Ratchet & Clank (film)

Ratchet & Clank is a 2016 computer-animated science fiction comedy film produced by Rainmaker Entertainment and distributed by Gramercy Pictures in the US, based on Insomniac Games' video game series of the same name. The film was directed by Kevin Munroe, co-directed by Jericca Cleland, and stars the voices of Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Tong, Andrew Cownden and Sylvester Stallone. James Arnold Taylor and David Kaye reprise their roles as the titular characters alongside Jim Ward and Armin Shimerman as their respective characters.

Ratchet & Clank
Theatrical release poster
Directed byKevin Munroe
Written by
  • T.J. Fixman
  • Kevin Munroe
  • Gerry Swallow
Based onRatchet & Clank
by Insomniac Games
Produced by
CinematographyAnthony Di Ninno
Edited byBraden Oberson
Music byEvan Wise
Distributed byFocus Features (through Gramercy Pictures)[2]
Release date
  • April 29, 2016 (2016-04-29)[3]
Running time
94 minutes[4]
Budget$20 million[6]
Box office$14.4 million[2]

The film features an original story, loosely based on the 2002 video game (with also elements from the sequels), written by Munroe, Gerry Swallow, and former Insomniac senior writer T.J. Fixman, who began writing for the series with the Ratchet & Clank Future trilogy. Alongside several cast members from the games, Insomniac contributed to the film's production with character development, screenplay, and animation assets.[7][8]

Released on April 29, 2016, the film received mostly negative reviews and grossed $14 million worldwide on a $20 million budget. It was the first and only animated film from Gramercy Pictures, as the label was quietly discontinued shortly thereafter.

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