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Simon Pegg Freezes Over
Joins voice cast of Ice Age 3

27 March 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  

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The Ice Age franchise just got a little bit more exciting with the news that Simon Pegg has signed on to provide a voice to Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. The Star Trek star will voice a character called Buck, a "larger than life, swashbuckling, one-eyed weasel". Best character description ever.

The story sees Buck help mammoth Manny (Ray Romano), sloth Sid (John Leguizamo) and sabretooth tiger Diego (Dennis Leary) when they fall into the lost world beneath the Ice Age where dinosaurs still roam*. Buck has a Captain Ahab-alike obsession with the Baryonyx dinosaur Rudy, who's the reason he's one-eyed and whose tooth he carries with him.

Queen Latifah, Josh Peck and Seann William Scott also star, with Carlos Saldanha directing. Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs will be out on July 1.


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eh?
like many people have already said this is a wierd news thingy. I even saw the new ice age trailer yesturday on the MSN home page and the trailer mad eit clear the simon pegg was in this and showed a lot of his character which means he must've recorded his voice ages ago for the animation to be up to scratch! perhaps empire forgot to publish this article a month ago? either way my head hurts More

Posted by tango fett at 16:32 on 27 March 2009 | Report This Post

Been doing it on and off...
...for a year according to his blog. Just a late announcement. More

Posted by terriblecnut at 16:29 on 27 March 2009 | Report This Post

I agree with BudBaxter
This story makes absolutely no sense considering the imminent release of the film. Unless its one of those Shrek 2 style things when they had British 'celebs' doing voices for the Uk version and US stars in the US version (on which note, Larry King's voice worked far better than Jonathon Ross's for their character). But then again, that isn't very likely either because Simon Pegg is hot like a potato pretty much everywhere right now so he'd prob be a universal casting choice. I reckon it'll p More

Posted by FBIAgentBigJohnson at 15:19 on 27 March 2009 | Report This Post

I wonder...
When will he be announced as Bilbo Baggins in the Hobbit movies? Come on, this is a shoe in! More

Posted by moviemaniac-7 at 14:13 on 27 March 2009 | Report This Post

I was going to say ...
... 'What? Why, Pegg, why?', THEN I read the bit about the swash-buckling weasel and I was like 'Nice. Nice'. I'm not feeling very eloquent today. Soz. More

Posted by Nicky C at 13:56 on 27 March 2009 | Report This Post

Eh?
You don't sign onto an animated feature three months before the release date! Or is this just a very very late announcement? Don't they record the voices about a year or two before the film comes out so they can match the animation to the voices? More

Posted by BudBaxter at 11:55 on 27 March 2009 | Report This Post

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