June 20, 2006
Murphy is voice of Disney’s Tinker Bell
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Just Married" star Brittany Murphy
will provide the voice of Tinker Bell in the first
direct-to-video film slated for release as part of the Walt
Disney Co.'s new "Fairies" line of products, the studio said on
Murphy, 28, already supplies the voice for the character
Luanne Platter on the animated Fox television show "King of the
Hill." Her voice will be the first ever to emanate from the
mouth of Peter Pan's feisty sidekick in a Disney animated film.
The direct-to-video film is due out in 2007.
Disney's "Fairies" merchandise franchise rolled out last
fall and follows on the success of the company's "Princess"
line, which has grossed $3 billion in fiscal 2005.