Talkshow host Kelly Ripa is the latest to join the star-studded cast of DELGO, the independently produced computer-animated feature from Atlanta, Georgia-based Fathom Studios. Ripa (LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY, HOPE AND FAITH) is providing the voice of Princess Kyla's handmaiden. The fantasy adventure is set in a divided land where a troubled youth and some unlikely friends must save the world from itself.
The Daytime Emmy nominee is voicing Kurrin, Princess Kyla's handmaiden and best friend. "I am so excited to be a part of DELGO, said Ripa. "It's a beautiful family film that will be as much fun for parents as it will be for their kids. My son came to the recording session and was mesmerized by the stunning animation. He also had a lot of fun directing me!"
Ripa joins an all-star cast, including Val Kilmer (THE DOORS, TOMBSTONE) voicing Bogardus, a fearless and cocky street-smart soldier; Eric Idle (MONTY PYTHON) voicing Spig, a bumbling, pompous-yet dimwitted-imp; Michael Clarke Duncan (DAREDEVIL, THE GREEN MILE) voicing Elder Marley, a mystical Stonesage master; Lou Gossett, Jr. (AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN) is voicing the benevolent King Zahn; Burt Reynolds (BOOGIE NIGHTS, SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT) is voicing Delgo's Father and Sally Kellerman (M*A*S*H) is narrating the film.
DELGO has created a worldwide following largely due to the digital dailies, a message board on the movie's Website (www.delgo.com) where the studio's production teams post selected works-in-progress, allowing fans to watch the making of the film as it happens.