Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank (2022)

Director: Mark Koetsier, Rob Minkoff, Chris Bailey

Writer(s): Ed Stone, Nate Hopper, Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Alan Uger

Starring: Michael Cera, Samuel L. Jackson, Ricky Gervais, Kylie Kuioka, Mel Brooks, George Takei, Gabriel Iglesias, Aasif Mandvi, Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Yeoh, Cathy Shim, Steve Apostolina, Kirk Baily, Steve Blum, Ranjani Brow, William Calvert, David Chen, Miles Clark, Seth Clark, Matt Corboy, Jeffrey Todd Fischer, Jason Griffith, Larry Herron, Bridget Hoffman, Rif Hutton, Ashley Lambert, Lex Lang, Terence Mathews, Tom McGrath, Scott Menville, David Michie, Rob Minkoff, Zoe Minkoff, Edie Mirman, Juan Pacheco, Michelle Ruff, Warren Sroka, Kelly Stables, Jaquita Ta’le, Arianna Trames, Floyd Van Buskirk, Kirk Wise, Matthew Wolf

Synopsis: Hank, a scrappy dreamer of a dog, aspires to one day be a bonafide Samurai. But in a world of cats, he’s not sure it’ll ever happen – that is until the nefarious warlord, Ika Chu, hustles the unwitting Hank into becoming the samurai for the town of Kakamucho; the same town Ika Chu intends to pillage. READ REVIEW

Release Date: July 15, 2022 (USA) | Length: 97 min | Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family | MPAA Rating: Unknown | Note(s): Title change from “Blazing Samurai” to “Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank”. Loosely based on “Blazing Saddles”. Mel B was in the original cast list but is not in the current one. Reginald Hudlin is a producer on this project. Release date was moved up from July 22 to July 15, 2022.