Dolly Parton Gets Animated for Children’s Show
Move over, Blake Shelton. The singer is no longer the only country star to be animated.
Dolly Parton will lend her voice to the pre-school animation television series Lily's Driftwood Bay. The country legend will play the role of a singing chicken named Noleen for an episode in the new series.
The series launches on Sprout, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s 24-hour preschool network, on June 27. It also features actor and comedian Rob Brydon as a seafaring and handsome silver fox.
“I’ve never played a chicken before but I have been known to lay a few eggs!” Parton quips in a press release. “Noleen is a very famous chicken, probably one of the most famous chickens ever there was. She washes up on Driftwood Bay and she’s trying to get Salty to go with her on tour. Now whether he does or whether he doesn’t, you’ll just have to watch and see!”
Lily’s Driftwood Bay is about a little girl who creates an imaginary world from treasures she finds washed up on the beach.
"What a thrill to welcome Rob and Dolly to Driftwood Bay," show creator and producer Colin Williams gushes. "We’ve got three generations of Lily fans – children, parents and grandparents and I was looking for two very special people who are loved by all three generations to be our special guest. Who else to play a handsome and smooth Welsh fox than Rob Brydon! ‘The Salty Chicken’ was the first story outline that we wrote for series two and it was always Dolly that I wanted. It took me a year to convince her but what an honor to meet her, work with her and have her part of our special show. She’s an amazing and lovely lady – and a Lily fan too!"
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