Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank drops a hilarious new trailer and mini-game.
Paramount Pictures promises comedy, action, and the absolute limit of PG language in its upcoming animated feature film, Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank. A hapless hound is trained by a retired samurai master in order to save the village from a maniacal warlord. With dedication, heart, and paw-erful allies, Hank (Michael Cera) will use his training from his legendary, but reluctant, master (Samuel L. Jackson) to become the town samurai and save the world from the evil villain (Ricky Gervais). Watch the animated action, hijinx, and hilarity in the film’s second trailer.
Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank Official Trailer 2
The opening sequence pays obvious homage to Jurassic Park, whose newest installment comes out tomorrow! But the homage geniusly misdirects to a glorious sight gag of a giant sumo kitty riding into town on the tiniest of hogs. I can’t be for sure, but it just feels very Mel Brooks and only heightens the excitement and anticipation for Paws of Fury. In addition to the new trailer, a new mini-game was released that allows players to live out some of Hank’s training.
Jimbo’s Samurai Training Mini-Game
The game is pretty much a watch and repeat of what Jimbo does. There are four buttons, each plays a unique sound and causes your character to perform a specific action. Memorize the sequence performed by Jimbo then repeat with Hank. It’s a very direct game that provides some fun for all ages. It is kind of reminiscent of PaRapa the Rapper, but without the musical flare that made the iconic game so fun and rewarding. Jimbo’s Samurai Training offers no payoff, and it’s only 6 level.
Mid-mini-game aside, Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank is looking to be the next great animated feature. If it does well, expect sequels and likely television series spin-offs.
Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank releases in theaters on July 15, 2022.
ABOUT PAWS OF FURY: THE LEGEND OF HANK
RELEASE: July 15, 2022 (USA)
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
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.
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Source: Paramount Pictures