STXfilms added country music star Blake Shelton to the new “Ugydolls” movie, Shelton joins previously announced co-stars Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Pitbull, Wanda Sykes and Gabriel Iglesias.
The film is set to release in 2019, the studio also announced that Shelton will voice act and perform original songs as the character OX, the unofficial Mayor of Uglyville. STXfilms will release UGLYDOLLS in theaters May 10, 2019 as a launch vehicle for STX Entertainment’s UglyDolls franchise.
“Blake is one of country music’s most talented and highly regarded artists, and his signature wit and infectious charisma lend themselves perfectly to the character of OX, who fancies himself a defacto Mayor of the Uglydolls,” said Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms. “Blake joins an incredible line-up of artists already announced on this project, including his friend and colleague Kelly Clarkson, with whom he has undeniable chemistry that is as genuine as it is hilarious.”
The new animated family adventure based on the beloved toy brand. In the adorably different town of Uglyville, the free-spirited 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.
This isn’t the only “Uglydolls” project in the works, an animated kids series is also underway with a full series order from Hulu. The original motion picture soundtrack will be released by Atlantic Records.
Shelton’s latest album, Texoma Shore, was his sixth record to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and 11th all-genre Top 10. The singer recently won “Male Video of the Year” and took home the grand prize, “Video of the Year,” at the 2018 CMT Music Awards for his smash hit song “I’ll Name The Dogs.” With 25 #1 singles, Grand Ole Opry member Shelton has earned a host of honors throughout his career including five consecutive CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Awards.