"Why is the Easter Bunny now British?" is what we asked ourselves the first time we saw the trailer for the Russell Brand-ed Hop, the new feature starring the British comedian, and current Katy Perry husband, as the voice of the Easter Bunny. LOL he plays the drums too!
It's all well and good, we suppose, and it could be worse. At least it's not Adam Sandler chowing down on carrots and farting the Alphabet for the camera as the holiday rabbit mascot. With Brand as the bunny, we get to possibly see pictures of him and his wife gussied up at a premiere. Have you seen Katy Perry? She's mildly attractive.
Though it is a possible questionable casting move, Brand in Hop can't be as bad as some of the other choices that Hollywood has made in other animated movies. Shame on you, Robert Zemeckis.
Pauly Shore, A Goofy Movie
Disney really weezed our juice with '90s Pauly Shore in an uncredited role as Goofy's sons best friend.
Jack Black, Kung Fu Panda
Jack Black should be voicing a talking bong or making an animated Tenacious D flick, not playing a fat panda that knows karate. They messed up setting the film in ancient China. Mad Max post-apocalyptic karate panda would have been better.
Kevin James, Barnyard
Just once, we want to see Kevin James not play a huge oaf, or a cow. Big guys can be suave too. Even stoned, this movie made me angry.
Jim Carrey, A Christmas Carol
I really wanted to like this movie, and I love Jim Carrey, but the dead animated eyes just freaked me out too much. For the time Carrey spent on this Robert Zemeckis holiday horror show, we could have gotten an Ace Ventura 3.
Tom Hanks, The Polar Express
If you really want to see a tour de force of Hanks' comedy chops, just download a few of his million Saturday Night Live hosting gigs. Those will melt your face off.
Ray Romano, Ice Age
We always had this theory that Ray Romano has no real voice of his own, but his handlers just put peanut butter in his mouth to achiever the look of him speaking while a Jim Henson creature shop worker fills in the blanks.
Zach Braff, Chicken Little
Even as a chicken, Zach Braff is annoying. I hated Garden State, and I only watch Scrubs when I am up late at night sick and puking. I'm no Superman.
Robert De Niro, Shark Tale
Of course De Niro just had to play a gangster shark. Did Bobby need a new car port? Another yacht? A deluxe nose hair trimmer for Martin Scorsese?
David Spade, The Emperor's New Groove
The only thing that saved this movie from the Spade Shaft was the odd couple pairing of Eartha Kitt and Patrick Warburton as villains.
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Eddie Murphy, Mulan
The whole crazed, animal-with-crazed-Eddie-Murphy-voice went way better with Shrek three years later. Mulan just seemed like a desperate Disney grab into the Asian markets, and an excuse for McDonald's to sell teriyaki chicken nuggets. I wouldn't watch Mulan if I was in jail. In fact, I would go to jail instead of owning or watching Mulan.