Friday, September 26, 2008

Everyone's Hero creator set to make Dorothy of Oz with Jim Belushi

Martin Short and Jim Belushi have have signed on to lend their voices to Alpine Pictures’ upcoming animated movie Dorothy of Oz. Based on the book children’s author Roger S. Baum, the great-grandson of famed Oz creator L. Frank Baum, the pic is the first in a slated series of animated feature films being produced by Alpine Pictures, in association with Box Office Productions III.

Directed by Daniel St. Pierre (Everyone's Hero, Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey, Sheepish), Dorothy of Oz continues the beloved fantasy tale of a young girl who finds herself in a magical and treacherous kingdom threatened by a wicked witch. Short will voice the role of The Jester and Belushi will give voice to the Cowardly Lion. The movie is being produced by Bonne Radford (Curious George, The Road to El Dorado, Balto).

Emmy and Tony Award winner Short has voiced animated characters in Paramount’s The Spiderwick Chronicles, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure and Treasure Planet, Nickelodeon Movies’ Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, DreamWorks’ The Prince of Egypt, MGM’s The Pebble and the Penguin, Universal’s We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story and The Weinstein Co.’s upcoming Hoodwinked 2: Hood vs. Evil.

Belushi, star of the ABC sitcom According to Jim, also has credits in animation, including The Weinstein Co.’s Hoodwinked, Disney’s The Wild, Nickelodeon Movies’ The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and Classic Media’s direct-to-DVD features Casper’s Scare School, among others.



I didn't think Jim Belushi would become a bigger name than Martin Short, but hey, it happened. =^)


No comments:

Post a Comment

What do you think?

Popular Posts (of all time)