Genndy Tartakovsky has made a splash with his latest project, “Fixed,” a hilarious R-rated comedy feature. The renowned director of “Hotel Transylvania” and “Samurai Jack” delighted fans by announcing the talented actors who will lend their voices to the film.
Leading the voice cast are Adam Devine, Kathryn Hahn, and Idris Elba. Devine takes on the role of Bull, a lovable yet overweight pooch who discovers that his owners plan to have him neutered. Bull’s loyal pals, Rocco (Elba), Fetch (Fred Armisen), and Lucky (Bobby Moynihan), decide to give him the ultimate send-off by taking him on an unforgettable night out on the town, allowing him to make the most of his remaining “assets.”
Kathryn Hahn, known for her roles in “Pitch Perfect” and “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” plays Bull’s glamorous neighbor and love interest, Honey, a show dog with a delightfully raunchy side. Tartakovsky revealed that Hahn’s involvement was an obvious choice, as they had previously worked together on the “Hotel Transylvania” franchise. Hahn’s input added an extra touch of brassy charm to Honey’s character, making her one of the boys.
The voice cast also includes Beck Bennett as Sterling, Bull’s rival show dog, as well as River Gallo and Michelle Buteau, who voice the characters Frankie and Molasses, respectively.
“Fixed” marks a significant milestone for Sony Pictures Animation as their first-ever R-rated comedy. Tartakovsky expressed his excitement about bringing this project to the big screen, sharing that he initially pitched the idea back in 2009, before his success with the “Hotel Transylvania” films. The project underwent various transformations, with Tartakovsky ultimately achieving his vision of a 2D, Looney Tunes-style animation after New Line Cinema joined the production.
During a presentation at the Annecy Animation Film Festival, Tartakovsky treated the audience to multiple clips from the film. These scenes showcased the film’s raunchy humor, including dogs engaging in human-style activities, a doggie orgy, and a gory incident involving an unfortunate squirrel. The audience’s enthusiastic response confirmed the film’s ability to earn its R-rating while still maintaining a heartfelt core.
Tartakovsky acknowledged the challenges of creating this comedy, noting that it was ten times harder than any other project he had undertaken. However, the audience’s laughter and positive reception at various screenings reassured him that the film had successfully balanced its explicit humor with genuine emotional depth.
“Fixed” is set to deliver its hilarious and heartfelt experience in September, although an exact release date has not been announced. Fans of Tartakovsky’s unique style and irreverent humor are eagerly anticipating this exciting venture into R-rated comedy from Sony Pictures Animation.