Meet the talented voices behind the Thelma the Unicorn voice cast

Find out which talented actors lend their voices to the recently released Netflix animated film Thelma the Unicorn!
Thelma The Unicorn
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The popular children's book series by Aaron Blabey, Thelma the Unicorn, has come to life, thanks to Netflix! The beloved books, known for their heartwarming and humorous storytelling, have been transformed into an animated musical comedy film. Directed by the talented duo Jared Hess (known for Napoleon Dynamite) and Lynn Wang (known for her work on Steven Universe), the film made its streaming debut on May 17, 2024.

The movie follows "ordinary pony" Thelma, who dreams of becoming a famous musician with her bandmates Otis the donkey and Reggie the llama. The official synopsis, as per Netflix' Media Center, reads:

"Thelma is a small-time pony who dreams of becoming a glamorous music star. In a pink and glitter-filled moment of fate, Thelma is transformed into a unicorn and instantly rises to global stardom. But this new life of fame comes at a cost."

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The vibrant world of Thelma the Unicorn is brought to life by a stellar voice cast that includes some big names in the industry. If you're curious about who the actors lending their voices to this delightful film are, and want to learn more about them, you're in the right place! Join us as we reveal the full cast list below!

Who stars in Thelma the Unicorn?

The Netflix animated film boasts an all-star voice cast, including Brittany Howard as Thelma, Will Forte as Otis, and Jon Heder as Reggie. Let's get to know our main actors a little better:

Brittany Howard

Age: 35 years old
Height: 5ft 10inches
Instagram: @blackfootwhitefoot
Best Known For: Being a musician in the band Alabama Shakes

Brittany Howard is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. She is the lead vocalist and guitarist for the rock band Alabama Shakes, with whom she has released three critically acclaimed studio albums and won four Grammy Awards. Howard launched her solo career in 2019 with the album Jaime, which earned her another Grammy for Best Rock Song. Known for her powerful and soulful vocals, she has collaborated with artists like Coldplay, Drake, and Michael Kiwanuka. In 2024's Thelma the Unicorn, Howard voices the title character, marking her first major voice acting role.

Will Forte

Will Forte
Netflix Special Screening of Bodkin, Los Angeles / Presley Ann/GettyImages

Age: 53 years old
Height: 5ft 9inches
Instagram: @orviv
Best Known For: MacGruber, Nebraska, The Lego Movie, and The Last Man on Earth

Will Forte is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer and voice artist. He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2002 to 2010 and has starred in films like The Brothers Solomon, MacGruber, and the Lego Movie franchise voicing Abraham Lincoln. Forte is also known for creating and starring in the comedy series The Last Man on Earth. With his talent for improv and character work, he lends his voice to Otis the donkey, one of Thelma's best friends, in Thelma the Unicorn.

Jon Heder

Jon Heder
The Variety Studio At The 2012 Sundance Film Festival - Day 2 - 2012 Park City / Alexandra Wyman/GettyImages

Age: 46 years old
Height: 6ft 1inches
Instagram: @hederjon
Best Known For: Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory, The Benchwarmers, and Just Like Heaven

Jon Heder is an American actor and producer best known for his starring role as Napoleon Dynamite in the 2004 cult comedy film of the same name. Some of his other notable films include The Benchwarmers, Blades of Glory, and When in Rome. Heder has also done voice work in animated films like Monster Truck and The Swan Princess: A Royal Family Tale. In Thelma the Unicorn, he voices Thelma's other BFF and band mate Reggie the llama.

The rest of the talented actors lending their voices to the animated film, as per IMDb, include:

  • Daran Norris as Stable Hand
  • David Michie as Farmer Bob
  • Betsy Sodaro as Cow
  • Lynn Wang as Chicken Lynn
  • Pam Coats as Chicken Pam
  • Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez as Goat Farmhand
  • Shondrella Avery as Zirconia
  • Héctor Jiménez as Esteban
  • Geno Segers as Male Talent Judge
  • Sherry Cola as Female Talent Judge
  • Matthew Wolf as Duck Judge
  • Zach Galifianakis as Crusty Trucker
  • Noelle Holsinger as Suzie
  • Ashley London as Woman Fan
  • Birdie Hess as Fluffy Rose

Make sure to check out the hilarious and heartwarming tale of Thelma the Unicorn, which is streaming on Netflix now!

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