The Emoji Movie (July 28, 2017) a 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film written/directed by Tony Leondis. Hidden inside a smartphone, in the city of . Textopolis, all emojis have one facial expression, Gene, an exuberant emoji has multiple expressions. Gene wants to be "normal" like other emojis, Gene's friend Hi-5, a notorious code breaker, Jailbreak helps him. During travels through other apps, the three emojis discover great danger threatening their phone's very existence.