Cannes: Alec Baldwin, John Cleese, James Franco Join Voice Cast on 'Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad'

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Director Dimos Vrysellas will animate the 3D family feature in Toronto for AMBI Pictures.

AMBI Pictures has set a star-studded voice cast for its 3D family feature Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad, to be animated in Toronto by Dimos Vrysellas (Shark Tale, The Prince of Egypt).

Alec Baldwin, John Cleese, James Franco, Anjelica Huston, Heidi Klum and Omar Sy will lend their voices to the project from Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Pictures. Cleese will voice the sinister Doc Walrus, who hatches a secret plot to accelerate global warming and melt the Arctic Circle.

That leads a ragtag group of inexperienced would-be heroes, voiced by Franco, Baldwin, Huston, Klum and Sy, to come together to foil his evil plans and save the Arctic. The animated film is being produced through AMBI Pictures' Toronto-based studio, AIC Movie Inc.

Cal Brunker, animator for Despicable Me and Ice Age: Continental Drift, and Bob Barlen (Escape from Planet Earth) co-wrote the screenplay. AMBI Distribution, the AMBI Group's sales arm, will oversee worldwide distribution for Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad, starting in Cannes.

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