Hollywood funnyman Eddie Murphy will play his Shrek character DONKEY in a new series based on illusionists SIEGFRIED + ROY's famous tigers.

Murphy will reprise the role for one episode of computer animated series FATHER OF THE PRIDE, which is set to premiere this autumn (04).

Other celebrities adding their vocals to the anticipated series include Lisa Kudrow, DANNY DeVITO and Christina Applegate.

Characters based on American Vice President Dick Cheney, Barbra Streisand and her husband James Brolin will also feature in the series, although their voices will be supplied by actors.

John Goodman, Cheryl Hines, Carl Reiner and Orlando Jones head the vocal cast in the show, which centres on a family of white lions who work as performers in Siegfried + Roy's recently cancelled Las Vegas show.

Despite Roy Horn's near-fatal tiger attack in October (03) both SIEGFRIED FISCHBACHER and Horn remain major characters in Pride, with actors providing their voices.

23/03/2004 09:30