Magazine article Screen International

Russell Peters, Sean Astin Hop on Ribbit

Magazine article Screen International

Russell Peters, Sean Astin Hop on Ribbit

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Comedian Russell Peters and actor Sean Astin (Lord Of The Rings) have boarded Malaysian 3D animated feature Ribbit as voice cast.

British actor Tim Curry and Cherami Leigh (Fast Food Nation) will also voice the film, which is co-produced by Malaysia's KRU International and India's Crest Animation Studios. Malaysia's Multimedia Development Corporation has partly financed the project.

Directed and written by Chuck Powers, the film was recorded in Los Angeles with animation production taking place in Malaysia and India and development and post-production entirely in Malaysia. The bulk of the rendering was done in Hong Kong.

The film is the tale of a frog with an identity crisis.

"We have been in the entertainment business since 1992; however we realise that the best way for us to go global is via animated feature films and television shows," said KRU president Norman A. …

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