He's been a penguin with "Happy Feet", and now Elijah Wood's next animated adventure is going to make him a ragdoll.
"I'm actually just finishing work on an animated film called "9", Wood told us when we caught up with him at Alicia Keys Black Ball. "It's based on a short film Shane Acker did a number of years ago. It's a beautiful short".
Tim Burton is producing the full-length feature from Acker, one of the WETA Digital animators on "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King", and Crispin Glover, Jennifer Connelly, John C. Reilly, Martin Landau, and Christopher Plummer are among the other voice actors. Wood plays 9, one of nine mechanized rag dolls, "who kind of have the soul of humanity in them", he said. "It's basically about a post-apocalyptic world where machines created by man have destroyed mankind, and these nine ragdolls go about trying to find out what has happened and what these machines are about".