The movies that Disney has been releasing direct to the Disney+ platform have definitely been hit or Miss. Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader’s Christmas flick, Noelle ended up on this year’s Naughty list and the live-action adaptation of Lady and the Tramp quickly faded into oblivion. With that said, Togo, the true-life story about the dog who is way cooler than Balto, starring Willem Defoe, was a great movie. Now we are getting the first trailer for their next flick, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, based off the best-selling novel.
This is definitely a kid’s movie, but it looks like it could be a good one. In Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, we follow Timmy and his “possibly imaginary friend” Total, a 1,500 lb polar bear. Together, they run a detective agency. But, when their segway scooter is stolen, the mystery they have to solve is their own.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Tom McCarthy, Disney+’s “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made,” based on the best-selling book of the same name, follows the hilarious exploits of our quirky, deadpan hero, Timmy Failure, who, along with his 1,500-pound polar bear partner Total, operates Total Failure Inc., a Portland detective agency. An elementary school oddball, the clueless but confident Timmy (Winslow Fegley) must navigate the world of adults around him, including his overburdened mother (Ophelia Lovibond), her well-meaning boyfriend (Kyle Bornheimer), his teacher/nemesis (Wallace Shawn) and a school-mandated guidance counselor (Craig Robinson), all in his quest to become the best detective in the world. Directed by Tom McCarthy, who won an Oscar® for his “Spotlight” screenplay, “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made” is written by McCarthy & Stephan Pastis based on the book by Pastis. The producers are Jim Whitaker, p.g.a., and Tom McCarthy, p.g.a., with Michael Bederman and Kate Churchill serving as executive producers. The film stars Winslow Fegley, Ophelia Lovibond, Kyle Bornheimer, Wallace Shawn and Craig Robinson.