North American VA Update – Summer 2011

Toby Proctor (Tuxedo Mask #2) can be heard in two episodes of Turbo Dogs, an animated series. He is joined by other Sailor Moon voice actors, including: Catherine Disher (Mimet), Ron Rubin (Artemis), Colin O’Meara (Andrew) and Lyon Smith (Sapphire). The episodes where you can hear them are titled “The Muffled Mess-Up/Return to Lender” (aired December 2010) and “Best Buds Forever/Alsatian Aces” (aired January 2011). He also appears as a police office in an episode of XIII: The Series, a Canadian action series based on a Belgian comic book. The series is about XIII, who is trying to uncover the truth about his past life while being hunted by a dark anti-government organization. Toby appears in episode 7, “Undertow.”

Barbara Radecki (Sailor Neptune) appeared in an episode of Good Dog as Julia, the ex-wife of the main character. The dramatic comedy is about a TV producer who “caves in to network demands and asks his young girlfriend, Claire to move into his house, but she doesn’t move in alone.” (description from IMDb). This is another series by Shaftesbury Films that includes cast from Sailor Moon (Murdoch Mysteries also had Julie Lemieux and Wendy Lyon guest star in 2009, in separate episodes). The episode featuring Barbara is called “Jack Nicholson.” During this episode, the main character, George, gets a table at a restaurant by claiming that Jack Nicholson will be meeting him for dinner, but his ex-wife is sitting at the next table so he makes excuses to try to leave. In a later episode of this series, David Fraser (Grandpa Hino) appears as Executor, when the main character “deals with the fallout of promising a non-existent television show to the most beautiful woman in the world.” (description from IMDb)

Speaking of David Fraser, he’s been busy! He’s appeared in four different TV series recently. In addition to Good Dog mentioned above, the following is a list of his other appearances. Breakout Kings premiered in March, and David was in the sixth episode, “Queen of Hearts,” as Milt Langley which first aired in early April. The show is about a group of ex-cons working with U.S. Marshals to track down prison escapees. What’s Up Warthogs is about some teenagers who make the morning announcements into a show. David appears in the seventh episode, “The Fall of Warty,” as Jerry the janitor which first aired in late April. Almost Heroes is comedy about brothers forced to take over their father’s failing comic book store after his untimely death. David appears as Baker in the fifth episode, “Terry and Peter vs. Their Hero.”

Jill Frappier (Luna) appears as a recurring character in the Canadian television series Life Unjarred as Helene. So far she has appeared in episodes 4-6, 11, and 13.

TBGO - Chair, shoesEmilie Barlow (Sailor Mars #2, Sailor Venus #2) will be performing on August 13th at Scene Desjardins in Levis, Québec. She will also be performing on the Harmony Square stage at the fourth annual TD Brantford International Jazz Festival, a free outdoor show which will be running September 16th-18th. Her performance is schedule for 5:00 p.m. on September 17th. In October, fans can see Emilie in Québec and Ontario. She will perform on October 27th in Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec at l’Espace Rona at 8:00 p.m. On the 29th, she will be in Terrbonne, Québec and performing at Salle Desjardins – Le Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne at 8:30 p.m. On the 30th, she will be in Burnstown, Ontario, on the Schoolhouse stage at Neat Coffee Shop at 8:30 p.m. In December, she will be in Brampton, Ontario on the first, performing at the Rose Theatre at 8:00 p.m. On the second, she will be in Markham, Ontario, at the Markham Theatre performing at 8:00 p.m.

Fans in the United States who would like to hear Emilie’s voice in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, which we previously reported about, can catch the series on The Hub and Canadian fans can find it on Treehouse TV.

Vince Corazza (Alan/ Tuxedo Mask #3) appeared in episode 16, “the Magnificent” of the Supah Ninjas TV series, as Mallini the Magnificent. We also have a release date for Rock and Roll: The Movie, which we’ve previously reported about. The US film release date is July 30th, so interested fans can look out for it soon!

Dream House Poster

David Huband (Serena’s Dad) will be appearing in a TV short called Dave vs Death. The comedic short is about a man named David Kane who, on his deathbed, challenges Death to a game of chess. “If Dave wins, his life is spared. For every piece lost, someone he cares about will die.” (description from IMDb). A poster is now available for the thriller film Dream House (see right), which we previously reported will premiere in theatres on September 30th. A trailer is also available, but if you watch past 1:11 it may spoil the plot. You can see David around 50 seconds into the trailer. He’s the police officer on the left.

David Huband in Dream House

Harvey Atkin (Bumboo/Pox) has reprised his role in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. The latest episode featuring him as Judge Alan Ridenour was “Delinquent” and it first aired in May 2011.

