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The Tiger’s Apprentice

February 2, 2024
1hr 39min

The Tiger’s Apprentice Movie Details:

Movie NameThe Tiger’s Apprentice
Based onThe Tiger’s Apprentice by Laurence Yep
Country United States
Language English
GenreAnimation, Adventure, Fantasy, Action
Release DatesJanuary 27, 2024 (Los Angeles)
February 2, 2024 (United States)
Running Time1hr 39min
Age ratingPG
CastHenry Golding
Lucy Liu
Brandon Soo Hoo
Bowen Yang
Jo Koy
Directed by Raman Hui
Screenplay byDavid Magee
Produced byJane Startz
Sandra Rabins
Bob Persichetti
Edited by Wayne Wahrman
Music bySteve Jablonsky
Production CompaniesParamount Animation
New Republic Pictures
Jane Startz Productions
Distributor Paramount+

The Tiger’s Apprentice Movie Voice Cast & Characters:

  • Henry Golding as Mr. Hu
  • Brandon Soo Hoo as Tom Lee
  • Lucy Liu
  • Sandra Oh as Mistral
  • Michelle Yeoh as Loo
  • Bowen Yang
  • Jo Koy
  • Sherry Cola
  • Leah Lewis as Räv
  • Kheng Hua Tan
  • Deborah S. Craig
  • Greta Lee
  • Diana Lee Inosanto
  • Patrick Gallagher
  • Poppy Liu


The plot follows Tom Lee, a Chinese-American boy, who after the death of his grandmother, has to be apprenticed to the talking tiger Mr. Hu and learn ancient magic to become the new guardian of an ancient phoenix.

About The Tiger’s Apprentice Movie:

  • The Tiger’s Apprentice is an American animated action-adventure fantasy film directed by Raman Hui and co-directed by Paul Watling and Yong Duk Jhun from a screenplay written by David Magee and Christopher Yost.
  • The film is based on the 2003 novel of the same name by Laurence Yep.
  • Cartoon Network originally opted to produce a live-action/CG hybrid television film adaptation of the novel in the late 2000s, but it never came to fruition. Paramount later acquired the rights for an animated film in March 2019.
  • Animation is being provided by Mikros Image Europe, making it Paramount Animation’s second collaboration with the studio following Sherlock Gnomes (2018).
  • This is the third film collab with Henry Golding and Michelle Yeoh as they both starred in Crazy Rich Asians (2018) and Last Christmas (2019).
  • This movie was originally going to be Carlos Baena’s directorial debut. Raman Hui later replaced Carlos Baena as director in January 2022.
  • The Tiger’s Apprentice was released on Paramount+ on February 2, 2024. Originally the film was planned for theatrical release by Paramount Pictures on February 11, 2022, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was delayed until February 10, 2023, and later December 20, 2023. It was then further delayed to January 19, 2024.
  • In September 2023, the film was removed from Paramount’s theatrical release schedule and was moved to a streaming release on Paramount+ on an unspecified 2024 date instead. In December 2023, along with the trailer, the film’s final release date was revealed.

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