Brando’s Last Role is Animated

As the film industry and fans the world over mourn the death of legendary actor Marlon Brando, Daily Variety reports that the star of such classics as On the Waterfront and The Godfather recently wrapped one last production’an animated one at that.

According to the trade publication, Brando had just completed voice work for an independent animated feature titled Big Bug Man. The film, written by former Simpsons scribe Bob Bendetson, is said to be a superhero-style fable about the pitfalls of celebrity and success.

Though he’s best know for such manly roles as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire, Brando’s last role will be a female character named Mrs. Sour, founder of the Mrs. Sour Candy Co. Producers are quoted saying the actor had always wanted to play a woman in an animated movie. The part is sure to offer fans another glimpse of Brando’s comedic side, which he tapped into for such films as The Freshman and Don Juan DeMarco.

Brando died of lung failure at the age of 80 on July 1. Big Bug Man is produced by Studio-Free Studios and is slated for release in the spring of 2006.