Maria Vacratsis (Negaforce) appeared in episode six of Skins, which we previously reported as including Sabrina Grdevich (Anne/Lizzy/Sailor Pluto #1) in two other episodes. The series is about a group of teenagers in Baltimore.

Liza Balkan () is featured in The Drowning Girls which is on stage at the Thousand Islands Playhouse Firehall Theatre, until July 30. Described as “the wettest show you’ll ever see, The Drowning Girls is an acclaimed and highly theatrical mystery based on a real life series of murders called “Brides in the Bath” from Edwardian, England.” (description from Kingston This Week) Showtimes are Tuesdays to Sundays at 8 p.m., with Friday and Saturday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available at 1000islandsplayhouse.com. A review of the play is available here.

(Images from Emilie Barlow’s Flickr pool, IMDb, and North Country Public Radio)

Mimet Wins!

Hey Moonies! Tonight was the broadcast gala of the 25th Annual Gemini Awards in Canada, and our lone hope Sailor Moon nominee won! Catherine Disher (Mimet) won the Gemini for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series for her work as Maggie Norton on CBC’s drama, The Border. Catherine has been nominated for this role for the last 3 years, so we are so glad she has finally gotten the recognition she deserves! For those of you who are Mimet fans that want to celebrate this occasion and do something for your favorite of the Witches 5, we have a special thread set up for you (members only) in our forums. Congratulations to Catherine Disher again and best of luck for continued success on The Border!

Breaking News: Gemini 2010 Noms Announced!

Lots of Reasons for the Moon Chase Blog Network to Celebrate!

This morning, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced nominations for the 2010 Gemini Awards, and both of our blogs (Moon Chase and We Got The Solution) have stars that we follow nominated! Though this year, there are less stars from Sailor Moon nominated ( ☽:( ), once again Flashpoint is leading the pack with 15 nominations in 11 categories! Congratulations to everyone who has been nominated and we will keep you updated with the winners come November. The lone nominee from Sailor Moon this year is Catherine Disher (Mimet) for her work on the Canadian drama The Border. There are too many nominated from Flashpoint to name in one sentence, but there is a special case where a Flashpoint star guested in another TV show, and is against two other guest stars from Flashpoint!

So here come the nominees! The productions that they are nominated for are in bold, but if you see a gold star next to their name(), it means they were also in Flashpoint or Sailor Moon).


Best Dramatic Series

Durham County
(Back Alley Film Productions Ltd. /Muse Entertainment Ent. Inc., Muse Entertainment Enterprise)
Adrienne Mitchell, Laurie Finstad Knizhnik, Janis Lundman, Michael Prupas
Flashpoint
(Flashpoint Season 2, Pink Sky Inc., Avamar Ent)
Anne Marie La Traverse, Bill Mustos
Republic of Doyle
(Republic Season II Inc., Malachy Season 1, Inc.)
Allan Hawco, Rob Blackie, John Vatcher
Stargate Universe
(Stargate Universe I Inc.)
Brad Wright, Carl Binder, Robert Cooper, John Lenic, N. John Smith
The Tudors
(Peace Arch Entertainment, PA Tudors III Inc., TM Productions)
John Weber, Sheila Hockin, Morgan O’Sullivan

Best Achievement in Casting

Deirdre Bowen – Bloodletting And Miraculous Cures – “All Souls”
John Buchan CSA, Jason Knight – The Summit
Stephanie Gorin – Guns
Andrea Kenyon, Wendy O’Brien, Marissa Richmond, Randi Wells – Durham County – “Little Lost Children”
Marissa Richmond – Flashpoint – “Perfect Storm”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series

Clé Bennett – The Line – “Episode 203”, “Episode 206”
Sergio Di Zio – Flashpoint – “One Wrong Move”, “The Good Citizen”
Genadijs Dolganovs – The Bridge – “Painted Ladies”, “Chain of Fools”
Sebastian Pigott – Being Erica – “Yes We Can”, “The Unkindest Cut”
Mark Taylor – Flashpoint – “Exit Wounds”, “One Wrong Move”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series

Enrico Colantoni – Cra$h & Burn – “Lawyers, Guns & Money”
Christopher Heyerdahl – Sanctuary – “Haunted”
Michael Riley – Flashpoint – “Coming To You Live”
Hugh Thompson – Flashpoint – “Business As Usual”
Kristopher Turner – Bloodletting And Miraculous Cures – “Family Practice”


Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series

Catherine Disher – The Border – “The Dead”, “Dark Ride”
Eve Harlow – The Guard – “Boom”, “Last Night”
Reagan Pasternak – Being Erica – “Shhh…Don’t Tell”, “Under My Thumb”
Jessica Steen – Flashpoint – “Clean Hands”, “The Perfect Family”
Rachel Wilson – Republic of Doyle – “Return of the Grievous Angel”, “Blood is Thicker Than Blood”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series

