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Whoa, Mama! My Big Break on The Simpsons on NPR – 2. March, 2015

 The Simpsons began as a short during The Tracey Ullman Show on FOX. The animation was rudimentary and vocal recording took place in a make-shift booth with a single microphone. Courtesy of FOX

The Simpsons began as a short during The Tracey Ullman Show on FOX. The animation was rudimentary and vocal recording took place in a make-shift booth with a single microphone. Courtesy of FOX

NPR aired a recent interview with Nancy today as part of a series called “My Big Break.” All Things Considered has been collecting stories about when things just go click for people and their careers just leap forward. (more…)

Nancy’s Reign as Honorary Mayor Goes to Eleven! – 27. February, 2015

Nancy and US Congressman, CA 30th District, Brad Sherman, CA Assemblyperson 38th District, Scott Wilk and CA Assemblyperson 45th District, Matt Dababneh

Nancy and US Congressman, CA 30th District, Brad Sherman, CA Assemblyperson 38th District, Scott Wilk and CA Assemblyperson 45th District, Matt Dababneh

On Feb 20, 2015, at the Odyssey Banquet Hall in Mission Hills, the North Regional Valley Chamber of Commerce—with a new name, Northridge Chamber of Commerce—installed Nancy Cartwright in her 11th year as Honorary Mayor of the North San Fernando Valley, and she in turn saw to it that 13 Board members for 2015 took their oath as well! (more…)

The Simpsons Wins at the 2015 People’s Choice Awards! – 12. January, 2015

The Simpons wins Peoples Choice Awards 2015On January 7th, the 41st Annual People’s Choice Awards show aired. The People’s Choice Awards are unique in that the winners are picked by fan votes, pure and simple. The awards cover a huge number of entertainment categories in film, TV, music, you name it!

The Simpsons won this year’s award as the Favorite Animated TV Show! Woohoo! This is the 6th People’s Choice Award we have been honored to receive!!  Woohooooooooo! Congratulations to everyone involved with the show!

Click here to check out all this year’s winners!

Hollywood Christmas Parade 2014 – 10. January, 2015

Nancy was part of an armada of celebrities helping to mark the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade. There are a lot of parades during the holiday season, but it is safe to say NONE are like this one.  Steve Wonder served as Grand Marshall and the entire event benefited the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. The video below gives you a taste of just how spectacular the evening was.

 

 

Animation Magazine Hall of Fame Awards – 3. November, 2014

Nancy Cartwright and David Silverman

Nancy Cartwright and David Silverman (photo credit: Will Thoren)

Nancy was on hand to present the Director’s Award to David Silverman, long-time animation director of The Simpsons. Silverman was involved with the series from the very beginning, where he animated all of the original short Simpsons cartoons that aired on The Tracey Ullman Show, and went on to serve as director of animation for several years. Silverman is also the director of the The Simpsons Movie, and in 2012, he directed the theatrical Academy Award-nominated animated short, The Longest Daycare starring Maggie Simpson.

Nancy was excited and touched to present the award to David, who she believes is a phemonenal artist, largely credited with creating most of the “rules” for drawing The Simpsons. It was also a very appropriate occasion, since not only is Nancy the voice of Bart, and numerous other characters on the show, but she and David came up in the industry together. They first met and became friends at UCLA in the 1980s, and surprised each other at a meeting with all the cast and crew on the The Simpsons-Butterfinger commercial on 1988!

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