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DreamWorks Drops ‘The Bad Guys’ Featurettes

They’re BAD – but can they draw? Studio’s new 3DCG action comedy about a crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws attempting to become model citizens, starring Sam Rockwell, Craig Robinson, and Awkwafina, hits theaters April 22, 2022.

DreamWorks Animation has dropped a new set of featurettes for its upcoming 3DCG animated comedy, The Bad Guys, set to hit theaters April 22, 2022. Based on the New York Times best-selling Scholastic book series by Aaron Blabey, The Bad Guys is an action-packed heist for all ages that follows a crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws about to attempt their most challenging con yet—becoming model citizens.

Watch: The Bad Guys - A Look Inside Featurette:

Never have there been five friends as infamous as The Bad Guys—dashing pickpocket Mr. Wolf (Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri); seen-it-all safecracker Mr. Snake (Marc Maron, GLOW); chill master-of-disguise Mr. Shark (Craig Robinson, Hot Tub Time Machine franchise); short-fused “muscle” Mr. Piranha (Anthony Ramos, In the Heights); and sharp-tongued expert hacker Ms. Tarantula (Awkwafina, Crazy Rich Asians), aka “Webs.”

But when, after years of countless heists and being the world’s most-wanted villains, the gang is finally caught, Mr. Wolf brokers a deal (that he has no intention of keeping) to save them all from prison: The Bad Guys will go good.

Under the tutelage of their mentor Professor Marmalade (Richard Ayoade, Paddington 2), an arrogant (but adorable!) guinea pig, The Bad Guys set out to fool the world that they’ve been transformed. Along the way, though, Mr. Wolf begins to suspect that doing good for real may give him what he’s always secretly longed for: acceptance. So, when a new villain threatens the city, can Mr. Wolf persuade the rest of the gang to become… The Good Guys?

Watch: Mr. Wolf with Cast + Director! - Join the director and cast of The Bad Guys as they attempt to draw Mr. Wolf! Who will have the best drawing?

 The film co-stars Zazie Beetz (Joker), Lilly Singh (Bad Moms), and Emmy winner Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel).

Based on the blockbuster Scholastic book series by Aaron Blabey, The Bad Guys is directed by Pierre Perifel (animator, the Kung Fu Panda films), making his feature-directing debut. The film is produced by Damon Ross (development executive Trolls, The Boss Baby, co-producer Nacho Libre) and Rebecca Huntley (associate producer, The Boss Baby). The executive producers are Blabey, Etan Cohen, and Patrick Hughes.

Source: NBCUniversal

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is assistant news editor at Animation World Network.