North American VA Sightings March 2009 – Part 2!

A few more sightings for you this last Friday in March! Sadly, it looks like Part 3 is going to come sometime in April.

Sug Makes Triumphant Return to Animation!

This is a sighting you have to hear to believe – Stephanie Beard (Rini #2) appeared on a recent episode of Fox’s King of the Hill entitled “Uncool Customer”. She played Michael Savage, the daughter of a trendy mom, and Bobby’s main interest in his Cotillion class. Yes, even we thought that the name Michael was weird for a girl – we wondered if this was a play on Michael Jackson’s daughter (Paris Michael Katherine Jackson), but we later learned that it was a play on a conservative radio talk show host. This was a major role, and initially her voice didn’t sound anything like the characters she usually voices. This one reminded us of a more refined version of the older Rini she did in SuperS episode “Pegasus Revealed”. However, at the end of the episode when Bobby freaked out her character with what he was wearing at her very classy birthday party, her screaming was very much like the Rini we have all come to know and love! The episode would have been that much sweeter had we seen a scene where Nancy Hicks-Gribble called Michael “Sug”. Her infamous moniker for anyone and everyone would have had a special meaning with us Sailor Moon fans! This episode is currently being streamed for US viewers at Fox on Demand, however Canwest Global has no episodes of the show online for viewers in Canada. We suggest Canadians check their local listings to see when this episode will be repeated!

Roland Parliament Teaching in New Program in Niagara College!

I told you a really long time ago that Roland Parliament (Melvin, 1st Voice Director) had plans to teach at Niagara College, in the small town of Welland, Ontario (half an hour from Niagara Falls). The College’s Acting for Film and Video Program officially launched last Fall, and Roland is just one of many renowned greats teaching students. Others on staff include Second City alumnus Robin McCulloch, singer Barbara Mantini, and Ving Tsun Kung Fu Master Sifu Chris Hader. Roland has always had a special passion for teaching acting, and I have had the privilege to attend one of his sessions in 2004. He has a wealth of experience in the entertainment industry and has a very dynamic way of sharing these in a form that students can learn from and expand their acting horizons. ACTRA has even sent him around to different parts of Canada to teach workshops. For more information on the program, click here!

Linda Ballantyne is a Parrot!

Linda Ballantyne (Sailor Moon #3) has a new cartoon role – as a feathered friend! She plays Tulip the Parrot in the National Geographic Kids Entertainment cartoon, Toot & Puddle. This show is named for two pigs, who are best friend. Toot likes to travel the world and learn about different cultures, and send a postcard to Puddle who likes to stay at home. Tulip, is their pet. This cartoon is based on the popular book series by author Holly Hobbie. The show currently airs on Treehouse (Canada) and Noggin (USA).

Robert Tinkler Can Be Heard Soon in A New Cartoon and Video Game!

Currently in production is Kung Fu Magoo – an updated version of Mr. Magoo featuring the bumbling character and his 12-year-old nephew Justin, as they “dodge giant robotic spiders, ninjas on jet skis and the mutant ‘Beasteens,’ which are half animal and half teenage girl, all before the Evil-lympics even begin”. This is definitely a lot different than the Mr. Magoo we all grew up watching! You know your old when….. tangents aside, Robert Tinkler (Rubeus, Pupuran) can be heard as various characters in the series. The show also stars Olsen Twins successors Cole and Dylan Sprouse. Robert will also have various roles in the upcoming Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2: Fusion video game. Once again, Marvel heroes unite to save New York City from Latveria and Lucia Von Bardas.

More coming soon – we’ve saved the best for last!

Happy Friday Moonies!

And what do we have here? We finally set up forums for this site after what seemed like an eternity! Happy belated 2nd anniversary, Moonies! Just make sure to follow the rules ok?

And, we have decided just for our readers in the United States who are DYING to see the Pretty Cure dub, to upload a selection of clips for One Week Only on YouTube. We recognize these clips are copyright The Ocean Group, YTV, and Toei, however we are only putting these clips up for preview purposes. We will remove them on Friday, March 19th.

