Little Einsteins: The Movie is a 2025 computer-animated adventure comedy science fiction film produced by Pixar Animation Studios with Lord Miller Productions and Curious Pictures for distribution by Walt Disney Pictures. The film is based on the Playhouse Disney series of the same name created by Eric Weiner and Douglas Wood and co-produced, written and directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller who directed De Blob (2024). The film follows the Little Einsteins on their biggest mission ever as they search for the legendary Music Core to stop Big Jet (aka Jason Deathstream) and his Arachnibulb army from enslaving the universe. Jacob Tremblay, Brooklynn Prince, McKenna Grace, Alex R. Hibbert, Justin Roiland, Jim Carrey, Chris Pratt, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Bill Hader, Dwayne Johnson, Nathan Fillion and John Ratzenberger provide their voices for the film's main characters. The film was released on June 11, 2025, and was a box office success, grossing $2 billion on a budget of $260 million. It was widely acclaimed, being praised for its visuals, animation, humor, voice acting, writing, John Powell's musical score, and 3D sequences. Recipient of several accolades, Little Einsteins: The Movie was chosen by the National Board of Review as the Best Animated Film of 2025. The film won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, Best Original Score and Best Sound Editing and became the first animated film to receive an Academy Award for Best Picture. It also won Best Animated Film at the BAFTA Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Critic's Choice Movie Awards, and Annie Awards.











Plot

Cast

Jacob Tremblay as Leo, the leader of the Little Einsteins and Annie’s older brother.

Brooklynn Prince as Annie, Leo’s younger sister.

McKenna Grace as June

Alex R. Hibbert as Quincy

Justin Roiland as Rocket, the Little Einsteins' ship and a Duobulb.

Jim Carrey as Jason Deathstream (aka Big Jet), leader of the Arachnibulbs. He is the main antagonist.

Chris Pratt as Michael, Jason’s robotic assistant.

Seth Rogen as Net, a jellyfish-like alien known as a Kret and Ket’s older brother and rebel who helps the Little Einsteins get to Recaantu.

James Franco as Ket, Net’s younger brother who’s a rebel and the narrator of the movie who helps the Little Einsteins get to Recaantu.

Kristen Bell as Kate, Leo and Annie’s mom.

Bill Hader as Harry, Leo and Annie’s dad.

Dwayne Johnson as Berserker, a reptilian alien assassin hired by Jason to kill the Little Einsteins. He is the secondary antagonist.

Nathan Fillion as Marklaanious Duunlo, an Arachinbulb agent tasked with obtaining the formula for inter-dimensional travel from Rocket's brain.

John Cleese as Arachnibulb Commander

Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Arachnibulb Lieutenant

John Ratzenberger as Mr. Krust, the crustacean-like owner of the Stardust Club on Proxima Centauri B.

Lord and Miller as additional voices.

Production

Release

The film was released on June 11, 2025.

Transcript

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Music

The film’s score was composed by John Powell, making it the first movie directed by Lord and Miller not to be composed by Mark Mothersbaugh. Additional music was composed by Batu Sener, Paul Mounsey, Jed Palmer, Vitalic, M83 and Underworld and conducted by Pete Anthony. Powell received numerous accolades for his score.

Critical reception

The film holds an approval rating of 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. The site's critics' consensus reads: "Boasting with stunning breathtaking visuals, beautiful animation, stellar voice work, hilarious 4th wall breaks, laugh-a-minute gags and a surprisingly thoughtful story, Little Einsteins: The Movie is a satisfying finale for kids and adults who grew up watching the show.”

Accolades

Award Date of Ceremony Category Recipients Result
Academy Awards March 4, 2026 Best Picture Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and Darla K. Anderson Won
Best Animated Feature Won
Best Sound Editing Ren Klyce Won
Best Original Score John Powell Won
ACE Eddie Awards Best Edited Animated Feature Film David Burrows and Chris McKay Won
Annie Awards Best Animated Feature Little Einsteins: The Movie Won
Animated Effects in an Animated Production Shaun Galinak, Dave Hale, Jason Johnston, Carl Kaphan, Keith Daniel Klohn Won
Character Animation in an Animated Feature Production John Chun Chiu Lee Won
Allison Rutland Won
Directing in an Animated Feature Production Phil Lord and Christopher Miller Won
Music in an Animated Feature Production John Powell Won
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Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production Jim Carrey Won
Writing in an Animated Feature Production Phil Lord and Christopher Miller Won
Editorial in an Animated Feature Production David Burrows and Chris McKay Won
British Academy Film Awards Best Animated Film Little Einsteins: The Movie Won
Best Music John Powell Won
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Golden Globe Awards Best Animated Feature Little Einsteins: The Movie Won
Best Original Score John Powell Won
Grammy Awards Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media Won
Satellite Awards Best Animated Feature Little Einsteins: The Movie Won
Best Original Score John Powell Won
Saturn Awards Best Animated Feature Little Einsteins: The Movie Won
Best Original Score John Powell Won

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