If you're a fan of Japanese culture, you know about the popular anime series Doraemon. It's been airing in Japan since 1979, and is still running and still popular in the land of the rising sun to this day. The movies have also remained box-office hits in Japan (the movies are released by Toho, who also created the Godzilla movies). This summer, the franchise is getting a CG makeover, and it looks a lot like a Pixar movie! The new film, titled Stand By Me Doraemon, is being released this summer in Japan, and to me it's just begging for a US release.
I personally hope The Weinstein Company and/or GKIDS acquires this movie and does an English dub. If they do, the cast should be this.
Doraemon - Mona Marshall
Nobita (Noby) - Davis Cleveland (Flynn from Shake It Up)
Noby's Mom - Holly Hunter (Elastigirl from The Incredibles)
Noby's Dad - Jeff Daniels
Gian (Big G) - Frank Welker
Suneo (Sneech) - Brian Beacock
Shizuka - Elsie Fisher (Agnes from Despicable Me)
Adult Nobita - Jonathan Groff
Adult Shizuka - Kristen Bell
Shizuka's Dad - Keifer Sutherland
One more note, if you see different names next to the original names of Nobita, Gian, and Suneo, those are the names used in the new English translation of the Doraemon manga that are now available on Amazon Kindle. Anyway, what do you think of the voice cast? Any other suggestions for an English dub for the new CG Doraemon film if it ever came to the US?