Aubrey Plaza Joins The Cast Of “The Ark And The Aardvark”

The Ark and the Aardvark.

Aubrey Plaza takes the spotlight in the upcoming animated film "The Ark and the Aardvark." This lighthearted take on Noah's Ark also features Miles Teller, Jenny Slate, and Rob Riggle in the cast. I'm eagerly anticipating this movie, especially because of Plaza's involvement, and it seems like it'll be a fun watch for all ages.

Reimagining A Classic: "The Ark and The Aardvark"

The narrative of Noah's Ark stands as one of the most renowned stories in the Bible. In this tale, God instructs Noah to construct an ark and assemble pairs of animals from every species before a colossal flood inundates the earth. The ark sails upon the turbulent waters for a duration of forty days and nights, ultimately culminating in Noah, along with his family, emerging to repopulate the Earth.

While it is commonly associated with Christianity and Judaism, this narrative transcends these faiths; it is also a prominent feature in the Quran. Although the specifics of the story may vary across traditions, its overarching message remains one of hope and renewal.

Over the centuries, the story of Noah's Ark has served as a wellspring of inspiration for countless artists and writers. The forthcoming animated film, "The Ark and The Aardvark," is a contemporary example of how this enduring tale can be reimagined.

Screenwriters Philip LaZebnik and Glen Dolman have transformed the narrative into a delightful and fun adventure. And Director John Stevenson, known for his work on "Kung Fu Panda" and "Shrek," breathes life into the story through vibrant animation.

Keith Kjarval, one of the film's producers alongside Kurt Rauer, Cecil Kramer, Ben Ruffman, and Steve Goldstein from United Pictures, described "The Ark and The Aardvark" as a project that transcends boundaries.

"It tells a story everyone is familiar with. We envision it as a border-crossing project that has yet to be done in animation, in the style of 'Ice Age,' 'The Incredibles,' or 'Open Season,'" he said.

Meet Gilbert & Co

The animated feature, "The Ark and the Aardvark," embarks on a delightful journey with Gilbert, an unconventional aardvark who unexpectedly finds himself as the leader of a diverse group of misfit animals.

Their mission: to reach the safety of the ark before an impending flood.

As they traverse this adventure, valuable lessons in cooperation and teamwork unfold. Gilbert's initial doubts are overshadowed by the discovery of his hidden resilience and resourcefulness, guiding the motley crew through a series of challenges.

These elements combine to make "The Ark and the Aardvark" a heartwarming and entertaining tale suitable for audiences of all ages.

Meet The Cast

The cast plays a crucial role, especially considering the diverse array of animal characters in the narrative. Let's introduce the key actors who will be lending their voices to these characters.

To kick things off, we have bisexual actress Aubrey Plaza who will be voicing the character Brain, a spider.

Aubrey Plaza.

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Joining her in the talented lineup are:

  • Miles Teller (Fantastic Four, Insurgent) as Gilbert, the main protagonist
  • Jenny Slate (Mary) as Mitzy, a narcoleptic ostrich
  • Rob Riggle (Dumb & Dumber To), as The Todd, an Elephant
  • Stephen Merchant (The Outlaws) as Croc, a crocodile
  • Craig Robinson (This Is The End) as Clyde, a bullfrog

Miles Teller, Jenny Slate, Rob Riggle, Stephen Merchant, and Craig Robinson.

Miles Teller, Jenny Slate, Rob Riggle, Stephen Merchant, and Craig Robinson

"Miles, Aubrey, Jenny, Chris, Rob, and Stephen are such comedic geniuses," Keith Kjarval, one of the producers, said. "Under the creative direction of John Stevenson, the unique characters of our film will spring to life on screen and make a perfect film for both kids and adults alike."

Release Date

While we await the trailer's release, it's exciting to anticipate the arrival of "The Ark and the Aardvark" on April 30, 2024. Keep an eye out for updates! Rest assured, as soon as the trailer drops, I'll be sharing it here.

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