The ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ singer joins Peter Dinklage, Lilly Singh, Rainn Wilson, and RuPaul in Aniventure and Cinesite’s animated feature, based on Berkeley Breathed’s New York Times bestseller, ‘Pete & Pickles,’ slated for delivery later this year.
Aniventure (Riverdance: The Animated Adventure, Blazing Samurai) has announced that Brazilian singer-songwriter and global sensation Anitta is the latest A-list celebrity to add their voice to the cast of the company’s upcoming animated feature, Hitpig. She joins the previously announced voice cast that includes Peter Dinklage, Lilly Singh, Rainn Wilson, RuPaul, and Hannah Gadsby.
Anitta will lend her voice to the character Letícia dos Anjos, an animal liberator from Brazil. Last September, the singer-songwriter made history as the first Brazilian artist to perform at the MTV VMAs. Most recently, she released “Boys Don’t Cry,” which became the biggest solo debut by a Brazilian artist in the history of the Spotify Global Chart and reached #1 on iTunes in 19 countries.
Other musical talent announced are Isabella Summers (aka ISA Machine) composing the score and Mary Ramos and Sarah Bridge jointly supervising the music for the feature.
Summers is an English Emmy nominated musician, songwriter, producer, remixer, and composer. She is a founding member of the Award-winning baroque pop band Florence + The Machine.
Ramos’ credits feature popular and acclaimed film projects including Django Unchained and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Bridge recently earned her first Emmy-nomination for Netflix’s Golden Globe-winning and Emmy Award-nominated series The Crown.
“The dynamic trio of Isabella, Mary and Sarah electrifies our film,” noted producer Dave Rosenbaum. “They’re boosting the comedy, deepening the drama, and ramping up the thrills with impressive approaches to music. We couldn’t ask for more exciting creative partners to join our riotous animal adventure.”
Directed by Cinzia Angelini (Minions) and David Feiss (Cow and Chicken), and produced by Adam Nagle (Blazing Samurai) and Dave Rosenbaum (Secret Life of Pets), the film is rooted in Pulitzer Prize-winner Berkeley Breathed’s New York Times bestseller, “Pete & Pickles.” It is currently in production at Cinesite in Montreal, delivering later in 2022.
Hitpig (Dinklage) is a pig hired by humans to bring back their escaped animals. It’s not easy, but it’s a living. His latest hit is Pickles (Singh), a naive, ebullient elephant who has escaped the clutches of an evil Vegas showman. Though Hitpig initially sets out to capture the perky pachyderm for big cash, the unlikely pair find themselves crisscrossing the globe on an unexpected adventure that brings out the best in both of them. Set in a futuristic cyberpunk world, Hitpig proves sometimes what we want isn’t what we need.