Unlike live-action Hollywood films, animation isn’t star-driven. Stories are the stars in animation and, if you don’t believe it, look at the biggest animated film of all time: Frozen. Talented actors and singers in every role, none of which can yet sell a movie wholly on their own. Still, having big stars in your animated film doesn’t mean it’s bad. Pixar regularly gets some of the biggest names in the world to voice their characters.
Which is to say, the newly announced cast members for the animated film Animal Crackers are a mixed bag. But it’s a great cast none the less. Produced by Blue Dream Studios, Animal Crackers will feature the voices of Sylvester Stallone, Danny DeVito, Ian McKellen, Patrick Warburton, Gilbert Gottfried, Raven-Symoné, Harvey Fierstein and others. Read more about the Animal Crackers movie below. Read More »
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A casting notice has leaked out for Little Fockers, the next movie in the Meet the Parents/Fockers series. As expected, the third film will introduce Gaylord and Pam Fockers as parents, and now we have some details on the Focker offspring: Henry and Ashley are the five year old son and daughter twins of the characters played by Ben Stiller and Teri Polo in the film.
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In 2007, I told you about Disney’s plan to tant the memory of the now classic 1980’s teen adventure comedy Adventures in Babysitting by casting Raven Symone (That’s So Raven, The Cosby Show) in the part played by Elisabeth Shue in the original film.
Nearly 20 months went by, which gave us a bit of false hope that the remake had fallen into development heck. Not the case. The Chicago Sun Times reports that Miley Cyrus is also set to star in the project, and will begin filming after she films a few more episodes of her Disney cable television show.
The film will be retitled “Further Adventures in Babysitting,” and is currently set for a tentative 2010 release.