The Happy Madison crew take their talents to family-friendly animated comedy with the class pet’s journey to adventure.
“Back to school. Back to school. Back to school. Even Adam Sandler. Netflix has released a trailer for its newest animated original, Leo. Sandler is the titular Leo – the class pet lizard. Bill Burr joins Sandler as he takes on a role that is opposite his usual profanity. Instead, Bill Burr plays the class pet turtle who shares the terrarium with Leo. Here, Burr plays the class pet turtle who shares the terrarium with Leo.The official synopsis from Netflix reads,“Actor and comedian Adam Sandler (Hotel Transylvania
The Wedding Singer) delivers signature laughs in this coming-of-age animated musical comedy about the last year of elementary school – as seen through the eyes of a class pet. Leo, a jaded 74-year old lizard (Sandler), has been stuck with his turtle terrarium-mate (Bill Burr) in the same Florida class for decades. He learns that he has only one year to live and plans to escape the classroom to experience the outside world. However, he gets caught up with the problems of his anxious pupils — including a cruel substitute teacher. It’s the strangest, but most rewarding, bucket list of all time… “The other cast members who join Sandler and Burr include Cecily Strong and Jason Alexander. They also include Jackie Sandler and Heidi Gardner. The script for the animated comedy was written by Robert Smigel with Adam Sandler and Paul Sado. Robert Marianetti is the director, followed by Robert Smigel and David Wachtenheim. The producer of this feature is simply credited as Happy Madison.The Directors have previously worked together on
Saturday night Live
. However, they discuss how this project differs.
“We’ve worked together on many crazy projects dating back to the SNL TV Funhouse Cartoons, but Leo was a little bit different. It’s funny and silly, but our story also deals with real emotions and situations that all kids (and parents) experience in elementary school. It will appeal to people of all ages. “Talking lizards will be a hit with all ages.”