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Luck trailer: First full-length, 3D-animated film on Apple TV+ looks fun

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"Luck" takes you to where luck comes from.
Photo: Apple TV+

Feeling unlucky lately? Wouldn’t it be nice if a black cat who speaks English with a Scottish accent could take you to a magical land where luck is made?

Not bloody likely to happen, but you get the next best thing with Luck, the first full-length, 3D-animated film to hit Apple TV+, which offered a trailer for it Thursday.

It’s also the streamer’s first film through its exclusive deal with Skydance Animation. Look for Luck’s Apple TV+ debut on August 5.

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3D-animated Luck trailer takes you, an unlucky young woman and a talking cat to the land where luck is made

Luck‘s more than 2 1/2-minute trailer follows Sam Greenfield (voiced by Eva Noblezada), a young woman who seems to be the unluckiest person in the world. Things start to change when she finds a lucky penny — but then she accidentally flushes it down the toilet.

Fortunately, she meets Bob the lucky talking black cat. The feline, voiced by English actor Simon Pegg, sounds a bit like Pegg’s Commander Montgomery “Scotty” Scott from the Star Trek reboot (2009) and sequels Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) and Star Trek Beyond (2016).

Sam gets Bob to help her get her luck back. He leads her to the Land of Luck, a fantastical secret factory that manages all the world’s lucky and unlucky moments with a staff that includes a German ogre and a dragon that can sniff out bad luck.

Of course, Sam’s presence — even in a laughably cute leprechaun disguise — threatens to disrupt the factory’s delicate good-luck, bad-luck equilibrium.

Luck debuts exclusively on Apple TV+ on August 5.

Watch the Luck trailer:

The film’s voice cast is impressive. In addition to Pegg as Bob the lucky black cat, characters are voiced by Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, John Ratzenberger and others.

After Luck, Apple and Skydance plan two projects in the near-term, with others to follow. Coming next is Spellbound, which should debut early in 2023. Also in development is a TV series based on the WondLa children’s book series. It’s expected to feature film-quality animation.

Apple TV+ is available by subscription for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial.