Just call it a Winter Awakening: Jonathan Groff, a.k.a. rival show choir singer-turned-coach Jesse St. James on Glee (and Melchior in Spring Awakening) is officially voicing the lead role of Kristoff in Disney’s in-production animated feature Frozen. He’ll star alongside Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, who play a pair of singing sisters.
So, like, they have to give Lea Michele a part now, right? Riiiight?Read More
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Pitch, a.k.a. The Boogeyman
Rise of the Guardians, an upcoming DreamWorks release, features tough-as-nails versions of childhood icons who join forces to fight a Boogeyman named Pitch. Here’s a first look at each of the film’s characters — voiced by an all-star cast including Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, and Isla Fisher. Get a much more in-depth look at the movie — including its just-released trailer — at our Inside Movies blog.Read More
Cyrus to voice Adam Sandler's daughter in star-studded animated film 'Hotel Transylvania'
Dracula, meet your daughter, Miley Cyrus. EW can report exclusively that the multi-hyphenate is joining the all-star cast of Sony Picture Animation’s Hotel Transylvania as the über-vamp’s teenage daughter Mavis. Adam Sandler is voicing the famous blood-sucker, who builds the titular resort for all manner of monsters (and their families) as a way of keeping Mavis from venturing out into the real world. Things get tricky after a regular guy (voiced by Andy Samberg) ends up at the hotel.
Cyrus will be in some great comic company, too. Among the actors playing the various horror-story creatures checking into the Hotel: Kevin James (Frank, i.e. Frankenstein), Fran Drescher (Eunice, i.e. Bride of Frankenstein), David Spade (Quasimodo), Cee Lo Green Murray the Mummy), and Steve Buscemi and Molly Shannon as a pair of werewolves with an overwhelmingly large litter.
Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars) is directing the film, which will hit theaters Sept. 21, 2012.
UPDATE: Now with a first look at Miley's character Mavis and a full summary:
Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's (Sandler) lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free from meddling from the human world. But here's a little known fact about Dracula: he is not only the Prince of Darkness; he is also a dad. Over-protective of his teenage daughter, Mavis, Dracula fabricates tales of elaborate dangers to dissuade her adventurous spirit. As a haven for Mavis, he opens the Hotel Transylvania, where his daughter and some of the world's most famous monsters – Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more – can kick back in safety and peace. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem – but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.