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  • Yahoo! Picks Up Tom Hanks' Animated Web Series "Electric City"

    Wed, 11 Jan 2012 16:15:48

    Yahoo! Picks Up Tom Hanks' Animated Web Series "Electric City" - It's post-apocalyptic

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    Yahoo! has picked Tom Hanks' long-gestating animated web series Electric City as its first original scripted. There are 20 episodes that run from three to four minutes. The animated series is set to air in the spring. Funny, I was just watching Hanks in The Money Pit, a comedy with Shelley Long that came out in 1986. Hindsight is 20/20, for real, as I had no idea this silly and funny actor would win two Oscars and become such an artisan developing web series and shit!

    The multi-dimensional series will feature interactive elements, including a 3-D map viewers can navigate through and games and listen to a character voiced by Hanks. The series will be available in multiple languages, including French and Spanish!

    Electric City is set in a post-apocalyptic world. The city of the title is a "symbol of peace and security" that's actually full of secrets and violence. As per a statement on the matter, the 'toon will address "relevant global issues and themes including energy consumption, freedom of information, crime and punishment and more."

    Will you watch Electric City?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    01.11.12



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