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Channing Tatum, Zendaya, Gina Rodriguez Lead Voice Cast for Yeti Tale 'Smallfoot'
Channing Tatum, Zendaya and Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez have snagged the lead voice roles in Smallfoot, a Yeti-oriented animated feature from Warner Bros.' Warner Animation Group.
Ryan O’Loughlin is directing the project, now in production, which is based on a story by animator Sergio Pablos (Rio) and has a script by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, the exec producers of NBC’s This Is Us.
Smallfoot aims to turn the Yeti/Sasquatch lore 180 degrees, focusing on a Yeti who believes that humans exist, despite her society’s assertions to the contrary.
The movie has a Sept. 14, 2018, release date.
Tatum has previously voiced Superman in The Lego Batman Movie and also voice-starred in The Book of Life.
Zendaya makes her voice-acting debut with Duck Duck Goose, a talking animal feature from Original Force Animation.
Rodriguez has two movies in the can for which she lent her voice: Ferdinand, Fox’s adaptation of the classic children’s story, and The Star, Sony Pictures Animation’s take on the first Christmas.