Emmy-winning writer Jon Vitti, who has worked on hit toons The Simpsons and...
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Whereas once animation was the province of a small, but talented group of actors who specialized in voice work––Mel Blanc, June Foray, Daws Butler and Don Messick among others––today one is just as apt to see a major Hollywood A-lister taking a role in an animated project as not. This [...]
It was another big weekend of awards for animated titles. Fox-TV’s long-running animated series The Simpsons received a Writers Guild honor for the episode “Ned and Edna’s Blend Agenda” written by Jeff Westbrook. The episode was competing against three other episodes of the show and the “Forget-Me-Not” episode of Family [...]
The nominations for the 3rd annual Streamy Awards were announced early Monday. The five nominees for Best Animated Series are: Tom Hanks’ Electric City (Tom Hanks, Yahoo.com) electriccity.yahoo.com/ep1-en-truth-or-consequences.html Dinosaur Office (Kevin Corrigan, Caldwell Tanner and Brian Murphy; Collegehumor.com) www.dinosauroffice.com Dick Figures (Ed Skudder and Zack Keller; Six Point Harness, Squetch, [...]
DreamWorks chief Jeffrey Katzenberg was honored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences for his humanitarian efforts on Saturday (Dec. 1). The much-admired studio head received an Academy salute, along with Hal Needham, George Stevens Jr. and D.A. Pennebaker at a star-studded event. Actors Tom Hanks and Will [...]
A new trailer for Warner Bros.’s adaptation of David Mitchell’s acclaimed novel Cloud Atlas has been generating lots of fan interest on the web today. The movie, which is directed by Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski (The Matrix Trilogy), and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) will premiere at the Toronto International [...]
Tom Hanks’ new animated series Electric City, premiered on Tuesday on Yahoo.com. Set in a troubled dystopian world which is the result of a series of ecological and human-related disasters, the 20-part show was written by Hanks and also features the multi-Oscar-winning actor as the voice of Cleveland Carr, a [...]
The new animated project exec produced and voiced by Tom Hanks will premiere on Yahoo.com on July 17. The show, which is titled Electric City, was originally announced in January. Hank’s Playtone and Reliance Entertainment are behind the project, which will be available on Yahoo.com. Other celebrity voices include Jeanne [...]
Hollywood royal Tom Hanks has created a new animated sci-fi series set to stream exclusively on Yahoo as the ‘net portal’s first foray into narrative storytelling entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Partners are to be announced next week. The show, titled Electric City, will star Hanks as the voice [...]
USA Today unveiled the first image from the new Toy Story short Small Fry today. The short accompanies The Muppets (in theaters on Nov. 23). Directed and written by Pixar veteran Angus McLane (BURN.E), the adventure finds Buzz Lightyear accidentally trading places with a Happy Meal-type toy at a fast food [...]
We might need to roll out a new definition for blockbuster and call it Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The movie, based on the Hasbro toys and classic 1980s animated TV series, had an incredible debut at the box office, taking in $116 million in domestic ticket sales over the [...]