A voice competition was created to promote the DVD release of Toy Story 3 with the sponsor Asda. Nine lucky children won the chance to visit Pinewood Studios and record their voices for the 3 “Little Peas”. Local press coverage made heroes of all of the finalists and CBBC’s Newsround loved the story so much they even filmed our winning little peas recording their voices and made them national TV stars too!

See the video here!

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Argos were the sponsors on this competition to find the voice of a fairy, The Bee Fairy. From hundreds of online auditions that were emailed in to Disney.co.uk, 9 lucky wannabe fairies recorded their best Bee Fairy voice at Pinewood Studio. They also got the chance to tour the studios and visit many of the different stages on the site. The competition also secured increased product orders and placement in-store, as well as online and in-store advertising support from Argos.

Our winning Bee Fairy was Sophia Melvin who has gone on to be brilliant in various other TV and music projects. Brilliant Casting is delighted to support Sophia’s career – check out her Twitter and Vimeo pages and contact her her agent Simon & How for bookings.

Sophia Melvin - The Bee Fairy.

Sophia Melvin


Two competitions were created for Toy Story 3. The first competition was a pan-European initiative for the Disney Channel so that the feature film could be promoted on Disney’s owned media. The search was for the “Army Man #1”. Hosted on Disney’s website, the children were asked to send in auditions of their male family members for the role. Three lucky UK Dads and one Uncle were selected as finalists and invited to a recording session at Pinewood Studios. The winner’s voice recording was then used in the local version of Toy Story 3 for the cinema and DVD release.

The second competition was a retailer sponsorship tie-in with Asda for the DVD release. Three little peas were the characters used here and nine lucky children won the chance to visit Pinewood Studios and record their voices. Local press coverage made all of the finalists local heroes and CBBC’s Newsround loved the story so much they even filmed our winning little peas recording their voices and made them TV stars too!