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How A Harrison Ford Injury Led Ben Schwartz To Do Voice Work For BB-8 In Star Wars

Sometimes life can be a random series of events leading to fortuitous or not-so-fortuitious moments. For Ben Schwartz, getting to voice BB-8 -- albeit briefly -- in the Star Wars universe seems like kind of a bit of both. The actor known for Sonic the Hedgehog, Parks and Rec and the recent Disney+ film Flora & Ulysses does actually have a credit in the Star Wars universe, and told us his shot came after Harrison Ford infamously injured himself on set.
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Flora And Ulysses Star Ben Schwartz Reveals The Scene That Sold Him On The Movie. Until He Filmed It And Quickly Realized He’s Not An Avenger

Minor spoilers for Flora & Ulysses can be found in this article, but nothing that would spoil your enjoyment of the family film. What draws an actor or actress to a particular script or project? The answer to this question certainly varies, but if you were to ask Ben Schwartz why he wanted to play a dad in the new Disney+ film Flora & Ulysses, his answer was simple: Flight. Given he's expressed interest in playing a superhero in the past, this should be no huge shocker, but the story behind what happened when the actor was on set filming the sequence is particularly amusing.
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Watch Sonic The Hedgehog's Ben Schwartz Make The Day Of Superfan And Minari Star Alan Kim

Happy awards season, everyone! It’s the time of the year when Hollywood and moviegoers reflect on the best movies and performances within the past year. As we head into the Golden Globes this Sunday, Minari’s breakout actor, 8-year-old Alan Kim, showed some love for an actor who is quick on his feet, often plays blue and just starred alongside two-time Golden Globe-winner Jim Carrey in last year’s blockbuster hit, Sonic the Hedgehog. Yes, Sonic!

If DC's Plastic Man Movie Happens, Sonic Actor Ben Schwartz Wants to Take the Lead

The comic book movie industry has become a really crowded place. But even with dozens of superheroes running around on the big screen, Hollywood has only begun to scratch the surface of the full range of comic book characters. Ben Schwartz, best known as the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog from the 2020 live-action movie, recently affirmed his desire to play one of the more obscure DC characters, Patrick Edward "Eel" O'Brian aka Plastic Man.
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Sonic The Hedgehog 2’s Ben Schwartz Reveals How Far Into The Work The Sequel’s Gotten

Video game movies are notorious for not being well received by the general public, but in recent years, there have been some notable exceptions. For instance, last year’s Sonic the Hedgehog not only did fairly well for itself critically, but also became the highest-grossing domestic video game film adaptation. Three months after Sonic’s theatrical run kicked off, Paramount Pictures announced a sequel was in development, and now Ben Schwartz, the voice of the blue speedster, has given an update on how far along Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has gotten.
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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Star Ben Schwartz Already Read the Script, Filming Starts Soon

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 star Ben Schwartz has already read the script and says that filming begins soon. The actor sat down with to talk about the upcoming sequel. A lot of the fans have been focused on the announcements surrounding Sonic 2, namely Knuckles the Echidna making his grand debut. However, it seems pretty clear that director Jeff Fowler has some more surprises planned. It cannot be overstated how wild it was for Sonic to rake in the kind of box office success it enjoyed last year. It was the number one film in theaters for almost a month. Then, the movie became emblematic as the last huge release before the coronavirus pandemic settled in. Now, with basically a calendar year gone by, it’s time to get to work on the sequel and Schwartz is ready.

Ben Schwartz and Matilda Lawler on ‘Flora & Ulysses’ and What People Would Be Surprised to Learn About Making a Movie

With director Lena Khan’s Flora & Ulysses now streaming on Disney+, I recently got to speak to Ben Schwartz and Matilda Lawler about making the fun family film. During the interview, Schwartz and Lawler revealed what they took home from set, things they’ll always remember from making the movie, what people would be surprised to learn about making a movie, favorite comic book characters, how Lawler found out she got the role, why Schwartz enjoyed filming his dance montage and more.
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How DuckTales Stars Ben Schwartz, Danny Pudi And More Made Flora & Ulysses A Big Reunion

The latest Disney+ original movie Flora & Ulysses adapts a modern classic children’s book about a girl and her squirrel, but it also cleverly has some pop culture pokes and nudges throughout to lean forward for. Fans of Disney XD’s Ducktales reboot may have caught on to a special reunion in Flora & Ulysses, as some cast members got to share the screen for the first time for the new release. I’m talking about Huey, Luey, Dewey and Webby’s voice talents in live-action: Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, Bobby Moynihan and Kate Micucci.
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Sonic The Hedgehog Star Ben Schwartz Is Still Campaigning For A DC Hero

It’s not easy to transition from television to the big screen, but there have been a number of actors who have made the leap in the past few years. Ben Schwartz, who fans may recognize as Jean-Ralphio Saperstein from Parks and Recreation, has seen quite a bit of success from playing the blue hedgehog himself in 2019’s Sonic the Hedgehog. Since the breakout box office performance of the video-game adaptation, Ben Schwartz has revisited the idea of campaigning for a DC Hero role.

