Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank (2022)

Director: Mark Koetsier, Rob Minkoff, Chris Bailey

Writer(s): Nate Hopper, Rob Minkoff, Dave Rosenbaum, Ed Stone, Tyler Werrin (screenplay); Mel Brooks, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Norman Steinberg (original writers)

Starring: Djimon Hounsou, Samuel L. Jackson, Michelle Yeoh, Ricky Gervais, Mel Brooks, Michael Cera, George Takei, Aasif Mandvi, Gabriel Iglesias, Cathy Shim, Kylie Kuioka

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.

Release Date: July 22, 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.