Kelly Clarkson is going to stretch her famous vocals in a brand-new way: as one of the lead characters in the upcoming UglyDolls animated film. Deadline reports that Clarkson has been cast as Moxy, and in addition to voicing the character, she’ll also sing original songs for the movie. All of this sounds very exciting to us, TBH.
Per Deadline, UglyDolls follows Moxy and her friends in a coming-of-age tale wherein they “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.” Ultimately, they realize that perfection isn’t what it’s cracked up to be and that those differences make them unique, which is what makes them lovable.
Clarkson will star alongside Pitbull, according to IMDb. It’s also reported that Pitbull will also contribute original songs to the film soundtrack along with Clarkson. His character name has not yet been revealed, but we think Clarkson and Pitbull will play well off each other, even in an animated setting. Also, who would have expected these two singers to be cast as costars? Count us all the way in on this too.
The Uglydoll plush toy franchise was created by David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim and introduced in 2001. The line received the Toy Industry Association’s toy of the year award in 2006, as noted by Deadline, and it has acquired a cultlike following in the last 17 years. The plush toys are distinct for their “ugly” appearances, including mismatched ears, misshapen eyes and more. Each Uglydoll exists in the “uglyverse,” where their differences are celebrated.
STX Entertainments snagged the rights to the Uglydoll plush toy brand and is planning to release a Hulu-exclusive animated series as well as the UglyDolls feature film, which will hit theaters May 10, 2019, per Deadline. The official film website features photos from Instagram and encourages people to use the #PrettyUgly hashtag when sharing their own photos. This film already looks — and sounds — like a blast.