Several of the newcomers to the project will play roles voiced by others in the original cartoon. Mad Men‘s Mason Vale Cotton, for instance, will take over the role of Arnold, while Benjamin “L’il P-Nut” Flores, Jr. will provide the voice of his best friend, Gerald.
One of the bigger names to be attached to the movie is Alfred Molina, who has been cast as a villainous river pirate named Lasombra:
The voice actors reprising their famed roles include: Francesca Marie Smith (The Prince of Egypt) as Helga; Anndi McAfee (Tom and Jerry: The Movie) as Phoebe; Justin Shenkarow (“Recess”) as Harold; Olivia Hack (“Family Guy”) as Rhonda; Nika Futterman (The Boxtrolls) as Olga; Dan Butler (“Frasier”) as Mr. Simmons; Dan Castellaneta (“The Simpsons”) as Grandpa; Tress MacNeille (“The Simpsons”) as Grandma; Antoinette Stella (“Melrose Place,” writer) as Stella; Carlos Alazraqui (Happy Feet) as Eduardo; Dom Irrera (“Back at the Barnyard”) as Ernie; Maurice LaMarche (“Futurama”) as Bob Pataki; Kath Soucie (“Rugrats”) as Miriam; Danielle Judovits (Toy Story) as Big Patty; Danny Cooksey (The Lorax) as Stoop Kid; Jim Belushi (“According to Jim”) as Coach Wittenberg; and Craig Bartlett as Miles.
Additionally, Lane Toran (original voice of Arnold) and Jamil Smith (original voice of Gerald) will supplement the returning cast by lending their voices to several other roles.
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