The Bad Guys (2022) Release Info & Review

The Bad Guys (2022)
The Bad Guys (2022)
The Bad Guys (2022)

DreamWorks Animation’s The Bad Guys is an upcoming American computer-animated heist comedy film. The film was directed by Pierre Perifel in his feature directorial debut and written by Etan Cohen and Hilary Winston, and is based on Aaron Blabey’s successful children’s book series of the same name. Sam Rockwell, Awkwafina, Anthony Ramos, Marc Maron, Craig Robinson, Zazie Beetz, Alex Borstein, Richard Ayoade, and Lilly Singh lend their voices to the picture.

Universal Pictures has set April 15, 2022, as the release date for the picture.

The Bad Guys (2022) Synopsis

Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, Mr. Shark, and Ms. Tarantula are among the repentant but misunderstood villains in the film. After growing tired of a life of crime, the five resolve to live their lives as good forces.

Movie Info

  • Genre: Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family, Adventure, Crime
  • Writer: Aaron Blabey (author) Etan Cohen (screenplay) Hilary Winston
  • Release Date (Theaters): Apr 15, 2022, Wide
  • Director: Pierre Perifel
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Also known as: Tuffa gänget
  • Production Company: DreamWorks Animation


  • Sam Rockwell as Mr. Wolf
  • Awkwafina as Ms. Tarantula
  • Anthony Ramos as Mr. Piranha
  • Marc Maron as Mr. Snake
  • Craig Robinson as Mr. Shark
  • Zazie Beetz as Diane Foxington
  • Alex Borstein as Chief of Police
  • Richard Ayoade as Professor Marmalade
  • Lilly Singh as TMZ reporter

The Bad Guys (2022)


Several studios indicated an interest in turning the series into a film on July 22, 2017. DreamWorks Animation would produce a film based on the book series, with Etan Cohen penning the screenplay, according to Variety in March 2018. In October of the following year, it was announced that the picture would be directed by Pierre Perifel, who would be making his feature directorial debut, and that Cohen and Hilary Winston would co-write the script. “A similar spin on the heist genre that Shrek did on fairy tales, and what Kung Fu Panda did for the kung fu genre,” the film was characterized as having. During the COVID-19 epidemic, the team operated from afar. Daniel Pemberton, the composer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, was hired to write the film’s music on June 22, 2021. The cast was revealed on July 28, 2021, with Etan Cohen, Aaron Blabey, and The Hitman’s Bodyguard director Patrick Hughes serving as executive producers. On the same day, director Pierre Perifel posted on Instagram about role casting.


The film will be released in theaters on September 17, 2021, according to reports from October 7, 2019. The film was postponed in December 2020, however it was stated that it will be rescheduled “within the following weeks” because of the COVID-19 epidemic. The release date was set on April 15, 2022, in March 2021.

The Bad Guys (2022)

Is there gonna be a bad guys movie?

DreamWorks Animation’s The Bad Guys is an upcoming American computer-animated heist comedy film. Universal Pictures has set April 15, 2022, as the release date for the picture.

Who made the bad guys book?

AARON BLABEY is the author of several successful children’s books. He is the author of three wildly popular children’s series: The Bad Guys, Pig the Pug, and Thelma the Unicorn, all of which have been New York Times bestsellers.

Who are the characters in the bad guys?

Humor, children’s literature, and graphic novels are all incorporated throughout the series. Mr. Wolf, Mr. Shark, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Piranha are four cartoon creatures listed by author Aaron Blabey as the major protagonists in this series. These four characters are all members of a group known as the Bad Guys.

The Bad Guys Release Dates

Argentina 2022
Brazil 2022
Germany 2022
Netherlands 2022
Turkey 2022
Singapore 10 March 2022
Lithuania 25 March 2022
Australia 31 March 2022
Sweden 1 April 2022
Portugal 14 April 2022
Slovakia 14 April 2022
Canada 15 April 2022 (internet)
USA 15 April 2022

Also Known As (AKA)

(original title) The Bad Guys
Australia The Bad Guys
Brazil Os Caras Malvados
Canada (French title) The Bad Guys
Canada (English title) Sheesh
Lithuania Blogiukai
Slovakia Smradi
Sweden Tuffa gänget
UK The Bad Guys
USA The Bad Guys


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