‘Underdog to top dog’
Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank is a 2022 American animated comedy film about a loveable dog who dreams of becoming a samurai warrior.
Directed by Mark Koetsier and Rob Minkoff from a screenplay co-written by Ed Stone and Nate Hopper. Original story co-written by Andrew Bergman, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor, Rob Minkoff and Norman Steinberg.
The movie stars the voices of Michael Cera, Samuel L. Jackson, Ricky Gervais, Mel Brooks, George Takei, Aasif Mandvi, Gabriel Iglesias, Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Yeoh, Kylie Kuioka and Cathy Shim.
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!
Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank will be released theatrically by Paramount Pictures on July 15, 2022.
Cast and characters:
Michael Cera … Hank (voice)
Samuel L. Jackson … Jimbo (voice)
Ricky Gervais … Ika Chu (voice)
Michelle Yeoh … Yuki (voice)
Mel Brooks … Shogun (voice)
Djimon Hounsou … Sumo (voice)
Aasif Mandvi … Ichiro (voice)
George Takei … Ohga (voice)
Gabriel Iglesias … Chuck (voice)
Cathy Shim … Little Mama (voice)
Kylie Kuioka … Emiko (voice)
1 hour 37 minutes
Audio: Dolby Atmos
Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1