Lilly Singh is elated to be the voice for one of the main characters of UK-based animation firm Aniventure’s “Hitpig.” She shared the news on her social media, all hyped up to become Pickles, ‘the joyful elephant who can’t stop dancing.’
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‘Game of Thrones’ star Peter Dinklage will be leading as the voice cast of “Hitpig” himself.
The film is co-directed by Cinzia Angelini, storyboard artiste on animation hits like “Minions” and “Despicable Me 3”, and Maurizio Parimbelli, the animator on “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”, reported Deadline.
“The Office” star Rainn Wilson, stand-up comic Hannah Gadsby of “Nanette” fame, award-winning TV personality RuPaul, and Dany Boon, best known for the French comedy “Raid: Special Unit”, are also part of the voice cast.
As mentioned on Aniventure’s website “Hitpig” is the story of a grizzled porcine bounty hunter who accepts his next hit: Pickles, a naive, ebullient elephant who has escaped the clutches of an evil trillionaire. Though Hitpig initially sets out to capture the perky pachyderm, the unlikely pair find themselves on an unexpected road trip across America that brings out the best in both of them. Hitpig’s cold heart thaws as Pickles makes her first real friend.
As reported in Deadline, the film is currently in production at Cinesite for delivery in early 2022.
The screenplay comes from Berkeley Breathed who is also the character designer for the film. The American cartoonist, children’s book creator, director, and screenwriter is best known for creating the 1980s cartoon-comic strip Bloom County featuring ‘Opus the Penguin.’ The characters Hitpig and Pickles are rooted in Berkeley’s picture book ‘Pete & Pickles.’
Aniventure, launched this fall with CAA representation, is also in the works on animated movies “Riverdance: The Animated Adventure” based on the stage show hit of the same name and “Blazing Samurai,” based on Mel Brooks’ classic Blazing Saddles.
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