Everything we know about Jennifer Lopez’s Bob The Builder: The Movie

Construction on the movie is currently underway via Mattel Films

Jennifer Lopez will produce Bob The Builder: The Movie. (Alamy/Getty)
Jennifer Lopez will produce Bob The Builder: The Movie. (Alamy/Getty)

Can he fix it? We’ll soon find out once and for all as telly’s favourite cartoon handyman heads to cinemas with the help of multi-hyphenate star Jennifer Lopez in Bob The Builder: The Movie.

The new film forms part of a wider slate of projects currently in development under the Mattel Films banner following the immense runaway success of Greta Gerwig’s Barbie. Other projects currently in the pipeline include a Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots film with Vin Diesel, Lena Dunham’s Polly Pocket adaptation and Daniel Kaluuya’s live-action twist on Barney The Dinosaur.

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Mixing well-known toys, games and brands with left-field stars and creatives seems to be Mattel Films’ preferred route to success. It’s a creative gamble that paid off well in Babrie and has extended to Bob The Builder: The Movie which is currently in development under Lopez’s company Nuyorican Productions with the actor and singer acting as producer.

What else do we know? Well, grab your tools because it’s time to construct an explainer article that pulls together all available news nuggets about Bob The Builder: The Movie.

When will Bob The Builder: The Movie be released?

Bob The Builder: The Movie is currently without a release date. Until the film enters production, it’s unlikely that we’ll get any more information on when - and where - we can expect to see it.

What is the plot for Bob The Builder: The Movie?

BOB THE BUILDER, Bob the Builder, 1999-, © Nickelodeon / Courtesy: Everett Collection
Bob The Builder: The Movie will have a Latino twist. (Alamy)

Mattel Films’ Bob The Builder: The Movie will offer a new take on a familiar character that was first introduced on CBBC in 1999. With Lopez as producer, the studio will give the character a Latino twist, where Roberto - or Bob as he’s better known - sets off to complete a big new job in Puerto Rico that will bring people of all cultures together.

As per the movie’s official synopsis, Bob The Builder: The Movie “takes on issues affecting the island and digs deeper into what it means to build." What's more, "Bob’s journey will celebrate the vibrant and colourful textures of the Caribbean Latin nations and their people.”

While a director has not been confirmed, the movie is currently being written by screenwriter ​​Felipe Vargas.

Who is in the cast for Bob The Builder: The Movie?

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 14: Anthony Ramos Martinez attends the 29th Annual Critics Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 14, 2024 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
In The Heights star Anthony Ramos will voice Bob The Builder. (FilmMagic)

So far, only one cast member has been confirmed for Bob The Builder: The Movie and that’s Bob himself, with In The Heights star Anthony Ramos voicing the film’s titular tinkerer with a can-do attitude.

Ramos will also act as a producer and recently shared his excitement at bringing the character to the big screen. “For years, Bob the Builder’s characters have inspired young people around the world,” said Ramos. “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!”

His enthusiasm was matched by Mattel Films’ president Robbie Brenner, who said “Pairing Anthony and Felipe’s genius vision for the story will capture this beloved character in a manner that audiences who grew up with Bob will recognise, and all-new audiences will enjoy."

Neil Morrissey and Bob the Builder during Bob The Builder
Neil Morrissey provided the original voice for Bob The Builder. (FilmMagic)

Bob The Builder was originally voiced by British actor Neil Morrissey in the UK version of the show while Greg Proops, William Dufris and Marc Silk voiced him in the show's various American counterparts.

Is there a trailer for Bob The Builder: The Movie?

Unfortunately, there’s no trailer available for Bob The Builder: The Movie just yet. Be sure to check back soon though because as soon as any footage makes its way online, you’ll find it here.

Bob The Builder: The Movie is coming soon.