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Hamster and Gretel: Meet the Voices Behind Their Furry Heroines

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Hamster and Gretel is an exciting, animated movie which follows two hamsters who become lost in the woods and must find their way home again. As they travel homeward, they encounter various animals — some friendly, while some not so much — along the way and learn valuable lessons about friendship, courage, and family values along the way.

The movie features a talented voice cast that brings Hamster and Gretel to life through their voices. Here are some actors and actresses who lend their voices for Hamster and Gretel.

Hamster and Gretel: The Ultimate Guide to the Voice Cast

Hamster and Gretel
Hamster and Gretel

Hamster is Gretel’s older brother and the main protagonist in the film. He is courageous, smart and loyal – though sometimes overconfident and irresponsible – while protecting her as well as having fun exploring new experiences. He loves Gretel deeply but also enjoys having adventures of his own to discover.

Tom Holland, best known for portraying Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, voiced Hamster. Holland stated his excitement at taking on this role due to his love of animals and animation; furthermore, he connected with Hamster’s adventurous spirit and sense of humor.

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Gretel
Gretel

Gretel, Hamster’s younger sister and the deuteragonist of the movie. She is charming yet shy; curious but cautious, as well as looking up to Hamster for advice but sometimes wishes that he were more responsible.

Gretel is voiced by Millie Bobby Brown, best known for playing Eleven on Stranger Things. Brown said she enjoyed voice acting for Gretel as she loves hamsters – she owns two as pets! – as well as admiring Gretel’s kindness and bravery.

Owl: cast of and gretel

Owl: cast of and gretel
Owl: cast of and gretel

Owl is one of the main antagonists in this film, who rules over his wooded domain without taking kindly to intruders – particularly hamsters who present threats he considers threats, trying to capture or chase away.

Benedict Cumberbatch, best known for playing Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock and Doctor Strange in Marvel Cinematic Universe films, voices Owl. Cumberbatch said it was great fun playing Owl because it allows him to use his deep voice while also using playing villain roles and respecting Owl’s intelligence and authority.

Fox: Hamster and Gretel

Fox: Hamster and Gretel
Fox: Hamster and Gretel

Fox is another villain of the film and an adversary to its protagonists, known for hunting prey in the woods. After seeing some hamsters roaming around, he decides they will become his next meal.

Fox is voiced by Will Arnett, best known for playing BoJack Horseman on BoJack Horseman and Lego Batman in The Lego Movie. Arnett found Fox particularly enjoyable to voice due to its witty dialogue. Additionally, Arnett felt empathy towards Fox’s hunger and survival instincts.

Squirrel: Hamster and Gretel

Squirrel: Hamster and Gretel
Squirrel: Hamster and Gretel

Squirrel is one of the many allies of hamsters. A friendly and energetic creature living in a treehouse in the woods, Squirrel regularly meets up with them and offers them his assistance and hospitality.

Jack Black voices the character of Squirrel in Little Prince. Black is well known for playing Po from Kung Fu Panda and Dewey Finn from School of Rock, so voicing Squirrel came naturally for him, since he enjoys portraying goofy yet energetic characters such as Squirrel. Furthermore, he found great similarities in their optimism and generosity which Black found relatable.

FAQ: The Ultimate Guide To Your Questions

Q: When will Hamster and Gretel be available to purchase?

A: Hamster and Gretel will be released for sale on November 25, 2023 – just in time for Thanksgiving.

Q: Who directed Hamster and Gretel?

A: Hamster and Gretel was directed by Jennifer Lee, who also helmed Frozen and Frozen 2.

Q: What rating would Hamster and Gretel receive?

A: Hamster and Gretel is rated PG-13 due to some mild action, peril, and offensive humor.

Q: Is Hamster and Gretel based on a book or fairytale?

A: Hamster and Gretel is inspired by Hansel and Gretel from Hansel and Gretel but with a modern flair; instead of human characters being featured, it features hamsters instead.

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