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Gordon Bressack Dies: Writer For ‘Pinky And The Brain’ And Animaniacs’ Was 68.

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Gordon Bressack Dies: Writer For ‘Pinky And The Brain’ And Animaniacs’ Was 68.
Gordon Bressack, best known for his work on the animated Pinky and the Brain and Animaniacs, has died. He passed on Friday in Los Angeles after a long illness, according to his son.

Bressack was nominated for five Daytime Emmys and won three awards, all shared with his colleagues. They included outstanding achievement in animation for Animaniacs in 1996; outstanding special class animated program for Pinky and the Brain in 1999; and outstanding children’s animated program for Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain in 2000.

He also was the first to receive the Writers Guild’s Animation Writers Caucus Animation Award.

Bressack’s credits include Tiny Toon Adventures, The Smurfs, Mighty Max, Darkwing Duck, Bionic Six and his own creation, Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys.

A native New Yorker, Bressack worked in theater in his early years, then returned to the craft in his later years, writing and directing plays in Los Angeles.
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‘Pinky and the Brain’ Writer Gordon Bressack Dies at 68

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‘Pinky and the Brain’ Writer Gordon Bressack Dies at 68
Gordon Bressack, a prolific Emmy-winning writer of animated television series, has died. He was 68.

Bressacks’s filmmaker son James Cullen Bressack confirmed the death in an Instagram post. He wrote, “Words can’t begin to describe how I am feeling right now. You were my mentor, my writing partner, my hero, my best friend, but most of all you were my Dad.”

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Words cant begin to describe how i am feeling right now. You were my mentor, my writing partner, my hero, my best friend, but most of all you were my Dad. I will miss you more than you will ever know. I knew this day would come but some how always thought that you would beat the odds and live forever, because thats what you did, you beat the odds. Thank you for everything you taught me. Thank you for being a story
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Gordon Bressack, Emmy-Winning Writer Known for ‘Animaniacs’ and ‘Pinky and the Brain,’ Dies at 68

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Gordon Bressack, Emmy-Winning Writer Known for ‘Animaniacs’ and ‘Pinky and the Brain,’ Dies at 68
Emmy-winning writer Gordon Bressack, best known for his work on ’90s animated classics “Tiny Toon Adventures,” “Pinky and the Brain” and “Animaniacs,” died Friday following several health issues. He was 68.

His son, filmmaker James Cullen Bressack, announced the news in a statement posted to Instagram. A specific cause of death was not given.

“You were my mentor, my writing partner, my hero, my best friend, but most of all you were my Dad,” Bressack’s statement said in part. “Thank you for everything you taught me. Thank you for being a story teller and instilling a love of stories into me. Thank you for making me watch movie after movie when i was little and asking me questions about them. Thank you for telling me I was going to be a filmmaker before I ever even knew what that meant. You meant the world to me, you always have and you always will.
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Gordon Bressack, Emmy-Winning 'Pinky and the Brain' Writer, Dies at 68

Gordon Bressack, Emmy-Winning 'Pinky and the Brain' Writer, Dies at 68
Gordon Bressack, the Emmy-winning writer known for such animated hits as Pinky and the Brain and Animaniacs, has died. He was 68.

Bressack died Friday in Los Angeles after a long health battle, his son, filmmaker James Cullen Bressack, told The Hollywood Reporter.

"Thank you for telling me I was going to be a filmmaker before I ever even knew what that meant," the younger Bressack wrote on Instagram. "You meant the world to me, you always have and you always will."

Gordon Bressack worked on some of the most influential cartoons of the 1990s. He was nominated for ...
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The Christina Grimmie Foundation Announces Its Third Annual Fundraising Gala Honorees

The Christina Grimmie Foundation announced today the honorees for its September 26, 2019 third annual Gala fundraiser at the Burbank Marriott.

The evening will honor two-time Primetime Emmy-winning voiceover artist Maurice Lamarche (“Pinky and the Brain” and “Animaniacs”), award-winning author and advocate Travis Flores and the Ventura County Community Foundation. Lamarche will be on-hand to accept the Trailblazer Award for his invaluable assistance in helping launch the Foundation. Flores will receive the Inspiration Award for his unwavering dedication to the Foundation despite severe obstacles. Ventura County Community Foundation will receive the Legacy Award for their diligent and honorable handling of the Thousand Oaks Borderline donations. Returning for his third year as host will be co-host of E!’s hit show “Nightly Pop!”, Hunter March. Tickets may be purchased here.

With a big voice and an even bigger heart, beloved singer, songwriter, fan-favorite from NBC’s “The Voice” and YouTube icon Christina Grimmie was one of those stars.
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Stranger Things: If You Don't Recognize the Mayor, You Must Have Been Born After 1990

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It's not so strange for Netflix to cast our favorite stars from the '80s on Stranger Things - over the years, the gritty sci-fi series has blessed us with performances from Winona Ryder, Sean Astin, and more. And now Cary Elwes! In the third season, we see this beloved actor who dominated the decade. If you don't already know him, the English actor played the extremely handsome farm boy (and your childhood crush) Westley in The Princess Bride. Over three decades later, he's guest starring as Hawkins's Mayor Larry Kline, a major proponent of the shiny new Starcourt Mall.

The Princess Bride (below) is Elwes's biggest project, but it's certainly not his only one. The English actor, now 56 years old, has had a prolific career, lending his talents to movies, TV shows, animated works, and theater productions. His work has been in many different pockets of pop culture over the years.
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Stranger Things: If You Don't Recognize the Mayor, You Must Have Been Born After 1990

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Image Source: Netflix

It's not so strange for Netflix to cast our favorite stars from the '80s on Stranger Things - over the years, the gritty sci-fi series has blessed us with performances from Winona Ryder, Sean Astin, and more. And now Cary Elwes! In the third season, we see this beloved actor who dominated the decade. If you don't already know him, the English actor played the extremely handsome farm boy (and your childhood crush) Westley in The Princess Bride. Over three decades later, he's guest starring as Hawkins's Mayor Larry Kline, a major proponent of the shiny new Starcourt Mall.

