Like everyone else in all of Hollywood, comedian-actor Chris Kattan is soon going to lend his voice to a wild animal in a computer animated feature no doubt packed full of cute. The movie is Foodfight! and the animal voiced by Kattan is - what else - a penguin, because penguins are in these days. To prepare for this important role, Kattan says he has been busy finding his "inner penguin;" which mostly involves watching the tell-all penguin documentary March of the Penguins. Kattan explains his role-prep by saying "I ate a lot of Klondike bars and sat in a very cold pool for a long time. No, truly, I watched March of the Penguins and got some insight into my character." Which makes sense, I suppose, since the only other method of studying penguins in their natural habitat would be to head for the pole in person.
In case you are wondering, the rest of the motley cast is rounded out by Hilary and Haylie Duff, Wayne Brady, Greg Ellis,Charlie Sheen, Tony Longo, and Eva Longoria. I don't know about you, but that cast just screams winner to me! Why does it seem like every time a new kids' flick is announced, the voices involved seem to be a strange collection of whatever talent the director can find hanging around that day. Maybe there's some big box full of names, and every time a new animated movie is announced they hold some big raffle and draw out seven or eight lucky names. In fact, I took the liberty of doing so myself - just in case I ever get to direct an animated children's feature. My cast will be composed of Luke Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Eugene Levy, Christina Ricci and a musical performer to be named later. It will be a blockbuster.