Archive for May, 2010

Jeremy Mansfield to voice character in Toy Story 3

In a South African first, radio personality Jeremy Mansfield announced live on his radio show on 94.7 Highveld Stereo that he is set to voice a character in Toy Story 3.

 “It’s official and has just been finalised. This is really exciting news! I am a big fan of Disney.Pixar and this is indeed an honour,” said a thrilled Mansfield on Tuesday morning.

 Mansfield will lend his voice to the character of Lifer, a Chatter telephone who has spent his life in the toy box at a children’s nursery school. Under the direction of Rick Dempsey, Senior Vice President, Creative – Disney Character Voices, Mansfield will record the voice for the South African theatrical and DVD release of the film. According to Dempsey there is lots of excitement surrounding the release of Toy Story 3 and Disney.Pixar is “especially excited to have Jeremy Mansfield provide the voice for one of the characters”.

 A behind-the-scenes  look at how the voice recording was done will be shown in an exclusive insert on M-NET’s All Access on the 21st of May at 19h30. 

The film, set to release in South Africa on 3D screens on the 18th of June and across other screens nationally on the 25th of June, welcomes Woody (voice of Tom Hanks), Buzz (voice of Tim Allen) and the whole gang back to the big screen as Andy prepares to depart for college and his loyal toys find themselves in… daycare! 

These untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice, so it’s all for one and one for all as plans for the Great Escape get underway.

 A few new faces—some plastic, some plush—join the adventure, including iconic swinging bachelor and Barbie’s counterpart, Ken (voice of Michael Keaton), a lederhosen-wearing thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants (voice of Timothy Dalton), and a pink, strawberry-scented teddy bear called Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear (voice of Ned Beatty) and of course Lifer, the Chatter telephone (voice of Jeremy Mansfield).

 Directed by Lee Unkrich (co-director of “Toy Story 2” and “Finding Nemo”), produced by Pixar veteran Darla K. Anderson (“Cars,” “Monsters, Inc.”), and written by Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Michael Arndt (“Little Miss Sunshine”), “Toy Story 3” is a comical new adventure in Disney Digital 3D™.