SNSD’s Sunny and SHINee’s Taemin to Voice Animated Characters

SNSD’s Sunny and SHINee’s Taemin will lend their voices to characters in the animated film “The Outback” (also known as “Kid Koala: The Birth of a Hero.”) The two K-Pop idols are set to be the Korean counterparts to Hollywood actors Yvonne Strahovski and Rob Schneider in this Korean-American co-production.

Taemin will voice the lead character Johnny, a white koala that was an outcast in a circus. Sunny’s character is Miranda, a tough and cute koala. The movie follows Johnny’s story in the journey to become a hero, as he bands together with other wild animals to save Australia’s nature.

“The Outback,” directed by Lee Kyung Ho, will also feature the voices of actors Tim Curry and Alan Cumming in its English language release. The film is expected to open in theaters in 2012.