The actor described the animated movie as "about friends working together [and] a celebration of a beautiful home they share"
Bob the Builder will soon be fixing up the big screen.
On Thursday, Mattel Films announced plans for its first animated feature, based on the popular children's television series Bob the Builder.
The film will star Anthony Ramos (Transformers: Rise of the Beasts), who will also serve as a producer alongside Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico of ShadowMachine
Jennifer Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina of Nuyorican Productions will also co-produce (they made Netflix's hit The Mother, plus Lopez's other recent films Shotgun Wedding, Hustlers and Marry Me).
The film will "celebrate the vibrant and colorful textures of the Caribbean Latin nations and their people," according to a press release.
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A synopsis reads: "When Roberto 'Bob' travels to the enchanting Island of Puerto Rico for a major construction job, he takes on issues affecting the island and digs deeper into what it means to build."
"For years," Ramos, 32, said in a statement, "Bob the Builder’s characters have inspired young people around the world. I’m proud to partner with Mattel Films, ShadowMachine, Nuyorican Productions and Felipe Vargas to bring this important message to the big screen, adding elements of life that are inspired by my own."
"A movie about friends working together, a celebration of a beautiful home they share, and how love can help to conquer any obstacle in your way. Can we fix it? Yes, we can!” he added.
Felipe Vargas will write the Bob the Builder movie, which is overseen by Kevin McKeon, Ivan Sanchez and Arturo Thur De Koós for Mattel and Natalie Haack Flores for Nuyorican.
Bob the Builder, which was globally syndicated, ran for 12 seasons between 1999 and 2011.
Mattel Films’ first theatrical release, Barbie, became the highest-grossing film of 2023. Its other projects in the works include: American Girl, Barney, Hot Wheels, Magic 8 Ball, Major Matt Mason, Masters of the Universe, Matchbox, Polly Pocket, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, Thomas & Friends, UNO, View-Master and Wishbone.
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