Ron’s Gone Wrong (2021) Review, Release Info & Trailer

Ron's Gone Wrong (2021) - Soctex
Ron's Gone Wrong (2021) - Soctex
Ron’s Gone Wrong (2021) – Soctex

Ron’s Gone Wrong is a 2021 computer-animated science-fiction comedy directed by Sarah Smith and Jean-Philippe Vine (in his feature directing debut), co-directed by Octavio E. Rodriguez, and written by Peter Baynham and Smith. The picture features Zach Galifianakis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Ed Helms, Justice Smith, Rob Delaney, Kylie Cantrall, Ricardo Hurtado, and Olivia Colman. It is Locksmith Animation’s debut film. DNEG was responsible for the animation.

Ron’s Gone Wrong had its world premiere on October 9, 2021, at the 2021 BFI London Film Festival, and was theatrically released in the United Kingdom on October 15 and in the United States on October 22, 2021, by 20th Century Studios, serving as the studio’s first animated film to be released since the closure of Blue Sky Studios on April 10, 2021. The picture made $46.8 million worldwide and mainly garnered good critical reviews.

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Ron’s Gone Wrong (2021) Synopsis

The story of Barney, a socially awkward middle-schooler, and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally-connected device, which is supposed to be his “Best Friend out of the Box,” is told by Twentieth Century Studios and Locksmith Animation. Ron’s hilarious malfunctions, set against the backdrop of the social media age, launch them into an action-packed journey in which boy and robot come to terms with the wonderful messiness of true friendship.

Ron’s Gone Wrong (2021) Movie Info

Directed by ·         Sarah Smith

·         Jean-Philippe Vine

Written by ·         Peter Baynham

·         Sarah Smith

Produced by ·         Julie Lockhart

·         Lara Breay

Cinematography ·         David Peers

·         Hayley White

Edited by David Burrows
Music by Henry Jackman
·         20th Century Animation

·         Locksmith Animation

·         TSG Entertainment

Distributed by 20th Century Studios
Release date ·         October 9, 2021 (BFI London Film Festival)

·         October 15, 2021 (United Kingdom)

·         October 22, 2021 (United States)

Running time


106 minutes

Animation, Adventure, Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Countries ·         United Kingdom

·         United States

Language English
Box office $46.8 million

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Voice Cast

  • Jack Dylan Grazer as Barney Pudowski
  • Zach Galifianakis as Ron
  • Ed Helms as Graham.
  • Olivia Colman as Donka
  • Rob Delaney as Andrew
  • Justice Smith as Marc
  • Kylie Cantrall as Savannah Meades
  • Ricardo Hurtado as Rich Belcher
  • Cullen McCarthy as Noah
  • Ava Morse as Ava
  • Marcus Scribner as Alex
  • Thomas Barbusca as Jayden
  • Liam Payne as Bob
  • Ruby Wax as Ms. Hartley
Ron's Gone Wrong (2021) - Soctex
Ron’s Gone Wrong (2021) – Soctex


Henry Jackman, a British composer, provided the film’s original score.

On August 19, 2021, it was revealed that Liam Payne has written an original song for the film called “Sunshine.” On August 27, 2021, the song was officially released.

The film’s music will be released by Walt Disney Records, making it the first soundtrack from a 20th Century Studios film to be published by the company.

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Locksmith signed a multi-year production contract with 20th Century Fox in September 2017, under which the studio will distribute Locksmith’s films under the 20th Century Fox Animation label, with the goal of releasing a picture every 12–18 months. Ron’s Gone Wrong, the debut feature from Locksmith Animation, was unveiled on October 12, 2017. The film’s co-directors would be Alessandro Carloni and Jean-Phillipe Vine, and the script would be written by Peter Baynham and Locksmith co-founder Sarah Smith. As a digital production partner, DNEG was brought on board. On the same day, Baynham and Elisabeth Murdoch were named executive producers.

During the COVID-19 epidemic, animation and voice acting were done remotely.

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Toys based on the film, including plushies and action figures, are being developed by TOMY in collaboration with Disney and Locksmith.


In October 2017, it was announced that the film would be released on November 6, 2020. The film’s release date was pushed back to February 26, 2021, in November 2019. As a consequence of the COVID-19 epidemic, the film was postponed to April 23, 2021 in May 2020. The film was subsequently pushed out to October 22, 2021 in 3D on January 22, 2021. On October 9, 2021, the film made its global debut at the BFI London Film Festival. The film was shown at the 36th Guadalajara International Film Festival on the same day. On the day of its release, October 22, the film also had a special surprise showing at the El Capitan Theatre. The film will be shown exclusively in cinemas for 45 days before being released on digital platforms.

It is the only Locksmith film distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures under the 20th Century Studios label, since future Locksmith Animation films will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures after a multi-year production arrangement signed with the studio in 2019.

