Paramount unveils excerpts from “Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank”
The training of the samurai continues in two new montage clips (including an accompanying song!) from the animated comedy from Paramount Pictures Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank. Starring comedians Michael Cera, Ricky Gervais and Mel Brooks, the film hits theaters on July 15.
In the film, unlucky dog Hank (Cera) finds himself in a town full of cats who need a hero to defend them against a ruthless villain’s (Gervais) diabolical plot to wipe their village off the map. With the help of a reluctant teacher (Samuel L. Jackson), our outsider must assume the role of samurai of the town and team up with the villagers to save the day. The only problem is that cats hate dogs!
The voice cast features comedy legends Brooks, Gervais and Cera with additional comedic relief provided by Aasif Mandvil and Gabriel Iglesias. Jackson and George Takei round out the cast.
Watch: ‘Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank | ‘Training mounting clip’
Now get ready to stomp and sing as you watch: ‘Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank | A video with lyrics’
Rob Minkoff, Mark Koetsier and Chris Bailey are directing the film. The screenplay is by Ed Stone & Nate Hopper and Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor and Alan Uger, based on a story by Bergman. Minkoff, Adam Nagle, Peter Nagle, Guy Collins, Yair Landau and Susan Purcell produce. Adrian Politowski, Alex Schwartz, Ben White, Reginald Hudlin, Wang Zhongjun, Wang Zhonglei, and Brooks serve as executive producers.
From Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies, Align and Aniventure in association with HB Wink Animation and GFM Animation, Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hang is a Flying Tigers entertainment production in association with Cinesite.
And, in case you were wondering, tickets are NOW on sale.
Source: Paramount Pictures
Debbie Diamond Sarto is associate editor at Animation World Network.