Jason Bateman to voice-star Disney’s animated comedy by “Tangled” helmer

Jason Bateman to voice-star Disney’s animated comedy by “Tangled” helmer

PanARMENIAN.Net - Jason Bateman is in talks to voice-star in a new Walt Disney Animation feature project that will be directed by Tangled helmer Byron Howard, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Walt Disney Animation and Pixar won't comment on animated projects in development, and it's rare when information on one leaks. But sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the new project is an untitled animal comedy that does not yet have a release date.

Howard is well respected in the animation community and one of the directors behind Disney Animation’s recent resurgence. In fact, he directed (with Chris Williams) 2008’s Bolt, which was nominated for an Oscar, and with Nathan Greno co-directed the surprise hit Tangled. He is also a Disney vet, having worked in various jobs on movies ranging from Pocahontas and Mulan to Lilo & Stitch and Brother Bear.

For Bateman, the project would mark his first voice-over work for a feature. The actor, who is gearing up to shoot Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the Jonathan Tropper novel This Is Where I Leave You, lent his voice in the short-lived Fox series Sit Down, Shut Up, among other shows.

The next titles from Disney Animation are Frozen, a nouveau princess tale that will be released Nov. 27, 2014, as well as an untitled secret film project slated for Nov. 7, 2014. DisneyToon Studios will release Planes, set in the world of Cars, August 7, 2013.

 Top stories
Along with new musical ideas, “Armine, Sister” differs from past work by adding people outside the company for the first time.
Holocaust drama “Son of Saul” took the Grand Prix. Vincent Lindon won Best Actor while Rooney Mara and Emmanuelle Bercot shared Best Actress.
Four artists are brought together in the exhibition “1915” to express the contemporary vantage point of their heritage.
The production, led by Hasmik Papian and Shoushik Barsoumian will be staged at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena.
Partner news