Peter Larsen of the Orange County Register (via Mediabistro), from the Friday before Christmas, on the subject of, you guessed it, Rebecca Black:
In the spring, she’ll star as one of the lead voice actors in the English-language version of Bunny Fu, which reportedly is the most successful Chinese animated movie ever. [Her manager Debra] Baum says there are also talks about doing a feature film based on Black’s unlikely Cinderella story of success.
The $18-million Legend of a Rabbit, which was made at a smaller animation facility in Tianjin, is China’s most expensive animated feature to date. The movie, which arrived in theaters in July and took in $2.4 million in its first two weeks, centers on a hare because 2011 is the year of the rabbit in the Chinese zodiac; in all, a dozen films are planned over 12 years to celebrate each zodiac animal.
China’s Tianjin North Film Studio has signed a breakthrough deal with Cartoon Network, giving the cabler TV rights to the stereoscopic 3-D effort Legend of a Rabbit for Australia, New Zealand, India and Taiwan, Variety reports. This is the first Chinese animated film acquired by the network.
Rabbit will have a day-and-date theatrical launch in major Asian territories in late July, with Cartoon Network air dates to follow six to eight months later.
No mention of a US appearance. Still, I find it utterly delicious that Rebecca Black, so often derided for the alleged deficiencies of her voice, has been hired as a voice actor.