AY, Omoni Oboli To Star In Hollywood Christmas Animation | “Elliott: The Littlest Reindeer”
Nigerian comedian, Ayo Makun, also known as AY, and Nollywood actress, Omoni Oboli, will be making their debut in ‘Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer’, a Hollywood Christmas animation scheduled for release in Nigeria on December 14.
The Nigerian movie stars join Hunger Games star, Josh Hutcherson and Deadpool 1&2 actress, Morena Baccarin to feature in the animation.
While it is not yet certain which characters AY and Oboli would voice in the film, a statement from FilmOne Distribution disclosed that their appearance portends great things for future collaboration between Nollywood and Hollywood.
Other Hollywood stars featured in the animation film include Jeff Dunham, Martin Short and John Cleese.
“AY and Omoni are two very talented groundbreaking Actors and Producers who we have had been very fortunate to work with on varied projects; it was only a natural fit for this especially with 2 actors which such strong family values and family is very important to us at FilmOne,” Moses Babatope of FilmOne distribution said.
“Their inclusion as part of the cast for this movie portends great things for future collaboration between Nollywood and Hollywood.”
The animation follows Blitzen, one of Santa’s sleigh-pulling reindeers- announcing his retirement on December 21, giving a miniature horse three days to fulfill his lifelong dream.
The horse has to earn a spot on Santa’s sleigh during the North Pole try-outs in time for Christmas Eve; Elliott and his friend Hazel set out to prove that no dream is too big if you believe in yourself.