“The monster is in the truck!” yells out a character during the trailer for Monster Trucks, a live-action/animated hybrid in which (spoiler!) there are literal monsters inside of literal trucks.

The film, based on Hasbro’s Monster Trucks toy line, has been covered here on Cartoon Brew because it is the live-action directorial debut of Ice Agedirector and Blue Sky co-founder Chris Wedge. Wedge directs from a story by Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger (Kung Fu Panda, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Trolls) and Matthew Robinson (The Invention of Lying), and screenplay by Derek Connolly (Safety Not Guaranteed, Jurassic World). MPC provided the visual effects and character animation for the film.

Currently slated to come out on January 13, 2017, the film’s release date has been pushed back more times than any other film in recent memory. Its original release date stretches back to May 29, 2015.

Paramount produced this film under their Paramount Animation banner, but the first trailer doesn’t have any branding besides the main Paramount banner.

Amid Amidi

Amid Amidi is Cartoon Brew's Publisher and Editor-at-large.