Universal Pictures Sets Release Dates for ‘The Bad Guys,’ ‘Puss In Boots’ Sequel

Universal Pictures has set 2022 release dates for DreamWorks Animation’s The Bad Guys, where Etan Cohen adapted Aaron Blabey’s best-selling cartoon series, and the animation studio’s Puss In Boots: The Last Wish sequel.

The Bad Guys will be released widely on April 15, 2022 as it takes the place of an untitled DreamWorks Animation film. And DreamWorks Animation’s Puss In Boots: The Last Wish will also get a wide release on Sept. 23, 2022, while also taking the place of an untitled studio animation film.

The Bad Guys portrays five notorious bad guys — Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula — attempting their most challenging heist yet as they ultimately fail hard at trying to be good. The Bad Guys is directed by Pierre Perifel and is produced by Damon Ross and Rebecca Huntley.

The executive producers are Blabey, Cohen and Patrick Hughes. Puss In Boots: The Last Wish is the sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s 2011 Oscar-nominated tentpole Puss In Boots that earned more than $550 million worldwide.

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Puss in Boots: The Last Wish will be directed by Joel Crawford and is produced by Mark Swift.