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The Tiger’s Apprentice Coming to Paramount+ in February

Paramount+ today announced that the service’s next original movie – the star-studded animated family film The Tiger’s Apprentice – will premiere on the service Friday, February 2, in the U.S. The film’s availability in additional international Paramount+ markets will be announced at a later date.

The service also unveiled a teaser trailer for the upcoming film, which stars Henry Golding (The Old Guard 2), Brandon Soo Hoo (Mech Cadets), Lucy Liu (Shazam: Fury of the Gods), with Golden Globe winner Sandra Oh (Quiz Lady) and Academy Award winner Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once).

The Tiger's Apprentice Coming to Paramount+ in February

Based on the popular children’s book series of the same name by Laurence Yep, The Tiger’s Apprentice follows Chinese-American teenager Tom Lee (Soo Hoo), whose life changes forever when he discovers he is part of a long lineage of magical protectors known as the Guardians.

With guidance from a mythical tiger named Hu (Golding), Tom trains to take on Loo (Yeoh), a force that is as powerful as a Guardian but with evil intentions to use magic to destroy humanity. To have a fighting chance against Loo, Tom must reunite all twelve Zodiac animal warriors and master his own newly discovered powers.

Alongside Golding, Soo Hoo, Liu, Oh and Yeoh, the animated adventure features a phenomenal ensemble voice cast that includes Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live), Leah Lewis (Elemental), Kheng Hua Tan (Crazy Rich Asians), Sherry Cola (Joy Ride), Deborah S. Craig (Meet Cute), Jo Koy (The Monkey King), Greta Lee (Past Lives), Diana Lee Inosanto (The Mandalorian) , Patrick Gallagher (Night at the Museum) and Poppy Liu (The Afterparty).

The Tiger’s Apprentice, a Paramount+ original movie in association with Paramount Animation, is a Jane Startz Production and is based on the novel The Tiger’s Apprentice, by Laurence Yep.

The film is directed by Raman Hui and co-directed by Paul Watling and Yong Duk Jhun from a screenplay by David Magee and Christopher Yost.

The Tiger’s Apprentice is produced by Jane Startz, Sandra Rabins, and Bob Persichetti, with Maryann Garger, Kane Lee and Carlos Baena serving as executive producers. The music is by Steve Jablonsky.