'Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank' Cast and Character Guide: Who's Who in the Animated Comedy (2023)

It won’t be wrong to say that Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank somewhat aims to fill the gaps left by the Kung Fu Panda film series. Directed by Rob Minkoff, Mark Koetsier, and Chris Bailey, Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank is the story of an under- “dog” (get the pun?) who is constantly down on his luck. So, he goes to Jimbo - a legendary samurai warrior to be trained in martial arts and protect himself. And then his life changes.

The martial arts comedy animation takes inspiration from a 1974 black comedy western, Blazing Saddles, which was written and directed by Mel Brooks (who also has a role in the animation). For Paws of Fury: Legend of Hank, some characters from the 1974 feature film are reprised and adapted for animation.


The movie brings on board some of the biggest legends in entertainment, in various voice roles, and it seems epic. Each of these cast members brings their signature style to the characters, making the story more hilarious than you can imagine. With the likes of Samuel L. Jackson, Ricky Gervais, George Takei, Michelle Yeoh, etc. playing the characters, there’s no escaping a laugh riot. So, without any delay, let’s look at who’s voicing who in this all-new mammalian adventure.

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Michael Cera as Hank

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Hank is the story’s protagonist, the victim who transforms into the hero, the dog who becomes the savior of cats. The hard-on-luck, awkward little beagle, lives in the dark parts of the town and is always bullied. He has but one dream – to become a legendary samurai and learn to fight his enemies. Then he finds Jimbo and a new purpose for his life. By learning how to fight, Hank must slay the biggest enemy of the Kakamucho village. And thus begins the legend of Hank. His character is based on Sheriff Bart, the black sheriff of Rock Ridge, from Blazing Saddles.

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Hank is voiced by actor and musician Michael Cera, who started his career with a voice role for The Berenstain Bears television show. He shot to fame with his character of George Michael Bluth on the hit American sitcom, Arrested Development, and later in the teen comedy, Superbad. Thereafter, Cera appeared in major roles in many comedy movies like Juno, Year One, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, This is The End, Sausage Party, and The Lego Batman Movie. He has also had guest spots on many popular television shows like Childrens Hospital, The Simpsons, Veronica Mars, and Drunk History. Most recently Cera starred opposite Amy Schumer in the Hulu series Life & Beth. Cera will next appear in an undisclosed role in Greta Gerwig's highly anticipated Barbie alongside an all-star cast led by Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.

Samuel L. Jackson as Jimbo

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Jimbo is Hank’s sensei, the great samurai whose legends precede him. But in person, Jimbo is not quite as impressive as Hank imagined. Rather, he’s a very grumpy, old, tuxedo cat, who doesn't really want to train a dog; it's just the rules. But Jimbo sees an opportunity here (as you would expect from a cat). Kakamucho, the village he lives in, is under threat from a dangerous villain – Ika Chu. Jimbo thinks if he can train Hank enough, then Hank can become the best patsy to fight Ika Chu and save the village. So, he decides to become the mentor anyway. Hank’s character is based on the alcoholic gunslinger, Waco Kid from Blazing Saddles.

Voicing the character of Jimbo is Hollywood legend, Samuel L. Jackson. For over 50 years in the industry, Jackson has appeared in over 150 films and remains the highest-grossing actor of all time. From a small role in Coming to America all the way up to roles in films like the action-comedy, Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, Jackson has played an uncountable variety of roles. But he’s most recognized for his work in the Star Wars prequels, the MCU, Jungle Fever, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, and Shaft, among many others. After Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank, Jackson is all set to reprise his MCU role of Nick Fury in the Disney+ series Secret Invasion as well as the Captain Marvel sequel The Marvels. He'll also be a part of the ensemble of Matthew Vaughn's spy flick Argylle and will be voicing another animated feline in Sony's Garfield movie starring Chris Pratt.


Ricky Gervais as Ika Chu

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Ika Chu is the story’s villain, the enemy of the village where Hank ends up at. Ika Chu is a Somali cat whose only objective is to wage war on Kakamucho and wipe out its population and take complete control. When he encounters Hank, Ika Chu makes the beagle his prime nemesis. Ika Chu is oddly funny for a villain and very eccentric, but he can be quite dangerous in his hilarious way. This character is based on the conniving attorney, Hedley Lamarr from Blazing Saddles.

Ika Chu is voiced by Ricky Gervais. The English comedian, actor, director, and writer is renowned for his confrontational comedy style. Gervais is best known for co-creating and acting in the British television mockumentary The Office. He has also appeared in many Hollywood movies like Ghost Town, the Night At The Museum franchise, The Invention of Lying, Special Correspondents, and television series like After Life. He is set to appear in the upcoming comedy series, Greenlight – German Genius.

