Zendaya, who is a voice cast member of the Warner Bros. Pictures animated film "Smallfoot," recorded the song "Wonderful Life" for the film's soundtrack. Warner Bros. has released a music video for the song, with the video featuring footage from the movie. "Smallfoot" arrives in North American cinemas on Sept. 28.
"Smallfoot" tells the story of young yeti named Migo (voiced by Channing Tatum) discovering something he didn't think existed: a human. That human smallfoot is named Percy (voiced by James Corden), and news of this smallfoot throws the simple yeti community into an uproar over what else might exist beyond their snowy village. Zendaya is the voice of the yeti Meechee. Other members of the voice cast are Common, LeBron James, Danny DeVito, Gina Rodriguez, Yara Shahidi, Ely Henry and Jimmy Tatro. "Smallfoot," based on the book Yeti Tracks by Sergio Pablos, is directed by Karey Kirkpatrick, with the screenplay by Kirkpatrick and Clare Sera, and screen story by John Requa, Glenn Ficarra and Kirkpatrick.
Disney Channel is where Zendaya got her first big break as an actress and singer, but she's moved on and has been branching out into feature films. She had supporting roles in 2017's "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (her movie debut) and the movie musical "The Greatest Showman." Next up for Zendaya is the superhero sequel "Spider-Man: Far From Home" and the HBO high-school drama series "Euphoria," both set to premiere in 2019. As previously reported, Drake is an executive producer of "Euphoria," which is based on the Israeli series of the same name.
Zendaya is on the cover of Marie Claire's September 2018 issue, and she commented to the magazine about crossing over from Disney Channel into feature films: "I’m coming from this very different world of Disney. Having been consistently on a TV show, I felt stagnant. Not having that anymore, I am being seen as a real actress, doing what makes me feel pushed and motivated. I don’t necessarily think comfort is always the best place to live in. I’ve really found the power in just doing what makes me happy.”