Justin Long is Alpha

And Hayden Panettierre is Omega in a new animated wolf-pic…

Rapidly filling every animated voice slot that Seth Rogen can’t grab, Justin Long is carving out a side career for himself lending his tonsils to cartoon critters.

His latest job is as a wolf in Alpha And Omega, the tale of two furry warriors who end up kidnapped and must make their way back to their pack. Hayden Panettiere is Omega, his lupine ladylove, while Christina Ricci, Danny Glover, Dennis Hopper and Larry Miller are also hard at work in recording studios.

Wolf fans should expect this one to howl into cinemas around 2010, and Variety is sharpening its claws.