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Mel Brooks as Shogun

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Shogun is a British shorthair cat and the ruler of the Kakamucho and seems to be supportive of Hank. Shogun’s character is an animated reprisal of the character Gov. William J. Le Petomane, a Yiddish-speaking Native American chief, from Blazing Saddles.

Shogun is voiced by Mel Brooks, who directed and wrote Blazing Saddles. Over a career spanning seven decades, the actor, comedian, and filmmaker has gained recognition for the hit television comedy series, Get Smart, and movies like Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, Spaceballs, Dracula: Dead and Loving It, and more. Brooks has also played and voiced characters in movies like Robots, The Producers, Hotel Transylvania sequels, and countless others.

George Takei as Ohga

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Ohga is a muscular Manx cat, the leader of Ika Chu’s army, and his right-hand man. Ohga’s character is based on the dim-witted but philosophical henchman, Mongo from Blazing Saddles.

Ohga is voiced by George Takei. The veteran actor is best known for his role of Hikaru Sulu in the Star Trek television series and the subsequent sequels in the franchise. Takei has also appeared in movies like Blood Oath/Prisoners of the Sun, Oblivion, Larry Crowne, and television series like Heroes, Supah Ninjas, and The Neighbors, among many others.

Djimon Hounsou as Sumo

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Sumo, as you can guess from the name, is a giant ginger cat who terrorizes Kakamucho.

Sumo is voiced by Djimon Hounsou. The Academy-Award nominated actor and model shot to fame with Steven Spielberg’s Amistad. Thereafter, he gained widespread recognition for his roles in Gladiator, Blood Diamond, and Constantine. He also appeared in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life, The Island, Guardians of the Galaxy, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Aquaman, Captain Marvel, A Quiet Place Part II, Charlie's Angels, and The King's Man. Hounsou will next appear as The Wizard in the superhero sequel Shazam! Fury of the Gods, as well as Zack Snyder's sci-fi blockbuster Rebel Moon as a character named General Titus, and the true-life thriller Last Breath where he'll be joined by Woody Harrelson and Simu Liu.

Michelle Yeoh as Yuki

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Yuki is a female Persian cat and mother of the tiny Emiko, who wants to become a samurai. Yuki is also quite supportive of Hank and seems optimistic about the dog’s ability to save their village.

Michelle Yeoh voices the character of Yuki. Yeoh shot to global fame with her roles in Tomorrow Never Dies and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The award-winning actress is best recognized for her work in Memoirs of a Geisha, The Lady, Crazy Rich Asians, Gunpowder Milkshake, Last Christmas, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and recently, Everything Everywhere All at Once. Yeoh will soon be seen in Paul Feig's upcoming fantasy film, The School for Good and Evil based off the best-selling book series. She'll also be appearing in James Cameron's Avatar sequels, The Witcher spin-off limited series The Witcher: Blood Origin, the animated fable The Tiger's Apprentice, and the Disney+ series American Born Chinese.

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Other Voice Cast of Paws of Fury: Legend of Hank

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Aasif Mandvi voices the character of Ichiro, a tuxedo cat. Mandvi is best known for his roles in Spider-Man 2 and The Last Airbender, and in television series like ER, Sex and the City, Law, and Order, and A Series of Unfortunate Events, among others.

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Standup comedian and actor, Gabriel Iglesias, voices the role of Chuck, a clumsy calico cat. Iglesias has produced and performed in many stand-up specials, films, and television shows including Magic Mike, A Haunted House 2, Fluffy's Food Adventures, Narcos, and Modern Family.

Cathy Shim voices Little Mama, the grand dame of Kakamucho. She is best known for her work in Reno 911!, The Vent, Oishi: Demon Hunter, and Prank Encounters. And last, but not least, the feisty little kitten Emiko, is voiced by Kylie Kuioka, who has previously appeared in Move to the Music with Captain Jam, and Better Nate Than Ever.


Who plays the villain in Paws of Fury? ›

Ricky Gervais

Gervais takes on the villainous role in Paws of Fury as Ika Chu, a warmongering Somali cat. His signature dry delivery gives him one of the most recognizable voices to appear in the movie.

Who is shogun in Paws of Fury? ›

Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank (2022) - Mel Brooks as The Shogun - IMDb.

What type of dog is Hank in Paws of Fury? ›

The film is intended to be an homage to Mel Brooks' 1974 Western comedy film Blazing Saddles (and was initially titled Blazing Samurai). Hank (Michael Cera), a beagle who wishes to become a samurai, stumbles upon a strange land known as Kakamucho, which is inhabited entirely by cats.

