Comedian Jeff Foxworthy will voice the role of Babe the Blue Ox in the animated feature “Bunyan & Babe” for MGM and Exodus Film Group says The Hollywood Reporter.
The story puts a modern twist on the classic folk tale of Paul Bunyan and his sidekick Babe, with the pair embarking on a mission to save a town from a rapacious real estate developer.
John Goodman is set to voice Bunyan, and Kelsey Grammer is the developer. The project will be one of MGM’s first animated pics since the studio was reconstituted as an indie.
Tony Bancroft and Jim Rygiel will direct the project which will be released in 2011.