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Uncle Grandpa: The Movie is a 2016 American animated comedy film, based on the Cartoon Network televison series, Uncle Grandpa, and the film takes place after the show's series finale, produced by Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film features Peter Browngardt, Eric Bauza, Adam DeVine, Kevin Michael Richardson and Tom Kenny, alongside Lena Headey, Mark Hamill and Bob Joles reprising their roles from the series, featuring guest stars Andy Dick and Bill Hader, as well as Nancy Cartwright, Patrick Warburton and Julie Kavner, and John DiMaggio will also be in the film. In theaters, a Gumball short entitled Gumball's First Date was shown prior to the film.

The film was supposed to be a made-for-television movie, but became theatrical instead. The film was released in the United States on November 23, 2018 in 3D and RealD 3D. The film received average reviews from critics for its voice performances, score, and mediocre humor. Although, the film was a box-office success, grossing over $30 million worldwide against a $8 million budget.

Cast

Main Characters

  • Peter Browngardt as Uncle Grandpa,
  • Eric Bauza as Belly Bag
  • Adam DeVine as Pizza Steve
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as Mr. Gus
  • Tom Kenny as Tiny Miracle

Guest Stars

  • Andy Dick as Trollface
  • Bill Hader as Lenny
  • Patrick Warburton as Uncle "King" Grandpa
  • Diana Ross as mother grandpa

Supporting Characters

  • Lena Headey as Aunt Grandma
  • Nancy Cartwright as Lady-Bot
  • Mark Hamill as Frankenstein
  • Julie Kavner as Fishhead
  • Bob Joles as Santa Claus
  • John DiMaggio as Safety Guard
  • Dee Bradley Baker as Giant Realistic Flying Tiger Giant realistic flying lion, Uncle Grandpa's sheep (uncredited)

Production

On January 22, 2018, it was announced that there will be an Uncle Grandpa animated feature being developed at Warner Bros. and its release date of November 23, 2018

was also announced, with the show's cast members reprising their roles. Cartoon Network Studios will also be involved with production. Peter Browngardt, who created the show, is directing and executive producing the film and Dwayne Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is going to be screenwriting the film. A month later, the film's title and teaser poster debuted, and it was announced that Andy Dick and Bill Hader had joined the cast. The film marks the third time a theatrical Cartoon Network film is produced by Warner Bros. Animation, instead of Warner Animation Group since the group's formation in 2013.

On July 9, 2018, it was announced that comedian Nancy Cartwright, actor and voice artist Patrick Warburton, and comedian Julie Kavner were part of the cast, as the new characters Lady-Bot, Uncle "King" Grandpa and Fishhead, respectively, with Mark Hamill revealed to reprise his roles as the same day. John DiMaggio was announced to voice the Safety Guard Diana Ross announced that she was going to Be the voice of Uncle grandpa's mother In the Film.

The film's animation was provided by Rough Draft Korea, with additional animation done at Mercury Filmworks and Munich Animation Film.

Rating

Uncle Grandpa: The Movie is Rated PG for Parental Guidance.

Release

The film was released in theaters on October 7 2018 in The UK and France , followed by its release in Philippines on October 12 , concluding with its American and Canadian release on November 23. The film was presented in a 1.85:1 format, rather than Warner Animation Group's standard 2.39:1 format on its previous titles. The film's theatrical release was also preceded by Gumball's First Date, a short film based on Cartoon Network's animated television series The Amazing World of Gumball.

Marketing

The teaser trailer was released on March 23, 2018, posted on the Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Pictures YouTube channels. A second teaser trailer was released on July 6, 2018. Twelve sets based on events from the TV series, including a series of Blind Bag figures (consisting of Uncle Grandpa, Belly Bag, Mr. Gus, Pizza Steve and Giant Realisitic Flying Tiger) from K'NEX and two Kubros of Uncle Grandpa and Belly Bag from Mega Construx were released for the film. On October 19, 2018, promotional tie-ins on Cartoon Network consist of bumpers with Uncle Grandpa, Belly Bag, Mr. Gus, Pizza Steve and Giant Realisitic Flying Tiger in a movie theater announcing the film. In addition, they host the entire line-up, in intermissions between commercial break.

Home media

Uncle Grandpa: The Movie was released on Digital on February 5, 2019 and DVD and Blu-ray on February 26, 2019. One of the special features includes a Gumball short film Gumball's First Date, the 18-minute featurette, a behind-the-scenes look at Uncle Grandpa: The Movie, featuring interviews with most of the principal cast and crew, animatics, the pilot episode, the audio commentaries and a sneak peek of Brand new episodes of OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes.

Reception

Critical response

Review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 76% approval rating based on the 123 reviews, and its average rating is 5.8/10. The critical consensus reads, "The very cheery Uncle Grandpa manages to receive a feature film with talented cast members, but some think it should have been a TV movie and it plays like an extended episode, but it was still a fun movie." Metacritic, assigns the film a score of 59 out of 100, based on 27 critics, indicating "mixed-or-average reviews". CinemaScore gives the film a "B+" on its A+ to F scale.

Soundtrack

  1. "Good Morning (All Night Long)" - Peter Browngat Patrick warburton
  2. " Aint no mountain high love - Diana Ross
  3. " Mama used to say - Junior
  4. "Good Morning (End Credits Version)" - Pitbull (feat. Fall Out Boy)

Trivia

  • This is the first ever feature film of the series.
  • This is the first animated Uncle Grandpa movie to hit theaters.
  • The movie will be Rated PG.
  • Uncle Grandpa breaks the 4th wall in the movie After the credits Showed "In loving memory of Everyone", because they had been eaten by Ham Sandwich.
  • This is Cartoon Network's 4th teatrical film. The first being The Powerpuff Girls Movie and the second being Regular Show: The Movie. And Teen Titans Go! To the movies being its 3rd
  • The original cast reprised their roles in the movie.
  • This is the next theatrical 2D animated movie in 20 years after Quest for Camelot (1998) and 19 years after The Iron Giant (1999).
  • This marks as Warner Bros.' next 2D animated theatrical film. Warner Bros. had its original feature animation division, which produced 2D animated films.
  • This is Warner Bros.' ninteenth traditionally animated film to be released theatrically, after ''Clifford's Really Big Movie'' released 14 years prior.
  • Before the movie, a short film called "Gumball's First Date" based on Cartoon Network's animated television series The Amazing World of Gumball was played.
  • This is the thirteenth theatrical Warner Bros. film to rely solely on traditional hand-drawn animation mixed with CGI animation instead of Flash animation.
  • This is Warner Animation Group's ninteenth traditionally animated film.
  • This is the 2nd collaboration between Julie Kavner and Nancy Cartwright. Their first was "The Simpsons Movie" released 11 years prior.
  • Althrough Aunt Grandma is the antagonist of the movie, she still seeks revenge on Uncle Grandpa for ruining her life, until she reveals to be a victim of the Trolls.
    • Martin Trollface is the hidden true main antagonist, because he has behind the plot.
  • This film is not canon to any of the programs represented in it.
  • This is the 2nd animated film Diana Ross was featured in as she was featured in universal pictures animated 1988 feature film the land of for time
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