AFM: John Cleese Climbs Aboard ‘Littlest Reindeer’

John Cleese Sydney - H 2012
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John Cleese Sydney - H 2012

Samantha Bee and Martin Short are already adding their voices to the festive family animation.

Monty Python legend John Cleese is adding his voice to the family animated pic Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer, joining a cast that already includes Samantha Bee and Martin Short.

DDI is selling the festive film, based on an award-winning screenplay which tells the story of a miniature horse who attempts to fulfill his lifelong dream of earning a place on Santa’s sleigh.

"Having an iconic comedian like John Cleese join the pairing of Samantha Bee and Martin Short further proves the fun-natured, global family appeal of Elliot," DDI president Jason Moring said Saturday in a statement.

Cleese, currently heard as the voice of King Gristle Sr. in Trolls, is repped by Anonymous Content, CAA and Independent Talent Group.