It was confirmed today by Fun Academy Motion Pictures, that Helena Bonham Carter will lend her vocal talents to the upcoming animated feature film Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero. The animated film is currently slated to premiere theatrically in April of 2018.
Helena Bonham Carter is best known for her roles in film’s like A Room with a View, her BAFTA-winning performance in The King’s Speech, Fight Club and quite a few Tim Burton films. Her appearances as the Fairy Godmother in Disney’s live action Cinderella, the villainous Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter film series and the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland have endeared her to a new generation of family audiences. This isn’t the first animated film that Carter has worked on, the popular actor also worked on the award-winning animated films The Corpse Bride and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.
Bonham Carter will voice the character of Margaret Conroy, sister of World War I doughboy Robert Conroy whose dog – Sgt. Stubby – became the most decorated canine soldier of WWI. Throughout the war, Margaret follows her brother’s exploits from his letters and newspaper articles featuring his heroic little dog.
“I’m thrilled to be involved in Sgt. Stubby, a film that cannot fail to capture and touch the hearts of children about the most incredible courage of an incredible dog, whilst also introducing them to the all-important piece of history that was the 1st World War,” says Bonham Carter.
The story follows a stray from Connecticut who found himself in the trenches of World War I France. The narrative focuses on the deep bond forged between a young American Doughboy and his unlikely canine friend. Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero will be the first animated family film to tell the story for young audiences and has been selected as an official project of the United States World War I Centennial Commission.
Executive Producer Richard Lanni: “Helena Bonham Carter’s voice is perfect for the role of Margaret, our guide to a very real and puzzling past. As an artist and icon – regardless of genre or period – there is no greater presence than Ms. Bonham Carter in Hollywood today.”