Coming January 15, 2019, The Legend of Secret Pass releases worldwide on many popular VOD streaming platforms through Lionsgate Entertainment.

                                                A BOY MUST FACE HIS FEARS TO BECOME A LEGEND

In association with Lionsgate Entertainment, on January 15, 2019, our film, the Legend of Secret Pass will be released worldwide on VOD (Video On Demand) to iTunes, Sony Entertainment Network, Amazon Movies, Google Movies, and X-Box. It will be released in the US Only to Starz, Redbox, Direct TV, Hulu, Sling TV, and Fandango.

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Steve Trenbirth

Ron Perlman
Frankie Muniz
Joe Pantoliano
Cheryl Hines
Michael Chiklis

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Ron 'Hellboy' Perlman and Frankie 'Malcolm In The Middle' Muniz are among the vocal talents of this animated fantasy about an Indian boy (Muniz) whose home in the Arizona mountains is threatened by a great evil. As the cataclysm approaches, our young hero discovers that the key to survival is his hands. A magical adventure of men and ancient myth, enriched by colorful characters and impressive backdrops.


Most movies rooted in Native American folklore tend to be overly earnest affairs, given to patronizing anyone outside the Indian nation with solemn eco-messages broadcast from the spiritual high ground.

But while there's no shortage of mystical mumbo-jumbo in this tale based on the myth of the shape-shifting Thunderbirds, it's a refreshingly lively and contemporary affair. Even the chief villain wears jeans.

Manu (Muniz) is a headstrong teen who spends most of his time racing his truck around the roads and canyons surrounding the desert home he shares with his grandfather (Graham Greene, whose participation in any film involving American Indians is apparently mandatory), his distractingly foxy aunt (Curb Your Enthusiasm's Hines) and his sparky cousin Nica.

What Manu doesn't know is that he is the latest in a line of 'guardians' who maintain the relationship between humankind and Mother Nature.

Naturally, with great responsibility comes a smattering of power. Manu discovers that not only can he talk to the animals, but he can influence the elements and transform himself into a bird.

Yet while Manu's parents died for the cause, his evil uncle Calabar (Michael Chiklis) has returned from exile and intends to use his power to rule over the natural world.

Granpa has no choice but to reveal the boy's legacy. And as the next guardian, only he has the power to stop Calabar.

Of course, no animated quest is complete without a little non-human assistance, and Manu is duly accompanied by a brash lizard (Joe Pantoliano), a giddy lamb, a wise old turtle, a fat pigeon, and a hapless chameleon clearly descended from the same evolutionary tree as the acorn-chasing Scrat from Ice Age.

On the side of darkness, we have Ron 'Hellboy' Perlman as Parker, one of Calabar's hench-warthogs.

Despite various plot points being as clear as smoke signals on a windy day, director Steve Trenbirth strikes a nice balance between subtlety, slapstick and swoop.

It doesn't completely let him off the hook for The Jungle Book 2, but if you like your stories told with color and energy, The Legend Of Secret Pass is an opportunity not to be mythed.

Malcolm in the Middle spotlights the making of The Legend of Secret Pass

Frankie Muniz ‘The Legend of Secret Pass’ Movie [Manu - The Legend of Secret Pass - Voiced by Frankie Muniz]

The ‘Legend of Secret Pass‘ takes place in the mountains of the South West and involves Thunderbirds of Indian mythology and an animal refuge of mystical proportions. An unlikely troop of animals and humans are caught up in a clash of ageless magic. In this moment of crisis, the barest chance to avoid cataclysm falls into the hands of an Indian boy, Manu voiced by Frankie Muniz.

This ‘Making of’ video features footage of Frankie voicing Manu.

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