Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Toy Story 3: Michael Keaton as Ken

That's right. It was confirmed at Comic-Con by director Lee Unkrich. The world's most beloved closet case in doll form, Mattel's Ken, will be making his big screen debut in Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 3.

He will be voiced by a man of limitless talent, a personal favorite of mine, the great Michael Keaton.

I am completely ecstatic!

Not only do we have the return of Barbie voice actress Jodi Benson, who of course is best known for voicing everyone's favorite mermaid Ariel in Disney's The Little Mermaid, but we now get the delight of hearing Ken brought vocally to life by the man who brought us Batman and Beetlejuice!

Keaton worked for Disney/Pixar previously in the hit Cars, in which he played the race car Chick Hicks.

A longtime fan of Keaton's wide range of comedic performances, I am now anticipating the release of this film even more than I already was!

Let's also add to this that one of my favorite character actors, Oscar-nominee Ned Beatty, will be joining the voice cast for this film! Rumor has it that Beatty will be voicing a character named Lotso, a villainous pink teddy bear. Rad.

I Disney!

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