Netflix has just unveiled its list of new movies that will be released in 2023, and among them we can find Leoa new animated film from Adam Sandler and his production company, Happy Madison.
The film has been in development for some time. The Hollywood Report first reported that Adam Sandler was planning an animated feature in May 2016.
Then, in 2022, Netflix Animation filed a copyright disclaimer for Leo in November 2021 with STX Animation and STX Filmdev. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get confirmation from Netflix that the project had landed with them. The film also had an alternate development title, “The Big Kids”.
Of course, Adam Sandler is no stranger to animation, having delivered the Hotel Transylvania for Sony Pictures.
who is behind Leo on Netflix?
Robert Smigel, Robert Marianettiand David Wachtenheim are the directors of the project.
Smigel worked on saturday night live, Punch Drunk Love, and Little Nicky.
Marianetti and Wachtenheim are a creative duo behind “W/M Animation, a full-service New York-based animation company that has produced and directed award-winning work for clients including Cartoon Network, HBO, Disney/ABC, Universal, ESPN, Fox TV, Comedy Central, NBC, Sesame Workshop and Coca Cola”.
What is Leo on Netflix?
Netflix describes the project as an “animated coming-of-age musical”.
comedy about the last year of primary school – seen through the eyes of a classroom pet”.
They go on to provide additional information about the film, adding:
“Léo (Sandler), a 74-year-old jaded lizard, is stuck in the art world.
same classroom in Florida for decades with his terrarium companion, the tortoise (Bill Burr).
When he learns that he only has one year left to live, he plans to escape to experience life on the outside, but instead finds himself caught up in the problems of his anxious students – including an incredibly naughty substitute teacher. This ends up being the weirdest but also the most rewarding to-do list ever…”
Who will do the voice in Leo on Netflix?
Among the voices gathered for Leo are many familiar faces if you’ve enjoyed any of Happy Madison’s projects over the past few years:
- Adam Sandler
- Bill Burr
- Cecily Strong,
- Jason Alexander
- Rob Schneider
- Sadie Sandler
- Sunny Sandler
- Jackie Sandler
- Heidi Gardner
- Nick Swardson
- Nicholas Turturro,
- Robert Smigel
- Jo Koy
When Leo on Netflix?
Leo will be released on Netflix worldwide on November 22, 2023.
It’s just one of many projects Netflix has with Sandler’s involvement in the months and years to come. space man is confirmed for Netflix in 2023 and will also reunite with the Safdie brothers for a Netflix project.
Leo also joins a well-stocked list of new animated films slated for release in 2023 and beyond. Other 2023 entries include Nimona, The Monkey King, and Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget.
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