Paramount+ has just announced the premiere of its next original movie, the highly anticipated animated family film The Tiger’s Apprentice. Set to debut exclusively on the streaming service on Friday, February 2, 2024, in the U.S., with international availability to be announced later, this film is already creating a buzz with its star-studded voice cast and captivating storyline.
A Glimpse into the Magical World of The Tiger’s Apprentice
The teaser trailer for The Tiger’s Apprentice offers a sneak peek into the mythical adventure that awaits audiences. Based on the popular children’s book series by Laurence Yep, the film follows the journey of Chinese-American teenager Tom Lee, voiced by Brandon Soo Hoo. Tom’s ordinary life takes a dramatic turn when he learns he is a descendant of the Guardians, a group of magical protectors.
The film boasts an exceptional voice cast, including Henry Golding as the mythical tiger Hu, who guides Tom in his new role. Joining Golding and Soo Hoo are Lucy Liu, Golden GlobeⓇ Winner Sandra Oh, and Academy AwardⓇ Winner Michelle Yeoh as Loo, the antagonist with dark intentions. The ensemble also features notable talents like Bowen Yang, Leah Lewis, Kheng Hua Tan, Sherry Cola, Deborah S. Craig, Jo Koy, Greta Lee, Diana Lee Inosanto, Patrick Gallagher, and Poppy Liu.
A Battle Between Good and Evil
In The Tiger’s Apprentice, Tom must reunite the twelve Zodiac animal warriors and harness his newfound powers to stand a chance against Loo. The film promises a blend of action, magic, and the timeless theme of good versus evil, set against the backdrop of rich cultural mythology.
This Paramount+ original movie, in association with Paramount Animation, is a production by Jane Startz. Directed by Raman Hui and co-directed by Paul Watling and Yong Duk Jhun, the screenplay is penned by David Magee and Christopher Yost, with music by Steve Jablonsky. Producers include Jane Startz, Sandra Rabins, and Bob Persichetti, with executive producers Maryann Garger, Kane Lee, and Carlos Baena.
The Tiger’s Apprentice is shaping up to be a visually stunning and emotionally engaging film, appealing to both young audiences and fans of animated adventures. With its rich narrative and an array of talented voices, the film is poised to be a significant addition to Paramount+’s growing library of original content.
The Tiger’s Apprentice premieres exclusively on Paramount+ on February 2, 2024
About The Tiger’s Apprentice
Release Date: February 2, 204
Based on the novel The Tiger’s Apprentice, by Laurence Yep
Director: Raman Hui
Co-Director: Paul Watling and Yong Duk Jhun
Screenplay: David Magee and Christopher Yost
Music: Steve Jablonsky
Executive Producers: Maryann Garger, Kane Lee, Carlos Baena
Producers: Jane Startz, Sandra Rabins, Bob Persichetti
Production: Paramount Animation
Cast: Henry Golding, Brandon Soo Hoo, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh, Michelle Yeoh, Bowen Yang, Leah Lewis, Kheng Hua Tan, Sherry Cola, Deborah S. Craig, Jo Koy, Greta Lee, Diana Lee Inosanto, Patrick Gallagher, Poppy Liu
Based on the popular children’s book series of the same name by Laurence Yep, THE TIGER’S APPRENTICE follows Chinese-American teenager Tom Lee (Soo Hoo), whose life changes forever when he discovers he is part of a long lineage of magical protectors known as the Guardians. With guidance from a mythical tiger named Hu (Golding), Tom trains to take on Loo (Yeoh), a force that is as powerful as a Guardian but with evil intentions to use magic to destroy humanity. To have a fighting chance against Loo, Tom must reunite all twelve Zodiac animal warriors and master his own newly discovered powers.
Which character, voiced by the film’s star-studded cast, are you most excited to see come to life? How do you think the film will adapt Laurence Yep’s beloved book series for the screen? And what are your expectations for the blend of cultural mythology and modern storytelling in this animated adventure? Let us know what you think and what Zodiac sign you would want the powers of on social media!