Even your kids know to stick around in their seats for that extra Smallfoot scene. The Warner Bros. animated feature has a stacked cast—Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Danny DeVito and Gina Rodriguez—for a movie about yetis, so of course they tacked on something at the end.
Luckily for you, it airs about halfway through the credits and is under 10 seconds long. It’s a throwback to a joke made in the first half of the movie. It doesn’t hint at a sequel, though.
In an age where literally everything is a sequel or a reboot, Smallfoot seems like it’s going to be a one-off (unless it makes so much money that Warner Bros. decides that they could eek out a Smallfoot franchise). Channing Tatum stars as Migo, who is a happy-go-lucky Yeti who stumbles across something he never thought existed—a Smallfoot. His group of Yetis have established that Smallfoots don’t exist, so questioning his system of beliefs gets poor Migo banished. Luckily, there’s a secret society formed by the chief’s daughter, Meechee (Zendaya), that is out to prove Smallfoots exist. Migo leaves his mountains behind, finding and capturing a Smallfoot named Percy (James Corden). He brings him to his Yetis as definitive proof.
For a relatively small animated movie, Smallfoot comes out swinging, tackling huge themes that even Disney tends to avoid. The post-credits scene is relatively lighthearted for a movie that is about embracing those different than you and learning to question things you’re told to believe. As the credits roll, you might even be impressed by the scope of this film and that it didn’t feature as many fart jokes as some of the other animated films you’ve watched over the years. But of course, your kids will still giggle as various yetis fall screaming off mountains into huge piles of snow.