Bryan Adams to be the voice of Bushveld Jock

2010-10-30 00:00

CANADIAN singer and photographer Bryan Adams is to voice the title character in South Africa’s first full 3D animated movie Jock of the Bushveld.

Producer Duncan Macneillie, who has described the casting as a real “coup”, said they needed a big star for the film and they felt Adams was the perfect choice.

“Bryan was very involved in the voice recording during the making of Spirit: Stallion of the Cimar­ron and he also produced all of the music for this movie,” he added.

“We ran a test on a YouTube clip of Bryan at a media conference. We laid his voice on to Jock and sent it to him and he loved it. It helps that Bryan really likes dogs. His howls and barks were great and he repeatedly said he wished he could have a dog, but his life involves too much travel at the moment.”

Adams described working on the film as a “really good experience”. The singer, who recently toured South Africa, added: “It’s been nice to be part of Jock’s character and try and develop it while adding a bit of humour to the role,” Adams said. “I have a bit of knowledge about terriers after having grown up with them, and you do get into their mindset.

“They like a bit of rough and tumble, they like food, they love love and Jock is all of those things combined. It’s been a great pleasure to be a part of this.”

• To see the trailer for the movie visit www.jock-animation.com

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