In a press release, Square Enix revealed some of the stars set to voice characters in Kingdom Hearts III, and the list includes a lot of the original voice actors.
Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense) will reprise his role as Sora, the protagonist of the Kingdom Hearts series. Osment has voiced the character in every game to date.
Square Enix also highlighted some of the stars set to reprise their roles from their Disney films. From Disney’s Frozen, Josh Gad (Beauty and the Beast) will play Olaf, the fan-beloved snowman, Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars) will return as Anna, and Idina Menzel (Rent) will voice her sister Elsa. Jonathan Groff (American Sniper) will voice love interest Kristoff.
From Tangled, Zachary Levi (Chuck) will voice Flynn Rider, and Donne Murphy (Center Stage) is confirmed to voice Mother Gothel. The company did not reveal who is voicing Rapunzel.
Known for his many roles in Pixar films, John Ratzenberger (Cheers) will be back as Hamm from Toy Story. Wallace Shawn (The Princess Bride) will also return as Rex. Neither Tim Allen or Tom Hanks have confirmed nor denied to reprise their roles as Buzz Lightyear and Woody, respectively.
Rounding out the announcement are Tate Donovan (Hercules) voicing the hero from Olympus and Kevin R. McNally (Pirates of the Caribbean series) voicing Mr. Gibbs from the pirating series. Tony Anselmo and Bill Farmer are confirmed to return as Sora’s faithful sidekicks, Donald and Goofy.
This is just a partial cast announcement, and Square Enix has not revealed many of the other voice actors set to bring life to the rest of the cast. Series staples like Riku or Kairi haven’t been confirmed, as many of the other Disney characters. Characters from Big Hero 6, Captain Jack Sparrow, Monsters, Inc., or antagonist Master Xehanort, are all without announced voice actors. It should be noted that Leonard Nimoy voiced the villain, and it’s unknown how much, if any, of his lines, had been recorded before his passing.
As you wait patiently for Kingdom Hearts III, why don’t you take a look at Part 1 of our guide to the series’ story? Or maybe you’re confused by how many characters there are in the game? How about checking out the latest trailer?
Kingdom Hearts III launches on January 29, 2019, for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
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