'Rules of Engagement' Actor Featured in Animated Film
'Rules of Engagement' Actor Featured in Animated Film
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Patrick Warburton has another upcoming project besides his regular television gig on NBC's Rules of Engagement.  On May 2, 2008, he'll be lending his voice in the computer-animated film entitled Space Chimps.

In Space Chimps, Warburton joins Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live), Stanley Tucci (Murder One, 3Lbs.), Jeff Daniels (Cheaters) and Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm).  Directed by Kirk De Micco, the adventure comedy movie follows a chimp named Ham III, the grandson of the first champion astronaut, as he gets blasted off into space by an opportunity-seeking senator. Eventually, the high-spirited chimp, along with his peers, embarks on a serious mission to save the inhabitants of an uncharted planet from a tyrannical leader.

The film, which is currently in production, is produced by Barry Sonnenfeld, who will be marking his first trip into animation. His producing credits include Men in Black, Out of Sight, and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Unlike Sonnenfeld, this isn't Warburton first dip into animated features as he has done numerous voiceover works in the past.  His most recent projects include Family Guy, in which he provides the voice of Joe Swanson, The Emperor's New School, where he is credited for Kronk, and as Mr. Steve Barkin in Kim Possible.

Meanwhile, fans can catch Patrick Warburton as Jeff as he explores the comedy of relationships on Rules of Engagement when the series returns for a second season on September 24, 9:30pm on CBS.

Rules of Engagement also stars Oliver Hudson as Adam, Bianca Kajlich as Jennifer, Megyn Price as Audrey, and David Spade as Russell.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

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