Ona Grauer – Flashpoint – “The Fortress”
Laurence Leboeuf – Flashpoint – “The Perfect Family”
Tatiana Maslany – Bloodletting And Miraculous Cures – “All Souls”
Debra Lynne McCabe – Bloodletting And Miraculous Cures – “All Souls”
Anastasia Phillips – Murdoch Mysteries – “Me, Myself, & Murdoch”

Best Direction in a Dramatic Series

David Frazee – Flashpoint – “One Wrong Move”
Andy Mikita – Stargate Universe – “Air Part 1”
Adrienne Mitchell – Durham County – “Little Lost Children”
Jeremy Podeswa – The Tudors – “Episode 308”
Stephen Surjik – Flashpoint – “Aisle 13”

Best Original Music Score for a Program or Series

Amin Bhatia, Ari Posner – Flashpoint – “One Wrong Move”
Robert Carli – Bloodletting And Miraculous Cures – “Isolation”
Robert Carli – Murdoch Mysteries – “Me, Myself, & Murdoch”
Joel Goldsmith – Stargate Universe – “Light”
James Jandrisch – The Guard – “At Sea”
Trevor Morris – The Tudors – “Episode 304”

Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series

James Jeffrey – Murdoch Mysteries – “The Murdoch Identity”
Glen MacPherson – Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Don Cherry Story
Jim Menard – Stargate Universe – “Light”
Stephen Reizes – Flashpoint – “Behind The Blue Line”
Michael Storey – Republic of Doyle – “The Fall of the Republic”

Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series

Rick Martin – Stargate Universe – “Human”
Lara Mazur, C.C.E. – Flashpoint – “One Wrong Move”
Vesna Svilanović – Bloodletting And Miraculous Cures – “Unhappy Endings”
Arthur Tarnowski – The Phantom
Jeff Warren – Guns

Best Writing in a Dramatic Series

Philip Bedard, Larry Lalonde – Murdoch Mysteries – “Hangman”
Jeremy Boxen – Cra$h & Burn – “Sunday Bloody Sunday”
Mark Haroun – Heartland – “The Haunting of Hanley Barn”
Alex Levine – The Border – “Missing In Action”
Ian Weir – Flashpoint – “The Fortress”

To check out the rest of the nominees, click here! Congratulations to everyone nominated from Flashpoint and Sailor Moon once again, and best of luck in November!

Finally, We Can End the Catherine Disher Saga…(And A Gemini Awards Update)

We posted not too long ago that Linda Ballantyne had revealed to us that she was in fact the voice of Snow Princess Kaguya in the Sailor Moon S movie – and we watched it again and heard the similarities to other voices she had played in other cartoons. However, one (or more) fans continued to disbelieve this, and posted some very rude comments on our blog. We did some more lurking on the internet, and discovered that many places were still giving Catherine the credit. Moreover, it has never actually been confirmed that she did in fact play Mimete in the S-season, as the episodes on DVD never credited her by name in any episode. Therefore we decided to put an end to this, and investigate this for once and for all. On Thursday, I personally called up Ms. Disher’s agency and spoke to a representative there. The representative tried to get a hold of a voice acting agent, but he was not in at the time. I left my email in the hopes that I’d hear back one way or another. Around an hour later, the representative emailed me back and told me that she played the role of Mimete, and not Snow Princess Kaguya. To you fans who are still skeptical, we can’t prove this any more than we already have. So please stop telling us that we have it wrong, because the agency has given us more “official proof” that she did not play Kaguya. Any further comments to the contrary will be ignored, the research has been done and reported, please let the issue go. Unfortunately, I am unable to share which agency she is represented by on this site, out of respect for her. We won’t report an actor on this site unless we can absolutely verify that they had a role in Sailor Moon.

On a more positive note, this means we have another voice actress to follow on our radar, and we can make a more complete update to our Gemini Awards post. Catherine was nominated for her role on CBC’s The Border as Superintendent Maggie Norton (fans can check out episodes here) in the category “Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series”. Unfortunately, she did not win – Gabrielle Miller (who many know very well as Lacey from CTV’s now ended Corner Gas) won for her role in Robson Arms playing Bobbi Briggs. Lyon Smith (Sapphire) and Stephanie Morgenstern (Sailor Venus #1) were also nominated in different categories, but did not win. However, Stephanie Morgenstern and her husband Mark Ellis’ Flashpoint won 3 awards during the initial presentation! This Saturday, many are predicting that it will win more during the broadcast gala. Keep your eyes peeled on Global TV tonight!