Mumbai: Alpha and Omega, the first animated Hollywood film by an Indian company, will feature the voices of Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard) and Hayden Panettiere (Raising Helen). Long and Panettiere will lend voices to the lead lupine pair in the movie, a love story about two kidnapped wolves trying to get back their pack.
Christina Ricci (the upcoming Speed Racer), Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon), Dennis Hopper (Speed) and Larry Miller (Bee Movie, Ant Bully) will also lend their voices to the film being directed by Anthony Bell (Rugrats) and Ben Gluck (Brother Bear 2).
Alpha and Omega is being co-produced and co-financed by the Mumbai-based Crest Animation Studios and US-based distributor Lionsgate. Crest and Lionsgate have a contract to make three animated feature films. The animation for the entire film will be generated in house at Crest Studios.
Production for Alpha and Omega is under way at Crest Animation Production Services, Crest’s California subsidiary, as well as at Crest’s Ghatkopar studio. The film is targeted to release in 2010.