While promoting The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning (on DVD August 26), Jodi Benson, who has voiced Ariel since 1989’s hit feature, revealed that she is returning as the voice of Barbie in Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 and will be joined by Michael Keaton as the voice of Ken, reports IESB.net.
Keaton worked with Pixar previously voicing Chick Hicks in 2006’s Cars. Benson played Tour Guide Barbie and Barbie on Backpack for Toy Story 2.
The duo join voice cast members Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, Estelle Harris, John Ratzenberger and Ned Beatty. The third installment is scheduled for a June 18, 2010 release.