Jack Whitehall, Julie Walters and Ray Winstone have joined the voice cast of “The Queen’s Corgi,” an animated family comedy about the Queen of England’s beloved pet dogs.
Whitehall (“Jungle Cruise”) voices the main character, Rex, a lovable yet spoiled and mischievous short-legged puppy who starts to take the attention away from the other corgis in the Queen’s court. Walters, who will next be seen in “Mary Poppins Returns” and was also in “Paddington 2” and “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again” earlier this year, voices the Queen. Winstone, Sheridan Smith and Matt Lucas voice the other canine-co-stars Tyson, Wanda and Charlie. Walters is also joined by Tom Courtenay as the voice of the Duke of Edinburgh.
Rounding out the voice cast are Jon Culshaw (as President Trump) and Debra Stevenson (as Melania Trump), Sarah Hadland (as Mitzy),Colin McFarlane (as Chief), Nadia Wadia (as Patmore), Iain McKee (as Jack), and Kulvinder Ghir (as Sanjay).
“The Queen’s Corgi” is directed by Ben Stassen (“A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures” and Vincent Kesteloot (“The Wild Life”), with a screenplay written by Rob Sprackling and John R. Smith (“Gnomeo and Juliet”). It’s produced by nWave Pictures.
The film tells the story of Rex, the Queen’s Top Dog — a spoilt little corgi who lives a life of luxury in Buckingham Palace. But when Rex winds up in a London Dog’s Home, surrounded by tough strays, he must learn that to become a true Top Dog.
“The Queen’s Corgi” is set for UK release from Lionsgate UK on July 5, 2019.
Watch the trailer for the animated film above.