Avril Lavigne, Ashley Tisdale and Chinese singing star G.E.M. will lend their voices and musical talents to 3QU Media’s upcoming animated theatrical feature film Charming, from Shrek producer John H. Williams.
Lavigne will voice the role of Snow White, Tisdale will voice Cinderella and Gloria Tang Tsz-kei, known to her Chinese fans as G.E.M., will bring her acting talents to the role of Sleeping Beauty. The trio join Demi Lovato, who was earlier cast to voice the female lead, Lenore, and executive produce the film’s music score.
The animated comedy, directed by Ross Venokur from his original script, reinvents the stories of three familiar princesses — Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty — in the unfamiliar plot twist of all being engaged to Prince Charming. The movie’s producers said the casting of Prince Charming will be shortly revealed.
“Demi, Avril, Ashley and G.E.M. are among the most popular young stars in the global entertainment arena,” said Williams, who also produced Valiant and Space Chimps, in a statement on Wednesday. Venokur also directed the CG-animated film Animal Crackerz, which stars John Leguizamo, John Cleese and Will Forte.
Charming is a 3QU Media Production of a Vanguard Animation film in connection with WVE. SC Films International is handling foreign sales. Production is underway at Cinesite’s animation studio in Montreal.