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Lunch with a Legend – 5. March, 2013

Nancy and June ForayNancy recently went to lunch with another animation legend: June Foray.

June has been in “the business” for many decades and, like Nancy, is known for quite a surprising number of voices, including Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Witch Hazel and an huge list of other characters. (more…)

Voice Acting Experiences: Nancy Cartwright Talks Toons with Rob Paulsen – 24. September, 2012

Nancy Cartwright and Rob PaulsenNancy spent an hour discussing toons and voice over acting experiences with her very good friend, Emmy and Annie Award winning voice over actor Rob Paulsen.

Rob is the voice behind Raphael from the 1987 cartoon of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yakko Warner and Dr. Otto Scratchansniff from Animaniacs, Pinky from Pinky and the Brain and Animaniacs, Rev Runner from Loonatics Unleashed, and Throttle from the 1990s and 2006 versions of Biker Mice From Mars.
In total, Paulsen has been the voice of over 250 different animated characters and performed in over 1000 commercials. He continues to play parts in dozens of cartoons as well as characters in animated feature movies.

As of 2012, Rob Paulsen is the voice of the Broccoli Commander on The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange, Mac Gopher in The Looney Tunes Show and Toodles in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. He will also be on the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, this time doing the voice of Donatello.

Listen in to the talk right here!

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“I, Lorelei” By Yeardley Smith – 25. March, 2009

Yeardley-Smith-head-shot-2My “sister”, Yeardley Smith, has written a delightful novel about a spunky, say-what’s-on-her-mind 11-year-old girl.  It takes you through 3-months of her life while she shares her most personal feelings after the loss of her cat, Mud.

Once I got the book, I honestly couldn’t put it down.  Lorelei is bright and smart and has keenness not usually associated with teens, much less “tweens”.   To me, she carries an awareness of the world around her as her parents’ relationship crumbles and her friends at school evaluate and invalidate each other as a matter of course.  This brings out an acerbic quality to her, but she is so darn likeable that it pulls the reader closer to Lorelei’s world.

I am just so proud of Yeardley for having committed several years to writing this charming piece that actually extends its’ readership to include adults of all ages.

Go to www.ilorelei.com for details on how to buy this novel.  Don’t tell them Bart sent you.

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