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*Tyler Perry has made his way across several platforms: stage plays and musicals, movies and TV sitcoms. Now he’s going animated with his most popular character Madea.

Perry is getting set to release his first animated feature with “Madea’s Tough Love” — to be released straight-to-DVD on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. It will be released to video on demand on Jan. 20, 2015.

Perry is voicing the characters Madea and Uncle Joe just like how he played them in his plays and in his Madea movies.

The animated feature also features voice work from Cassie Davis, Cree SummerRolonda Watts, Avery Kidd Waddell and Bootsy Collins.

The film is described as: “after a hilarious run-in with the law Madea is sentenced to community service.”

It added, “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.”

It concluded, “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!”

Watch the trailer below: