You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Soldiers’ recruits vets

'Dirty Dozen' thesps voice toys

The voices of veteran actors Ernest Borgnine, George Kennedy, Bruce Dern and Clint Walker have been added to characters in DreamWorks’ upcoming “Small Soldiers,” the studio revealed Friday.

Also in the mix is football player-turned-actor Jim Brown, whose voice will inhabit Butch Meathook, one of the computer-animated soldiers. Borgnine is Kip Killagin, Kennedy plays Brick Bazooka, Dern is Link Static and Walker plays Nick Nitro.

Their commanding officer is Major Chip Hazard, whose voice is provided by Tommy Lee Jones (Daily Variety, Feb. 4).

It may not be entirely coincidental that Borgnine, Brown, Kennedy and Walker appeared together in the classic World War II movie “The Dirty Dozen” (1967), in which a group of convicts serving life sentences are recruited for a commando suicide mission.

“Small Soldiers,” which opens July 10, also includes the voices of Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer, who portrayed the hapless heavy-metal rockers in “This is Spinal Tap” (1983). In “Soldiers,” they are the Gorgonites, nasty-looking but likable high-tech toys led by Archer, whose voice comes from another veteran, Frank Langella.

The film’s Gwendy dolls get their voices from Sarah Michelle Gellar (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) and Christina Ricci (“The Ice Storm”).

More Film

  • Surfer Review

    Film Review: 'Surfer'

    The voices of veteran actors Ernest Borgnine, George Kennedy, Bruce Dern and Clint Walker have been added to characters in DreamWorks’ upcoming “Small Soldiers,” the studio revealed Friday. Also in the mix is football player-turned-actor Jim Brown, whose voice will inhabit Butch Meathook, one of the computer-animated soldiers. Borgnine is Kip Killagin, Kennedy plays Brick […]

  • Korean Actress Lee Ha-nee Signs with

    Korean Actress Lee Ha-nee Signs with WME, AGI for Hollywood Debut

    The voices of veteran actors Ernest Borgnine, George Kennedy, Bruce Dern and Clint Walker have been added to characters in DreamWorks’ upcoming “Small Soldiers,” the studio revealed Friday. Also in the mix is football player-turned-actor Jim Brown, whose voice will inhabit Butch Meathook, one of the computer-animated soldiers. Borgnine is Kip Killagin, Kennedy plays Brick […]

  • iatse-logo

    IATSE President Matthew Loeb Blasts Editors Guild Leader Over Contract Dispute

    The voices of veteran actors Ernest Borgnine, George Kennedy, Bruce Dern and Clint Walker have been added to characters in DreamWorks’ upcoming “Small Soldiers,” the studio revealed Friday. Also in the mix is football player-turned-actor Jim Brown, whose voice will inhabit Butch Meathook, one of the computer-animated soldiers. Borgnine is Kip Killagin, Kennedy plays Brick […]

  • The Nun Trailer

    'The Nun' Eyes Hefty $32 Million-Plus Opening Weekend

    The voices of veteran actors Ernest Borgnine, George Kennedy, Bruce Dern and Clint Walker have been added to characters in DreamWorks’ upcoming “Small Soldiers,” the studio revealed Friday. Also in the mix is football player-turned-actor Jim Brown, whose voice will inhabit Butch Meathook, one of the computer-animated soldiers. Borgnine is Kip Killagin, Kennedy plays Brick […]

  • M Review

    Locarno Film Review: 'M'

    The voices of veteran actors Ernest Borgnine, George Kennedy, Bruce Dern and Clint Walker have been added to characters in DreamWorks’ upcoming “Small Soldiers,” the studio revealed Friday. Also in the mix is football player-turned-actor Jim Brown, whose voice will inhabit Butch Meathook, one of the computer-animated soldiers. Borgnine is Kip Killagin, Kennedy plays Brick […]

  • David Ready

    Chernin Entertainment Ups David Ready to Exec VP of Film and Television

    The voices of veteran actors Ernest Borgnine, George Kennedy, Bruce Dern and Clint Walker have been added to characters in DreamWorks’ upcoming “Small Soldiers,” the studio revealed Friday. Also in the mix is football player-turned-actor Jim Brown, whose voice will inhabit Butch Meathook, one of the computer-animated soldiers. Borgnine is Kip Killagin, Kennedy plays Brick […]

  • MoviePass card

    MoviePass Cuts Film Selections for Subscribers to Six-Seven Titles per Day

    The voices of veteran actors Ernest Borgnine, George Kennedy, Bruce Dern and Clint Walker have been added to characters in DreamWorks’ upcoming “Small Soldiers,” the studio revealed Friday. Also in the mix is football player-turned-actor Jim Brown, whose voice will inhabit Butch Meathook, one of the computer-animated soldiers. Borgnine is Kip Killagin, Kennedy plays Brick […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content