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‘Peter’ finds its voices

Voice cast hops to 'Cottontail'

Roger Moore, Molly Shannon, Tom Kenny and Christopher Lloyd will provide the voices for Classic Media’s CG-animated “Peter Cottontail: The Movie.”

The 3-D film, helmed by Mark Gravas, is inspired by the beloved Easter television special “Here Comes Peter Cottontail,” directed by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr. via Rankin Bass. It originally aired in 1971.

Kenny (“SpongeBob SquarePants”) will voice lead characters Peter Cottontail (originally voiced by Casey Kasem), Junior and Antoine. Moore and Shannon will voice the film’s villains Irontail and Jackie Frost, respectively, while Lloyd will play narrator Mr. Sassafras.

Classic Media head of production Evan Baily, Alligator Planet’s Ralph Guggenheim and Kapow Pictures’ Sandra Walters are producing. Classic Media chairman-CEO Eric Ellenbogen is exec producing.

Principal animation is near completion. Pic is skedded to bow next spring. Classic Media is in discussions with U.S. studios for domestic distribution. Company’s Doug Schwalbe is representing the pic at AFM.

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