Jeremy Renner Added To Cast Of AMBI’s “Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad” – Animation Scoop

Jeremy Renner Added To Cast Of AMBI’s “Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad”

Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Hurt Locker,” “The Avengers,” “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”) has signed on to voice the lead character (Swifty) in the epic 3D, CGI animated family film Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad from Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Group.

Renner will lead an ensemble voice cast for “Arctic Justice” that includes Alec Baldwin, Heidi Klum, John Cleese, James Franco, and Omar Sy.

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When the sinister Doc Walrus (voiced by John Cleese) hatches a secret plot to accelerate global warming and melt the arctic circle, a rag-tag group of inexperienced heroes (voiced by Renner, Franco, Baldwin, Huston, Klum and Sy) must come together to foil his evil plans and save the arctic.

Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner

The movie is fully financed and being produced by AMBI and its principals, Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi.

Animation work for the film is being done out of AMBI’s Toronto based studio, AIC Studios.

AMBI Distribution, the worldwide sales arm of the AMBI Group, is overseeing worldwide distribution for Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad and has already closed a deal with The Walt Disney Company for German Speaking Europe.

Jeremy Renner is an Oscar nominated actor, musician, and film producer.In 2011, Renner and his producing partner Don Handfield formed their own production company, The Combine. Their next film is “The Founder,” an upcoming biopic of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, starring Michael Keaton.

In addition to acting and producing, Renner is also a singer, songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, and drummer. He has performed in several of his films including “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” “North Country” and “Love Comes to the Executioner.”


“Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad”: The Story

Swifty (Jeremy Renner), an arctic fox, dreams of becoming one the famous Top Dogs, a team of huskies that deliver packages for the Arctic Blast Delivery Service. In the Arctic, every day trips can quickly turn into epic journeys, which make the Top Dogs the Arctic’s every day heroes.

In an effort to prove himself, Swifty secretly commandeers a delivery sled to takes a mysterious package to a secret, icy, fortress where he comes face to face with Doc Walrus (John Cleese), a blubbery evil genius who walks around on robotic legs, and commands a loyal army of oddly polite puffins. Swifty stumbles upon Doc Walrus’ evil plan to drill to the center of the Earth to unleash enough lava to melt the polar ice caps in order to flood the planet and become be king of the world.

Now, Swifty has to enlist the help of his friends: PB (Alec Baldwin), an introverted polar bear, Lemmy (James Franco), a scatter-brained rock and roll albatross, Sal (Omar Sy) and Weez (Heidi Klum), two conspiracy theorist otters, and Jade, a red fox, who’s a tough as nails mechanic that Swifty has a secret crush on. This ragtag team has to band together and overcome their differences if they’re going to stop Doc Walrus and his army of Puffins from destroying the world.

Jerry Beck

Jerry Beck

Writer, cartoon producer and author of more than 15 books on animation history. A former studio exec with Nickelodeon and Disney; currently on the faculty at both CalArts in Valencia and Woodbury University in Burbank.
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  • Cameron Ward

    man, I never heard of this film before. Hope it’s good