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2 photos side by side of Jennifer Lopez and Anthony Ramos who will star in the upcoming 'Bob the Builder' Movie

Jennifer Lopez & Anthony Ramos Team Up For ‘Bob the Builder’ Movie

A Bob the Builder movie is in the works!

Mattel Films together with Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions announced the project which is based on the much-loved children’s series. The feature-length, animated film will star Hamilton and In the Heights star Anthony Ramos in the title role with Felipe Vargas attached to write.

“For years, Bob the Builder’s characters have inspired young people around the world,” Anthony said in a release. “I’m proud to partner with Mattel Films, ShadowMachine, Nuyorican Productions and Felipe Vargas to bring this important message to the big screen, adding elements of life that are inspired by my own. 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.”

Ending his statement, he shared the series cheerful catchphrase: “Can we fix it? Yes we can!”


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So what will the movie be about exactly? According to a release, “when Roberto (Bob) travels to the enchanting Island of Puerto Rico for a major construction job, he takes on issues affecting the island and digs deeper into what it means to build. Bob’s journey will celebrated the vibrant and colourful textures of the Caribbean Latin nations and their people.”

Anthony will produce the movie alongside Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico who are known for their work on Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio. Jennifer Lopez will serve as one of several co-producers.

The original Bob the Builder TV series followed the story of a fun building contractor and his friends. Aimed at preschoolers, it shared messages about working as a team, using your imagination, choosing positivity and having the right tools, of course! The show ran for 12 seasons from 1999 to 2011.

The Bob the Builder movie joins a number of other films in development through Mattel Films including American Girl, Polly Pocket, UNO and Hot Wheels. The studio’s first theatrical release was Barbie starring Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling and America Ferrera. It became the highest grossing film of 2023 and is nominated for 8 Academy Awards.

(Feature Image Credit: Jennifer Lopez and Anthony Ramos photos by Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock.com)

Nehal is an award-winning news presenter, author of "A Kids Book About Kindness Online" and founder of CelebrityKind. She has dedicated her career to creating connected and healthy spaces in the media. When she's not writing, you'll find Nehal hanging with family, dancing to Beyoncé, interpreting Taylor Swift lyrics or watching old eps of Oprah.