Universal has announced that The War With Grandpa will arrive on Digital (Amazon Video and iTunes) on December 15 and DVD and Blu-ray on December 22.
The film was directed by Tim Hill (The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run) and produced by Marro Media Company. Grandpa is based on the hugely popular children’s fiction novel of the same name by Robert Kimmel Smith.
The War With Grandpa follows Peter (Oakes Fegley) and his Grandpa Jack (Robert De Niro). The two used to be very close but when Grandpa Jack moves in with the family, Peter is forced to give up his most prized possession: his bedroom. Peter will stop at nothing to get his room back, scheming with friends to devise a series of pranks to drive him out. But Grandpa doesn’t give up easily, and it turns into an all-out war between the two.
“The War With Grandpa is a labor of love because the book was read and pitched to me by my then eight year old son, Tre. This film is a true family affair,” said Rosa Peart, Producer and Co-Founder of Marro Media Company. “We wanted to make a film where everyone of all ages can watch and enjoy. We are very excited, to introduce the next generation of kids to a once in a generation actor…Mr. De Niro.”
The War With Grandpa was written by Matt Ember and Tom Astle (Home, Epic, Get Smart) and features the original song “Point of War” by cast member Laura Marano (Disney’s Austin & Ally).
Running time: 94 Minutes
Box Office: $16.2M
Stars: Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Rob Riggle, Jane Seymour, Christopher Walken, Colin Ford, Laura Marano, Oakes Fegley, Cheech Marin, Drew Scheid, Isaac Kragten, Veronica Alicino, Heather Johansen, T.J. McGibbon