The DisInsider has revealed that John Kassir will be providing the voice of a superhero squirrel called Ulysses in the upcoming Disney+ Original movie, “Flora and Ulysses”.
John has previously provided the voice of Meeko in Disney’s animated classic “Pocahontas” and it’s sequel “Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World”, both of which are available on Disney+. He has also provided voices for numerous projects including “Tiny Toon Adventures”, “Tales from the Crypt”, “The Simpsons” and multiple video games.
“Flora & Ulysses,” is directed by Lena Khan and based on the Newberry Award–winning children’s book, “Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures” by Kate DiCamillo.
“Flora & Ulysses” tells the story of 10-year-old Flora, an avid comic book fan and a self-avowed cynic, who saves a squirrel she names Ulysses only to have its unique superhero powers wreak havoc in a series of humorous, antic-filled adventures that ultimately change Flora’s life—and her outlook—forever.
Matilda Lawler steps into the role of Flora, marking her film debut. She currently stars on Broadway as Honor Carney in Jez Butterworth’s Tony® Award–winning play “The Ferryman,” directed by Sam Mendes. Alyson Hannigan (“How I Met Your Mother,” “American Pie”) plays Flora’s romance-writer mother, Phyllis, and Ben Schwartz (“Parks and Recreation,” “Modern Family”) plays the role of her world-weary, estranged father, George. Newcomer Benjamin Evans Ainsworth plays the role of William, Flora’s newfound, but annoying, friend, and Danny Pudi (“Community,” “The Tiger Hunter”) joins the cast as Miller, an overly zealous animal control officer.
No Disney+ release date for “Flora & Ulysses” has yet been announced.
Are you looking forward to “Flora & Ulysses”?