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Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, Terry Crews and more join The Willoughbys

6 June 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in April it was announced that Ricky Gervais will narrate an adaptation of Lois Lowry’s 2010 children’s book The Willoughbys from Bron Animation and writer-director Kris Pearn (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2), and now Deadline is reporting that the film has found its voice cast.

According to the site, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, Terry Crews, Jane Krakowski and Sean Cullen have all signed on to the film; Rudolph will play Nanny, Short and Krakowski as Father and Mother Willoughby, Crews as Commander Melanoff and Cullen in the dual role of twin boys Barnaby A and Barnaby B.

The logline for the film reads: “The Willoughbys follows the four Willoughby children – Tim, Jane and the twins who — when abandoned by their selfish parents — embark on a wild adventure through the modern world, colliding with a cat, an orphan, a nanny and a candy mogul, to reunite with »

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Martin Short, Maya Rudolph Join Ricky Gervais in Animated Film ‘Willoughbys’

2 June 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Martin Short, Maya Rudolph, Jane Krakowski, Terry Crews, and Sean Cullen will voice Bron Animation’s movie “The Willoughbys.”

The project is based on the Lois Lowry children’s book of the same name. Rudolph will be the voice of Nanny, who looks after the Willoughby children. Crews is voicing candy mogul Commander Melanoff, and Short and Krakowski will voice Father and Mother Willoughby, parents so in love with each other that they forget they even have children. Cullen voices the twin boys Barnaby A and B.

Ricky Gervais was previously announced as the narrator of the film, which follows the four Willoughby children. When abandoned by their selfish parents, they embark on an adventure through the modern world, colliding with a cat, an orphan, a nanny, and a candy mogul, to reunite with the “family they were born into.”

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Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews join Ricky Gervais in ‘The Willoughbys’

1 June 2017 7:38 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Bron Animation title based on 2010 Lois Lowry novel of same name.

Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski and Sean Cullen have joined the cast of Bron Animation’s The Willoughbys.

Kris Pearn writes and directs and Cory Evans co-directs the story of the four Willoughby children, abandoned by their selfish parents, who embark on an adventure through the modern world. They encounter a cat, an orphan, a nanny and a confection mogul on their quest to reunite with the family they were born into.

Rudolph will voice Nanny, who looks after the Willoughby children. Crews is voicing the confection mogul Commander Melanoff, and Short and Krakowski give voice to Father and Mother Willoughby, parents so in love with each other they forget they even have children. Cullen voices the twin boys Barnaby A and B.

Gervais was previously announced as the narrator of the film, which is currently in pre-production at Bron’s studio in Burnaby »

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Ricky Gervais to narrate animated feature The Willoughbys

17 April 2017 4:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

THR has revealed that Ricky Gervais has signed on to narrate The Willoughbys, a new animated feature from Bron Animation, which is based upon Lois Lowry’s children’s book of the same name and is written and directed by Kris Pearn (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2).

“Ricky has such a distinctive voice, and his talents will make an exceptional contribution to the edgy tone that we are going for with The Willoughbys,” said producer Brenda Gilbert of Bron, which previously worked with Gervais on his 2016 comedy Special Correspondents.

The Willoughbys was published in 2010 and “book follows the four Willoughby children, who are abandoned by their oblivious parents and must learn how to adapt their old-fashioned values to the contemporary world in order to create a modern family.” »

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Ricky Gervais joins Bron Animation’s 'The Willoughbys'

13 April 2017 11:26 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

British comic previously collaborated with Bron on Special Correspondents.

Ricky Gervais has signed on to narrate Bron Animation’s The Willoughbys, based on the children’s book.

Kris Pearn will direct from his adaptation of the novel by Lois Lowry, and Cory Evans is co-directing. Bron Animation president Brenda Gilbert made the announcement on Thursday.

The Willoughbys was published in 2010 and tells of four children abandoned by their parents who must learn how to create a modern family.

The project is currently in pre-production at Bron’s studio in Burnaby, British Columbia. Wme Global represents rights.

Bron’s Brenda Gilbert, Aaron L. Gilbert and Luke Carroll are producing. Gervais serves as executive producer.

Bron and Gervais previously worked together on Special Correspondents, which Gervais wrote and directed and Netflix premiered worldwide in 2016.

“Ricky has such a distinctive voice and his talents will make an exceptional contribution to the edgy tone that we are going for with The Willoughbys »

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Ricky Gervais to Narrate Animated Feature 'The Willoughbys'

13 April 2017 10:34 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Ricky Gervais will narrate Bron Animation's upcoming feature The Willoughbys, based on the children's book of the same name by Lois Lowry.

Written and directed by Kris Pearn (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2) and co-directed by Cory Evans, the film is in preproduction at Bron's studio in Burnaby, B.C. Bron's Brenda Gilbert, Aaron L. Gilbert and Luke Carroll are producing. Gervais is an exec producer.

Published in 2010, the book follows the four Willoughby children, who are abandoned by their oblivious parents and must learn how to adapt their old-fashioned values to the contemporary world in order to create a »

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