Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mansfield in Toy Story 3

SHOOT: Clever strategy from Disney - put local jocks into the movie and make it more relevant to local audiences.
clipped from www.news24.com
Johannesburg, South Africa, 11 May 2010 – In a South African first, well known radio personality Jeremy Mansfield announced live on his radio show on 94.7 Highveld Stereo that he is set to voice a character in Toy Story 3.
"It’s official and has just been finalised. This is really exciting news! I am a big fan of Disney/Pixar and this is indeed an honour," said a thrilled Mansfield on Tuesday morning.
Mansfield will lend his voice to the character of Lifer, a Chatter telephone who has spent his life in the toy box at a children"s nursery school.
Under the direction of Rick Dempsey, Senior Vice President, Creative - Disney Character Voices, Mansfield will  record the voice for the South African theatrical and DVD release of the film.
 According to Dempsey there is lots of excitement surrounding the release of Toy Story 3 and Disney/Pixar is "especially excited to have Jeremy Mansfield provide the voice for one of the characters".
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