An Embarrassment Of Voice Acting Riches




Lego isn't pulling any punches with their upcoming Dimensions release. And those punches include getting the absolute most out of their licensed products. Aside from stacking the deck with as many franchises as physically possible - the currently launch list stands at DC Heroes, The Lord of the Rings, The Lego Movie, The Wizard of Oz, The Simpsons, Lego Ninjago, Doctor Who, Back to the Future, Portal 2, Ghostbusters, Midway Arcade, Scooby-Doo, Lego Chima and Jurassic World, with more to be announced (and more will almost certainly include Star Wars and Marvel) - but they are also stacking the game with voice talent unlike really anything I've ever seen. Pixar would look at this cast list and think, "geez, that's really impressive."

The cast thus far includes: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Alison Brie are reprising their Lego Movie roles, and Pratt adding in material from Jurassic World along with Bryce Dallas Howard and other actors from that film. Joel McHale is playing a new role as X-PO, as is Gary Oldman, voicing the villain Lord Vortech. Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson have recorded work as Ray Stantz and Winston Zeddemore. Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Dan Castellaneta will be reprising their various Simpsons characters. Ellen McLain and Stephen Merchant are back as GLaDOS and Wheatley. Every actor who has played the Doctor has had dialogue taken from episodes, with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman recording new audio for the game. And most surprisingly, both Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd will play Marty and Doc from BttF, marking the first time Fox has returned to the franchise since Part III was released 25 years ago (Lloyd has been involved in nearly everything BttF related since then).

So not only will the game allow The Doctor, Dr. Stanz, McFly and Unikitty to stand back to back and work together, but it will actually be all of those characters, honest and true. Lego is doing a really good job convincing me to spend all my money on this game. Good for them.

Via Collider.
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Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.

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