Jeffrey Tambor, who in recent months has been accused of harassment, has been replaced as voice talent in Paramount’s upcoming animated offering “Wonder Park,” a Paramount spokesperson told TheWrap on Thursday.
Tambor has been replaced in the film, which had previously been titled “Adventure Park,” by Ken Hudson Campbell, whose credits include “Armageddon,” “Groundhog Day” and “Home Alone.”
“Jeffrey Tambor is not part of the final voice cast for ‘Wonder Park.’ During production, we came to the decision that it was in the best interests of the film to go in a different direction,” the Paramount spokesperson told TheWrap. “The character of Boomer the Bear is now voiced by the very talented Ken Hudson Campbell.”
“Wonder Park” is scheduled for release on March 15 of next year.
The voice talent also includes Sofia Mali, Jennifer Garner, Kenan Thompson, Mila Kunis, John Oliver, Ken Jeong and Matthew Broderick, according to the film’s IMDb page.
The IMDb listing for the film describes it as a “story of a girl, some animals, and a magic amusement park.”
In November, Tambor was accused of misconduct by three women — his ex-assistant and transgender actress Van Barnes, “Transparent” actress Trace Lysette, and makeup artist Tamara Delbridge. Tambor denied the allegations, but in February it was announced that Tambor would not be returning for the fifth season of Amazon Prime’s “Transparent,” following an investigation into the matter. Tambor called the investigation “deeply flawed and biased,” saying, “I am profoundly disappointed in Amazon’s handling of these false accusations against me” in a statement.
Tambor returned to his role as dysfunctional family patriarch George Bluth Sr. in the fifth season of “Arrested Development” on Netflix, which premiered in May. However, the return became mired in controversy, when his “Arrested Development” costar Jessica Walter told the New York Times that Tambor had verbally harassed her on set. The interview also created fallout for a number of Tambor’s male “Arrested Development” costars, who were criticized for appearing to gaslight Walter while defending Tambor.