Oh, poop, I know that voice!
Patrick Stewart possesses one of science fiction’s most recognizable voices. No wonder so many animated sci-fi and fantasy projects have sought out his rich vocal talents. Here are just a few examples from his extensive genre voice work credits.
In Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001), Stewart voiced King Goobot, a literally slimy alien monarch who’s no match for the STEM-on-steroids school-age whiz kid.
In Gnomeo & Juliet (2011), he voiced a role of which Captain Picard might have been envious: Shakespeare himself, explaining the plot he wrote for his “pair of star-cross’d lovers” to the dismay of the movie’s diminutive hero. (You can watch it for yourself in the clip at the top of this slide.)
And in The Emoji Movie (2017), a light fantasy in which those silly little symbols in your text messages take on lives of their own, Stewart even dignified potty talk with his dulcet tones as the Poop emoji.
Promoting the film, Stewart joked with ABC News about his motives for taking the role:
"It might have partly been one of my team saying, “Patrick, this could be the apex of your career.” … And then there were all of those people who said Patrick Stewart’s acting is a pile of poop. Well now they’ve got justification."
We Star Trek fans would never say such a thing about Patrick Stewart’s acting.
We’re certainly glad his current post-TNG project, season two of Star Trek: Picard, has him maneuvering his way through sci-fi adventure again!