Deadline: Gabriel Iglesias Joins ‘Ferdinand’ & ‘Smurfs’ Voice Casts As He Readies Comedy Tour
EXCLUSIVE: Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias has signed on to voice the character of Cuatro in the 20th Century Fox animated film Ferdinand and is also set to voice Jokey in Sony Pictures’ upcoming Smurfs: The Lost Village. The latter is dated for April 2017, while Fox will release Ferdinand around Christmas 2017. The cast deals come as Iglesias gears up for his “Fluffymania World Tour” to celebrate 20 years of comedy. The stand-up tour kicks off February 2 in Dallas and he will hit several U.S. cities before heading to Europe. He also will be on Facebook Live tomorrow at 10 AM PT when ticket sales begin.
Iglesias co-starred in both Magic Mike films and starred in the stand-up comedy concert film The Fluffy Movie. He also is reprising his role as Jimmy in The Nut Job 2 joining Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph.
Ferndinad, from Blue Sky Studios, is adapted from the children’s book written by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson about a bull who would rather sit under a tree and smell the flowers than venture into a bullfighting ring.
Iglesias will be releasing his sixth one-hour comedy special, I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry, on December 20 on Netflix. His TV show Fluffy Breaks Even launches its third season on Fuse TV next year. He is repped by CAA and Arsonhouse Entertainment.
Article: by Anita Busch | deadline.com