(from left) Jim Prescott (Jake Gyllenhaal), Lucky Prescott (Isabela Merced) and Spirit in DreamWorks Animation’s Spirit Untamed, directed by Elaine Bogan.
After capturing the hearts and attention with Spirit: Stallion of Cimarron nearly two decades ago, DreamWorks Animation revisits the world for a new chapter with another animated feature Spirit Untamed.
In this follow up movie, the studio adopted computer animation over the hand drawn style and the utilization of human characters story with the mustang rather than focusing mainly on the horses.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Lucky Prescott (Isabela Merced) never really knew her late mother Milagro Navarro (Eiza Gonzalez), a fearless horse-riding stunt performer from Miradero, a small town on the edge of the wide-open frontier.
Like her mother, Lucky isn’t exactly a fan of rules and restrictions, which has caused her Aunt Cora (Julianne Moore) no small amount of worry. Lucky has grown up in an East Coast city under Cora’s watchful eye, but when Lucky presses her own luck with one too many risky escapades, Cora picks up stakes and moves them both back with Lucky’s father, Jim (Jake Gyllenhaal), in Miradero.
Lucky is decidedly unimpressed with the sleepy little town. She has a change of heart when she meets Spirit, a wild Mustang who shares her independent streak, and befriends two local horseback riders, Abigail Stone (Mckenna Grace), and Pru Granger (Marsai Martin). Pru’s father, stable owner Al Granger (Andre Braugher), is the best friend of Lucky’s father.
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When a heartless horse wrangler (Walton Goggins) and his team plan to capture Spirit and his herd to auction them off of life of captivity and hard labor, Lucky enlists her new friends and bravely embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to rescue the horse who has given her freedom and a sense of purpose. Along the way, it helped Lucky discover a connection to her mother’s legacy and to her Mexican heritage that she never expected.
Spirit Untamed rides into theaters on June 4.
Watch the trailer below. Let us know what you think.