Jay Leno gets animated again: Talk host to supply the king’s voice in ‘Igor’


LOS ANGELES (AP) – Jay Leno gets to be king in the upcoming animated feature “Igor.”

The “Tonight” show host will be the voice of King Malbert, ruler of Malaria, in the saga of a mad scientist’s hunchbacked assistant who dreams of winning the annual Evil Science Fair, Exodus Film Group said Wednesday.

The movie, scheduled for release in the fall of 2008, also will feature Jennifer Coolidge, Jeremy Piven, Molly Shannon, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese and Christian Slater.

Leno’s voice also has been heard in the animated movies “Cars,” “Ice Age: The Meltdown,” and “Robots.”