BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- STXfilms, a division of Robert Simonds' global, next-gen media company STX Entertainment, has added comedians Gabriel Iglesias and Wanda Sykes to the voice cast of its highly-anticipated UGLYDOLLS film. The comedians join previously announced co-stars Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas and Pitbull.
"Having two comedy powerhouses like Gabriel Iglesias and Wanda Sykes join the cast of UglyDolls adds yet another creative layer to this heartwarming film," said Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms. "Wanda's ability to be hilarious and sarcastic while always staying completely charming and Gabriel's undeniable likability and relatable brand of comedy round out this endearing story, and help create a world that pops for both children and adult audiences alike."
Unconventionality rules in UGLYDOLLS, the new animated family adventure based on the beloved toy brand. In the adorably different town of Uglyville, the free-spirited Moxy and her UglyDolls friends confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and ultimately discover that you don't have to be perfect to be amazing because who you truly are is what matters most.
One of America's most successful stand-up comedians, Iglesias is slated to begin production as star and Executive Producer of the upcoming multi-camera television series Mr. Iglesias for Netflix. His film credits include, Magic Mike, Magic Mike XXL and Coco. Sykes can currently be seen across the country on her stand up tour OH WELL, and in her first comedy special for Netflix in 2019. She was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards in 2017 and 2018 for her role on ABC'S Blackish. Her film credits include the Bad Moms series, Monster-In-Law, and Nutty Professor 2; The Klumps.
Created as a plush toy line by David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim, the UglyDoll brand quickly gained a cult following around the world and was named Toy of the Year by the Toy Industry Association in 2006. Beloved by children, teenagers and adults alike, UglyDoll characters are distinct for their endearing "ugliness," in a wonderful "uglyverse" where differences are celebrated and embraced.
STXfilms will release UGLYDOLLS in theaters May 10, 2019 as launch vehicle for STX Entertainment's UglyDolls franchise. An animated kids series is also underway with a full series order from premium streaming service Hulu, and Hasbro joined early on as global master toy licensee. The original motion picture soundtrack will be released by Atlantic Records.
Iglesias is repped by CAA and Arsonhouse Entertainment and attorney David J. Matlof. Sykes is repped by WME and attorney Roger Pliakas.
STXfilms is a division of STX Entertainment, a global, next-generation media company whose mission is to unlock the value of the direct connection stars have with their fans through the development, financing, production, marketing and distribution of film, television, VR, digital video, music and live entertainment content. It is the industry leader in transforming beyond traditional platform-driven content to creating talent-driven enterprises.
The company is led by accomplished businessman Robert Simonds and was co-founded by Bill McGlashan, managing partner of the leading global private investment firm TPG. Other investors include Hony Capital, a leading private equity firm in China; PCCW, Southeast Asia's largest Internet and cable services provider; Tencent Holdings, China's leading provider of online products and services; Liberty Global, the world's largest distribution platform; Dominic Ng, Chairman of East West Bank; New Enterprise Associates (NEA); DNS Capital (representing the business interests of Gigi Pritzker and her immediate family); and Beau Wrigley, former Chairman and CEO of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, among others. With these strategic relationships, the company is uniquely positioned to maximize the impact of content worldwide, with direct passage into the China market.
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