Louis CK, Kevin Hart Making Transition to CGI Animal Voices

January 24, 2014


Funny people doing voices for talking cartoon animals? Hey, that just might work, you guys. We'll find out when Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures gives it a try for a project they have scheduled for February 2016. According to Deadline, there's not yet a title, but Louis CK, Kevin Hart, and Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet are attached as the lead voices.

As could be deduced, Stonestreet and CK will respectively play the fat dog and anxious-looking dog covered in sparse tufts of orange hair. The two are at first at odds as Stonestreet becomes the new pet in CK's owners' Manhattan apartment; after finding themselves homeless, they end up with a common enemy in Kevin Hart, abandoned bunny and leader of an anti-pet-owner revenge plot. The film also imagines that "after the two-legged residents head for work and school, their pets gather to start their day, which consists of hanging out, trading humiliating stories about their owners, and helping each other work up adorable looks that will lead to more snacks." Actually, most Manhattan dogs spend their days whimpering through the thin walls of a cramped apartment, lazily awaiting their next chance to piss on another dog's piss on the sidewalk. But Louis CK has probably already made us think enough about those kinds of city realities.

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