Universal Pictures today unleashed two new featurettes that take us behind the scenes of creating DreamWorks’ Animation’s latest criminally fun comedy, The Bad Guys! Based on the New York Times bestselling books by Aaron Blabey, the stylied CGI spree follows what happens when a crackerjack crew of animal outlaws attempt their most challenging con yet: becoming model citizens.
Check out the most recent trailer here.
In the first of these peeks behind the curtain, the voice case behind the Bad Guys try to do good… at drawing? The movie’s director Pierre Perifel (Bilby) tries to walk Anthony Ramos (Mr. Piranha), Sam Rockwell (Mr. Wolf), Marc Maron (Mr. Snake) and Lilly Singh (Tiffany Fluffit) through drawing the suave leader of the pack, Mr. Wolf. Rockwell’s dog is also on deck to provide some thoughtful critiques of the work.
In the next featurette, we get to hear more from the full cast — which also includes Zazie Beetz (Diane Foxington), Craig Robinson (Shark) and Richard Ayoade (Professor Marmalade) — as they share their impressions of the movie. If these booth-bound baddies can be trusted, The Bad Guys promises a visually rich big screen adventure with high stakes, big laughs and even some warm-fuzzies.
“You think you’ve seen animation — you think! You haven’t,” Singh sums up.
The Bad Guys arrives in theaters on April 22. Read all about the latest DreamWorks movie in the May ’22 issue of Animation Magazine, available soon!