Voices Announced for Terra

CG toon lands Wilson, Quaid and more...

Voices Announced for Terra

by Willow Green |
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If Shrek has taught us anything - apart from accepting yourself for who you are, the importance of inner beauty, the short shelf-life of many pop-culture references and the inherent amusingness of donkeys - it's that you can never have too many celebrity voices in a CG movie. Sure, the plot may end up convuluted and confusing, but if there's enough talent in there someone is going to go see it, and that's gotta be good news. And so it is for new CG film Terra, which has added yet more names to an already-groaning cast list.

Yup, the news today is that Luke Wilson, Dennis Quaid, Justin Long, Amanda Peet and Chris Evans (no, not that one; the hot, Human Torch one) have signed on. They join the previously announced Evan Rachel Wood, Brian Cox, David Cross, James Garner, Danny Glover, Rosanna Arquette, Ron Perlman and Danny Trejo. It's a good voice line-up whichever way you look at it - lots of them have done animated work before and done it well (listen out for Evans in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, for example).

But what about the story? Well, Terra is based on a 2003 short film about an interplanetary war between the peaceful inhabitants of a rather lovely planet, and the big scary humans who want to colonise the place. The script was written by Evan Spiliotopoulos (try saying that when you're drunk), who previously worked on Pooh's Haffalump Movie, so we're thinking this isn't going to be Alien or anything.

It's all being put together by Snoot Entertainment, who started production last year and hope to finish towards the end of this year, making "a studio-quality CG picture at a third of the price". Well, we suppose it might be possible - as long as they don't hire any more cast members.

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