO have a UglyDolls tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for the ladies' eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid 😎
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EijiZeBoi

9 months ago
Score 4
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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DoubleD346

21 days ago
Score 1
Let people have there opinions please. I mean bruh not everyone is going to like this movie.
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HellLord

9 months ago
Score 0

BTS Crowd: aaaaaaaaaahhhh

The Beatles Crowd: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
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EricSonic

9 months ago
Score 0
Ugly indeed.
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Mr. Dready

9 months ago
Score 4
Uglydolls is in my opinion better than other bad movies based on toys.

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