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SAG, Industry Sign Toon Agreement

Actors and producers have reached a new three-year contract covering television animation, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The tentative pact calls for a 3% increase in minimum pay and a 1% increase to the union’s health and pension plans.

Japanese High Court Rules in Favor of Voice Actors

The Japanese Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling that ordered Japan’s largest animation production company to pay royalties to voice actors on video and DVD sales, AWN reports, citing the Mainichi Daily News. Nippon Animation Co. and an affiliate will now be required to pay nearly 87 million yen to around 360 […]

Salon Examines Replacing Voice Actors

In the wake of the passing of Paul Winchell and John Fiedler, the voices of Tigger and Piglet in Disney’s Winnie the Pooh cartoons, Salon.com has published an article examining what happens when a cartoon character’s voice actor dies. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)

Lara Jill Miller Talks About Being Juniper Lee

Actress Lara Jill Miller has spoken to Comicon.com’s PULSE News about her role as the title character in Cartoon Network’s The Adventures of Juniper Lee. The article details her acting career to date and how she landed the role of Juniper Lee almost by accident.

Billy West Hosts CA Cartoon Event

Voice actor Billy West is hosting a celebration of classic cartoon characters at The Museum of Television & Radio. West will lead a workshop on voice acting that includes a contest for the best new voice imitations of well-known characters; classic cartoons will be screened; and refreshments will be served in the Bell Gallery, where […]

Billy West on Voice Acting at the Onion A.V. Club

Voice actor Billy West (Futurama, Ren and Stimpy) has been interviewed by the Onion A.V. Club website about his career as a voice actor, the troubled history of Futurama, and the downside to celebrity voice casting. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)

Sequential Tart Interviews Tajja Isen of "Atomic Betty"

Tajja Isen, the 13-year old actress who provides the voice for Cartoon Network’s Atomic Betty, has been interviewed by Sequential Tart about her career and her role on the show.

Latin American Voice Cast of "The Simpsons" Will Go Through Drastic Changes

When the 16th season of The Simpsons premieres in Latin America in July, there will be several changes to the voice cast — due to conflicts between two dubbing companies. More details, including quotes from Humberto Velez (dubbed voice of Homer Simpson) and Laura Torres (dubbed voice of Martin Prince and Ralph Wiggum), are available […]

USA Today Profiles "Madagascar" Thespians

USA Today has an article on the big-name actors lending their voices to DreamWorks’ Madagascar.

Thurl Ravenscroft, RIP

Thurl Ravenscroft, who voiced Tony the Tiger for half a century and sang “You’re a Mean One” for the Chuck Jones adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, has died, USA Today reports. He was 91. (via Clayface)

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