"Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank" is a 2022 computer-animated martial arts comedy film directed by Rob Minkoff, Mark Koetsier and Chris Bailey.
The starring cast includes Michael Cera as Hank, Ricky Gervais as Ika Chu, Mel Brooks as the Shogun, George Takei as Ohga, Gabriel Iglesias as Chuck, Aasif Mandvi as Ichiro, Samuel L. Jackson as Jimbo, Djimon Hounsou as Sumo, Michelle Yeoh as Yuki, Kylie Kuioka as Emiko and others.

Here are "Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank movie?

Paramount Pictures on Thursday, June 09, 2022 released the trailer for "Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank" you can watch here:
Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank | Official Trailer 2 (2022 Movie) - Paramount Pictures.

Plot summary

What is Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank" movie plot summary.

In a land inspired by feudal Japan and almost entirely inhabited by cats, Ika Chu (Ricky Gervais), a conniving high ranking official of the land's Shogun, desires to expand his giant palace. However, it resides right next to the impoverished village of Kakamucho. Hoping to get rid of it, Ika Chu plans to force Kakamucho's residents to abandon their town by sending a gang of thugs led by his flunky Ohga (George Takei) to trash the town and then wiping it out with his giant jade toilet. The townspeople demand that the Shogun (Mel Brooks) appoint a new samurai to protect them after the old one flees. Ika Chu, hoping to offend the townspeople, creates chaos and leave Kakamucho at his mercy before the Shogun arrives, decides to appoint Hank (Michael Cera), a dog prisoner about to be executed with aspirations of becoming a samurai.
After an initial hostile reception, Hank relies on the assistance of Jimbo (Samuel L. Jackson), a catnip-addled samurai who reluctantly agrees to train him, in order to overcome the townspeople's hostility. While training with Jimbo, Hank manages to subdue Sumo (Djimon Hounsou), an immensely strong, dim-witted, yet philosophical henchman that Ika Chu sent to drive out the townspeople quicker. The townspeople see Hank as a hero, but his newfound popularity ends up getting to Hank's head, and starts refusing to train which causes a fallout between Hank and Jimbo's relationship. Ika Chu later invites Hank to a private nightclub, in order to distract him as his thugs trash Kakamucho. Hank returns devastated and decides to return home, but an origami figure of himself ends up reminding him about the town.


Who plays who in the Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Michael Cera  as Hank a bumbling beagle
Ricky Gervais  as Ika Chu a warmongering Somali cat, based on Hedley LaMarr from Blazing Saddles
Mel Brooks  as the Shogun an empathetic British shorthair
George Takei  as Ohga a muscular Manx cat
Gabriel Iglesias  as Chuck a clumsy calico cat
Aasif Mandvi  as Ichiro a slim tuxedo cat
Samuel L. Jackson  as Jimbo Hank's reluctant tuxedo cat sensei
Djimon Hounsou  as Sumo a giant, dim-witted, yet philosophical tabby cat, based on Mongo from Blazing Saddles
Michelle Yeoh  as Yuki an optimistic female Persian cat
Kylie Kuioka  as Emiko a feisty young Persian cat
Cathy Shim  as Little Mama the grand dame of Kakamucho
Steve Apostolina  as Additional Voices
Kirk Baily  as Additional Voices
Steve Blum  as Additional Voices
Ranjani Brow  as Additional Voices
William Calvert  as Additional Voices
David Chen  as Additional Voices
Miles Clark  as Additional Voices
Seth Clark  as Additional Voices
Matt Corboy  as Additional Voices
Jeffrey Todd Fischer  as Additional Voices
Jason Griffith  as Additional Voices
Larry Herron  as Additional Voices
Bridget Hoffman  as Additional Voices
Rif Hutton  as Additional Voices (as Riff Hutton)
Ashley Lambert  as Additional Voices
Lex Lang  as Additional Voices
Terence Mathews  as Additional Voices
Tom McGrath  as Additional Voices
Scott Menville  as Additional Voices
David Michie  as Additional Voices
Rob Minkoff  as Additional Voices
Zoe Minkoff  as Additional Voices
Edie Mirman  as Additional Voices
Juan Pacheco  as Additional Voices
Michelle Ruff  as Additional Voices
Warren Sroka  as Additional Voices
Kelly Stables  as Additional Voices
Jaquita Ta'le  as Additional Voices
Arianna Trames  as Additional Voices
Floyd Van Buskirk  as Additional Voices
Kirk Wise  as Additional Voices
Matthew Wolf  as Additional Voices

Release date

When is Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank movie release date?

"Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank" movie release date was scheduled to be on July 10, 2022 (Los Angeles) and on July 15, 2022 (United States) distributing by Paramount Pictures International, Nickelodeon Movies (United States and select territories), Huayi Brothers (China), Sky Cinema (United Kingdom), Shaw Organisation, United International Pictures (UIP), Huayi Brothers Media, Paramount Animation, Paramount Pictures do Brasil and The Searchers.


What are Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank filming details?

The duration of the film is 97 minutes. With a budget of $45 million, the film grossed over $6.3 million.

"Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank" movie is rated "PG", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank movie?

"Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.9/10. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

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