We are chuffed to bits to be working with HIT Entertainment on a very special project for next year. We’ll keep you posted……. says Michelle Jones, animation casting director – Brilliant Casting.

 

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Animation Casting Director.

Brilliant Casting.

 


We are delighted that Channel Five has picked up the BRILLIANT brand-new preschool series Bradley and Bee from Edinburgh-based Red Kite Animation for its Milkshake! preschool block.

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Animation Casting Director – Michelle Jones

Brilliant Casting.


Disney XD wanted to raise awareness of the TV animated show Phineas and Ferb here in the UK. Using finished episodes, which hadn’t yet aired in the UK, Michelle cast four household names into cameo roles. Simon Pegg was cast as Paul the delivery man, Jonathan Ross as the Ducky Salesman, Lenny Henry as Iggy and Lorraine Kelly as The Judge. National press, TV and online coverage for the star talent casting initiative was huge to say the least! Were our star talent happy too? “Yes, yes, I think they were!”

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Disney Junior wanted to re-voice the existing animated poems with British star talent with a range of gender, texture and regional accents. Working with the top talent agents in the UK and US, a total of 15 star talent were cast for various poems and recorded in London, New York and LA. Assets were created at the recording sessions for publicity, mass media coverage was secured and the series was nominated for a BAFTA.

Full list of talent cast for this project: Simon Pegg, Matt Smith, Sharon Osbourne, David Walliams, Michelle Dockery, Richard E Grant, Catherine Tate, Billy Connelly, Ashley Jensen, Matt Baker, Tess Daly, Emilia Fox, Jessica Hynes, Joanna Page and Richard Briers.

related videos

A Poem Is – Richard E Grant from Toby Wright on Vimeo.

 

A Poem Is – Richard Briers Tribute from Toby Wright on Vimeo.


Lewis Hamilton was cast for Cars 2 and recorded his character for the English speaking version of the film in the US. The international dubbing team really wanted Lewis to record his cameo lines in some local languages too – German, Italian and Spanish. Michelle negotiated and signed a new contract with his agent and lawyers for these foreign language versions and recorded Lewis performing all three of these localised scripts at Shepperton Studios in London.

Behind the scenes footage filming, interviews and photography was also arranged on the same recording session day so that each country had their own set of assets to promote his character, and the film, with their local media at the time of the films release.

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Disney XD wanted to raise awareness of the TV animated show Phineas and Ferb here in the UK. Using finished episodes, which hadn’t yet aired in the UK, and with the permission of the US casting team, producer and writers of the show, Michelle cast four household names into cameo roles. Simon Pegg was cast as Paul the delivery man, Jonathan Ross as the Ducky Salesman, Lenny Henry as Iggy and Lorraine Kelly as The Judge. All were recorded at Soho Square Studios, London.

National press, TV and online coverage for the star talent casting initiative was huge to say the least! Were our star talent happy? “Yes, yes, I think they were!”

 

related videos

Phineas and Ferb – Lenny Henry Interview from Disney Junior UK on You Tube.

 

Phineas and Ferb Lorraine Kelly Guest Star from Disney Junior UK on You Tube.

 

Phineas and Ferb – Jonathan Ross News Wrap from Disney Junior UK on You Tube.

 


Disney Junior and Brown Bag Films were looking for the perfect married ENORMO couple for their new locally produced animated TV show, Henry Hugglemonster, and who better to play the adorable pair than Brian Blessed and Brenda Blethyn! The hat trick of star talent cast was completed with Geri Halliwell as Isabella, the adorable popstar! All were recorded at The Sound Company.

related videos

Henry Huggle Monster – Guest Star: Geri Halliwell – Number 1 Fan from Disney Junior UK on You Tube.