Jennifer Lopez, Jeremy Renner, Drake added to 'Ice Age 4'
Keke Palmer, Wanda Sykes, Aziz Ansari also join film's voice cast
The voice cast of the next "Ice Age" CG 'toon is beefing up.
"American Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez, Oscar-nominee Jeremy Renner ("The Hurt Locker," "The Town"), and comedian Wanda Sykes will be lending their vocal talents to 20th Century Fox’s "Ice Age: Continental Drift," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Keke Palmer (Nickelodeon's "True Jackson, VP"), comic Aziz Ansari and music star Drake are also joining.
They are joining returning stars Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Seann William Scott and Josh Peck.
The "Ice Age" franchise has become a consistent cash cow for Fox and animation house Blue Sky Studios, with the series having made almost $2 billion worldwide. The last film, "Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs," was released in 2009. In addition to the new film, the studio is also planning a Christmas TV special and multiple videogames.
Fox and Blue Sky most recently teamed up on "Rio," which will end up as one of 2011's biggest hits (globally, it's already made $300 million in under three weeks).
In "Continental Drift," Renner will voice a character called Gutt, "a self-styled master of the high seas." Lopez, meanwhile, will play Shira, a sabre tooth tiger who will provide a love interest for Diego (Leguizamo).
Lopez was a key voice in DreamWorks Animations' 1998 "Antz." Sykes provided a voice for "Over the Hedge" in 2006.
"Ice Age: Continental Drift" opens nationwide July 13, 2012.
News From Our Partners
- 'Riddick' Trailer: Vin Diesel Is What Goes Bump in the Night 'The Simpsons' Taps Kristen Wiig For Guest Arc As FBI Agent CBS Fall 2013 Schedule: 'Mike & Molly' to 2014, More Comedy Thursday, and 'Hawaii' to Friday
- What to Watch Tonight: The Season Finales of Arrow, CSI, and Supernatural Grimm "The Waking Dead" Review: Dead On Arrival CBS's 2013-2014 Season: New Nights for Person of Interest and Hawaii Five-0, More Comedy on Thursdays
- Demi Moore & Ashton Kutcher in $10M Tug of War 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier': Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie Spotted in D.C. (VIDEO) Katie Holmes Attracts the Wrong Kind of Attention on 'Mania Days' Set
- Tolerability Index: This week we're barely putting up with The Killing TV Roundtable: When My Boys tested its prickly chemistry by inviting some new faces to the poker table The Walkthrough: The New Girl showrunners on topping season two’s big kiss (Part 5 of 5)
- Hulu.com: 7 Things That Wouldn't Exist Without The Office Larry Womack: In Defense of (the Original) James T. Kirk 'Storage Wars': Ivy Finds Giant Clam Shell
- In Pictures: The Stars of Star Trek Into Darkness Digital Multiplex: The Last Stand, Side Effects, and More RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: Ambitious, Time-Jumping Epic Cloud Atlas
- 'Star Trek' Baddie Benedict Cumberbatch Reveals Role's Biggest Challenge Cannes Film Festival 2013: Our Must-See Movies 'Star Trek Into Darkness': The Secret Behind The Sounds
- Best Alicia Keys Instagram Photos – Picture Perfect Taylor Swift Fan Arrested for Swimming Near Her Rhode Island Beach House Taylor Swift vs. Pink vs. Rihanna vs. Beyonce: Whose Tour Costume Do You Like Best? – Readers Poll