We are soooo excited to announce that the brilliant Paloma Faith is voicing Portia in Disney’s 101 Dalmatian Street…..

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Paloma Faith says of voicing Portia “I’m voicing a poodle who is dark, intense and has tons of attitude. She is pretty much the coolest pup in Camden Town and loves taking centre stage when drama happens. As you can imagine Portia is hugely entertaining to voice and just one of many wonderful and colourful characters that are part of this incredible new series.”


We are totally thrilled to have cast and be producing the voice recording sessions for the new animated TV series Paddington from Studio Canal and Heyday Films. Ben Whishaw returns as the voice of the adoreable bear…….and there are more brilliant actors, in familiar roles, to be announced soon. The production team are awesome (Karen Davidsen, Simon Quinn, Rob Silva, Rosie Alison) and the animation by Blue Zoo is absolutely gorgeous. Big thanks to Jen Upton (a brilliant animation script writer) for the introduction. What an absolute joy! For more info please click here and here.

We are delighted to have cast, and be producing, the voice records for these brilliant shows: PADDINGTON animated TV series for Studio Canal / Heyday Films (Nickelodeon), THE BIG BAD FOX full length feature film British dub for Studio Canal / GKids, STARDOG & TURBOCAT theatrical feature film for Red Star 3D, FURIKI WHEELS for Gaumont (Disney XD), KAZOOPS! for Cheeky Little Media (CBeebies), CLAUDE for Sixteen South (Disney Junior), RONJA for Serious Lunch (Amazon), ROBOZUNA for KidsCave (Netflix/ITV) and SADIE SPARKS for Brown Bag Films (Disney Channel).



‘I’m a massive, massive fan of Doc McStuffins and for me this is really surreal. I spend most of my time, and most of my day when I’m with my daughter talking about Doc and watching Doc McStuffins.

‘My favourite character on the show is by far Doc. She is an incredible role model, you know, she’s a female doctor, she’s strong willed, she’s smart, she’s kind, she’s compassionate, and she celebrates everything wonderful about being a woman.’

Alesha follows in the footsteps of Doc McStuffins’ previous high-profile celebrity guest stars, including First Lady Michelle Obama and Downtown Abbey stars Joanne Froggatt and Lesley Nicol.


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We organise casting days with up to 20 actors so you will get the most out of the day and a wealth of brilliant, varied and suitable actors to cast for your characters.
We’ll book the studio, engineer, voice director, supply call sheets, have NDA’s signed if necessary and brief each actor, face-to-face on the casting day, so they are fully briefed on your project and the characters they are reading for. We’ll also provide “Casting Note Sheets” with pictures and contact details of the actors so you can make notes on each actor and their read/performance of their characters
We ensure that the studio clearly labels and emails the files for you with a folder of the selects and reads that you like and another will all the takes from the day making your selection process easier.



We can help you to choose the right studio for your budget and recording plan (single mic or ensemble record). We work with Soho Square Studios, The Sound Company, Silk Sound, SNK, Tamborine and Clear Cut Sound. We will organise Source Connect / ISDN and Skype links with you so that everyone is linked to the session.



We can help you to choose the right voice director for your style of show. We work with Adam Long, John Schwab, Dave Peacock, David Freedman, Sharon Miller and Matt Delamere – each with expertise in areas such as ADR dubbing, pre-school, directing kids, fast-paced ‘Gumball’ style comedy and dramatic Studio Ghibli features.
We can set up meetings for you to meet with a selection of voice directors so you can decide which style and expertise works best for your show and who will get the best out of the script and cast to help make your show a success.



We’ll negotiate the actors’ contracts and pencil them, the studio, engineer and voice director for the sessions. We provide call sheets and ensure that the scripts (and pick-ups) are sent to everyone before the record and ensure that all lines are recorded.
We’ll note your preferred selects and alts and email you scanned copies and ensure that the day runs to schedule.
The recording files will be clearly labeled and the edit will be delivered to you on time.

We’ll even organise the wrap party for you at the end of the project!


We are chuffed to bits for our friends at HIT Entertainment…….we can finally announce that the brilliant and Oscar-winning Eddie Redmayne will lend his voice to Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure, which is being released to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Thomas & Friends.

Redmayne will voice new engine Ryan, while John Hurt provides the voice of Sailor John, and Jamie Campbell Bower who voices the sailing vessel Skiff.says Michelle Jones animation casting director

“I grew up loving to watch Thomas and his pals getting caught up in unexpected and mischievous adventures,” Redmayne said. “I jumped at the opportunity to get involved and what fun it was! I have never voiced an animated character before, and I had a complete blast.”

Hurt, who plays Sailor John, added: “I remember watching Thomas the Tank Engine with my children when they were young and I’m delighted that it continues to appeal to each successive generation.

“I enjoy working vocally and have voiced many animated characters. Sailor John was something of a departure from what I usually do and a lot of fun to play.”

Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure will be released on DVD in 2015.

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We are delighted to be working for the brilliant Oli Hyatt, Laura Annis and Adam Shaw at Blue Zoo on the gorgeous Digby Dragon animated series soon to air on Nickelodeon says Michelle Jones, animation casting director – Brilliant Casting.



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Animation Casting Director – Michelle Jones.

Brilliant Casting. 

Open Casting Competitions and Star Talent Casting Initiatives for feature films and TV shows often cost less to run than a full page ad, but can deliver millions of pounds worth of publicity and media coverage, giving a much better ROI than traditional promotions and consumer competitions. says Michelle Jones, animation casting director – Brilliant Casting.

The idea isn’t new; it originated in the international markets when content was dubbed into local languages.   From this, a commercial opportunity was identified and open casting searches were created.  Kids could enter a competition and win the chance to voice an animated character for theatrical, TV or DVD releases.  The competition provided an opportunity and ability to promote films on-air as a promotion rather than an advertisement.  Retailers and media partners loved the mechanic and sponsorship values began to increase by using these competitions.  Consumer engagement is key to a successful promotion. These competitions provide valuable co-created content that can also be used by all promotional partners on-air and online, generating additional publicity and mass media coverage.

However, dubbing original content (usually created in the US) into English using local Brits is relatively new and has proved to be a brilliant idea!  Replacing the US actor with a UK household name, like Disney did with Nick Grimshaw as Brad in Wreck It Ralph, provided Disney with additional publicity for the film and national coverage on a primetime non-commercial station.  This was hugely valuable and just not possible without the promotional mechanic.  More publicity, both national press and primetime TV coverage, was secured by replacing US actors with star talent such as Lorraine Kelly, Lenny Henry, Simon Pegg and Jonathan Ross in Disney Channel’s Phineas & Ferb, generating extensive coverage worth millions of pounds.


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Michelle Jones from Brilliant Casting says, “These open casting competitions are a great promotional mechanic for studios to run in partnership with their media partners, sponsors and retailers. They offer a once in a lifetime, money can’t buy experience for both kids and adults in animated features films and TV shows. Using UK star talent casting initiatives creates huge publicity for feature films, TV series and DVD releases. If you’re looking for a cost effective way to promote your new feature film, create a unique reason for your customers to buy a Bluray / DVD re-release or just generate additional publicity for your TV show, these initiatives are a brilliant idea.”

Brilliant Casting also produce creative assets, such as behind the scenes filming, EPKs and photoshoots as well as press releases and media interviews (embargoed until release date) all created at the actual voice recording session. This ensures that the all-important marketing materials are secured and available for future use to promote the film or TV series.

For more information about running a competition and star talent casting contact Michelle Jones (animation casting director) at www.BrilliantCasting.com or on 020 3174 2272.