03/13/2014 03:23 pm ET Updated Mar 13, 2014

'Almost Home' Short Introduces Next Animated Obsession (This One Stars Rihanna)


In lieu of a mere trailer to promote the new animated film "Home," DreamWorks Animation has unveiled a four-minute short film for the project. Called "Almost Home," the mini movie provides backstory for the Boov, the alien race that comes to Earth seeking refuge in the film, which is based on Adam Rex's "The True Meaning of Smekday." The short stars Steve Martin as Captain Smek, the Boov leader, but doesn't feature any sign of Rihanna. The singer voices Gratuity "Tip" Tucci in "Home," a student at the center of the film's story. "Home" is out on Nov. 26, meaning it has this year's "Frozen" slot. The Disney film grossed over $1 billion worldwide after its release on Nov. 27, 2013.

Watch "Almost Home" below.