After a successful debut in the 3D-animated world with “The Nut Job,” ToonBox Entertainment plans to hit the theaters yet again with “Spark,” along with Jessica Biel, Hilary Swank and Susan Sarandon.
Variety reports of ToonBox Entertainment’s second animated film featuring yet another star-studded voice cast. First up were Jace Norman and Jessica Biel, and just arrived on the list are Hilary Swank and Susan Sarandon.
This animated movie also marks Swank’s first time as a voice actress in an animated film.
“This is a terrific cast and we’re excited that Hilary chose Spark as her first animated film,” said Bill Bindley, a partner from Gulfstream Pictures, on ComingSoon.net.
The story revolves around the titular character Spark, voiced by Norman, a teenage monkey hero who is sent on a mission to help reclaim a planet which was overtaken by a power-hungry general named General Zhong. Helping him out on this mission are battle-ready fox Vix, voiced by Biel, and a techie warthog named Chunk. Other characters include Bananny, a comical nanny robot voiced by Sarandon, and the noble Queen voiced by Swank.
“Spark” also welcomes the return of the same team that worked on “The Nut Job.” Directed by Aaron Woodley, “Spark” is produced by ToonBox Entertainment and Redrover Co., with Gulfstream Pictures on board for the domestic distribution. The movie’s executive producers include Daniel Woo, Hong Kim and Jay HJ Ahn, along with Bindley and Mike Karz from Gulfstream Pictures.
With regards to the members of their voice cast, director Woodley expressed his being thrilled to be making the movie with quite the cast.
“We are buoyed by the success of The Nut Job, and look forward to introducing moviegoers to another exciting 3D-animated adventure,” added Hoe-Jin Ha, CEO of Redrover Co.
The film is currently under production, and initial release dates are planned to be some time next year in 2016.
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