Who made fury Legend of Hank? ›

At the time of Cinesite's initial involvement, Paws of Fury had only one director: Rob Minkoff (The Lion King, Stuart Little). So, although the production had animatics, concept artwork and some 3D models, much needed to be created from scratch, as Chris Kazmier, Cinesite's FX Supervisor on Paws of Fury, remembers.

Who plays the emperor cat in Paws of Fury? ›

Aasif Mandvi voices the character of Ichiro, a tuxedo cat. Mandvi is best known for his roles in Spider-Man 2 and The Last Airbender, and in television series like ER, Sex and the City, Law, and Order, and A Series of Unfortunate Events, among others.

How does Paws of Fury end? ›

'Paws Of Fury: Legend Of Hank' Ending: Did Hank Become A Samurai After All? The film ends with the night out blowing up on Hank's face and Ika Chu sends in reinforcements to chase the townsfolk away and erase the entire town.

Who plays the Raiden Shogun? ›

Raiden Shogun voice actress Anne Yatco shares her emotional process in voice acting this complex Genshin Impact character. During the CONQuest Festival, voice actress Anne Yatco shared her emotional process when working with the characters Raiden Shogun and Ei in the game Genshin Impact.

Who is Jimbo from Paws of Fury? ›

Samuel L Jackson is the voice of Jimbo in Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank.

Who is the kidnapper in a mother's fury? ›

Little does she know Julie is the one who kidnapped the baby and attacked Kate. Kate is tied up and duck taped in Julie's house. Liz cries to her friend; Julie gives her tea and tells her to take a nap. As Liz falls asleep, Julie tells her that she never appreciated the life she had.

What is Hank breed? ›

Hank, also known as Hank T. Dog, is an unofficial mascot of the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball. Believed to be a part-Bichon Frise mixed-breed of about two or three years of age, Hank was rescued by the Brewers when he wandered into their spring training facility before the start of the 2014 MLB season.

Which dog is Skye? ›

Skye. Skye is a fearless and smart Cockapoo who loves to take off in her helicopter or activate the wings in her pup pack.

What kind of dog is Polly? ›

“My heart is broken,” Osbourne wrote on Instagram. Kelly Osbourne is grieving the loss of her Pomeranian dog, Polly.

Who made Nick Fury blind? ›

Marvel Cinematic Universe (Earth-199999)

The origin of how Nick Fury lost the use of his eye remained a mystery for many years. He claimed he lost it when he trusted someone once. The truth was revealed that he was playing with Goose a Flerken (a creature that resembled an Earth Cat) when he scratched him over his eye.

Is Fury a true story? ›

While the storyline is fictional, the depiction of Fury and its commander Wardaddy parallels the experience of several real Allied tankers, such as the American tank commander Staff Sergeant Lafayette G. "War Daddy" Pool, who landed just after D-Day and destroyed 258 enemy vehicles before his tank was knocked out in ...

Who was the first Nick Fury? ›

Nick Fury
First appearanceSgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #1 (May 1963)
Created byStan Lee (writer) Jack Kirby (artist)
In-story information
Full nameNicholas Joseph Fury
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Who is the white cat in cats and dogs? ›

Tinkles, a white Persian cat, plans to exploit the Brodys' patriarch Professor Charles' research on dog allergies to conquer the world.

How long is Paw fury? ›

Will there be a Paws of Fury 2? ›

This is the sequel of Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank from 2022. It will be released in 2025.

Where was Nick Fury at the end of? ›

And the real Fury was actually out on a spaceship or station with a bunch of other Skrulls the whole time. That's one hell of a twist, and it potentially has some big ramifications for all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Does he keep Lulu at the end of dog? ›

He attends the funeral together with Lulu and then goes to the military facility to hand over the canine. Just then, he had a change of heart. He didn't feel right giving her up. He goes back and takes Lulu with him.

Who survived at the end of Fury? ›

Fury, and its crew of five, ends up the last tank standing between a troop of several hundred Nazis and a crucial US Army base. The crew makes its last stand, giving their lives for "the best job they ever had," with only Ellison surviving.

Who is Raiden Shogun best friend? ›

The second character, Chiyo, may have been the closest to the Shogun. She is seen laying her head on Baal's lap, implying that the two were very close.

How old is Raiden Shogun in human years? ›

3/11 Raiden Shogun, At Least 2000 Years Old.

Is the Raiden Shogun a villain? ›

Raiden Shogun is initially presented as a villain, but the Traveler helps to resolve the misunderstandings that led to her enacting the Vision Hunt Decree.

Is Paws of Fury a Disney movie? ›

Disney is, of course, the biggest animation studio in the world. However, Paws of Fury: The legend of Hank movies is distributed by Paramount. This means that Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank or any other movie produced by Paramount will not be arriving on Disney+ as it's not a Disney movie.

