Abominable is an computer-animated film, written and directed by Animation veteran Jill Culton and co-directed by DreamWorks employee Todd Wilderman. It is due to be released on September 27, 2019 in USA.
A magical Yeti must return to his family. While on his quest, he must overcome his greatest fears while traveling through different dimensions.
In a scientific facility in a city in China, the Yeti makes an escape. Dr. Zara sounds the alarm and a mass search begins. When the Yeti reaches the streets it get hits by a car and retreats into an alley.
In the morning Yi avoids her mother and grandmother and does a series of odd jobs and passes by neighbor Jin, who is socializing with a group of girls and friends. As she heads back into her apartment Jin's younger cousin, Peng, tries to get either Yi or Jin to join him in playing basketball. Yi tries sneaking past her mother and grandmother who lament Yi's asociability since her father's death. When her mother asks Yi to play the violin after dinner, Yi blurts out a lie about selling it.
Yi reaches her rooftop hideaway and plays the violin looking over the city after looking over her funds and plans of traveling across Chine that her father had planned for the family. A helicopter still searching for the Yeti blows her off her feet which she discovers sleeping in a corner. Rashly she decides to hide the Yeti, and come morning she uses some of her money for medical supplies when she realizes he's hurt. After gaining the yeti's trust and it indicates familiarity with a billboard of Mount Everest, Yi realizes that he is the supposed mythical creature. Yi having played her violin to sooth the yeti who had hummed along with her and grown a flower from a pot, though Yi remained oblivious at the time.
Meanwhile Burnish tries to put the pressure on Dr. Zara and his head of security to find the yeti as soon as possible in time for a scientific conference.
Back at Yi's apartment, her grandmother Nai Nai and Peng notice that their air conditioning unit is being stolen and pulled up to the roof. Yi who reaches it first tries to get the yeti to drop it, and as she's doing so Jin and Peng reach the roof and misunderstand the situation into thinking a monster was trying to eat Yi. Jin immediately calls the police, and as he does so Zara and the security pick up the call on a police scanner.
When Burnish's group comes, the yeti panics and kidnaps Yi. Jin and Peng immediately make to follow on the ground. Eventually, the yeti and Yi reach the docks and she gets him to get on a barge. That's when Jin and Peng catch up, but Yi, after a moment of hesitation jumps after the yeti. Peng jumps after them, and after a moment of frustration, Jin does the same.
- Chloe Bennet as Yi
- Tenzing Norgay Trainor as Jin
- Albert Tsai as Peng
- Tsai Chan as Nai Nai
- Eddie Izzard as Burnish
- Sarah Paulson as Dr. Zara
- This is the first DreamWorks Animation film to be released in September, followed by Spooky Jack.
- The film was first titled Everest but in May 2018 it had been retitled Abominable, likely due to the fact that Universal Pictures, DreamWorks Animation's current distributor and parent company since 2016, had made an unrelated film with the same title in 2015.
- This is the second U.S.-China animated original production, the first for a theatrical release, in almost fifteen years since the direct-to-video feature In Search of SANTA.