Glee star, Chris Colfer, will star in his first animation feature titled Robodog for Marza, a Tokyo and US-based production company owned by Sega Sammy.
Directed by Henry F. Anderson III (Stuart Little), the project is currently in pre-production with voice work to start on February 1.
Synopsis from the official press release:
ROBODOG is a classic, heart-warming adventure story about an unlikely duo who couldn’t be more different. KC (Kinetic Canine) (Colfer) is a bright, energetic but overzealous robotic dog, while MARSHALL (Perlman) is an old, curmudgeonly “real” dog, set in his ways and has little patience for anything new. This canine odd couple embarks on the adventure of a lifetime where each will learn the true nature of friendship, and not to judge a book by its cover.
Sounds kind of adorable, doesn’t it?
Ron Pearlman, who has voiced characters in Tangled and Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters will voice the grumpy old dog.
“We are absolutely ecstatic that Chris has chosen Robodog as his first foray into animation,” said Marza, CEO Masanao Maeda. “Chris and Ron are the perfect actors to play KC and Marshall as their voices exemplify the qualities of each character. Chris has an appealing, youthful voice which fits right in with our lead character, KC, who is above all a charismatic entertainer.”
“Coupled with Ron’s extraordinary voiceover work, the duo’s talent will make for great chemistry onscreen.”
“The kid in me is barely being contained right now. I’m so happy to get the chance to work on my first animated film with this wonderful team,” said Chris on his new role.
Cool that Chris is finding work beyond his role as Kurt Hummel on Glee. An animated film targeted to kids is right up his alley too. He’s written two books and working on a third in his Land of Stories series, a re-working of beloved fairytales.
Chris tweeted the announcement this morning:
— Chris Colfer (@chriscolfer) January 28, 2014
Via Screen Daily.com