Tyler Perry’s First Ever Animated Film, “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Tough Love,” Arrives On DVD, Digital HD and On Demand In January 2015

Tyler Perry’s First Ever Animated Film, Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Tough Love, Arrives On DVD, Digital HD and On Demand In January 2015

Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love

VANCOUVER, BC, and SANTA MONICA, CA (October 21, 2014)-Writer/director/producer Tyler Perry makes his first foray into family animation with the release of Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Tough Love arriving on DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand January 20, 2015 from Lionsgate. The film will be available on Digital HD one week earlier on January 13.


Having conquered stage and screen, Tyler Perry has now turned his attention to creating entertaining programs specifically for families to enjoy together. In Tyler Perry’s first animated film, fans of Madea can now watch all of their favorite characters including Madea, Uncle Joe and Aunt Bam in a whole new way! The larger than life Madea gets herself into even more over the top and outrageous situations – all in the name of helping children save their youth center.


The comic adventure features the voice talent of Tyler Perry as “Madea” and “Uncle Joe” among others and Cassi Davis (TV’s “House Of Payne”) as “Aunt Bam” along with Rolonda Watts (TV’s “Curious George”), Avery Kidd Waddell (Road Trip), William “Bootsy” Collins (Night at the Museum) and Cree Summer (TV’s “WordGirl”). Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Tough Love is based on “Madea” created by Tyler Perry, from a story by Ben Chambers, screenplay by Matt Fleckenstein, supervising director is Frank Marino and produced for Tyler Perry Studios by Tyler Perry, Ozzie Areu and Matt Moore.


“We are thrilled to partner with Tyler Perry on the launch of Madea’s Tough Love,” said Anne Parducci, Lionsgate EVP of Marketing and Family Entertainment.  Given the tremendous success and appeal of his beloved character, Madea, across screen and plays for the last fifteen years, we know fans and families will love to watch and laugh with Madea in her first animated movie.”


After a hilarious run-in with the law, Madea is sentenced to community service. Determined to do good for the ‘hood, Madea enlists Aunt Bam and Uncle Joe to try and save the Moms Mabley Youth Center from being shut down. With her irresistible sass and wisdom, Madea rallies the local kids to make a stand-and proves that behind her tough exterior is a whole lot of love!


Including a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film and a sketch-to-screen storyboard comparison that show Tyler in the recording studio voicing his characters, the Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Tough Love DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98. Madea fans can get a sneak peek of the movie starting November 25 when “Introducing Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Tough Love” debuts as a special feature on Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.



  • “Madea Gets Animated” featurette
  • “Madea’s Storyboard Comparison” featurette

*Subject to change 


Year of Production: 2014

Title Copyright: Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Tough Love © 2014 Very Perry Films. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2014 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Home Entertainment release
Rating: PG for Some Rude Humor and Brief Scary Images
Genre: Family, Animation, Kids
DVD Closed Captioned: NA
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Feature Run Time: 64 minutes
DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)
DVD Audio Status: English and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

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