Opening Credits!
First Henshin!
End of the Episode!

Canadian Otaku, don’t forget to catch the show today and/or Saturday – it marks the debut of Will Wood’s (a VA who commented on our site earlier this week) character, Ferguson!

North American VA Sightings March 2009 – Part 1!

Vampires, Kiddie Music, VAs Reuniting on a Daring New Cartoon, and A Dash of Sugar!

Hey Moonies! I have a feeling this is going to have to be broken into at least 2 parts, but we have EXCLUSIVE BREAKING NEWS that I just couldn’t wait to share with you all. So far this week is shaping up to be pretty big – yesterday we heard from one of the voice actors on Pretty Cure, Will Wood, today, we heard from someone we haven’t heard from in a really long time… who knows what else this week will bring? We on staff can’t remember the last time we’ve had so many consecutive exciting events happen on this site! By the way, our favicon was replaced with something else last night – what do you guys think? Our old one was craptacular, and our old host disappeared off the web so I had to create a new one.

Alice Blue Screening All Around North America!

We’re really happy that a movie that’s been followed since the SOS days is finally moving up in the cinema circuit. Vampire flick The Death of Alice Blue (Part I – The Bloodsucking Vampires of Advertising) is going to be screened at film festivals all over North America in the next few months! This film features Katie Griffin (Sailor Mars #1) and Barbara Radecki (Sailor Neptune, Serena’s Mom) in the supporting roles of Katie and Sherry respectively. There are also songs featured in the film from Katie’s indie rockstar husband, Michael Kulas! The film will be screened at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York to screen as part of CANADA FRONT: NEW FILMS showcase on March 20th and March 22nd , The Kent Film Festival in Kent, Connecticut on March 28th, The Atlanta Film Festival in Atlanta, Georgia sometime between April 16th and 25th, and WorldFest Houston in Houston, Texas sometime between April 17th and 26th. For more information, check out the official website and group on Facebook! Best of luck to the film at all of these festivals!

Jen Gould’s Music Soup Continues to Warm!

Jen Gould (Sailor Saturn) has a career that is completely the opposite of her character in Sailor Moon – she is a children’s entertainer, and released a CD last year entitled Music Soup. The CD won a Juno for Best Children’s Album in 2008 and she has performed many concerts in the Toronto area. More recently, one of our readers Amanda P. learned of an appearance at a children’s Purim party at Leo Baeck Day School on February 22nd! We listened to a few samples of her songs and we have to say, they are definitely creative and would be a hit to any children under the age of 7! You guys can check out videos of her performing on YouTube here, here, here, here and here!

Breaking News: SPOT SUGAR IN FUNNY PEOPLE!

This afternoon we heard from none other than Stephanie Beard (Rini #2) and we can confirm the rumors are true! Stephanie appears in a non-speaking role in Adam Sandler’s latest movie, Funny People. She revealed to us exclusively: “It’s true!!! i don’t have any lines, but you can catch me sitting beside Adam Sandler in the Thanksgiving dinner scene!!” The film will be released on July 12th, 2009, and we will definitely try to see it as soon as it is out to spot Sug, and we hope that our readers will too! She isn’t sure if the scene was kept, and tells us “but i do know this; it was so exciting to be on set with such amazing comedians!!” We only hope Sug will continue to conquer Hollywood – we can only surmise what is going to come next!

And for last, we have to hide this next sighting behind the jump. Four VAs are reuniting for a new cartoon that is definitely for older readers only!



The Dating Guy to Premiere Soon on Teletoon’s Detour!

Emilie-Claire Barlow (Sailor Mars #2, Sailor Venus #2), Julie Lemieux (Sammy, Young Darien, Peruru), Kathleen Laskey (Birdie) and Jill Frappier (Luna) are all playing various roles in a new Canadian Adult Comedy called The Dating Guy , all about 4 guys and their conquests for women. Yes, this show is about those scuzzy guys you find at the bar every weekend looking to score a one night stand! Each episode promises to take the viewers through an extreme aspect of the twenty-something dating scene. The show also plans to have an interactive aspect to it, with a play on social networking on their website called “Blackbook”. This sounds very exciting and we’re looking forward to hearing all of our VAs on this show to see what their characters are like! It’s not common to see them doing shows aimed for adults! The show will premiere later this year on Teletoon’s Detour block.

