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SmashTV Presents: The Secret Life Of Billy Walters
Directed by

Craig McCracken

Lauren Faust
Produced by

James Gunn
Craig McCracken
Lauren Faust

Phil Lord And Chris Miller (Executive Producers)
Screenplay by

James Gunn
Craig McCracken

Lauren Faust
Story by

James Gunn
Craig McCracken
Lauren Faust

Amy Keating Rogers
Starring

Charlie Day
Kevin Hart
Saoirse Ronan
Isabela Moner
Gary Oldman
Miles Teller
Thomas Middleditch
Amy Schumer
Norman Reedus
Andrew Lincoln
Steven Yeun
John Oliver
TJ Miller
Tessa Thompson
John Irwin
John Cena
Bill Pullman
Michael Rooker
Jared Leto
Kit Harington
Tilda Swinton
Sean Penn

Ben Affleck
Music by

Hans Zimmer

30 Seconds To Mars (songs)
Cinematography Genndy Tartakovsky
Edited by Rob Desales
Production
companies
MTV Films

Paramount Animation

Cartoon Network
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
January 26 2018
Country United States
Language English
 SmashTV Presents: The Secret Life Of Billy Walters is an upcoming 2018 2D Animated fantasy adventure comedy film and the ninth installment of the SmashTV Presents series franchise, as well as its first animated film. It will be directed by Craig McCracken and produced by James Gunn. It is also the first SmashTV Presents film to not be a parody of another film as the film is based on an animation pitch by McCracken and Gunn back in 2010. It is also SmashTV and Cartoon Network's first collaboration together since 2009, as well as the first SmashTV film since 2009's Fatman: A SmashTV Parody to get a PG-13 rating. It will be released on January 26 2018 in 3D and IMAX 3D formats.

CAST

  • Charlie Day voices Billy Walters, a 12 year old nerd with experiences of the paranormal.
  • Kevin Hart voices Dimpy, a ghost / monster hybrid that Billy befriends.
  • Thomas Middleditch voices Lewis Dougie, Billy's friend.
  • Saoirse Ronan voices Jennifer Drake, A goth kid, Billy's love interest, and the adoptive daughter of Kylro and The Queen who can see the undead. Allison Williams was originally set to voice the character, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.
  • Isabela Moner voices Katie Ross, An intelligent kid, Billy's friend, and Lewis's love interest.
  • Gary Oldman voices Port Wrellick, A dark wizard and the main antagonist who is hunting down Dimpy and the other hybrids. Hugh Laurie was originally set to voice the character, but said in July 2017 that he's playing a different character.
  • Miles Teller voices Kurtis Walker, The school bully who likes to make fun of Billy's paranormal experiences. He later joins Port Wrellick in trying to defeat Billy Walters and end the ghost / monster hybrid race once and for all.
  • John Irwin voices Xebirt, A ghost / monster hybrid, skilled video gamer, and Henrietta's boyfriend who allies with the heroes.
  • Alyson Stoner voices Henrietta, A tall ghost / monster hybrid and Xebirt's girlfriend who allies with the heroes. Ilana Glazer was originally going to voice character, but later confirmed on Twitter that the rumors are false, and that she's voicing a different character, which was later revealed to be Shanice.
  • Dee Bradley Baker voices Ollie, Xebirt's ghost / monster hybrid pet who is modeled after the Nintendo 64. Bradley Baker also does vocals for the ghost / monster hybrids.
  • Sean Penn voices Robert Walters / Kayzlie, Billy's late father who was thought to be killed by Port Wrellick, when in reality he was reincarnated / cursed by Wrellick as a ghost / monster hybrid general, and the only way to break the curse is that Wrellick must be killed.
    • Philip Glasser voices Robert Walters (human form)
  • Amy Schumer as Sarah Walters, Billy's mother who was once the first and only human general for the ghost / monster hybrids.
  • Michael Rooker voices Sgt. Crazinium, a ghost / monster hybrid army veteran whio allies with the heroes.
  • John Oliver voices Nyles Luthor, Port's wizard assistant who, unknown to Port, forms a secret friendship with the heroes.
  • Bill Pullman voices Kylro, the leader of the ghost / monster hybrids, a good friend of Stone, and Jennifer's adopted father.
  • John Cena voices Stone, the co-leader of the ghost / monster hybrids and Dimpy's boss.
  • Ben Affleck voices Kallius Krypt, a legendary ghost / monster hybrid warrior and Billy's idol.
  • Kit Harington voices Packwell, a shade-wearing ghost / monster hybrid wizard working for Port who, unknown to Port, also forms a secret friendship with the heroes. He is also Nyles's best friend and is silent until the end of the film during the final battle.
  • Tessa Thompson voices Caldridge, a ghost / monster hybrid warrior and Dimpy's love interest.
  • Tara Strong voices Laurel, a ghost / monster hybrid warrior and best friend of Caldridge.
  • Ilana Glazer voices Shanice, a ghost / monster hybrid warrior and best friend of Caldridge.
  • The Weeknd voices Erik, a ghost / monster hybrid bounty hunter, Caldridge's boyfriend, and Kylro's assistant.
  • Jared Leto voices William Rockk, a gothic ghost / monster hybrid bounty hunter, Erik's friend, and Kylro's assistant who allies with the heroes and is also a popular rock singer to the ghost / monster hybrids.
  • Katherine Waterston voices Croggburn, a ghost / monster hybrid warrior lieutenant and Stone's wife.
  • Norman Reedus voices Peter Dawson IV, A skilled wizard bounty hunter who allies with the heroes.
  • Andrew Lincoln voices William Stryder III, A skilled wizard bounty hunter and Peter's partner who allies with the heroes.
  • Steven Yeun voices Troyder, a ghost / monster hybrid with athletic abilities and a member of Dimpy's pack.
  • Jack McBrayer voices Q-Bert, a ghost / monster hybrid magician and a member of Dimpy's pack.
  • TJ Miller voices Colin, a ghost / monster hybrid ninja and a member of Dimpy's pack.
  • Patrick Stewart voices G Hanson, a ghost / monster hybrid demolitionist and the oldest member of Dimpy's pack.
  • Wes Anderson voices Rupert, a ghost / monster hybrid conspiracist and the youngest member of Dimpy's pack.
  • Bruno Mars voices Petritche, a ghost / monster hybrid DJ / doctor and a member of Dimpy's pack.
  • Jake Gyllenhaal voices Ratbeach, a ghost / monster hybrid rat-dog and Rupert's brother who communicates through gestures and gibberish / animal language, with Rupert acting as his translator. Gyllenhaal provides the vocal effects for Ratbeach's gibberish / animal language.
  • JB Smoove voices Janson, a ghost / monster hybrid chef and a member of Dimpy's pack.
  • Tom Kenny voices Tinman, a ghost / monster hybrid and a member of Dimpy's pack who is a nerdy but skilled hacker.
  • Toby Kebbell voices Riley, a ghost / monster hybrid weapons specialist and Stone's bodyguard.
  • Bill Skarsgard voices Cyrus, a ghost / monster hybrid weapons specialist and Stone's bodyguard.
  • Tilda Swinton voices The Queen, the queen of the ghost / monster hybrids, Kylro's wife, and Jennifer's adopted mother.
  • Hugh Laurie as Kipper, The Queen's ghost / monster hybrid butler.
  • Keith Ferguson voices Ulrich, a ghost / monster hybrid wizard working for Port.
  • Rob Paulsen voices Kallye, a ghost / monster hybrid wizard working for Port.
  • Sean Marquette voices Vanity, a ghost / monster hybrid wizard working for Port.
  • Phil LaMarr voices Tuoy, a ghost / monster hybrid wizard working for Port.
  • Ike Barinholtz voices Tony, a school bully and Kurtis's friend.
  • Craig McCracken voices The President Of The United States
  • Lauren Faust voices The President's ghost / monster hybrid girlfriend.
  • Larry David voices Billy's Grandpa
  • Kira Kosarin voices Billy's Older Sister
  • Butch Hartman voices Army General Hawkins
  • Tobey Maguire voices Police Officer #1
  • Sam Riegel voices Police Officer #2
  • Alex Hirsch voices Police Officer #3
  • Rebecca Sugar voices Secretary
  • Debi Derryberry voices Lewis's Mother
  • Jad Saxton voices Katie's Friend who falls for Billy

