LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dee Bradley Baker has joined the cast of Nickelodeon’s upcoming
action-adventure TV movie Legends of the Hidden Temple, inspired
by the network’s iconic ‘90s game show of the same name. Baker, who
served as the original show’s voice of Olmec, will return in the new
movie as the voice of the legendary talking head, helping guide cast
members on the adventure of a lifetime. Baker joins previously announced
stars Kirk Fogg, Isabela Moner, Colin Critchley and Jet Jurgensmeyer.
The Legends of the Hidden Temple TV movie is slated to debut on
Nickelodeon in fall 2016.
Said Baker, “An entire generation grew up loving Legends of the
Hidden Temple. It was my first television series, and it remains one
of the most popular projects I’ve ever been lucky enough to have been
involved with throughout my career. I’m thrilled that Kirk Fogg and I
can once again man the temple as Nickelodeon brings it back in a fresh
new way. This rock is once again ready to roll!”
Baker was cast as the voice of Olmec in Nickelodeon’s Legends of the
Hidden Temple in 1993, completing 120 episodes of the award-winning
series. Since Legends of the Hidden Temple, Baker has voiced
major roles including animated series American Dad!, SpongeBob
SquarePants, Gravity Falls, Phineas and Ferb, Star
Wars: The Clone Wars, and The 7D, live-action series such as Shop
‘til You Drop, films such as The Boxtrolls and video games
such as Halo, Gears of War, Viewtiful Joe, and Spore.
The Legends of the Hidden Temple TV movie follows three siblings
who break away from a lackluster tour in a jungle, finding themselves
immersed in a high-stakes adventure comprised of obstacles that they
must complete in order to escape alive. The TV movie will feature many
elements from the original game show including: Olmec, a talking head
who greets cast members Noah, Sadie and Dudley, and launches them on the
adventure of a lifetime; The Steps of Knowledge, the entrance to the
temple and launching pad for the mission; and appearances from a green
monkey, red jaguar, and silver snakes, among others.
Legends of the Hidden Temple is executive produced by Scott
McAboy and Jessica Rhoades, and produced by Amy Sydorick. The TV movie
is directed by Joe Menendez (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series) and
written by Jonny Umansky & Zach Hyatt, and Alex Reid.
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the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature
films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than
90 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable
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