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Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank is a new animated film by Paramount Pictures, and its eclectic cast promises to make this an entertaining watch. The movie is directed by Rob Minkoff, who directed The Lion King and the Stuart Little films, and Mark Koetsier.
As previously mentioned, Samuel L. Jackson will be starring in the film, playing Jimbo the samurai cat. However, he is far from being the only well-known star to have a role in this movie. Mel Brooks, the actor, comedian and filmmaker, will play Shogun. The protagonist, Hank the hound dog, will be voiced by Michael Cera, the canadian actor famous for his roles in films such as Superbad where he acted alongside Jonah Hill.
Other cast members include:
The film is set to be released in UK cinemas on the 15th of July, 2022. The same date will also see it released in the United States and China.
The official trailer is kick-started by the actor Samuel L. Jackson, who introduces the film and explains that he will be playing the character of a samurai cat. The clip that follows depicts a gentle-looking dog who enters a town of cats in an attempt to escape the canine gangsters of his hometown.
The trailer also captures some of the ways in which the animated film will appeal to adult audiences too. For example, at one point Hank, the main dog, breaks the fourth wall by saying ‘Hey, this is the training montage isn’t it?’, before it cuts to exactly that. An upbeat tempo is achieved by the backing song, which is Cut Em In by Anderson .Paak featuring Rick Ross. There is childish, toilet humour (a clan of farting cats), and witty word play, such as ‘what the mother father cocker spaniel’ as a creative alternative to swearing. These elements combine to promise a film which should appeal to a wide-ranging audience.