Published: 1st March 2021

It is with great excitement that we can finally reveal first look images from upcoming animated feature film Blazing Samurai!

The action-packed animated comedy for all the family is inspired by Mel Brooks’ timeless classic, Blazing Saddles and features a stellar line up of voice cast including Michael Cera (as Hank), Samuel L Jackson (as Jimbo), Ricky Gervais (as Ika Chu), George Takei, Michelle Yeoh, Djimon Hounsou and Mel Brooks. The project is currently in production at Cinesite Montreal and is on schedule for delivery later this year for a 2022 release

Upon release, producer Rob Minkoff commented, “Blazing Samurai is a freewheeling mash-up of east and west. An action-packed comedy featuring incredible performances from our stellar cast of hilarious characters, it also delivers a great message of inclusion and acceptance. It’s sure to be a treat the whole family can enjoy.”

Mark Koetsier (The Grinch, Big Hero 6, Madagascar: Escape To Africa) is directing alongside Rob Minkoff (The Lion King, Mr Peabody & Sherman, Stuart Little 1&2) who is also producing with Adam Nagle (Riverdance: The Animated Adventure) and Guy Collins.


Image credit: Aniventure & Align in association with HB Wink Animation and GFM Animation present Blazing Samurai ©2021. All Rights Reserved.