Kelly Clarkson joins animated film UglyDolls
STXfilms has announced that Grammy Award-winning singer Kelly Clarkson will be joining their upcoming animated feature UglyDolls. The Atlantic Records music icon joins the previously announced fellow Grammy Award winner Pitbull.
Clarkson is set to voice the character of Moxy and will perform original songs for the project. In the film, 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.
Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms, said: “Kelly Clarkson has been a role model to millions of fans since the beginning of her momentous career. We are beyond thrilled that for her next project she chose to do UglyDolls after she saw our character designs, animatics and set pieces, which she loved. We look forward to collaborating with an artist of Kelly’s exceptional talent and versatility.”
“The UglyDolls‘ universal message celebrating our differences and individuality really resonates with me, and when STX showed me how incredible UglyDolls will look and feel, I jumped at being part of that world. I can’t wait to start working with the team at STX, the cast and filmmakers,” added Clarkson.
With over 100 #1 Billboard hits and total worldwide sales of more than 25 million albums and 36 million singles, Clarkson is one of the most popular recording artists in the world. Clarkson recently appeared as a coach on The Voice, winning its 14th season and set to return for the series’ 15th season this fall.
Created as a plush toy line by David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim, the UglyDoll brand quickly gained a cult following around the world and was named Toy of the Year by the Toy Industry Association in 2006. Beloved by children, teenagers and adults alike, UglyDoll characters are distinct for their endearing “ugliness,” in a wonderful “uglyverse” where differences are celebrated and embraced.
UglyDolls will release in theaters in 2019. An animated kids series for the franchise is also in the works and will stream on Hulu. Hasbro has joined as a global master toy licensee, and the original motion picture soundtrack for the feature will be released by Atlantic Records.