Who’s who in the Apple TV+ animated comedy
Chance follows the story of Sam Greenfield, a well-meaning but extremely unlucky salesman. After meeting a talking cat, she finds herself in the magical land of luck and finds out that there is a corporation in charge of distributing luck around the world. Sam becomes determined to discover a power strong enough to finally turn his luck around and embarks on an epic adventure, teaming up with various mystical creatures along the way.
Chance is slated for an exclusive release on Apple TV+ on August 5, 2022. The film was directed by Peggy Holmeswho has already worked on The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Debut, Secret of the wingsand The pirate fairy. The screenplay was written by Jonathan Abel and Glenn Berger who are best known for writing kung fu panda movies, Trollsand its sequel Trolls World Touras good as Kiel Murrayscreenwriter for Cars film franchise. As well as the brilliant team responsible for making the film, there are the cast members who bring this riveting story to life, so here’s a rundown of the voices you can expect to hear.
Eva Noblezada as Sam Greenfield
Eva Noblezada lends his voice to the film’s protagonist, Sam Greenfield, who just happens to be the luckiest person alive. Noblezada is an actress and singer who made her acting debut on Broadway as the lead role in Miss Saigon. She was one of the youngest people to be nominated for a Tony Award for her performance, and she also received a Grammy Award in 2020 for Best Musical Theater Album for her work in Hadesville.
Noblezada will soon be playing opposite Jo Koy, Lou Diamond Phillips, Tia Carrereand Tiffany Haddish in an upcoming comedy titled Easter Sundayabout a single dad who attends a family reunion at a very dysfunctional Easter.
Bob is a Scottish black cat who becomes Sam’s sidekick and adventure partner. He is voiced by Simon Peggan English actor, comedian and screenwriter who is best known for his collaborations with the director Edgar Wright and actor Nick Frost. Pegg has starred in a variety of films ranging from comedies to sci-fi action. His work includes Shaun of the dead, Warm fuzz, Fatboy Courses Courses, star trek, Paul, Star Wars: The Force Awakensand the Impossible mission franchise like Benji Dunn.
No stranger to animation, Pegg voiced Thompson’s characters in The Adventures of Tintin and Buck, a one-eyed weasel, in the Ice Age film series. He should reprise his role as Benji in the New Impossible mission film Dead Reckoningscheduled for release in 2023.
Jane Fonda voices Babe the Dragon, an ancient being who is the luckiest creature in existence, as well as the CEO of Good Luck. Fonda’s career spans six decades, having first appeared in a Broadway play in 1960. She is probably best known for her roles in 9 to 5, monster in law, Youth, Reading Cluband more recently in the Netflix Series Grace and Frankie.
Audiences can expect to see Fonda return as her character Vivian in a next sequel to Reading Club, which follows the journey of four best friends as they vacation in Italy. The following will also see Diane Keaton, Marie Steenburgen, Candice Bergen, Don Johnson, Craig T Nelsonand Andy Garcia return as their original characters.
Voicing The Captain, a magical elf-like creature who acts as head of security in the land of luck, is Whoopi Goldberg. Beginning her career as a stage actress and stand-up comedian, Goldberg found her big breakthrough when she was cast as Steven Spielbergit is The purple color. From there she went on to act in films such as Jump Jack Flash, Phantom (a performance that won her the Oscar for Best Actress), Soap dish, Made in Americaand more particularly the sister act film series as Deloris/Sister Mary Clarence.
Similar to Simon Pegg, she has experience with animated films, previously voicing characters for both. The Lion King and Toy Story 3. In addition to co-hosting the daytime talk show View, Goldberg should star in the next film Sister Act 3 which will be released on Disney+.
Flula Borg is Jeff, a unicorn and engineer whose job is to maintain the luck-distributing machine. Borg is a German actor, musician and comedian who has starred in films such as Perfect location 2 and The Suicide Squad. He also has a few TV credits having previously starred in small roles on shows like Calm your enthusiasm and The right place. Borg is set to star in a Perfect derived series called Pitch Perfect: Bumpers in Berlinwith opposite Adame DeVine, Sarah Hylandand Jameela Jamil. The series will air on Peacock in November 2022.
Gerry is a magical imp who works with Bob and is voiced by Colin O’Donoghue. Irish actor and musician, O’Donoghue worked on season 3 of The Tudorsthe horror movie The ritual opposite Anthony Hopkinsand the Disney+ original series The good thing. He is probably best known for his portrayal of Captain Hook in the fantasy series. Once upon a time and recently voiced the character of Douxie in Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans.
Playing Rootie, the self-appointed mayor of Bad Luck, is John Ratzenberger. After playing small roles in movies like A bridge too far, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Backand GandhiRatzenberger gained international recognition for his recurring role as a postman on the NBC sitcom Cheers. He is considered a veteran of animated films, having voiced over 20 different characters for just Pixar alone. Some of his most popular characters include Hamm in the Toy Story franchise, The Abominable Snowman in Monsters Inc.and Mack in the Cars franchise.