Wanda Sykes, Gabriel Iglesias Join Animated Feature ‘UglyDolls’
September 12, 2018
Comedians Gabriel Iglesias and Wanda Sykes have been added to the voice cast of STXfilms’ animated “UglyDolls,” joining 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.”

Variety first reported in 2015 that STX had launched a family and animation division with the “UglyDoll” movie as its first project in a deal with Pretty Ugly LLC, the toy company behind the critters. The toys subvert the idea of ugly by turning the adjective into a positive, and include characters such as Wage, Babo, Ice-Bat, and Wedgehead.

 

In the film, Clarkson’s character 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. STXfilms will release “UglyDolls” on May 10, 2019, as a launch vehicle for the franchise. An animated kids series is also underway with a full series order from premium streaming service Hulu. Hasbro is the global master toy licensee.

 

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 the “Magic Mike” movies and “Coco.”
Sykes can currently be seen across the country on her stand-up tour “Oh Well” and her first comedy special for Netflix will be released in 2019. She was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards in 2017 and 2018 for her role on ABC’s “Black-ish.”
Iglesias is repped by CAA and Arsonhouse Entertainment and attorney David J. Matlof. Sykes is repped by WME and attorney Roger Pliakas.

 

Uglydoll® and Pretty Ugly™ are registered trademarks of Pretty Ugly, LLC.
Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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