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https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/paramount-lands-animation-blazing-samurai-starring-mel-brooks-michael-cera-exclucive-1235078920/

 

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Paramount Animation has landed the animated feature Blazing Samurai, which has an A-list voice cast led by Michael Cera.
 

The studio acquired the movie from GFM Animation for Nothern America and other key international territories, setting a U.S. release of July 22, 2022.

 

Along with Cera, the voice cast includes Samuel Jackson, Ricky Gervais, Mel Brooks, George Takei, Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Yeoh, Kathy Shim, Kylie Kuioka, Gabriel Iglesias and Aasif Mandvi.

 

Cera voices Hank, a dog who dreams of becoming a samurai in a land where that privilege is reserved exclusively for cats. He gets his chance when a post opens up in the small town of Kakamucho, but little does Hank know that the local warlord (Gervais) who hired him is bent on destroying the town for his own gain. Seemingly destined to fail, Hank coaxes a reluctant, once great samurai (Jackson) out of retirement to become his mentor and together they become samurai heroes.
 

Rob Minkoff (The Lion King) and Mark Koetsier directed the film, from an original screenplay by Ed Stone and Nate Hopper with revisions by Robert Ben Garant and Minkoff. which is an Aniventure production, financed by Align, HB Wink and Aniventure with CG production carried out at Cinesite.

 

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^saw the title and thought there was a chance this would be some kind of cool action cartoon like samurai jack or something. instant frown at the end of the first sentence of that article.

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The History on this one is odd

 

Looks like it was first a Kung Fu Panda knock off with a 2017 release date and got cancelled.

 

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The write-up from the cancelled films wiki

 

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  1. The reasons are unknown, but the movie itself has a troubled, shady and complicated history. It was first announced in 2015 that Mass Animation (then known as GFM Animation) was originally on board to work on the film and that Arc Productions provived a chunck of work via crowdsourcing, which would have been the first animated film to do so, but in 2016, Arc Productions closed their doors permanently as they are unable to pay employee wages due to a "glitch in the system", and Mass Animation hasn't updated their website since 2010, and they are possibly disbanded.


ARC Animation - that launched the production got shift down and locked employees out of the office in 2016

 

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Torontos’s Arc Productions shut down its studio today, locking out hundreds of employees and telling them not to come to work on Tuesday. 

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“We regret to inform you that Arc is experiencing significant financial difficulties and a liquidity crisis,” CEO Tom Murray wrote to his staff in a letter. “Despite the very best efforts of management to find a solution to this financial emergency, we have not been able to resolve this matter with our lender.”

 

It got salvaged and morphed into this

 

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Trailer Saturday for the two people that care, also probably attached with Sonic.

 

Paramount Animation is no longer producing it but it’s now under the Nickelodeon Movies banner. Interestingly enough it’s the first time Nickelodeon Movies albeit via Paramount is solo distributing a movie like a banner. It’s usually a coproduction.

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37 minutes ago, YourMother said:

 

 

Trailer Saturday for the two people that care, also probably attached with Sonic.

 

Paramount Animation is no longer producing it but it’s now under the Nickelodeon Movies banner. Interestingly enough it’s the first time Nickelodeon Movies albeit via Paramount is solo distributing a movie like a banner. It’s usually a coproduction.

Tweet also says it's being released one week earlier now

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6 hours ago, Grebacio said:

Tweet also says it's being released one week earlier now


Honestly, smart move. Now it’s sandwiched between two stronger sells, but in a smarter way: two weeks after Minions, two weeks before Super-Pets. 

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8 minutes ago, Eric Says Trans Rights said:

When I got this at Sonic, this was the trailer that made all the kids laugh the hardest. Never felt so embarrassed in all my life. 🙃

At least a kid didn’t shout Simp at the Spider Verse trailer you got.

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