Cartoon Voices

CARTOON VOICES….One of the previews I saw right before X-Men 2 was for some upcoming Disney cartoon, and they made a big deal out of the fact that a few of the voices were being done by big name stars (Brad Pitt was one). I don’t really understand this.

Big stars must cost a lot more than voice specialists (or even little stars, for that matter), but what does the movie get in return? The kids surely don’t care, nor does it seem likely that parents decide to take their kids to movies based on who’s doing the voicing of the characters. So what’s the point?

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