As an adult, it can be surprising to discover which famous actors were voicing beloved animated characters. Who knew that Orson Welles voiced an evil Transformer god, J.K. Simmons was the Yellow M&M, or that Vin Diesel played everyone's favorite monosyllabic colossus -- twice? But if you thought that the recent hiring of Nicolas Cage as the noir Spider-Man in Enter The Spider-Verse was the weirdest pairing of intense actors with a whimsical kids movie, Nickelodeon has that beat.
This week, it was announced that Benicio Del Toro will be joining the live-action movie of the charmingly bilingual animated education show Dora The Explorer. While the movie has already been shot, Del Toro will be providing the voice of the CGI fox Swiper. Now, for any reader who isn't a parent or doesn't get high while watching kids cartoons, Swiper is the main antagonist to Dora's exploring endeavors. A thief who covets every single item Dora happens to be holding, he will often sneak up to Dora to steal plot-important items, then chuck them into the grass while shouting, "You'll never find it now!" Dora can prevent this by repeating the words "Swiper, no swiping!" which shames him into going, "Aw man!" and retreating. As a side note, how the hell are they going to make a two-hour movie out of this?