Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Take a survey for the chance to win an iPad
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Two New Clips Of Michael Fassbender's Macbeth
Something wicked this way comes...
Podcast #162: Hugh Laurie
Is there a doctor in the house?
Keanu Reeves Gets Terrorised In New Knock Knock Trailer
Eli Roth's home invasion horror gets a promo
Release Date For World War Z Sequel
Zombiegeddon continues in 2017
First Look At Meryl Streep As Florence Foster Jenkins
Missing the high notes with Hugh Grant
Reese Witherspoon Goes Magical For Tink
Disney has her playing a live-action Tinker Bell
Kat Dennings Joins The Croods 2
Leslie Mann also aboard the DreamWorks Animation sequel
Whiplash's Melissa Benoist Driven To Lowriders
She'll star in the car culture drama
Justin Lin Brings Bruce Lee To TV
Developing crime drama Warrior for Cinemax
John C. McGinley Faces Horror In The Belko Experiment
Melonie Diaz is also on for the James Gunn-produced film
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
17 May 2015
Jay Baruchel Directing The Goon Sequel
Last Of The Enforcers starts shooting next month
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Man Up
29 May 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Boxtrolls (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Hector And The Search For Happiness (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Chef (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Rio 2 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Ride Along (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Simon Pegg Freezes Over
Joins voice cast of Ice Age 3

27 March 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  

submit to reddit

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.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New In The Loop Character Posters
Hope. B#ll~cks more like...
Six New Harry Potter Posters Online
The gang goes dark for Half-Blood Prince

Your Comments

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


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Who Are The New Mutants?
Fox’s X-Men spin-off features a bunch of fresh faces. Here’s what you need to know...

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

Rick Baker: Creature By Creature
The make-up effects titan on his greatest creations

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Barbarians And Battletrucks: The Weird World Of Mad Max Knock-Offs
20 diversions along the Fury Road

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)