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Dreamwork Animation Announces Voice Talent for Netflix Original Series, ‘Archibald’s Next Big Thing’

Created by Tony Hale, the new animated comedy celebrates the joy of the journey, not just the destination.  

Tony Hale and Archibald. Photo by Piper Ferguson. GLENDALE, CA -- DreamWorks Animation has announced the cast of its Netflix original series Archibald’s Next Big Thing, from the creative mind of Emmy Award-winner Tony Hale, slated to debut this year on Netflix.

Inspired by the children’s book from Hale, Tony Biaggne and Victor Huckabee, Archibald’s Next Big Thing follows the adventures of Archibald Strutter, a simple chicken who “yes-ands” his way through life. Although living in the moment often leads him astray, Archibald always finds his way back home.

Archibald’s Next Big Thing is a comedy about one chicken’s joy for life and celebrating the journey, not just the destination. The series is executive produced by Hale and Eric Fogel (Descendants: Wicked World) and was developed for television by Drew Champion (Game Talk Live) and Jacob Moffat (Tiny Tiny Talk Show).

The cast includes Hale as Archibald, a cheerful and curious young chicken who embraces life to the fullest; Adam Pally (The Mindy Project) as Sage, Archibald’s older brother; Chelsea Kane (Baby Daddy) as his sister Loy, a science whiz and master inventor; Jordan Fisher (To All the Boys I've Loved Before 2) as Finly, Archibald’s singing, dancing and all-around-artistic brother; and Kari Wahlgren (Spirit Riding Free) as Bea, his best pal and sidekick who speaks in a language only he can understand. Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) rounds out the cast as the playfully sarcastic Narrator.

The series also features an array of guest voices, including Casey Wilson (Black Monday), recurring as bubbly local reporter Wendi Powers; Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) as a brilliant astronaut monkey with an unfortunate fear of space; and RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race) as fashion designer llama Jonathan Jagger. Christine Baranski (The Good Fight), Eric Bauza (The Adventures of Puss in Boots), Matty Cardarople (Stranger Things 3), Gary Cole (Veep), John Michael Higgins (Pitch Perfect 3), Marc Maron (GLOW), Joel McHale (Santa Clarita Diet), Chris Parnell (Archer), Sally Phillips (Veep), Adam Ray (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power), Kevin Michael Richardson (Trolls: The Beat Goes On!), Rob Riggle (American Dad!), Roger Craig Smith (Harvey Girls Forever), Fred Tatasciore (Trollhunters), Alan Tudyk (Star Trek) and “Weird Al” Yankovic (Milo Murphy’s Law) also guest star.

Source: DreamWorks Animation

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