THE WILLOUGHBYS: Nearly 40 Million Families Streamed Ricky Gervais' Netflix Film Last Month

THE WILLOUGHBYS: Nearly 40 Million Families Streamed Ricky Gervais' Netflix Film Last Month

Netflix's new animated family film The Willoughbys has become extremely popular during the pandemic, with millions of people tuning into Ricky Gervais' newest project. Check out the full details below!

The world has been feeling the effects from the pandemic for some time now, and with no true end in sight many businesses have been adapting to fit in today's world. When it comes to movies and television, this means a lot more attention is being placed on animation.

Virtually all live-action projects were halted when the outbreak began, causing shows to wrap their seasons early (Supernatural, Flash), postponed movie release dates (Black Widow, The Eternals), and even some cases where animation has taken over to finish the product (The Blacklist). Because of these things, animated films and shows have been thriving. With more viewing numbers for existing projects, greenlighting new animation becomes much easier.

Netflix announced via twitter that their animated film The Willoughbys, produced by Ricky Gervais, has surpassed 37.6 million views over the past month. This will without a doubt have a direct impact on what projects move forward on the platform. Check out the tweet for yourself below.

Have you seen The Willoughbys yet? Check out the trailer and synopsis for the animated comedy below and be sure to share your thoughts down in the comments!


Convinced they’d be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure to find the true meaning of family.

Starring Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Alessia Cara, Terry Crews, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski and Ricky Gervais.

The Willoughbys is now available to watch on Netflix.
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