New Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank featurette to get fans excited and to get their mutts into theaters on July 15, 2022.

This summer has had a lot of really good animated features. Pixar’s Lightyear and Illumination’s Minions: Rise of Gru were both great films in their own right, and now Paramount Pictures is adding their entry for 2022’s animated features with Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank. This action-comedy adventure features an all-star cast that includes Mel Brooks, George Takei, Aasif Mandvi, Gabriel Iglesias, Djimon Hounsou, and Michelle Yeoh who also started in Minions: Rise of Gru. The topper of this film though is that it is loosely based on Mel Brook’s Blazing Saddles which adds a whole new dimension of humor to this furry frenzy.

Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank | Hank & Jimbo Featurette

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The featurette gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the film with the two main stars, Michael Cera and Samuel L. Jackson. The two seemed to have spent a lot of their time working on the film laughing and were both very excited about the story. Personally, Samuel L. Jackson delivering lines that are playfully pushing the boundaries of a PG rating with the same dedicated vigor he delivers the iconic curse word he is known for wielding better than anyone else instantly sold me. I’m also excited to see Cera in another action role, even if it isn’t live-action.

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Aside from the main stars and all-star cast, it is going to be interesting to see not only a younger skewed interpretation of Blazing Saddles, but also a modern-day one. Blazing Saddles is still hilarious to me personally, but I understand why much of the film would not work today. Mel Brooks being part of the cast gives me all the assurance I need. He is still genuinely hilarious and even in his crudest of jokes in the past, no hint of malice has ever been felt. I would bet that this film adapts to the age demographic and the times, while still carrying the spirit of Blazing Saddles.

Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank releases exclusively in theaters on July 15, 2022, tickets are on sale now!

Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank

ABOUT PAWS OF FURY: THE LEGEND OF HANK

RELEASE: July 15, 2022 (USA), Tickets are on sale now
Directors: Rob Minkoff, Mark Koetsier
Animation By: HB Wink Animation, GFM Animation
Produced By: Flyting Tigers Entertainment, Aniventure, Cinesite
Distributed By: Paramount Pictures Studios, Huayi Brothers, Nickelodeon Movies, Tencent Pictures
Rated: PG for action, violence, rude and suggestive humor, and some language
Cast: Michael Cera, Ricky Gervais, Mel Brooks, George Takei, Aasif Mandvi, Gabriel Iglesias, Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Yeoh, Kylie Kuioka, Cathy Shim and Samuel L. Jackson

Synopsis:
A hard-on-his-luck hound Hank (Michael Cera) finds himself in a town full of cats who need a hero to defend them from a ruthless villain’s (Ricky Gervais) evil plot to wipe their village off the map.  With help from a reluctant teacher (Samuel L. Jackson) to train him, our underdog must assume the role of town samurai and team up with the villagers to save the day.

The only problem… cats hate dogs! Also starring Mel Brooks, George Takei, Aasif Mandvi, Gabriel Iglesias, Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Yeoh, Kylie Kuioka, and Cathy Shim, PAWS OF FURY: THE LEGEND OF HANK pounces into theatres July 15, 2022.

Are you ready for Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank? Would you want Samuel L. Jackson as your teacher/sensei? Do you think this film will increase the number of cats named Jimbo? Let us know in the comments below and share your reactions to the film with us on Twitter!

Source: Paramount Pictures

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