THE TIGER’S APPRENTICE Debuts Official Magical Trailer

"The Tiger's Apprentice" on Paramount+ brings a magical animated adventure to life, featuring a star-studded voice cast and a captivating story of destiny and courage
The Tiger's Apprentice

Paramount+ has just released the official trailer for its latest animated family film, The Tiger’s Apprentice, set to premiere on February 2, 2024 in the U.S. and February 3 in the UK. This highly anticipated film, based on the bestselling novel by Laurence Yep, promises to be a mythical adventure that will captivate audiences of all ages.

A Tale of Magic and Destiny

The Tiger’s Apprentice follows the journey of Chinese-American teenager Tom Lee, voiced by Brandon Soo Hoo. Tom’s ordinary life takes a turn into the extraordinary when he learns he is part of the Guardians, a lineage of magical protectors. Under the tutelage of a mythical tiger named Hu, voiced by Henry Golding, Tom embarks on a quest to master his newfound powers and unite the twelve Zodiac animal warriors.

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The film boasts an exceptional voice cast, including Henry Golding (The Old Guard 2), Brandon Soo Hoo (Mech Cadets), and Lucy Liu (Shazam: Fury of the Gods), along with Golden GlobeⓇ winner Sandra Oh (Quiz Lady) and Academy AwardⓇ winner Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once). This ensemble brings to life a story rich in fantasy and cultural heritage.

The Battle Against Evil

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L-R Henry Golding as Hu, Brandon Soo Hoo as Tom and Kheng Hua Tan as Mrs. Lee in The Tiger’s Apprentice, streaming on Paramount+, 2024. Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures/Paramount+.

The film’s antagonist, Loo, voiced by Michelle Yeoh, presents a formidable challenge. Loo, as powerful as a Guardian but with malevolent intentions, seeks to use magic to bring about humanity’s destruction. Tom, alongside his mystical allies, must harness his powers and rally the Zodiac warriors to thwart Loo’s evil plans.

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In addition to the leads, the film features voices from Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live), Leah Lewis (Elemental), Kheng Hua Tan (Crazy Rich Asians), Sherry Cola (Joy Ride), Deborah S. Craig (Meet Cute), Jo Koy (The Monkey King), Greta Lee (Past Lives), Diana Lee Inosanto (The Mandalorian), Patrick Gallagher (Night at the Museum), and Poppy Liu (The Afterparty).

A Magical Adventure Awaits

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L-R Henry Golding as Hu, Sandra Oh as Mistral, Sherry Cola as Naomi and Brandon Soo Hoo as Tom in The Tiger’s Apprentice, streaming on Paramount+, 2024. Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures/Paramount+.

The Tiger’s Apprentice is 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. The film is produced by Jane Startz, Sandra Rabins, and Bob Persichetti, with executive producers Maryann Garger, Kane Lee, and Carlos Baena.

With its blend of action, adventure, and magic, The Tiger’s Apprentice is set to be a visual and narrative treat. Fans of animated films and mythical tales are in for a delightful experience.

The Tiger’s Apprentice premieres exclusively on Paramount+ on February 2, 2024

About The Tiger’s Apprentice

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Photo credit: Paramount+.

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
Distribution: Paramount+
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.

Are you excited to embark on this magical journey with Tom and his mystical allies in The Tiger’s Apprentice? How do you think the film will bring Laurence Yep’s beloved novel to life? What are your expectations from the star-studded voice cast in delivering this animated mythical adventure? Let us know what you think on Discord!

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