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Box Office

Ron’s Gone Wrong had made $17.6 million in the United States and Canada, and $29.2 million in other territories as of November 9, 2021, for a global total of $46.8 million.

Ron’s Gone Wrong was released alongside Dune in the United States and Canada, and its opening weekend was expected to make roughly $10 million from 3,065 cinemas. On its opening day, the picture grossed $2.3 million, including $260,000 from Thursday night screenings. It debuted in fifth place with $7.3 million. The picture dropped 48 percent in its second weekend, grossing $3.7 million.

The film grossed £868,053 in the United Kingdom on its opening weekend of October 15–17. The next weekend, it grossed £562,540. The next weekend, it grossed £609,119.

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The film has an approval rating of 80% on the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, with a ‘Certified Fresh’ rating based on 89 reviews, with an average rating of 6.60/10. “It isn’t the first animated picture to face technology creep, but Ron’s Gone Wrong gets it right in terms of finding an enjoyable mix between humor and emotion.” The film has a Metacritic score of 65 out of 100 based on 23 reviewers, indicating “generally good reviews.” Audiences surveyed by CinemaScore scored the picture an “A” on a scale of A+ to F.

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Ron’s Gone Wrong Release Dates

France 16 June 2021 (Annecy International Animation Film Festival)
UK 9 October 2021 (BFI London Film Festival)
Netherlands 13 October 2021
Denmark 14 October 2021
Portugal 14 October 2021
Ukraine 14 October 2021
UK 15 October 2021
Ireland 15 October 2021
Italy 15 October 2021 (Rome Film Festival)
Belgium 20 October 2021
France 20 October 2021
United Arab Emirates 21 October 2021
Argentina 21 October 2021
Brazil 21 October 2021
Greece 21 October 2021
Hong Kong 21 October 2021
Hungary 21 October 2021
Israel 21 October 2021
Italy 21 October 2021
Cambodia 21 October 2021
Kazakhstan 21 October 2021
Mexico 21 October 2021
Malaysia 21 October 2021
Nicaragua 21 October 2021
Peru 21 October 2021
Serbia 21 October 2021
Russia 21 October 2021
Singapore 21 October 2021
Slovakia 21 October 2021
Bulgaria 22 October 2021
Canada 22 October 2021
Estonia 22 October 2021
Spain 22 October 2021
Finland 22 October 2021
Indonesia 22 October 2021
Iceland 22 October 2021
Japan 22 October 2021
Norway 22 October 2021
Poland 22 October 2021
Poland 22 October 2021 (internet)
Turkey 22 October 2021
USA 22 October 2021
South Korea 27 October 2021
Australia 28 October 2021
Germany 28 October 2021
India 29 October 2021
Lithuania 29 October 2021
Sweden 29 October 2021

Also Known As (AKA)

(original title) Ron’s Gone Wrong
Argentina Ron da error
Australia Ron’s Gone Wrong
Austria Ron läuft schief
Brazil Ron Bugado
Bulgaria (Bulgarian title) Бъгнатият Рон
Canada (French title) Ron ne va plus
Canada (English title) Ron’s Gone Wrong
Chile Ron Da Error
Colombia Ron Da Error
Czechia Rozbitý robot Ron
Denmark Ron – virker næsten altid
Finland Roni on rikki
France Ron débloque
Germany Ron läuft schief
Greece Ο Ρον Χάλασε
Hong Kong (English title) Ron’s Gone Wrong
Hong Kong (Cantonese title) 失靈腦朋友
Hungary Hibás Ron
Iceland Ron Er í Rugli
India (Hindi title) Ron’s Gone Wrong
India (English title) Ron’s Gone Wrong
Indonesia (English title) Ron’s Gone Wrong
Ireland (English title) Ron’s Gone Wrong
Israel (Hebrew title) Ha’Bug Shel Ron
Italy Ron – Un amico fuori programma
Japan (English title) Ron’s Gone Wrong
Japan (Japanese title) ロン 僕のポンコツ・ボット
Lithuania Nepataisomas Ronas
Mexico Ron Da Error
New Zealand (English title) Ron’s Gone Wrong
Norway Ron i ustand
Peru Ron Da Error
Philippines (English title) Ron’s Gone Wrong
Poland Ron Usterka
Portugal Ron Dá Erro
Russia Неисправимый Рон
Serbia Непоправљиви Рон
Singapore (English title) Ron’s Gone Wrong
Slovakia Ron má chybu
Slovenia Nepopolni robot Ron
South Korea 고장난 론
Spain Ron da error
Sweden Ron rör om
Switzerland (German title) Ron läuft schief
Turkey (Turkish title) Robot Ron: Bir Sorun Var
Ukraine Щось не так з Роном
United Arab Emirates Ron’s Gone Wrong
UK Ron’s Gone Wrong
USA Ron’s Gone Wrong
Uruguay Ron da Error
Vietnam Ron: Chú Robot Khác Biệt

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