Netflix’s ‘America: The Motion Picture’: What We Know So Far

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You’ve all heard the tale and history of the American Revolution, but you’ve never heard it, or seen it animated quite like what America: The Motion Picture has in store for you. We’re keeping track of everything you need to know about America: The Motion Picture, including the plot, cast, and Netflix release date.

America: The Motion Picture is an upcoming Netflix Original adult-animated comedy movie directed by Matt Thompson (ArcherFrisky Dingo), and written by Dave Callaham (The Expendables).

The project was first announced in late 2017, when it was confirmed that Channing Tatum was attached to play George Washington. The script was first put out back in April 2017 where ScriptShadow dubbed it as “worth a read” while calling it an “extremely goofy” comedy saying that it delivers exactly what its audience wants.

America: The Motion Picture has been compared to the likes of Family Guy and Paradise P.D. which should give you an idea of what to expect.

Floyd County Productions are the animation studio behind the movie (although we’re told multiple studios assisted on the project). They’re known for projects such as Archer, Dicktown and providing animation to projects like Fargo, The League and Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

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America: The Motion Picture – Picture: Netflix


When is the Netflix release date for America: The Motion Picture?

America: The Motion Picture will be available globally on Netflix from Friday, June 30th, 2021.


What is the plot of America: The Motion Picture?

A modern and zany retelling of the history of the American Revolution, including a chainsaw-wielding George Washington, beer-chugging Sam Adams, centaur Robocop and freedom. Lots and lots of freedom.

It has been given an R-rating (or least tried its damnedest to get it).

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Who are the cast members of America: The Motion Picture?

Channing Tatum was the first announced cast member but additional members were announced back in May 2020 as we reported.

It’s an incredibly exciting all-star ensemble for the animated comedy:

Role Cast Member Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
George Washington Channing Tatum 21 Jump Street, White House Down, Foxcatcher
King James Simon Pegg Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Star Trek
Martha Dandridge Judy Greer 13 Going on 30, Ant-Man, Jurassic World
Paul Revere Bobby Moynihan SNL, Mr. Mayor, DuckTales
Geronimo Raoul Max Trujillo Riddick, Apcoalypto, The New World
Blacksmith Killer Mike Baby Driver, City of Lies, Criminal Behaviour
John Wilkes Booth Kevin Gillese That Pharmacist, Turnbuckle, Santa’s Slay
Suffragette Amber Nash Archer, American Dirtbags, Frisky Dingo
Clara Barton Megan Leahy The Mule, The Act, That Was Awesome!
I.M. Pei Dave Callaham *debuting*
Thomas Edison Olivia Munn The Newsroom, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Daily Show
TBA Andy Samberg SNL, Palm Springs, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
TBA Jason Mantzoukas The Dictator, The Lego Batman Movie, Big Mouth
TBA Will Forte MacGruber, Nebraska, The Last Man

What is the movie runtime?

It has been confirmed on the official IMDb page that America: The Motion Picture has a runtime of 98 minutes.


Are you excited to watch America: The Motion Picture on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!

Jacob Robinson

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 and serves as one of the lead writers here on What's on Netflix. Jacob covers all things Netflix movies and TV shows but specializes in covering anime and K-dramas. Resides in the United Kingdom.