Anthony Ramos is building up his resume…
The 32-year-old Puerto Rican actor/singer will star in and produce an animated, feature-length film based on Bob the Builder, the long-running and beloved animated children’s series.
Ramos will deleop the project alongside Mattel Films, ShadowMachine and Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions.
The film is being imagined as an inventive international story for today’s audiences.
Felipe Vargas is attached to write. The film will be overseen by Kevin McKeon, Ivan Sanchez and Arturo Thur De Koós for Mattel and Natalie Haack Flores for Nuyorican.
The film follows Roberto aka Bob (Ramos), who travels to the enchanting Island of Puerto Rico for a major construction job, takes on issues affecting the island and digs deeper into what it means to build. Bob’s journey will celebrate the vibrant and colorful textures of the Caribbean Latin nations and their people.
The popular Bob the Builder television series, centered on Bob the building contractor and his friends, was created with “little builders” (preschool/early elementary school-age children) in mind through stories empowering them to work as a team with imagination, positivity and the right tools. The worldwide syndicated show ran successfully for 12 seasons (1999-2011) and is especially known for Bob’s cheerful catchphrase: “Can we fix it? Yes, we can!”
Bob the Builder joins other Mattel Films in development including American Girl, Barney, Hot Wheels, Magic 8 Ball, Major Matt Mason, Masters of the Universe, Matchbox, Polly Pocket, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, Thomas & Friends, Uno, View-Master and Wishbone. Mattel Films also is developing Christmas Balloon, a holiday family drama based on all-new IP.
Ramos previously starred in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts and In The Heights.