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Rihanna to star in first 3D animated film with black lead

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014 - 10:44

London: Rihanna has been roped in the first 3D animated film to have a black lead character.

Sources revealed that the Barbadian singer will voice the character of Tip in Dreamworks` forthcoming movie `Home`, which is based on Adam Rex`s children`s book `The True Meaning of Smekday`.

` Home`, which has been described as a post-apocalyptic-alien-invasion-buddy-comedy, will be the first 3D animation to have a black girl as the hero and Dreamworks` third female protagonist.

Jennifer Lopez will voice Tip`s mother and Steve Martin stars as the voice of Boov leader Captain Smek in the film which will be directed by Tim Johnson, and is scheduled to release on November 26.

First Published: Monday, April 21, 2014 - 14:00

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