Rumble is an American computer-animated sports comedy film directed by Hamish Grieve. The film stars the voices of Will Arnett, Terry Crews, Geraldine Viswanathan, Joe "Roman Reigns" Anoa'i, Tony Danza, Becky Lynch, Susan Kelechi Watson, Stephen A. Smith, Jimmy Tatro, and Ben Schwartz. Produced by Paramount Animation, WWE Studios, Walden Media and Reel FX Animation Studios. Originally scheduled for a 2022 thertical release due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the movie was exclusively released on Paramonut+ on December 15th, 2021.
In a world where giant monsters and humans collide, the monsters are superstar athletes and compete in a popular professional wrestling global sport called Monster Wrestling. A young girl named Winnie seeks to follow in her father's footsteps as a manager by coaching a lovable underdog yet-inexperienced monster named Steve. Winnie plans to turn Steve into a champion so that he can go up against the reigning champion Tentacular.
- Geraldine Viswanathan as Winnie McEvoy, an aspiring 17-year-old monster wrestling trainer.
- Will Arnett as Steve, a giant red reptilian monster and amateur wrestler.
- Terry Crews as Tentacular, a shark-headed tentacled monster who is the reigning Monster Wrestling champion.
- Fred Melamed as the mayor
- Charles Barkley as Rayburn Sr., Steve's late champion father
- Chris Eubank as King Gorge, a horned bulldog-like monster who is a former champion
- Bridget Everett as Lady Mayhem, a toucan-like monster with manicured nails who runs the underground wrestling matches
- Ben Schwartz as Jimothy Brett-Chadley III, Tentacular's agent
- Brian Baumgartner as Klonk, a warthog-like monster
- Jimmy Tatro as Lights Out McGinty/Mac, an anglerfish-like monster and wrestling commentator
- Becky Lynch as Axehammer, a reptile-like monster from the underground wrestling
- Roman Reigns as Ramarilla Jackson, a gorilla-like monster with horns
- Tony Danza as Siggy, Tentacular's elderly coach who was Jimbo Coyle's former assistant and protégé
- Susan Kelechi Watson as Maggie Coyle, Winnie's mother and Jimbo's widow
- Carlos Gómez as Jimbo Coyle, a legendary monster wrestling trainer and Winnie's late father
- Stephen A. Smith as Marc Remy, a monster wrestling commentator
- Michael Buffer as a Stoker announcer
- Tony Shalhoub as Fred, a man who owns a diner in Stoker
- Greta Lee as a Councilwoman
- John DiMaggio as Tattoo Guy and Betting Guy
- Jamal Duff as Denise
- Carlos Alazraqui as Nerdle, a spider monkey-like monster
- Tara Strong as Winnie's mother
- Chris Anthony Lansdowne as Farmer
On April 25, 2018, the film was announced with the title Monster On The Hill, based on the 2013 graphic novel of the same name by Rob Harrell, at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. The title was subsequently changed to Rumble.
On September 19, 2019, the film was scheduled to be released on July 31, 2020. On November 12, 2019, the release date was pushed to January 29, 2021. On October 27, 2020, the release date was then moved to May 14, 2021, and later to February 18, 2022, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The film will be available to stream on Paramount+ 45 days after it releases in theatres.
- This is the second Paramount Animation film not to have a theatrical release after The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run.
- Thus, it is also the eighth animated film to be released straight to digital instead of having a theatrical release following the COVID-19 pandemic, the others being Warner Animation Group's Scoob! (which would eventually get a theatrical release one year later), Disney/Pixar's Soul, Paramount Animation's own The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (co-produced by Nickelodeon Movies) (which had a theatrical release in Canada, though, and was already released on Netflix internationally as the second animated film to do so in international countries), Sony Pictures Animation's The Mitchells vs. the Machines, Disney/Pixar's Luca, Sony Pictures Animation's Vivo, and Boulder Media's My Little Pony: A New Generation.
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