What is movie paws of fury about? ›

Who took Gus in a mother's instinct? ›

Seth DID kidnap Gus because his brother used to do the same thing to him as a kid. Seth blames Iris for neglecting him, and when she randomly shows up at the shed, he kills her. Nora and Chris find the shed and save their daughter and son. They kill Seth as a family…

Who is the killer in motherly? ›

Mary incapacitates Kate and takes Beth but Kate then escapes and kills Mary. Beth is ultimately revealed as a psychopath and Courtenay's actual killer, with Kate setting Brad up to protect her daughter. Beth stabs her mother and says she's avenging her father's death and she leaves.

Who is the Herald in mother? ›

Mother! (2017) - Kristen Wiig as Herald - IMDb.

Who is Rose's dog? ›

Hank is a dog that belongs to Rosé. He was adopted on December 02, 2020.

What type of dog is Rose dog? ›

Rosa canina
Species:R. canina
Binomial name
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Is Hank the dog alive? ›

Hank the Ballpark Pup died on June 30, 2014.

Does Chase like Skye? ›

Chase clearly has a huge crush on Skye. This can be seen in numerous episodes where Chase really worries about her when she is in danger and does whatever he can to help her. Chase is always very worried about Skye when something happens to her and always very determined to save her. (as seen in "Pups Save Skye").

Who are the 11 members of the PAW Patrol? ›

Marshall is the team's fire dog, Rubble is a construction pup, Chase is a police dog, Rocky is a garbage/recycling pup, Zuma is a water rescue dog, Skye is a helicopter pilot, Everest is a mountain rescue dog, Tracker is a jungle rescue dog, and Rex is a dino rescue pup.

What is the pink PAW Patrol name? ›

Skye is a female cockapoo and the first female member of PAW Patrol! She drives the helicopter and it is her job to transport team members from place to place, as well as saving people! The landings she does in the helicopter are awesome too! Her primary colour is pink.

What kind of dog is mango? ›

Have you met Mango, because you should. This precious little Pomeranian is a social sensation with over 120k Instagram followers. To prove his sweet supremacy, Mango won the six week cuteness contest set up on Instant.

What breed of dog is Archie? ›

Broadcaster and author Clare Balding has shared the sad news that her dog, Archie the Tibetan Terrier, has passed away.

What kind of dog is Annie's? ›

In the original 1977 Broadway production, Annie was played by an Airedale Terrier mix. But in the 1982 movie adaptation of the story of Annie, her dog Sandy was played by a 6-year-old Otterhound named Bingo. While Otterhounds sometimes give off the appearance of a mixed breed dog, they are in fact a rare, purebred dog.

Is Jack Black in Balls of Fury? ›

Starring▸ Dan Fogler in Balls of Fury. Balls of Fury is like a James Bond movie with Jack Black as the action hero lead.

Is there a Luca 2 yet? ›

It is set one year after the events of the first film. It stars some of the original cast from the first film reprising their roles; including Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Emma Berman. It will be released on June 19, 2024.

Are they making a Luca 2? ›

A recent statement may leave fans disappointed, as Pixar Director Enrico Casarosa denied that a sequel is in development. Despite not having a theatrical release and debuting directly on Disney+, Pixar's Luca was a massive hit when the movie premiered in 2021.

Is Fury a sad movie? ›

FURY is a dark and depressing film, but the vibrancy of the cinematography and all-out action makes it one to watch.

How long are Fury Balls? ›

Is Jack Black Bowser? ›

Movie trailer came out last week, and above all else — everyone loves Jack Black's take on Bowser. Not that there was ever any doubt. Black is a natural showman who brings 110 percent to every role. It's just, you know, the first big-screen Super Mario adaptation didn't go over well with anyone.

Is Balls of Fury funny? ›

Balls of Fury is a comedy martial arts and secret agent spoof. The film at best is mildly humorous, relying heavily upon sexual innuendo, racial slurs, sending up visually impaired people and slapstick violence.

What animal is Tai Lung? ›

In Kung Fu Panda, there was Tai Lung (voiced by Ian McShane), a leopard raised and trained in kung fu by Master Shifu (Dustin Hoffman), who sought revenge for being denied the role of Dragon Warrior.

What breed is Tai Lung? ›

Tai Lung is a snow leopard, which, in the wild, is a predator of both the giant panda and the red panda.

What kind of animal is Shifu? ›

But, as they were told off-camera, Master Shifu is actually a red panda. "I'm a red panda?" asked Hoffman. "I want people to know that Dustin Hoffman has made $930 million dollars off of a character, and he's not completely sure who the character is," quipped Lauer. "I thought he was a raccoon," said Hoffman.


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