Roblox: The Movie is a 2011 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film produced by TjsWorld2011 Pictures for Paramount Pictures. The ninth feature film from TW2011 Pictures, it is based on the online video game of the same name created by David Basucki and Erik Cassel, who also served as the film's executive producers. The film stars the voices of Michael Cera, James Franco, Olivia Olson, Bryn McAuley, Tom Kenny, Rob Corddry, Hank Azaria, and follows four Robloxian builders from four different worlds who are chosen to save the Roblox universe from a dark force that threatens to destroy its creativity.
Development on a Roblox film adaptation began at Warner Bros. in January 2007, but the rights were transferred to Paramount Pictures in June. TjsWorld2011, creator of the animated series PuffRuff School and Tj's World, signed on to direct the film in October 2007, and co-wrote the screenplay with producer Ntpockets. Being its first computer-animated feature, TW2011 Pictures enlisted Sony Pictures Imageworks to assist them in animating Roblox: The Movie over two years. Tie-in promotions for the film were made by Burger King, General Mills, Airheads, and Hasbro.
Roblox: The Movie premiered in San Mateo on July 22, 2011, and was released in theaters and RealD 3D on August 19, 2011. It received mixed to positive reviews from critics, and grossed over $133.6 million worldwide against its $42 million budget, making it the twelfth highest-grossing animated film of 2011, as well as the sixty-first highest-grossing film of 2011 overall. The film was later released on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on November 15, 2011.
- Further info: Roblox: The Movie: Music from the Motion Picture
A teaser trailer was released online on October 16, 2010, and the official trailer for the film was released on February 21, 2011.