Voice Cast Announced for ‘Angry Birds’ Feature

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Rovio and Sony Pictures have released the names of the voice cast for their upcoming Angry Birds feature film currently in production.

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New Voices Revealed for ‘Finding Dory’ Cast

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We at Animation Fascination love any news about Pixar Animation Studios. This time, a scoop about Finding Dory came from actor Dominic West, who had this to say in a recent interview when asked about the cast of the acclaimed TV series The Wire

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‘Big Hero 6’ Cast and Character Bios Revealed!

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Our friends at Walt Disney Animation Studios dished out some big news to today–we finally have a first official look at the six heroes of the upcoming animated feature film Big Hero 6 along with confirmation of the voice cast and character synopses for the film!

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Elizabeth Mitchell Joins ‘Once Upon a Time’ Cast

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Elizabeth Mitchell has joined the cast of ABC’s hit TV show Once Upon a Time. She will be part of season four’s Frozen storyline, joining actors Elizabeth Lail (Anna), Georgina Haig (Elsa), and Scott Michael Foster (Kristoff) in an undisclosed role, perhaps even playing a villain (TBA).

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Live-Action ‘Frozen’ Cast Selected for ABC’s ‘Once Upon a Time’

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Do you watch the ABC television series Once Upon a Time? If so, you know that the series had a doozy of a season ender last May when an image of a live-action Elsa from Walt Disney Animation Studios‘ mega-hit Frozen appeared in the final frames of the episode.

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Is T.J. Miller Joining the Voice Cast of ‘Big Hero 6’

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Reports have been surfacing that comedian T.J. Miller is going to be voicing the character Fred in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming film Big Hero 6. Miller himself shared the information on his Twitter feed along with a link to the cool Big Hero 6 “first look” video of San Fransokyo. The tweet has since been removed. Nothing has been officially announced from Disney yet about the casting of Fred or any other role in the film (and we wonder if the folks at Disney made him remove the tweet).

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Idris Elba to Voice Shere Khan in Disney’s New CG-Hybrid Version of ‘The Jungle Book’

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The Walt Disney Studios is moving forward with another feature film version of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. This time, the film is going to be a hybrid live-action/CG film directed by Jon Favreau. British actor Idris Elba is in final talks to voice the villainous tiger Shere Khan. No other casting decisions have been announced. Elba should be a terrific choice for the character who was famously voiced in the 1967 Disney animated feature by the great character actor George Sanders.

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Voice Cast Announced for ‘Sausage Party’

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Sony Pictures Entertainment and Annapurna Pictures’ upcoming raunchy animated feature Sausage Party has announced the initial members of its voice cast. Providing voices to the film are Seth Rogen (who is also one of the screenwriters along with frequent collaborator Evan Goldberg), James Franco, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, David Krumholz, Nick Kroll, Edward Norton, and, ending the voice cast sausage party, Kristen Wiig.

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Seeing Stars: Reel FX’s The Book of Life Cast Announced

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20th Century Fox Animation and Reel FX Animation Studios just announced the star-
studded ensemble for their upcoming animated comedy The Book of Life. Channing Tatum, Zoë Saldana, Diego Luna, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Kate del Castillo and Ron Perlman will star with Cheech Marin, Hector Elizondo, Placido Domingo, Ana de la Reguera (Nacho Libre, Eastbound and Down), Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included), comedian Gabriel Iglesias (Stand-Up Revolution), radio personality Ricardo (“El Mandril”) Sanchez, and Danny Trejo (Machete) rounding out the bunch.

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D23 Expo: Pixar Film Clips Steal the Show

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At Friday’s “Art and Imagination: Animation at The Walt Disney Studios” presentation, chief creative officer John Lasseter was the host for a 3+ hour presentation on the current slate of films at Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Disneytoon Studios. The Pixar slate was presented first and the crowd (myself included) was completely wowed by the clips shown by the Pixar filmmakers.

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