Animated RATCHET & CLANK Movie Coming April 29, 2016

This post will have the official information for the animated film RATCHET & CLANK coming to theaters April 29, 2016.  Based on the iconic PlayStation video game, RATCHET & CLANK is a CG animated film with an impressive voice cast including: Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson, Jim Ward, James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Armin Shimerman, and Sylvester Stallone.

Update April 27, 2016

Click here for our RATCHET & CLANK movie review “Big Heroes Do Big Things” by George Gensler.

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Update April 26, 2016

RATCHET & CLANK teach valuable life lessons in comic book style artwork (click on images for larger version).

Help a Friend

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Buddies… Not Bullies

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Protect Your Planet

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Update April 19, 2016

RATCHET & CLANK, hosted fun-filled kids Junior Ranger event for kids over the weekend at Google in Venice, CA. The afternoon included a preview screening of the animated movie, a Q&A with James Arnold Taylor and David Kaye (the longtime voices of Ratchet & Clank) and the movie’s director Kevin Munroe, moderated by Roth Cornet from Hitfix, as well as an animation demo by RAINMAKER and a game demo by INSOMNIAC.  The event was designed to encourage inner-city kids and young girls to get hands-on experience with the technical side of animation and gaming.

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Kevin Munroe (director), James Arnold Taylor (voice of Ratchet), and David Kaye (voice of Clank) at the post-screening panel for the Ratchet & Clank movie, image courtesy Ratchet & Clank Movie

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The post-screening panel for the Ratchet & Clank movie at the Google Venice “Junior Galactic Rangers” event, image courtesy Ratchet & Clank Movie

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Students learn how to animate Ratchet for the Ratchet & Clank movie in a demo at the Google Venice “Junior Galactic Rangers” event, image courtesy Ratchet & Clank Movie

 

Once the demos completed, the kids broke up into small groups and were challenged with designing a gadget for the RATCHET & CLANK universe.  The winning groups received copies of the new RATCHET & CLANK PlayStation game.

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The winning team celebrates with their own copies of the Ratchet & Clank game at the Google Venice “Junior Galactic Rangers” event, image courtesy Ratchet & Clank Movie

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The kids meet Ratchet at the Google Venice “Junior Galactic Rangers” event, image courtesy Ratchet & Clank Movie

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The Junior Ranger event was attended by 130 students from the Downey School District who have implemented Project Lead the Way (Project Lead the Way is a United States 501 non-profit organization that develops STEM curricula for use by elementary, middle, and high schools) and have also started a “Femineers” program to encourage girls to learn and interact more with engineering and science.  An additional 15-20 kids came from LA Makerspace program, which, like Project Lead the Way, is a non-profit organization focused on increased access to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) for low-income children, youth, and families.

Update April 18, 2016

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Original post from October 18, 2015 follows below…

In RATCHET & CLANK, two unlikely heroes struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. Ratchet is the last of his kind, a foolhardy “lombax” who has grown up alone on a backwater planet with no family of his own. Clank is a pint-sized robot with more brains than brawn. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way, they will learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one’s own identity.

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RATCHET & CLANK is directed by Kevin Munroe (2007’s TMNT) and Jericca Cleland based on a story by T.J. Fixman, Kevin Munroe, and Gerry Swallow.  For more family movie news, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on twitter and “like” our facebook page too.

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