Emilie-Claire Barlow In Concert!

Hey everyone: just a quick update to remind you all of Emilie-Claire Barlow‘s (Sailor Mars #2, Sailor Venus #2) upcoming concerts until the end of September. Emilie-Claire has been very busy this summer with her concerts in Eastern Canada, her summer veggie patch, and of course, voicing cartoon characters! She just finished wrapping up the English dub of the Korean cartoon Z-Squad, and is working on Season 3 of 6Teen and Season 2 of Total Drama Island which is now called Total Drama Action. I guess this is a pretty big hint that her character Courtney, is returning! Check out a picture of her in action at A Totally Dramatic Production Blog! Emilie-Claire is also planning a new album!

For those of you who are in Eastern Canada (Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick to be more specific), here’s where you can catch Emilie-Claire in concert!

Aug. 16 2008: Bracebridge, ON 8:00pm Rene M. Caisse Memorial Theatre
Box Office: 705 645 8400

Sept. 1 2008: Mont Tremblant, QC 12:30pm & 2:00pm Place St-Bernard – La Féerie Musicale de Tremblant
Free Concert

Sept. 9 2008: Fredericton, NB 8:00pm The Fredirecton Playhouse
Box Office: 1-866-884-5800

Sept. 10 2008: Sackville, NB 8:00pm Sackville United Church
Box Office: 1-866-908-9090

Sept. 20 2008: Port Hope, ON 8:00pm Memorial Park – Port Hope All-Canadian Jazz Festival
Box Office: (905) 885-1938

NA VA News (Part Two)

Rino Romano in Spaceballs?!

The 80’s movie Spaceballs was a parody of Star Wars. It wasn’t very popular in theaters, but gained more popularity when it was released on home video (and subsequently DVD). The movie also poked fun at tons of other Sci-Fi productions that were popular during the day. Fast forward to this year, and there is an animated series in the works. The series was due to start in June on G4 but has since been postponed with no premiere date as of this writing. In Canada though, the series airs on Super Channel. Playing the leading role of Captain Lone Starr is none other than Rino Romano (Tuxedo Mask #1). Captain Lone Starr is a combination of the personalities of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. He has a companion, a half-man, half-dog (mawg) named “Barf” (short for Barfolomew) which is a parody of Chewbacca. Fans awaiting the series can check out a trailer here!

Robert Tinkler in New Movie!

Set to premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival is Cooper’s Camera! This one is about a family’s Christmas celebration in 1985 that becomes horribly dysfunctional when an estranged uncle shows up. The story is told through the Cooper family’s youngest son Teddy’s “eyes” – aka his Christmas present, a second-hand video camera. Robert Tinkler (Rubeus) plays the supporting role of Officer Malette alongside The Daily Show‘s Samantha Bee and Canadian comedian Dave Foley. This looks hilarious from what we have read and we hope to hear more about this soon!

Jeff Lumby Featured in New Red Green Special and Book!

I’m sneaking in this quick edit this morning! Meg Ruffman is an actress who has an interesting hobby – carpentry! She has even written a few books about simple how-to projects for beginners. She is nearly finished writing a book called We’re All In This Together, a biography on Steve Smith. Last week she was featured as a Special Guest Co-host on Jeff Lumby’s (Professor Tomoe, Kakeru, Mischa) radio show, Lumby in the Morning. While she was there, she also shot an interview to be aired on The Comedy Network in October as part of We’re All In This Together: The Red Green Story a tribute to Red Green. The show definitely ranks up there with long-running Canadian TV shows and we were sad to see it go when it did. We look forward to watching this special and hopefully we’ll see a few “brilliant” moments from Jeff’s character, Winston Rothschild III of Rothschild’s Sewage and Septic Sucking Services. Picture courtesy of SOS, pointing out our favorite evil professor in court (of course, not for his monster engineering).