Ellen DeGeneres gets back to animation by voicing Dog

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Ellen DeGeneres will produce and voice a character in Warner Brothers' animated Dog Show, based on a pitch from Alan Schoolcraft and Brent Simons, the writers behind DreamWorks Animation's' Master Mind, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Writer John Glenn (Eagle Eye) and producer David Manpearl developed the idea with Schoolcraft and Simons before approaching DeGeneres.

While plot details are being kept under wraps, the story centers on a stray dog and her misfit friends who shake up the famed and pure-bred world of a Westminster-like dog show.

Glenn will produce with DeGeneres, and Manpearl will executive-produce. Sarah Schechter and Niija Kuykendall are overseeing for Warner. DeGeneres voiced a character in Disney/Pixar's Finding Nemo.