Selling Spies in Disguise

My latest column for The Hollywood Reporter is a recap of the marketing for Sony’s animated Spies in Disguise.

The movie is loosely based on a 2009 short film from Lucas Martell of animation studios Mighty Coconut titled Pigeon: Impossible that can be watched in its entirety on YouTube. Fox/Disney’s campaign has emphasized the humor of an animated pigeon featuring Smith’s voice to attract audiences. The movie currently sports a 72 percent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

You can read the whole thing here.