Grounded is an upcoming CGI adult-animated comedy adventure film made by Bento Box Entertainment, Point Grey Pictures, Annapurna Pictures, and RatPac-Dune Entertainment. It will be released on July 27, 2018 by Lionsgate. The film received positive reviews from critics and was an success at the box office.
The film follows an 13-year old teenage boy named Jim, who gets grounded for the rest of his life after he causes an big and major accident at his middle school. However, he gets help from his best friend, Zeke, and he helps him escape. However, he forms an secret agent service with his 4 best friends called The Beatboxing Squad and together, they go on an adventure to kill their families and run away from Zeke's hometown, Los Angeles, to the UK, while also avoiding the Police, Firefighters, and some other Secret Agents. After they run away to the UK, they celebrate their victory and get adopted by their new families from the UK. Afterwards and the next day, Jim meets up with The Beatboxing Squad (Zeke's secret agent service), who had a psychedelic experience and discovered that their world is not real, and they are merely cartoons, voiced by famous actors in another dimension. A member of the Beatboxer Squad has constructed a portal to this dimension, and the gang decide to travel there to "cut the strings" after doing their awesome The Beatboxer Squad handshake.
- Jim, an boy who was grounded and gets help by Zeke and the Beatboxer Squad.
- Zeke, Jim's best friend who forms an secret agent service with his 4 members called the Beatboxer Squad.
- Maria, an member of the Beatboxer Squad who is an scientist.
- Alex, an member of the Beatboxer Squad who is secretly an inventor and loves to build and fix things.
- Sassie, an member of the Beatboxer Squad who is secretly an codebreaker and helps break secret codes.
- Jay, an member of the Beatboxer Squad who makes plans and helps out with sticky situations.
- Poilce officers
- Secret agents
- Jim's dad
- Jim's mom
- Zeke's mom
- Zeke's dad
- Alex's mom
- Alex's dad
- Alex's little sister, Stella
- Maria's mom
- Maria's dad
- Maria's little brother, Tommy
- Sassie's mom
- Sassie's dad
- Jay's mom
- Jay's dad
Reception and Box Office
The film received positive reviews and was an success at the box office.
A sequel, Grounded Again!, is set to be released on August 7, 2020.