I always wanted to watch a squirrel superhero movie!! And, thanks to Disney, my wish came true!! The new comedy-adventure FLORA & ULYSSES will premiere exclusively on Disney+ on February 19.
FLORA & ULYSSES will steal your heart! A fun and hilarious movie for everyone with tons of comic book references, which I loved it. The film is based on the Newbery Award-winning book about 10-year-old Flora, an avid comic book fan and a self-avowed cynic, whose parents have recently separated. After rescuing a squirrel, she names Ulysses, Flora is amazed to discover he possesses unique superhero powers, which take them on an adventure of humorous complications that ultimately change Flora’s life–and her outlook–forever.
FLORA & ULYSSES stars Matilda Lawler, Alyson Hannigan, Ben Schwartz, Anna Deavere Smith, Danny Pudi, Benjamin Evans Ainsworth, Janeane Garofolo and Kate McCucci. It was directed by Lena Khan and produced by Gil Netter. Based on the novel “Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures” by Kate DiCamillo, the film’s screenplay is by Brad Copeland. Katterli Frauenfelder and James Powers served as executive producers.
Last weekend, I had the opportunity to participate on the global virtual press conference for this family adventure. At the virtual press conference, great information was shared by actors Alyson Hannigan, Ben Schwartz, Matilda Lawler, Danny Pudi, director Lena Khan, and author Kate DiCamillo.
Matilda Lawler shared how excited she was to play Flora, working against something there is not there. They also shared some Easter Eggs that dropped throughout the movie referencing classic Disney movies and tons of comic books references. The book author’s, Kate, explained why she felt in love with Brad’s script, and much more.
You can check the full video of the virtual press conference below: