Award-winning country music artist Travis Tritt is set to narrate the independent Walt Disney biopic “As Dreamers Do,” for which he’ll also contribute an original song titled “That’s What Dreamers Do,” it was announced Monday.
The film, which hits theaters this spring, recently released a trailer featuring Tritt’s narration on www.WaltMovie.com.
YouTube star Olan Rogers plays Walt Disney, while female musician Tyler Hayes and Christian rock musician Mark Stuart co-star as the movie mogul’s parents, Flora and Elias.
Disney animator Tom Bancroft, who is credited with designing young Simba in “The Lion King,” Mushu in “Mulan,” Iago in “Aladdin” and Pocahontas, has signed on to create character drawings for the opening credit sequence of the forthcoming film.
“When I first read through the script in my head, it was in the voice of Travis Tritt,” said director Logan Sekulow. “I grew up listening to him and I’m a big fan. This role needed someone who could be warm and that the audience could trust. I was thrilled when I heard that he wanted to do it. As a director, it is great to see the vision you have play out on film exactly how it did in your head.”
Tritt is a popular country singer who has won two Grammy Awards, and who has had seven albums certified platinum or higher.
Walt Disney was recently portrayed on the big screen by Tom Hanks in “Saving Mr. Banks.”