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Melissa McCarthy Joins DWA's 'B.O.O.'

Melissa McCarthy signs on to voice star opposite Seth Rogen in DreamWorks Animation’s B.O.O. (Bureau of Otherworldly Operations).

Melissa McCarthy has signed on to voice star opposite Seth Rogen in DreamWorks Animation’s B.O.O. (Bureau of Otherworldly Operations), according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter.

According to the film’s synopsis, “B.O.O. (Bureau of Otherworldly Operations) is the superclassified agency you've never heard of and certainly never seen. Dedicated to protecting humans from evil hauntings, the agents of B.O.O. have a secret weapon: They are ghosts themselves! When newbie agents Jackson Moss (Rogen) and his odd-ball partner Watts (McCarthy) uncover a plot to destroy B.O.O. by the agency's Most Wanted Haunter, they must use every trick in their arsenal to defeat his powerful ghost army and save Earth from a ghostly fate.”

McCarthy previously did voice work on TV’s Kim Possible and did an episode of DWA’s The Penguins of Madagascar TV series.  

Anthony Leondis, who directed and co-wrote the 2008 animated movie Igor, is directing the project, which is based on his original idea. Maryann Garger, whose credits include Astro Boy and Flushed Away  is producing. Tom Wheeler (Puss in Boots) wrote the script.

B.O.O. (Bureau of Otherworldly Operations) is set to release on June 5, 2015.

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.