While watching the trailer for Netflix‘s America: The Movie I heard animated George Washington say “Ding dong! It’s America, motherfucker!” and I was immediately sold.
Written by Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings scribe Dave Callaham and directed by Matt Thompson, this animated revisionist historical feature is bonkers from the trailer alone. It features versions of famed figures in American history including scientist Thomas Edison (Olivia Munn), a pissed off Geronimo (Raoul Max Trujillo) as well as a character named “Blacksmith” played by Killer Mike. In addition, it features chainsaw-wielding George Washington (Channing Tatum) as well as beer-loving bro Sam Adams (Jason Mantzoukas) and acclaimed horseman Paul Revere (Bobby Moynihan) as they set out to defeat Benedict Arnold (Andy Samberg) and King James (Simon Pegg) in the American Revolution. The pic also features Judy Greer as Martha Washington, Will Forte as Abraham Lincoln, and Simon Pegg as King James. The result is a very different — and bonkers — story about the Founding Fathers.
Based on the trailer, this is going to be the best showcase of American history ever. If this was taught in school, I would have actually paid attention.
Callaham, Tatum, and Thompson produce alongside Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Will Allegra, Peter Kiernan, Reid Carolin, Eric Sims and Dave Callaham.
Check out pics from the series below and watch the trailer above.