Rush adding voice to ‘Magic Pudding’

'Shine' vet signs on for ani feature

SYDNEY — Oscar-winning Australian actor Geoffrey Rush (“Shine”) has signed up for a lead voice role in “The Magic Pudding,” an animated feature from Sydney-based Energee Entertainment.

Rush will play the part of young koala Bunyip Bluegum in the film, which is due for delivery mid-to-late 1999.

Based on a bestselling classic Oz kids novel, pic is being adapted by Oz kids scribe Morris Gleitzman.

Energee won movie and merchandising rights to “Pudding” last year, ahead of such international contenders as Disney and Jim Henson Prods. after five years of negotiations with the estate of late author Norman Lindsay.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading