The first annual Children’s Day was a huge success! About 50,000 kids of all ages showed up at Woodley Park in Van Nuys to celebrate this momentous holiday that has finally come to the United States, one of only two countries in the world that does not acknowledge the holiday (the other is Somalia).
There were more stars there than in the sky! Fritz Coleman, from KNBC-TV, was an amazing host and kept the ball rolling from early morning until the last act left the stage. There were lots of kids from Disney Channel shows as well as young performers singing and dancing their way into people’s hearts. With such a tight-knit community of voice-actors at my disposal, I got the help from some of the best: Candi Milo (The Replacements, Jimmy Neutron), Tara Strong (The Rugrats, The Powerpuff Girls), Jeff Snow (animator, Tarzan, Mulan, Shrek 2), Richard Horvitz (Kim Possible, The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs, Pinky & the Brain), Grey Delisle (The Fairly Odd Parents, What’s New, Scooby-Doo?), Maurice LaMarche (Futurama, Animaniacs) and E.G. Daily (The Powerpuff Girls, Happy Feet). We did all our voices on stage and then signed autographs for 2 hours! A dedicated and very animated group! (more…)