The highly anticipated trailer for the latest animated Paramount film Rumble is finally here, with an earlier release date than initially expected.
Rumble saw numerous delays; it was originally supposed to release in theaters back in July 2020, but was subsequently pushed to January 2021. It was then moved to May, before Paramount announced that it would finally bow on 18 February 2022. Rumble takes place in a world where monsters are considered superstar athletes in the global sport of monster wrestling, focusing on Winnie, a 17-year-old aspiring monster manager, and her latest trainee, Steve.
Featuring the voices of Will Arnett, Geraldine Viswanathan, Terry Crews, Stephen A. Smith, Jimmy Tatro, Tony Danza, Ben Schwartz, Joe “Roman Reigns” Anoa’i and more, Rumble is described as “an entertaining and original animated family film that explores the world of monster wrestling and celebrates moving to your own groove and paving your own unique path to success.”
The movie is produced by Paramount Animation in association with WWE Studios, and with production companies, Reel FX and Walden Media. Based on the graphic novel Monster on the Hill by Rob Harrell, Rumble is directed by Hamish Grieve, screenplay by Hamish Grieve and Matt Lieberman, and produced by Brad Booker and Mark Bakshi. Executive producers are Steve O’Brien, Chuck Peil, Frank Smith, Naia Cucukov, Jeff Fierson, Susan Levison, and Richard Lowell.
In a world where monster wrestling is a global sport and monsters are superstar athletes, Rumble‘s teenage Winnie seeks to follow in her father’s footsteps by coaching a loveable underdog monster into a champion. “We are thrilled to build on our recent success with family-friendly films and bring Rumble‘s entertaining and inspiring underdog story to Paramount+ this holiday season,” said ViacomCBS Streaming chief programming office Tanya Giles.
The upcoming animated film will be released on Paramount+ on 15 December.