Archive for 2004


Animation Collection – 16. November, 2004

animation_connectionNancy has just returned from an exciting engagement in Toronto. She did two performances of her one-woman show to ebullient fans on October 16th in the lovely John Basset Theater in the convention center downtown. Her “warm up act,” a star in his own right, was the inestimable Simpsons director, David Silverman. He gave an extraordinary retrospective on the art of the Simpsons from its inception as a part of the “Tracey Ullman Show” to the half hour we know and love today, capping his performance with a drawing demonstration not to be missed.

Check out some classic Simpsons cels at and buy one of your own!

A Well Deserved Award! – 12. October, 2004

10_danCongratulations to Dan Castellaneta, the voice of Homer Simpson! Dan has won this year’s Emmy award for voice over performance.

It’s his third Emmy, after winning back-to-back in 1992 and 1993 for his work on The Simpsons.

10_homerCastellaneta took the 2004 award for his roles as Homer, Krusty the Clown, Grampa Simpson, Groundskeeper Willie, Barney Gumble and Mel in The Simpsons episode “Today I Am a Clown.”

Nancy at Pixar – 12. October, 2004

Nancy was recently invited to Pixar Studios to give her introductory lecture to the staff of artists, designers and computer “tekkies”. Director Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo) was a gracious host, taking Nancy, her assistant Janelle Hynes and her agent Marcia Hurwitz (Innovative Artists) on a full-scale tour of the studio.

“I find it difficult,” said Nancy, “imagining where else I would want to work besides in a studio doing the voices for animation, but after visiting Pixar, I’ve reconsidered! Pixar isn’t just a studio that creates aesthetics and positive messages for all ages with animation. It is also a center for revitalizing the art form itself—helping to catapult animation into this new century with all the bells and whistles that make it fun.”


Date Line Toronto – 12. October, 2004

conventioncenterCome one, come all to a once in a lifetime event at the Metropolitan Toronto Convention Center. Nancy will be doing two performances of her one woman show, My Life as a 10-Year-Old Boy on Saturday, October 16th.

This whimsical look at life as the “anonymous” voice of Bart Simpson, is a staged rendition of her best-selling autobiography of the same name. The play puts into a theatrical context the often hilarious journey Nancy has been on for the past 17 years. She will explore new facets of her life as well, and invite the audience into her world as never before.

theaterHosted by Animation Connection, and including a talk and drawing demonstration by Simpsons director David Silverman, this is a Simpsons fan extravaganza that must not be missed.

Fans will also be treated to a huge show and sale of original artwork used in creating The Simpsons. This is a great opportunity to get a one-of-a-kind cel or drawing, and a personalized dedication card signed by Nancy. For those who can’t make the trip to Canada’s largest city, Animation Connection offers worldwide shipping!

For more information please go to See you in Toronto!

Back on the Ground – 20. September, 2004

Having just returned from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, I am just now getting my feet on the ground!  It was quite a trip and worth every moment. I wouldn’t have forfeited it for anything.  What a treat to be able to travel the world and make people laugh at the same time. I love both “worlds”—live and “Memorex” (or whatever tape they use in recording voice work!) There is no question, artists are the ones with the power to influence the aesthetics of the culture, and how without artists we would be nowhere. Keep going. Keep doing. Keep producing. Keep challenging yourself in whatever venue that may be, for you are the one who can make a difference!


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