“I know I can’t believe it either!” Anthony Mendez well known to audiences as the “Latin Lover” narrator on Jane the Virgin has joined the Disney+ original series Foodtastic.

Via Variety | Photo by TERENCE PATRICK

Via Variety | Photo by TERENCE PATRICK

What’s Happening:

  • Voiceover actor (and narrator with the most charming voice in television) Anthony Mendez has signed on to Foodtastic, a new unscripted competition series slated for Disney+ in 2021.
  • In a Variety exclusive, the site reports that Mendez will be the show’s narrator joining host Keke Palmer, and judges Chef Benny Rivera and Amirah Kassem.
  • Foodtastic is the latest original competition series to hail from Disney+ following 2020’s:
  • In addition to Jane the Virgin, Mendez’s credits include:
    • Sports narration for HBO’s Sports Minute 
    • Boxing promos for Showtime
    • PBS’s docuseries, Wonders of Mexico
    • Disney Junior’s Elena of Avalor


  • Foodtastic is a new 11-episode series where teams of contestants are challenged to create whimsical, larger-than-life, Disney-inspired works of art made out of all types of food including everything from cheese and butter to fruits and vegetables.”

Creative Team:

  • The series is executive produced by:
  • Keke Palmer
  • Josh Silberman
  • Sarah Happel Jackson
  • Sharon Levy
  • DJ Nurre
  • Michael Heyerman
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