Country superstar/The Voice coach Blake Shelton has signed up to voice a character in STXfilms’ UglyDolls. Shelton will be providing the voice of a character named Ox, the unofficial Mayor of Uglyville. He’ll also perform originals songs in the animated movie.
Blake Shelton joins a cast that includes Kelly Clarkson (The Star), Nick Jonas (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Pitbull (Epic), Wanda Sykes (A Bad Moms Christmas), and Gabriel Iglesias (Hey It’s Fluffy!).
“Blake is one of country music’s most talented and highly regarded artists, and his signature wit and infectious charisma lend themselves perfectly to the character of OX, who fancies himself a defacto Mayor of the Uglydolls,” stated Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms. “Blake joins an incredible line-up of artists already announced on this project, including his friend and colleague Kelly Clarkson, with whom he has undeniable chemistry that is as genuine as it is hilarious.”
The UglyDolls movie is based on the toy line by David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim. The film is being directed by Kelly Asbury (Gnomeo and Juliet, Shrek 2). Erica Rivinoja wrote the screenplay and Robert Rodriguez is on board as a producer.
UglyDolls is targeting a May 10, 2019 theatrical release. There’s also an animated kids series in the works at Hulu.
Blake Shelton took to Twitter to share the news of his involvement with the UglyDolls movie:
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) September 20, 2018
The UglyDolls Plot:
“Unconventionality rules in UglyDolls, the new animated family adventure based on the beloved toy brand. In the adorably different town of Uglyville, the free-spirited Moxy and her UglyDolls friends confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and ultimately discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing because who you truly are is what matters most.”