04/02/2023

Image: Getty Pictures / Adam Sandler

Netflix simply unveiled their slate of recent films popping out in 2023, and among the many roster was Leo, a brand new animated movie from Adam Sandler and his manufacturing firm, Completely happy Madison.

The film has been in growth for fairly a while. The Hollywood Report first reported that Adam Sandler was planning an animated characteristic movie again in Might 2016.

Then in 2022, Netflix Animation registered a copyright quick kind quitclaim for Leo in November 2021 away from STX Animation and STX Filmdev. Sadly, we couldn’t get affirmation from Netflix that the venture had landed with them. The film additionally had an alternate growth title, “The Big Kids.”

After all, Adam Sandler is not any stranger to animation, having delivered the Resort Transylvania for Sony Footage.


Who’s behind Leo on Netflix?

Robert Smigel, Robert Marianetti, and David Wachtenheim are the administrators on the venture.

Smigel labored on Saturday Evening Stay, Punch-Drunk Love, and Little Nicky.

Marianetti and Wachtenheim are a inventive duo behind “W/M Animation a full-service animation company based in New York that has produced and directed award-winning work for clients ranging from Cartoon Network, HBO, Disney/ABC, Universal, ESPN, Fox TV, Comedy Central, NBC, Sesame Workshop and Coca Cola.”


What’s Leo on Netflix about?

Netflix describes the venture as a “coming-of-age animated musical
comedy about the last year of elementary school – as seen through the eyes of a class pet.”

They go on to supply extra details about the film, including:

“Jaded 74 year-old lizard Leo (Sandler) has been caught within the
identical Florida classroom for many years together with his terrarium-mate turtle (Invoice Burr).

When he learns he solely has one 12 months left to stay, he plans to flee to expertise life on the skin, however as a substitute will get caught up within the issues of his anxious college students – together with an impossibly imply substitute trainer. It finally ends up being the strangest however most rewarding bucket listing ever…”

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Who will voice in Leo on Netflix?

Among the many voice solid assembled for Leo contains many acquainted faces when you’ve loved any Completely happy Madison venture lately:

  • Adam Sandler
  • Invoice Burr
  • Cecily Robust,
  • Jason Alexander
  • Rob Schneider
  • Sadie Sandler
  • Sunny Sandler
  • Jackie Sandler
  • Heidi Gardner
  • Nick Swardson
  • Nicholas Turturro,
  • Robert Smigel
  • Jo Koy

When will Leo launch on Netflix?

Leo is ready to launch on Netflix globally on November twenty second, 2023.


This is only one of a number of tasks Netflix has with Sandler’s involvement within the coming months and years. Spaceman is confirmed to be hitting Netflix in 2023 and also will be reuniting with the Safdie brothers for a Netflix venture.

Leo additionally joins a really stacked upcoming slate of recent animated films scheduled to hit in 2023 and past. Different 2023 entries embrace Nimona, The Monkey King, and Rooster Run: Daybreak of the Nugget.

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