The internet campaign to get octogenarian actress Betty White to host Saturday Night Live paid off when she appeared on the show May 9 ‘ and voice over artist Bob Bergen is hoping the same strategy can land June Foray a part in Sony’s new feature film The Smurfs.
Bergen, who voices Porky Pig among many other characters, has launched a Facebook page called ‘Smurf Justice for June Foray.’
Foray, 93, needs no introduction to animation fans as the voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Looney Tunes‘ Granny, Chatty Cathy and countless others.
While Foray originally voiced Jokey Smurf, Bergen does not advocate that she replace Paul Ruebens, who has been cast to voice the character in the new film, only that Foray be given a cameo of some sort to recognize her contribution to the Smurfs and to animation voice over.
Bergen’s Facebook page, which to date has nearly 800 fans, can be found at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Smurf-Justice-for-June-Foray/133253433355400?v=wall
Here’s a look at the trailer for the film, which Raja Gosnell is directing and is due out Aug. 3, 2011.