Strays, the animated comedy film featuring an all-star voice cast including Will Ferrell, Jamie Foxx, Isla Fisher, and Randall Park, has been the talk of the town since its release this week. Directed by Josh Greenbaum, known for his work on Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, and penned by Dan Perrault, the creator of American Vandal, the film follows the adventures of four charming dogs on a mission of revenge. As audiences embrace the hilarity and heartwarming moments of Strays, the inevitable question arises: Will there be a sequel? And could there be a spinoff featuring the cats briefly seen in the movie?
Director Josh Greenbaum’s Vision for the Future of Strays
We sat down with director Josh Greenbaum to get the scoop on the future of Strays. When asked about the possibility of a sequel, Greenbaum responded, “I think so. Some movies lend themselves to sequels, and some don’t. I don’t see any reason why these dogs, and/or any others – or any other animals – couldn’t find themselves on another adventure. Obviously, we’ll see. First, we’re focusing on this one and getting it out, and hopefully, lots of people seeing it and loving it, and then we’ll go from there.”
This response certainly leaves the door open for more adventures with the lovable canine characters we’ve come to adore in Strays. Fans of the film can rest assured that the possibility of a sequel is on the table, and it all depends on how well the movie performs.
Cats Take the Backseat: Director Greenbaum’s Furry Filming Fiasco
But what about those cats that made a brief appearance in the film? Could they have their own spinoff? Greenbaum quickly extinguished that possibility, stating, “No, I will not be doing a spin-off with cats.” He then provided a humorous anecdote from the set to explain his reasoning. “We had one little scene that you’re referencing, where I needed two cats to stand on cardboard boxes – that’s all they had to do. And that took us almost the entire day of shooting. I learned very quickly that dogs are very trainable. They love treats, but they also love to make their trainers happy, so they’re very motivated to learn and perform. And cats just aren’t. I love that about cats, but I’m certainly not going to run at doing a movie with a whole lot of cats. Not a good idea.”
Greenbaum’s experience with the feline actors on set may have been challenging, but it’s clear that he holds a special appreciation for both dogs and cats, each with their unique quirks and qualities.
So, in summary, while a sequel to Strays seems like a distinct possibility, featuring our favorite quartet of dogs in another adventure, it appears that the cats won’t be taking center stage in their own spinoff anytime soon. For now, let’s enjoy the delightful chaos of Strays and keep our paws crossed for more canine capers in the future.