For Franck Ribery, the best way to wind down after Bayern Munich's epic treble-winning season is to re-enact his favorite scenes from Miami Vice on his speedboat. Teammate Manuel Neuer, however, will spend the summer as a filmstar, as his voice acting talents have been utilized in Die Monster Uni, the German dubbing of Disney Pixar's Monsters University.
In the prequel to 2001's Monsters, Inc. — released on June 21st — the goalkeeper plays "Frightening" Frank McCay, a character portrayed by The Office star John Krasinski in the English language version. Judging by the super-scary monster impression he does in the trailer above, Neuer must have been a shoo-in for this role.
The German shot stopper isn't the first international football star to lend his voice to feature-length animation: last year Andres Iniesta was an albino pirate in the Spanish dubbing of Aardman's The Pirates!.
- Manuel Neuer
- Bayern Munich
- Disney Pixar
- Franck Ribery