The computer-animated film Arctic Dogs (and its characters) is the brainchild of Canadian filmmaker Aaron Woodley, who in 2016 brought us the computer-animated sci-fi adventure comedy film Spark. Woodley directed and co-wrote the film which is one of six films to be distributed by Entertainment Studios in 2019.
The British-Canadian-American computer-animated comedy film, which is also named Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad, tells the story of an arctic fox who tries to prove he is capable of handling bigger tasks in the mailroom of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service. In the course of proving this by secretly commandeering one of the sleds and delivering a mysterious package to a secret location, the fox comes across a blubbery evil genius who plans to drill beneath the polar ice caps to unleash enough ancient gas to melt the Arctic and then flood the world in order to reign as supreme leader.
With no option but to stop the destruction of the world, the arctic fox enlists the services of some of his friends, who are tagged as misfits, as they come together to fight and save the day against the evil genius and his loyal army of oddly polite puffin henchmen.
Arctic Dogs Characters and Cast Members Behind the Voices
1. Swifty – Jeremy Renner
Swifty, an arctic fox, is the main character of the film. The character is voiced by Academy and Golden Globe award-nominated American actor Jeremy Renner who is best known for playing the role of Hawkeye in a number of Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
2. PB – Alec Baldwin
PB is an introverted polar bear who joins Swifty in his plan to take down the evil genius. The character is voiced by multiple Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American actor and comedian Alec Baldwin, who is best known for his role as Jack Donaghy on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock.
3. Jade and Bertha – Heidi Klum
Jade Fox is a red fox who is also one of Swifty’s friends that go on a mission to save the world. Described as a tough-as-nails mechanic, the character is voiced by German model, singer, and actress Heidi Klum. The Emmy Award-winning star also voiced the lesser character of Bertha in Arctic Dogs.
4. Doc Walrus – John Cleese
Doc Walrus is the blubbery evil genius who walks around on mechanical legs and plans to take over the world. The Arctic Dogs character is voiced by Emmy Award-winning English actor, voice actor, and comedian John Cleese, who is best known for his role in A Fish Called Wanda (1988).
5. Maureen – Anjelica Huston
Academy and Golden Globe award-winning American actress, filmmaker, author, and former fashion model Anjelica Huston who is best known for her performance in the 1985 movie, Prizzi’s Honor, voices the character of Maureen in the film.
6. Lemmy – James Franco
Lemmy is a scatterbrained albatross who is also part of the crew formed by Swifty to fight the blubbery evil genius. The Arctic Dogs character is voiced by Academy and Golden Globe award-winning American actor and filmmaker James Franco who is best known for his role in the comedy-drama Freaks and Geeks.
7. Sal – Omar Sy
Cesar’s award-winning French actor and comedian Omar Sy, who is best known for his role in The Intouchables, voices the character of another of Swifty’s friends, Sal, who is described as a conspiracy theorist otter.
8. Duke – Michael Madsen
Duke is a Husky who serves as one of the Top Dogs of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service. The character is voiced by American actor and filmmaker Michael Madsen who is best known for starring in films like Reservoir Dogs and The Hateful Eight.
9. Dakota – Laurie Holden
Dakota is another Husky who also serves as one of the Top Dogs of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service but is a friend of Swifty and a part of his band of misfits. The character is voiced by American actress and human rights activist Laurie Holden who is best known for her role in The X-Files and The Walking Dead.
10. Inka – Nina Senicar
Nina Senicar is a Serbian actress and model who acts in several different languages thanks to her fluency in English, Italian and Serbian. In the Arctic Dogs film, she voices the lesser-known character of Inka.