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Gallavants is a upcoming computer animated film released by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment for 2026.Based on the 1984 film under the same name. It stars John C. Reily, T.J. Miller, Will Ferrell, Jane Lynch, Simon Pegg, Amanda Bynes, Will Forte and Elisabeth Banks.

Plot

Gallavants are ants living in their own fairy-tale land, Ganteville. The little ones have to go to school in preparation of their adult life as working ants. However, one pupil thinks he doesn't need to take lessons and work hard, in order to find his destination in life. He has to learn the hard way...

Cast

  • John C. Reiley - Shando
  • T.J Miller - Teetor
  • Patrick Warburton - Antonim
  • Jane Lynch - Eegee
  • TBA - Antik
  • Amanda Bynes - Kush
  • Ringo Starr - Gokin
  • Will Forte - Bok
  • Gilbert Gottfried - Edil
  • Elisabeth Banks - Nessa
  • Whoopi Goldberg - Queen Mallikam
  • Shakira - Galli
  • Tara Strong - Babags/Foll
  • Billy West - Kubo
  • Tom Kenny - Azor
  • Peter Cullen - Thunk (the narrator)

Production

In 2017 It was announced that Chris Meledandri will be celebrating 40th Anniversary of the 1984 film Gallavants.He stated that "I remember this played during school and I loved this movie back then and I will love to do a reboot on this.In September of 2017 Universal bought the rights to Gallavants for a full animated remake on the film In 2018 it was stated that Illumination will help with the animated film after Dr. Suess's The Grinch. In 2019 a full script was in the works for Gallavants.

Writing

Sergio Pablos wrote an the enitre script in 2020.Chris Meledandri stated that this version won't be a musical.

Casting

On April 2020 Gilbert Gottfried and Peter Cullen stated they would make a return to the film with Gottfried reprising his role as Edil and Peter Cullen as the Narrator.

On October 2020 Amanda Bynes and Ringo Starr signed on to play Kush and Gokin. That same month Jane Lynch was in talks to play Eegee.

On January 2021 T.J Miller Will Forte and Elisabeth Banks signed on to play Teetor,Bok and Neesa.

On March 2021 Jack Black was rumored to play Shando but due to filming Kung Fu Panda 4 he couldn't make it.So the role was given to John C.Reiley since Universal loved him in Sing,It was time Universal gave John C.Reiley a bigger role as Shando.

On May 2022 Patrick Warburton later joined to play the main villain Antonim.

Release Date

the film was supposed to hit theaters On August 14th 2025 but was pushed back to 2026 and the date was changed from August 14th to August 25th also stated to be in 3D.

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