Paramount Pictures has unveiled the official Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank trailer for its upcoming martial arts animated comedy, starring Michael Cera and Samuel L. Jackson. The film will arrive in theaters on July 15.
The video, which you can check out below, features Cera’s titular character as he receives samurai training from Jackson’s Jimbo in order to become the hero of a town full of cats.
Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank will feature the voices of Michael Cera as Hank, Samuel L. Jackson as Jimbo, Ricky Gervais as Ika Chu, Michelle Yeoh as Yuki, Djimon Hounsou as Sumo, Mel Brooks as Shogun, George Takei as Ohga, Gabriel Iglesias as Chuck, and Aasif Mandvi as Ichiro. It also features Kylie Kuioka and Cathy Shim.
“A hard-on-his-luck hound Hank finds himself in a town full of cats who need a hero to defend them from a ruthless villain’s evil plot to wipe their village off the map. With help from a reluctant teacher 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!”
The film is directed by Rob Minkoff and Mark Koetsier from a screenplay written by Ed Stone and Nate Hopper, loosely based on Mel Brooks’ 1974 film Blazing Saddles.
Check out the full Paws of Fury trailer below: