An animated hero tries to fit into live-action suburban America in Fox’s hybrid Son of Zorn Who Framed) Roger Rabbit correct for the live-action actors.”
Appel also drew inspiration for the style of animation from dozens of cartoon forms and shows like The Herculoids that were big throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The Herculoids were comprised of a team of humanoids and unusual creatures like a flying space dragon. These kinds of action-fantasy shows — He-Man from Masters of the Universe being an obvious influence — and the heroes they created spawned Zorn.
Despite being drawn as a hulking barbarian of sorts by Titmouse Animation Studios, Zorn shows the wear and tear of living in our real world. He’s a bit scruffy and has a bald spot — marks of a real dad dealing with the strain of raising a teenage son. This along with the sort of Midwestern cadence and charm of Sudeikis’ voice were used to make the animated main character as relatable as any of the live-action actors.
The show makes good use of its fish-out-of-wa- Entertainment writer Karen Idelson lives and works in the South Bay. She has a dog with a wicked underbite.
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CBeebies (U.K.), YLE Antoine Rodelet & Josselin Charier Format: 78 x 7 (in production) Target Audience: All Ages Type of Animation: CG Synopsis: When the ranger’s away, the wildlife will play! Grizzy the bear thinks it’s only natural that the park ranger’s house becomes his territory when the human is out. But his enjoyment of modern conveniences like air conditioning and a stocked kitchen is ruined by a family of lemmings who want to use the house as their personal amusement park. Selling Points: This 100-percent made-inFrance series seeks to revitalize the slapstick genre. “Since it is a non-verbal series targeting a large audience, Grizzy and the Lemmings has the potential to become a new classic. Otherwise, we have made significant investments to reach a feature quality CGI animation,” says Studio Hari co-founder Josselin Charier. “We are thrilled to unveil three episodes of this show in Cannes.” Broadcasters: Turner (Boomerang) worldwide, France Télévisions www.studiohari.com