If you are like me, then you can still remember crying your eyes out as a little kid watching the classic Disney coming-of-age animated film Fox and the Hound. Now, the director of that classic picture, Richard Rich, has produced a new 3-D computer animated film called Alpha and Omega. The movie opens in theaters on September 17th and centers around two wolves, a male and a female, who are forced to learn to work together in order to survive. The movie stars a talented cast of voice actors including Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard), Hayden Panettiere (Heroes), Christina Ricci (Speed Racer), Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon 2), Larry Miller (Pretty Woman) and screen legend, the late Dennis Hopper (Easy Rider). We recently had the chance to speak with two of the stars of Alpha and Omega, Justin Long and Christina Ricci, about the new movie, their characters and which classic animated films were important to them during their childhood. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.
Kate (Hayden Panettiere) and Humphrey (Justin Long) are two wolves who are nothing alike. Kate's an alpha wolf - to her, discipline, duty and responsibility are everything. On the other hand, Humphrey is an omega wolf; fun, friends and frivolity are what are important to him. In the world of wolves, alphas and omegas don't mix, mingle or mate ... such is pack law. As the alpha wolf daughter of the western pack leader, Kate is arranged to marry Garth (Chris Carmack), the alpha wolf son of the eastern pack leader, not for love but to prevent a deadly war between the two packs. But the marriage is put on hold when, unbeknownst to anyone, Kate and Humphrey are taken by park rangers from their home in Jasper Park, Canada and relocated to Sawtooth Park, Idaho. Desperate to get back in time to marry Garth and prevent war, and battling each other's different points of view, the long distance and a few bears and porcupines along the way, Kate and Humphrey must work together to make the long journey home to their beloved Jasper Park. But Kate and Humphrey soon discover a new obstacle: somewhere along the way, Kate and Humphrey have fallen in love.