‘Ruby Gillman’ directors on creating Dreamworks Animation’s first titular female lead

Ruby Gillman is a teen girl-kraken who is “stuck between very strong women, amazingly strong women,” says director Kirk DeMicco. Those women include Ruby’s mom and grandmother, as well as her best friend Margot, and her new bestie Chelsea. “A lot of people have a lot of ideas how she should be living her life and this journey she goes on is figuring [out] how she wants to.”