Ed Helms to Narrate Disneynature's 'Penguins': Watch His Announcement Video
The penguins are marching to the big screen again, this time with a voice assist by Ed Helms.
"The Hangover" and "Office" star will narrate Disneynature’s upcoming theatrical feature, which tells the coming-of-age story of an Adélie penguin named Steve as he joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family.
None of it comes easily, since he's targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after.
Watch Helms' announce the news below:
“Disney movies are filled with poignancy and real emotion, but also are extremely funny and relatable — this movie is no different,” says Helms.
“It's a true life adventure with real footage of penguins in Antarctica, but told in a way that tugs at your heart strings a little and also has quite a few chuckles. For me, this movie is a very cool mash-up of narration and character work. I get to voice Steve’s inner monologue as well as straight narration. It was a really fun challenge for me — a privilege getting to imagine what this penguin might be thinking — and I’m really excited about it.”
Helms starred in last year's "Tag" and can be seen in "Corporate Animals," which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival.