Patrick Stewart Lends Voice To Many ProjectsBy Michelle
May 25, 2005 - 9:21 PM
One of the most recognisable voices in the English-speaking world is that of Captain Picard, aka Patrick Stewart. In addition to being heard on several commercials, including the cholesterol drug Crestor, Stewart has several new voice projects in the works:
- The Futon Critic reports that Stewart makes a guest appearance as the voice of Stan's boss on American Dad! in an episode called "Roger Codger", which also features Roger in a stress-induced coma and later dressing in drag. The episode airs Sunday, June 5th from 9:30-10 p.m. on FOX.
- Stewart also can be heard in the upcoming Bambi and the Great Prince of the Forest, a sequel to Disney's classic Bambi, playing the voice of the Great Prince Stag who is the famous fawn's father. Alexander Gould voices Bambi.
- In addition, Stewart plays a role in Disney's upcoming animated feature Chicken Little, scheduled to open in November. The film retells the fable of a fowl who believes that the sky is falling when hit on the head by an acorn; in this version the chicken and friends must save the world without creating a false panic. Zach Braff plays Chicken Little, while Joan Cusack performs as the Ugly Duckling.
- Box Office Prophets reports on a film in the works for 2006, The Water Warriors, the story of an alien empire that sends its most fearsome warriors to conquer Earth, not realising that amphibians are not the dominant life form on the planet. Stephen Fry and Miriam Margolyes are also members of the cast, directed by Graham Ralph.
- With excitement gearing up for the feature film adaptation of C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Stewart narrates an unabridged audiobook of the last of the Narnia Chronicles, The Last Battle.
- Boomtown has a feature on the cast of the role-playing game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, in which Stewart voices the Emperor, "and delivered a performance with his usual authority and flair" according to the site. The game, which contains more than 1000 NPCs, 200 dungeons and 9000 objects, will be available for Xbox 360 and the PC this winter.
A more complete listing of Stewart's upcoming work is available at The Internet Movie Database.