AY, Omoni Oboli Make Hollywood Debut
Nigeria’s Ayobami ‘AY’ Makun and Omoni Oboli will make their debut in a Hollywood animation film, “Elliott: The Littlest Reindeer”.
The characters AY and Oboli would voice in the film scheduled to premiere on Dec. 14, remain unknown.
The Christmas-themed film also features Hunger Games star, Josh Hutcherson, Dead pool actress, Morena Baccarin, Jeff Dunham, Martin Short and John Cleese.
The animation follows Blitzen, one of Santa’s sleigh pulling reindeers - announcing his retirement on December 21, giving a miniature horse three days to fulfil his lifelong dream.
The horse has to earn a spot on Santa’s sleigh during the North Pole try-outs in time for Christmas Eve; Elliott and his friend Hazel set out to prove that no dream is too big if you believe in yourself.
If you are wondering why the choice of AY and Omoni, their recent successes put them well ahead of many who could have been candidates for the roles.
AY, who is also a veteran comedian, earned a Guinness World Record recognition for his 2018 film, ‘30 Days in Atlanta’ as the highest grossing film in the territories of Hollywood and Bollywood.
Similarly, Omoni is a seasoned actress and filmmaker, uses films such as ‘Wives on Strike’ and its sequel to address societal issues.
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