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Two Nigerian actors to feature in Hollywood animation

Nigeria's Nollywood stars Ayobami 'AY' Makun and Omoni Oboli will make their debut in a Hollywood animation film, Elliott: The Littlest Reindeer.

Reports say AY and Oboli's voice in the film scheduled to premiere on Dec. 14, remain unknown.

The Christmas-themed film also features Hunger Games star, Josh Hutcherson, Dead pool actress, Morena Baccarin, Jeff Dunham, Martin Short and John Cleese.

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.

AY, who is also a veteran comedian, earned a Guinness World Record recognition for his 2018 film, 30 Days in Atlanta, as the highest grossing film in the territories of Hollywood and Bollywood.

Similarly, Omoni, a seasoned actress and filmmaker, uses films such as Wives on Strike and its sequel to address societal issues.

Source: Voice of Nigeria