[NEWS] "Puss in Boots 2" and "The Bad Guys" (DreamWorks animated movies)
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From ComingSoon.net ...
Puss in Boots Sequel & The Bad Guys set for 2022 releases
Universal Pictures has set the release date for two new
animated films from DreamWorks Animation including the
long-in-development Puss in Boots sequel which will be
titled Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. Oscar nominee Antonia
Banderas is officially returning to voice the beloved
Shrek character, who will again grace the big screen on
Friday, September 23, 2022.
In addition, the studio has also announced the release
date of DreamWorks Animation's newest original animated
feature titled The Bad Guys which is scheduled to arrive
in theaters on Friday, April 15, 2022. The said release
date will see the film going up against another
high-profile film in the form of Paramount Pictures'
romantic comedy The Lost City of D starring Sandra Bullock
and Channing Tatum.
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish will be directed by Joel
Crawford, who is coming off from the critical success of
last year's The Croods: A New Age. Produced by Mark Swift,
the sequel will again follow Puss in Boots as he discovers
that his passion for adventure has taken its toll: He has
burned through eight of his nine lives, leaving him with
only one life left. Puss sets out on an epic journey to
find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives.
The 2011 Puss in Boots featured an ensemble voice cast led
by Antonio Banderas as the titular talking cat. The film
also starred Golden Globe-nominated actress Salma Hayek,
Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Constance Marie,
Mike Mitchell and Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro, who also
served as executive producer. The original also earned a
nomination for Best Animated Feature at the 84th Academy
The Shrek franchise grossed nearly $3 billion between 2001
and 2010. The Puss in Boots spin-off in 2011 earned an
additional worldwide box office of about $555 million.
Based on Aaron Blabey's best-selling children's book series,
The Bad Guys follows five notorious bad guys who've been
behind big heists - Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha,
Mr. Shark, and Ms. Tarantula - as they attempt their most
challenging job yet...going good.
Pierre Perifel (Kung Fu Panda films) will be making his
feature directorial debut with Etan Cohen and Patrick Hughes
set as executive producers. Damon Ross and Rebecca Huntley
have also boarded the film to serve as producers.