Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, and Tom Hiddleston are among the many humans Disney claims they will pay money in exchange for saying particular words and phrases.
The studio made the announcement today at their biennial D23 Expo, where they listed off some upcoming movies and said some names. Some of these names were characters in those movies. Other names were actors and comedians. Even if you didn't know the name of an actor or comedian beforehand, you'd know when it was one of them because only they were given last names, so that was nice.
Anyway, here are the movies and various names:
Finding Dory - We've long known Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks would return to be fish in the Finding Nemo sequel, but you can expect some new voices to come out of sea life too. Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy, for example, will play Dory's long-lost parents. Ty Burrell, already the obnoxiously persistent voice of FiOS, will provide the voice for Bailey, a whale that is free to leave his aquatic park whenever he gets the balls to man up and do it.
The Good Dinosaur - For their prehistoric film, Pixar has got Raising Hope star Lucas Neff as the protagonist, Arlo, a teenage Apatosaurus. The rest of the cast will be bigger names, with John Lithgow and Frances McDormand respectively playing Poppa and Momma, and Bill Hader, Neil Patrick Harris, and Judy Greer playing their kids.
Inside Out - Director Pete Docter's Up follow-up takes viewers inside a little girl's brain, where we can determine if the girl is crazy and likely to be jailed later in life. That's also where we meet her personified emotions: Amy Poehler's Joy, Bill Hader's Fear, Mindy Kaling's Disgust, Kaling's Office co-star Phyllis Smith's Sadness, and most on-the-nose, Lewis Black's anger. Ut oh, no love? Turns out she is a sociopath.
Planes: Fire and Rescue: The first Planes just came out today and, Jesus, already they're making another one of these fuckers. Julie Bowen joins Dane Cook for this one and let's just forget about it.
The Pirate Fairy - "When a misunderstood dust-keeper fairy named Zarina steals Pixie Hollow's all-important Blue Pixie Dust, and flies away to join forces with the pirates of Skull Rock, Tinker Bell and her fairy friends must embark on the adventure of a lifetime to return it to its rightful place. However, in the midst of their pursuit of Zarina, Tink's world is turned upside down. She and her friends find that their respective talents have been switched and they have to race against time to retrieve the Blue Pixie Dust and return home to save Pixie Hollow." That, and Christina Hendricks and Tom Hiddleston are going to voice Zarina and a young Captain Hook.
Zootopia (working title) - Scheduled for 2016, this film sees a fast-talking fox framed for a crime and pursued by a rabbit cop who in turn gets pulled into the conspiracy, forcing the two to team up. Because these animals have been anthropomorphized such that they, too, are afraid of going to jail.
D23 Expo [ComingSoon]