Reba McEntire Lends Her Voice to New ‘Land Before Time’ Movie
Country music fans going to see the next The Land Before Time movie may recognize one of the characters' voices: Reba McEntire has recorded a role for the new film.
The country star will voice the character of Etta, a Pteranodon. She shared the photo above on her Facebook page on Monday (Aug. 17) to let fans know that she'll be playing the new character, and that the movie will be out in 2016.
The original version The Land Before Time was released by Universal Pictures in 1988. It was a critical and financial success, earning positive reviews and grossing $48 million at the box office. The film centers on a young, orphaned Apatosaurus named Littlefoot, and features the adventures of the dinosaur and his friends, Cera (a Triceratops), Ducky (a Saurolophus), Petrie (a Pteranodon) and Spike (a Stegosaurus).
There's no word on specifically what role Etta plays in the new movie, but according to the series' Facebook page, the upcoming installment will be called The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave and is a direct-to-video film. Also according to Facebook, the plot will follow Littlefoot and his friends as they "head out to the Mysterious Beyond to find Littlefoot's father, Bron, after he fails to return to the Great Valley and mysteriously disappears." This new film is the 14th in the franchise, and the first after an eight-year hiatus.
Much attention has been on McEntire lately due to her just-announced separation from her husband of 26 years, Narvel Blackstock. The country icon also recently revealed a new single, "Until They Don't Love You," which she co-produced. McEntire says that she's not sure what's next in her career, but she assures fans that she's in good hands.
“People always ask me, ‘What are you going to do next?’ Well, I dunno; God hasn’t told me yet,” she says. “God is my manager, my tour manager, my scheduler, everything, and He’ll come up with the greatest things."
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