Adam Devine Stars as a Bold Canine in Genndy Tartakovsky’s R-Rated Animated Film
Animated dog movies are always a hit, especially when they bring laughter and warmth to the screen. When we think of pet-centric films, beloved classics like Scooby Doo, Mr. Peabody and Sherman come to mind, offering comedic and family-friendly entertainment. However, Genndy Tartakovsky, the brilliant mind behind Hotel Transylvania and Star Wars: Clone Wars, is about to shake up the genre with his latest project, an R-rated animated feature called Fixed, as reported by Variety.
This adult-oriented animation will revolve around Bull, an ordinary dog who discovers that he’s scheduled for neutering the next day. As the gravity of this life-altering revelation sinks in, he embarks on a final adventure with his loyal pack of friends. Tartakovsky acknowledges that some viewers might feel uneasy about the concept, but he vividly recalls the moment of inspiration during his pitch to Sony in 2010: “We still needed a concept. Then, lightning struck. Right in that room, within five seconds, I went: ‘They find out one of their friends will get neutered!’ Everyone laughed, and that was it.” The director’s intention was to create a “classic movie” in the vein of “Lady and the Tramp” or “101 Dalmatians,” but with an R-rated twist. Beneath the surface humor, Fixed promises a heartfelt tale of friendship and romance.
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The film will also showcase the artistry of 2-D animation, a technique that Tartakovsky believes has become a lost art in today’s predominantly computer-generated landscape. He cites “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up” as his inspirations for Fixed. The voice cast, boasting impeccable comedic timing, adds a delicious layer to the story. Adam Devine takes on the role of Bull, with Idris Elba lending his voice to Bull’s buddy Rocco, and Kathryn Hahn portraying Bull’s love interest, Honey. Producer Michelle Murdocca reveals that Hahn’s involvement brought depth and a touch of raunchiness to her character: “When Kathryn decided to do it, she told us: ‘I want to be just like the guys. I don’t want to be the sweet girl in the background who doesn’t have any depth to her. Make her a little raunchier.’ Hiring her made this character come alive.”
Completing the talented ensemble are Bobby Moynihan as Lucky, Fred Armisen as Fetch, Beck Bennett as Sterling, River Gallo as Frankie, and Michelle Buteau as Molasses. With such a stellar cast and the creative minds behind the scenes, Fixed is undoubtedly a film to keep an eye out for. As of now, no official release date has been announced.