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Tom and Giovanna Fletcher confirm surprise new movie role

tom fletcher, a man wearing a white shirt and navy suit with thick black glasses, and giovanna fletcher, a woman with short brown hair wearing a pink demin jacket, pose and smile together in front of a leafy plant
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Tom and Giovanna Fletcher will voice two characters in Illumination's upcoming animated movie Migration.

Releasing in February in the UK, the film will see the couple lend their voices to ducks Joe and Ellie in an unexpected cameo. The two birds are set to play a pivotal role as they inspire Migration's central family to go on their own family trip after visiting the Mallards' New England pond on their way to Jamaica.

I'm a Celebrity... winner Giovanna, who's a parenting podcaster, author and presenter, commented: "I'm a huge fan of Illumination films and it was really a delight to be asked to take on the role of Ellie."

tom fletcher, a man wearing a white shirt and navy suit with thick black glasses, and giovanna fletcher, a woman with short brown hair wearing a pink demin jacket, pose and smile together in front of a leafy plant
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She continued: "The film's message of experiencing the natural world and stepping outside your comfort zone to try something new is something we try and bring into our family life as well."

Tom, who's a founding member of pop rock band McFly as well as a children's author, also reflected on their three children's reaction hearing their parents in a movie.

"It will be so exciting for the kids to hear us in an Illumination film; this is such a fun movie to be part of showcasing the importance of strong family bonds," he said.

this holiday season, illumination invites you to take flight into the thrill of the unknown with a funny, feathered family vacation like no other in the action packed new original comedy, migration
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Directed by Benjamin Renner and penned by The White Lotus creator Mike White, the film has a star-studded ensemble, which includes Pitch Perfect's Elizabeth Banks as Pam Mallard, Eternals star Kumail Nanjiani as Mack Mallard and Caspar Jennings and Tresi Gazal as their kids, Dax and Gwen.

Cast is rounded out by The Little Mermaid's Awkwafina, Hunters' Carol Kane, Schmigadoon!'s Keegan-Michael Key and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Danny DeVito in supporting roles.

Migration is released in the UK on February 2, 2024. The film premiered in US cinemas on December 22.

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