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As I get older, I find myself growing less and less in touch with what "the kids" are into. The latest in the string of things I don't understand is a new animated movie about the lives of emojis.

That's right, folks. Sony Pictures Animation is releasing a film about emojis called Emojimovie: Express Yourself. According to a press release, the movie “unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user.”

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Of course they couldn't leave out poop emoji.
Of course they couldn't leave out poop emoji.

Wow. Sure you don't want to watch The Lion King, kids? No? You'd rather watch a movie about Gene the "exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions" who's determined to become a "normal" emoji with only one face? Okay, that's cool. Live your truth. Who am I to stop you?

The film features Gene, who is voiced by T.J. Miller, embarking on an "epic app-venture" with his friend Hi-5 (voiced by James Corden) and a code breaker emoji named Jailbreak (voiced by Broad City's Ilana Glazer). They travel through all of the different apps on a smartphone in search of the code that will fix Gene.

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The film is slated to be released on August 11, 2017. Think I may have to sit this one out. If anyone needs me, I'll be over here being un-hip. Have fun, kids.

Sources: Jezebel