14 Sep 17by Webmiss
THR – Aubrey Plaza, Jenny Slate, Craig Robinson, Rob Riggle and Stephen Merchant have joined the cast of Unified Pictures’ animated feature film “The Art and the Aardvark“.
“Kung Fu Panda” helmer John Stevenson is directing the reimagining of the Noah’s Ark story, starring Miles Teller as the titular aardvark, Gilbert, who leads a group of misfit animals though natural disasters and personal anxieties. Plaza joins the voice cast as the ever-smart Brain the Spider, Slate as Mitzi the narcoleptic Ostrich, Robinson as the mansplaining Bullfrog, Riggle as The Todd the elephant, and Merchant as the wise old Croc.
Currently in production, the animated film is being produced by Unified’s Keith Kjarval and Kurt Rauer, and executive produced by Cecil Kramer. Unified’s Ben Ruffman and Steve Goldstein, The Fyzz’s Wayne Godfrey and Robert Jones, and Watson Enterprises’ Kitt Watson are also serving as executive producers. WME Global is representing the film’s distribution rights.