PRODUCTION

Production began in Fall 2016 and is scheduled to end in Summer 2017.

MARKETING / RELEASE

The film was originally set for a Christmas 2018 release, but was pushed forward to January 26 2018 in order to avoid competition with Aquaman, The Animated Spider-Man Movie, Kingdom Hearts 3, Bumblebee, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Mary Poppins Returns.

The first trailer was attached to Transformers: The Last Knight on June 21 2017, along with a new trailer for SmashTV Presents: The Joker Games, as well as the first teaser for the 2018 SmashTV Presents film Lord Of The Jerks II. The first trailer was released online a week early on June 16 2017.

A new trailer premiered with a new episode of Spike's The Shannara Chronicles on November 8 2017 and was attached to Daddy's Home 2 two days later.

SOUNDTRACK

It was revealed in June 2017 that 30 Seconds To Mars will be working on songs for the soundtrack and will also be collaborating with Hans Zimmer on the score for the movie. The Weeknd and Bruno Mars will also contribute to the soundtrack.

The soundtrack, consisting of 17 tracks, was released on January 19 2018.

Tracklist:

  1. Baba O'Riley (The Who)
  2. Worlds Collide (30 Seconds To Mars) (Second Single)
  3. Finesse (Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B) (First Single)
  4. Piece Of Mind (The Weeknd)
  5. Billy Walters's Theme (Kings Of Leon)
  6. Thunderdome (30 Seconds To Mars)
  7. Welcome To Da Crew (Migos ft. Kendrick Lamar)
  8. Jennifer's Lullaby (Hans Zimmer w/ Saoirse Ronan)
  9. Secret Life (Imagine Dragons ft. Charlie Day & Kevin Hart)
  10. Hand It Over (CHVRCHES)
  11. Hanging On (Gary Oldman w/ Hans Zimmer & Muse) (NOTE: Parody of Holding Out For A Hero)
  12. Hope (Hans Zimmer w/ 30 Seconds To Mars)
  13. Red Cold River (Breaking Benjamin)
  14. Blackout (The Offspring)
  15. 25 Lives (30 Seconds To Mars)
  16. Hanging On (Credits Version) (Muse) (NOTE: Parody of Holding Out For A Hero)
  17. Jennifer's Lullaby (Credits Version) (Hans Zimmer w/ Dido)

RECEPTION

The film received, like previous SmashTV Presents films, critical acclaim, currently holding a 92% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.