Bob the Builder, the popular construction worker known for his can-do attitude, is set to make his debut on the big screen. Mattel Films is producing an animated feature film based on the character, with Jennifer Lopez as the producer and Anthony Ramos as Bob’s voice.
In this new twist on the beloved children’s series, the film will follow Roberto, also known as Bob, as he embarks on a major construction project in Puerto Rico. The story will delve into important issues affecting the island and explore the true meaning of building. It promises to celebrate the vibrant and colorful culture of the Caribbean Latin nations and their people. Felipe Vargas is the screenwriter for the project, while the director has not been announced yet.
Robbie Brenner, the president of Mattel Films, expressed excitement about bringing this beloved character to the big screen in a way that will resonate with both existing fans and new audiences.
Anthony Ramos, who not only voices Bob but also produces the film, believes that Bob the Builder carries an important message to the big screen. He mentioned that elements of the story were inspired by his own life and emphasized the film’s themes of teamwork, home, and overcoming obstacles through love.
The film is a collaboration between Anthony Ramos’ production company, Nuyorican Productions, and ShadowMachine, with Jennifer Lopez, Alex Bulkley, and Corey Campodonico serving as producers. Bob the Builder is part of Mattel Films’ lineup of projects, which includes films based on other popular properties like American Girl, a live-action Barney movie starring Daniel Kaluuya, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots with Vin Diesel, and Lena Dunham’s adaptation of Polly Pocket.
This venture into filmmaking follows the success of Mattel’s first theatrical release, Barbie, which earned eight Oscar nominations and grossed $1.4 billion worldwide. The film was distributed by Warner Bros.
Bob the Builder aims to bring a fresh perspective to the beloved brand by promoting positive thinking, problem-solving, and empowerment, all set against the backdrop of Puerto Rico.
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The project is under the supervision of Mattel and Nuyorican Productions, and it promises to connect with both new and longtime fans of the iconic character. Source