Nick Jonas joins voice cast of UglyDolls movie
Grammy and Golden Globe nominated singer and actor Nick Jonas will lend his vocals to the upcoming animated film UglyDolls for TXfilms.
Along with voicing one of the titular plush toys, Jonas will also perform an original song to be featured in the film.
“Nick Jonas is not only a talented musician, he’s also an accomplished actor beloved by millions of passionate fans around the world,” said Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms. “Over the last several years, Nick has proven there’s not much he can’t do, and we’re ecstatic to have him join Kelly and Pitbull in this charming and funny film.”
Jonas, who was last seen in the box-office hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, joins an ever-growing pop ensemble that includes Kelly Clarkson and Pittbull, both of which are expected to write and perform an original song for the children’s film.
Kelly Asbury (Gnomeo & Juliet) is set to direct the feature adaptation, which is being written by UglyDolls creators David Horvath and Sun-mim Kim.
Unconventionality rules in UglyDolls, the new animated family adventure based on the beloved toy brand. In the adorably different town of Uglyville, the free-spirited Moxy and her UglyDolls friends confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and ultimately discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing because who you truly are is what matters most.
Created as a plush toy line by David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim, the UglyDoll brand quickly gained a cult following around the world and was named Toy of the Year by the Toy Industry Association in 2006. Beloved by children, teenagers and adults alike, UglyDoll characters are distinct for their endearing “ugliness,” in a wonderful “uglyverse” where differences are celebrated and embraced.
UglyDolls will release in theaters in 2019. An animated kids series for the franchise is also in the works and will stream on Hulu. Hasbro has joined as a global master toy licensee, and the original motion picture soundtrack for the feature will be released by Atlantic Records.
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