Adam Sandler may have taken a step back from the Hotel Transylvania franchise, but he’s coming back to voice another old character with Netflix’s animated musical comedy Leo.
The film is set to come out this Thanksgiving season, and we have our first trailer starring Sandler and a turtle that’s voiced by Bill Burr (F is for Family). Check this out:
The official description of the movie 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. Jaded 74-year-old lizard Leo (Sandler) has been stuck in the same Florida classroom for decades with his terrarium-mate turtle (Bill Burr). When he learns he only has one year left to live, he plans to escape to experience life on the outside but instead gets caught up in the problems of his anxious students — including an impossibly mean substitute teacher. It ends up being the strangest but most rewarding bucket list ever…
The movie is co-directed by Robert Smigel who had written the Hotel Transylvania films, so you could imagine that Leo is going to be another family-friendly adventure; but instead of a father coming into terms with his growing daughter, we have an old Lizard grappling with its own morality—kind of a heavy subject for a kids’ movie.
Either way, the film looks like a lot of fun, and while a lot of fans would be excited for Sandler doing another silly voice, I personally just want to hear Bill Burr be a cranky old turtle.
Watch out for Leo when it starts streaming on Netflix on Nov. 21.