Who doesn’t love Wallace Shawn? Well, now there’s another reason to heart the cute little guy who you loved in Clueless, My Dinner With Andre, and The Princess Bride: Shawn is one of the voice actors in Nickelodeon’s new animated series Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness – a continuation of the successful DreamWorks features – which launches this Monday, Nov. 7, at 5:30 p.m. Below, EW has an exclusive sneak peek video of Shawn’s role as the villainous Taotie in the show.
“In this very clever, very wittily written series, I had the opportunity to provide the voice for the character of Taotie, a confused and power-mad inventor, trapped in an eternal love-hate relationship with his constant companion, his teenage son, who is sadly unimpressed by his father’s mighty gifts,” Shawn told EW about his character. “Taotie’s obsession with dominating the universe and destroying his enemies never leads to success, because his vanity and self-involvement keep getting in the way. I hope I have been more successful in realizing my part than my character has been in grinding the show’s heroes into the dust.”
New episodes of the Kung Fu Panda series air weekdays at 5:30, right after SpongeBob SquarePants. Watch the clip of Shawn as Taotie here:
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