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November 21, 2023
1hr 42min
Status: released

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Leo Movie Details:

Country United States
Language English
Release dateNovember 21, 2023
Running time1hr 42min
Age ratingPG
StarringAdam Sandler
Bill Burr
Cecily Strong
Jason Alexander
Directed by Robert Marianetti
Robert Smigel
David Wachtenheim
Written byRobert Smigel
Adam Sandler
Paul Sado
Produced byAdam Sandler
Mireille Soria
Edited by Patrick Voetberg
Joseph Titone
Music byGeoff Zanelli (score)
Robert Smigel (songs)
Production CompanyNetflix Animation
Happy Madison Productions
Animal Logic
Screen NSW
Distributor Netflix

Leo Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Adam Sandler as Leo, a 74-year-old tuatara and a 5th-grade class pet. Sandler has stated the voice for Leo was based on his former agent, Bernie Brillstein.
  • Bill Burr as Squirtle, a Florida box turtle and a 5th-grade class pet who is Leo’s friend
  • Cecily Strong as Ms. Malkin, the strict 5th-grade substitute teacher at Fort Myers Elementary School
  • Jason Alexander as Jayda’s dad, a rich, popular, and influential dermatologist
  • Rob Schneider as the Principal of Fort Myers Elementary School
  • Allison Strong as Mrs. Salinas, a 5th-grade teacher at Fort Myers Elementary School who goes on maternity leave
  • Jo Koy as Coach Komura, a gym teacher at Fort Myers Elementary School.
  • Sadie Sandler as Jayda, a popular student
  • Sunny Sandler as Summer, a talkative student
  • Coulter Ibanez as Zane, a student who constantly eats Cheetos
  • Bryant Tardy and Corey J. as Cole, a student. Tardy provides Cole’s low voice while Corey J. provides Cole’s high voice.[d]
  • Ethan Smigel as Anthony, a held-back class bully
  • Tienya Safko as Skyler, a student who is part of Jayda’s circle of friends
  • Gloria Manning as Logan, a student who is part of Jayda’s circle of friends
  • Carson Minniear as Cole #2, a student.[e]
  • Roey Smigel as:
    • Eli, a student who is often sheltered by his overprotective parents
    • Benji, Jayda’s younger brother
  • Reese Lores as Mia, a huggy student who is a science wiz and has recently-divorced parents
  • Benjamin Bottani as Kabir, a transfer student from New York City
  • Aldan Liam Phillipson as TJ, a student who grew his first back hair.
  • Jackie Sandler as Jayda’s mom
  • Heidi Gardner as Eli’s mom
  • Robert Smigel as:
    • A drone that follows Eli around on his parents’ behalf
    • A miniature horse that is among the animals that Leo frees at Jayda’s party
    • Old Lizard #1
    • Old Lizard #3
  • Nick Swardson as Cinnabun, a Cinnamon rabbit in a 2nd-grade classroom who is constantly renamed every year.
  • Stephanie Hsu as Skyler’s mom
  • Nicholas Turturro as Anthony’s dad


A 74-year-old lizard named Leo has been stuck in the same Florida classroom for decades with his terrarium mate turtle. 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.

About Leo Movie:

Leo was animated by Netflix Animation’s Animal Logic.

Leo had a preview at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival on June 14, 2023, before its release by Netflix on November 21, 2023.