From fandango.com: Legend tells of three magic diamonds that, if in the wrong hands, can be united to create a force powerful enough to freeze the sun. When the evil sorcerer Zeebad (Jon Stewart) escapes from his ancient prison, he vows to exact revenge by deep-freezing the earth forever. Determined to save the world, a fellowship of four unlikely heroes band together to foil Zeebad’s villainous plot. Led by the candy-loving mutt Doogal (Daniel Tay), friends Dylan (Jimmy Fallon), Brian (William H. Macy) and Ermintrude (Whoopi Goldberg) all embark on an epic adventure to save the world. In order to find the diamonds before Zeebad, they must climb icy mountains, navigate fiery pits of molten lava, sail across vast oceans and pass through a booby-trapped temple guarded by an army of ninja skeleton warriors. Along the way they learn that the most powerful weapon is their friendship – which even Zeebad’s evil magic cannot destroy.
And in case you can't read the poster, in addition to Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon, William H. Macy, and Whoopi Goldberg...Judi Dench, Chevy Chase, Ian McKellen, and Kevin Smith also provide voices.
Hot damn, that is what I call a cast.
Anyone ever wonder when we stared seeing animated films for the voice talent? Obviously, I'd see a Pixar (now Disney) film regardless of who voices the characters, but this? Eh, not looking superb. But I'll see it anyway...because holy shit, look at that CAST!
And speaking of great casts, I should really watch Mystery Men again. God, that movie was such crap, but the cast! Dear god, it was incredible. Janeane Garofalo, William H. Macy, Hank Azaria, Greg Kinnear, Ben Stiller, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Waits, Lena Olin, Claire Forlani, Eddie Izzard, Paul Reubens, Kel Mitchell.
[Also, what's with the "Weinstein Company"? Miramax and Focus Features weren't enough? They needed a third production company? To what point and purpose? I get that every major production company needs an independent branch these days, but that's what Focus is for.]