VA Sightings February 2007!
And here we are bringing you the old familiar fan favorite, the sightings of the North American Voice Artists! Our box of sightings is about to explode with all the news we've gathered, so without further ado, here we go!
We've had to split this into two parts. This is because we are trying to keep things organized for all the fans, but we are not allowed to have more than 200 characters worth in tags.
Music, Theatre, and Appearances:
Naz Edwards (Queen Beryl) recently performed in the Kerrytown Concert Hall’s fifth annual Wine, Women and Song concert. She and nine other singers sang a mix of jazz, cabaret, and classical songs at the Ann Arbor venue January 26th and 27th. The show was divided into four segments that sounded very intriguing , however none of us could actually attend the concert (none of us are close to Michigan). We’d love to hear from any fans that attended the show! Her CD ....If the Waiting Takes Years is not only just available at her official website but can also be found at cdbaby.com which will ship outside the USA.
Accomplished jazz singer Emilie-Claire Barlow (Sailor Mars #2 and Sailor Venus #2) will have a new album coming out in June of this year! And she recently published an entry on her blog about speaking at the Anime Ball at York Woods Library in which she got to meet lots of Sailor Moon fans young and old, and had a very bad experience with someone who didn’t care for jazz. We’re sending hugs to Emilie-Claire (we ♥ your tunes!) and we are so looking forward to your album! For anyone who would like to see Emilie-Claire perform on Canada AM in January of this year, she has posted a video on her official myspace as well as others at her official website . She also appeared on CBC’s new tv show Living (hosted by Mary Ito) in late January. Emilie-Claire can be seen next on March 20th in an Exclusive Food and Wine pairing event at the CN Tower , and will be performing a concert on March 24th at the Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar in Toronto .
Lyon Smith (Sapphire) made his debut at Toronto's Tarragon Theatre as the sound designer for the world premiere of the play Generous. This play (written by Michael Healey) was a "comic exposé of selflessness in people who are highly unfamiliar with the concept." It highlights the conflict that happens when a government collapses because of a vote of non-confidence, and what happens when people who normally are not generous, become overwhelmed with the desire to help in a time when there is potential for real change! The four two-part plays focused on different themes relating to power, from the corporate end, to the judicial end , to the political end. This sounds somewhat familiar to Canadians given our recent election history. The play ran from September 19 to October 29 at the downtown Toronto theatre.
Superman Returns (for most platforms) is a game loosely based on the hit movie from last summer. Not only does it feature an arc from the movie, but it also features arcs from the past 60 years of the famous superhero comic, where such enemies like Mr. Mxyzptlk , Metallo, and Bizarro. While most critics agree this is the best Superman video game ever made, unfortunately it was not as good as it should be, just like other Superman games that had been released in the past. Many fans and critics were disgruntled because (Spoiler Warning!) The final boss was not an enemy but a Tornado! None of us have tried this game, if you have please tell us what you thought about it in the comments at the bottom! Robert Tinkler (Rubeus, Pupuran) plays various characters in this game.
Let’s begin with some very , very good news! Stephanie Morgenstern (Sailor Venus #1) stars as the pink kung-fu bunny Yin in Disney’s Yin Yang Yo! This was a brand new cartoon that debuted last fall as part of Disney’s Jetix lineup! And we have two pieces of news! The show is recorded in entirety in Canada, as well as animated up here for the most part, but Canadians never got the chance to see the show– well, set your TIVO’s for March 25th at precisely 6:54 am (fans should check their local schedules) for the show is FINALLY GOING TO MAKE IT’S DEBUT UP HERE ON FAMILY CHANNEL! The second piece of good news is that this cartoon was so well received in the USA and South America that it has been renewed for a second season ! Other VA’s in this star include Tony Daniels (Wiseman) as Ultimoose and Kraggler, Linda Ballantyne (Sailor Moon #3) as Saranoa , and Kathleen Laskey (Birdie) in various roles. We’d like to congratulate all the VA’s on this show and we wish them the best of luck in the second season!
Half-CG animated, half-anamatronic cartoon Wilbur premiered earlier this year on the CBC! The brainchild of three entrepreneurial moms from California , Wilbur is an 8 year old cow whose barnyard is his mind’s playground for adventure, song, and laughter! This educational cartoon promotes reading and a love for books. The show stars Julie Lemieux (Sammy, Young Darien, Peruru) as Wilbur.
Julie can also be heard with Linda Ballantyne in Bigfoot Presents: Meteor and the Mighty Monster Trucks , a children’s computer animated cartoon about big monster trucks in Crushington Park (isn’t that cute?). Meteor is an expeditionary rover, like those used to explore the Moon and Mars. Julie plays Meteor’s Mom, who in the second episode left to go explore Mars, and Linda plays Sinker. The show made it’s debut on Discovery Kids last fall.
Spider Riders may be more familiar to the hardcore anime crowd as the English dub of Spider Riders ~the Heroes of Oracle~. This cartoon is about an elite clan of warriors that ride large, metallic spiders and battle against the giant, humanoid, villainous Invectid race, who plan to one day conquer Arachnia and destroy all human life. Lyon Smith plays Spider Rider Magma, and Julie Lemieux plays 11 year old Hunter Steele, a boy who is sucked into the world of Arachnia while on a hike. The show is currently on Kids WB! and Teletoon, check your local listings!
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Thursday, March 08, 2007
VA Sightings February 2007!