Ben Schwartz & Matilda Lawler on comic-books, superhero squirrels, a “furry MCU” and Flora & Ulysses

To celebrate the release of Flora & Ulysses, the new Disney+ original film, we had the pleasure of chatting to the stars of the film to find out about the newest superhero!. Disney’s “Flora & Ulysses” is a delightful comedy-adventure based on the Newberry Award-winning book about 10-year old Flora (Matlida Lawler), an avid comic book fan and a self-avowed cynic, whose parents have recently separated (Ben Schwartz and Alison Hannigan). After rescuing a squirrel she names Ulysses, Flora is amazed to discover he possesses unique superhero powers that take them on an adventure of humorous complications that ultimately change Flora’s life – and her outlook – forever.

Ben Schwartz on the Fun and Frolic of Flora & Ulysses

Directed by Lena Khan (The Tiger Hunter), Disney’s Flora & Ulysses follows Flora Buckman (Matilda Lawler), a 10-year-old self-avowed cynic—and comic book fan—whose parents, Phyllis (Alyson Hannigan) and George (Ben Schwartz), have recently separated. With life a bit topsy-turvy, and summer vacation in full swing, Flora winds up rescuing a neighborhood squirrel; naming it Ulysses, she ultimately discovers it has some super special gifts—ones that will take the whole family on a hilarious, heartfelt journey they never expected.

FLORA & ULYSSES Exclusive: Ben Schwartz On Acting Opposite A CGI Squirrel & Playing A Dad For The First Time

Get ready for a whole new kind of superhero adventure today, as Disney+ has officially launched its latest original film, Flora & Ulysses. Based on the children's novel of the same name, the movie follows a young girl named Flora Buckman (Matilda Lawler), an avid comic book fan and self-avowed cynic dealing with her parents' separation, who adopts a superpowered pet squirrel named Ulysses.

FLORA & ULYSSES Exclusive: Ben Schwartz Talks About Finding His Comedic Voice & Growing As A Performer

Tomorrow, get ready for a whole new kind of superhero adventure as DIsney+ launches its latest original film, Flora & Ulysses. Based on the children's novel of the same name, the movie follows a young girl named Flora Buckman (Matilda Lawler), an avid comic book fan and self-avowed cynic dealing with her parents' separation, who adopts a superpowered pet squirrel named Ulysses.

Ben Schwartz on the DC Role He Didn’t Get and the Marvel Role He Wants

Ben Schwartz might be best known as Jean-Ralphio Saperstein in Parks and Recreation. If you’ve got kids, maybe he’s the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog or Dewey from Ducktales. But on Feb 19th you’ll get to see him in Flora & Ulysses as the loving father of the titular hero, Flora. George is a struggling cartoonist whose superhero stories have shaped his daughter’s life. And then there’s the movie’s superpowered squirrel! Seeing as the Disney+ movie reimagines our idea of what superheroes can be, we had to ask Schwartz if there are any caped crusaders he’d want to bring to life.

Ben Schwartz Has Read The Script For SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2; Talks Lord & Miller's AFTERPARTY - EXCLUSIVE

Thanks to a much-needed redesign and positive reviews across the board, Paramount's Sonic the Hedgehog zipped to the top of the box office last year, grossing over $319.7 million worldwide on an estimated $95 million production budget. Ultimately, it finished the year as the highest-grossing superhero film of 2020, the highest-grossing film based on a video game domestically, and the sixth-highest grossing film of the year globally.
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Ben Schwartz on ‘Flora & Ulysses’ and His Favorite Disney Things!

Flora & Ulysses is a new movie coming to Disney+ on February 19. We were lucky enough to get a chance to visit the set during filming and talk to the stars of the film. Ben Schwartz, who is one of the leads of the film, let us in on what it was like during filming, his past work on DuckTales, and, as a bonus, his favorite Disney Park and Disney character!

Sonic The Hedgehog: Ben Schwartz on Sequel Plans

Sonic the Hedgehog fans have been longing for a sequel since they were delighted by the Paramount film in early 2020. The good news is that a sequel is definitely coming and the first details regarding the film's production seem to have surfaced in late November of 2020. According to those production plans, the film should be getting underway as soon as next month but that does not mean Sonic the Hedgehod himself Ben Schwartz will be reporting for duty right away. Schwartz, who has Flora & Ulysses hitting Disney+ this month, talked about his sequel knowledge in an interview with