Toon Voices Sign for Hurricane Victims

Talent agency CESD, which handles many of the top names in the animation voiceover biz, is teaming up with the Los Angeles Branch of the Red Cross to produce an autograph show to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Actors from a number of hit series will be on hand at the Shrine Auditorium to autograph various items on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Participants will include voice cast members from the original Transformers, King of the Hill, Teen Titans, Loonatics, Looney Tunes, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends, Rugrats and My Life as a Teenage Robot, as well as costumed Disney characters Goofy and Jimminy Cricket. Star Trek can also get autographs from franchise stars Armin Shimmerman, Rene Auberjonois, Robert Picardo and Tim Russ. Additional participating talent will be announced before the event.

CESD will provide volunteers while Bruce Schwartz, owner and coordinator of the Los Angeles Comic Book and Sci Fi Convention (www.comicbookscifi.com), graciously donates space and tables where the talent will autograph photos, pieces of paper, the event program or items brought by attendees. Fans will be able to purchase tax-deductible $10 autograph tickets from Red Cross reps at the door with all proceeds going to The Red Cross. Some autographs will require two tickets and others only one.