The Princess Bride (below) is Elwes's biggest project, but it's certainly not his only one. The English actor, now 56 years old, has had a prolific career, lending his talents to movies, TV shows, animated works, and theater productions. His work has been in many different pockets of pop culture over the years.
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Podtalk: Rob Paulsen, Voice of Yakko in 'Animaniacs,' at C2E2 in Chicago thru Mar. 24, 2019

Chicago – If the words, “We’re Animaniacs…” immediately makes you think, “There’s baloney in our slacks…” then you’ll want to experience voiceover artist Rob Paulsen, the iconic character of Yakko on that series. Rob, along with Animaniacs voices Jess Harnell (Wakko), Tress MacNeille (Dot) and Maurice Lamarche (the Brain) are at C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo) through Sunday, March 24, 2019. For ticket information and details, click here.

Rob Paulsen was born in Michigan, and moved to Los Angeles in the 1980s to pursue acting work. It was a chance audition in 1983 with the “G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero” cartoon series that launched him into a lifelong pursuit, leading him to do voice characters for the aforementioned “Animaniacs” (with Jess Harnell and Tress MacNeille) “Pinky and the Brain”, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Jimmy Neutron,” “The Tick,” and many more.

Rob Paulsen (and Friends) of at C2E2 through March 24th

Photo credit: RobPaulsenLive.
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Podtalk: Rob Paulsen, Voice of Yakko for ‘Animaniacs In Concert!,’ in Chicago on Mar. 21, 2019

Chicago – If the words, “We’re Animaniacs…” immediately makes you think, “There’s baloney in our slacks…” then you’ll want to experience voiceover artist Rob Paulsen, the iconic character of Yakko on that series. Rob, along with Animaniacs composer Randy Rogel and more, will be appearing with “Animaniacs in Concert!” at the Copernicus Center in Chicago on Thursday, March 21st, 2019 (8pm). For ticket information, click here.

Rob Paulsen was born in Michigan, and moved to Los Angeles in the 1980s to pursue acting work. It was a chance audition in 1983 with the “G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero” cartoon series that launched him into a lifelong pursuit, leading him to do voice characters for the aforementioned “Animaniacs,” “Pinky and the Brain”, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Jimmy Neutron,” “The Tick,” and many many more.

Rob Paulsen (and Friends) of ‘Animaniacs in Concert!’

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“Animaniacs in Concert!” brings
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Artist's Take on What a Live Action Pinky And The Brain Might Look Like

Pinky and the Brain is a show that brings me right back to my childhood. I wasn’t huge on cartoons, but I loved Animaniacs and the spinoff that was Pinky and the Brain. It was just a funny and smart show with a deadpan vs. slapstick comedy duo that cracked me up every time. And it totally stands the test of time, so the writers and creators were really brilliant in making this show.

Now, we haven’t ever gotten a live-action treatment for Pinky and the Brain, but Hollywood loves to pull out old favorites from their back pocket for movie ideas, whether we need them or not. So I wouldn’t be terribly shocked if we got a Pinky and the Brain reboot or live-action movie. And neither would artist George Evangelista. He posted a piece of art to his Instagram:

Time to start my 80s
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‘Pinky and the Brain’ Voice Actors Hint at Reboot: ‘If We Get Our Show Back…’

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‘Pinky and the Brain’ Voice Actors Hint at Reboot: ‘If We Get Our Show Back…’
What are we going to do tonight? The same thing we do every night, Pinky: Try to get rebooted. That’s one takeaway from a Vulture Festival panel in which voice actors read famous movie scenes, including Maurice Lamarche and Rob Paulsen of “Pinky and the Brain,” performing the Ferris wheel scene from “The Third Man” in character. They’d already done so once before on the cartoon itself, leading Paulsen to say to his co-star, “If we get our show back…”

Lamarche’s response? “Quiet, Pinky, or I’ll have to beat you over the head with an Nda.” Whether it was a joke or a sign of things to come remains unclear, but it’s not like it would be surprising for another ’90s classic to get the reboot treatment. To wit, “Animaniacs” — where the two animated mice first debuted in 1993 — is itself being brought back courtesy of
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Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: First Look at Lena Headey as New Villain

Mike Cecchini Nov 13, 2018

Game of Thrones' Lena Headey is coming to Nickelodeon's Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Check out your first look at Big Mama!

A key piece of Nickelodeon's Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been its willingness to introduce its own characters and explore new elements of the Tmnt legend, rather than continually try and reinvent elements from the team's 30 year history. After all, Tmnt mythology now encompasses no fewer than three distinct sets of comic book continuity, four animated series (and a forgotten live action series), each telling their own story, and six theatrical movies (which themselves reinvent Turtle continuity three times between them).

In other words, it is a lot. The assorted Turtle timelines could almost give the DC Multiverse a run for its money. As a result, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has wisely spent the vast
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Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Reveals New Villains

Mike Cecchini Oct 5, 2018

Iconic Pinky & The Brain voice duo takes on the Foot Clan on Nickelodeon’s Rise of the Tmnt.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arrived on Nickelodeon on Sept. 17. It’s tough following up the long-running and beloved previous Tmnt series, which aired on Nickelodeon between 2012-2017, but Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is quite a departure, introducing an all-new voice cast, a dynamic return to 2D animation, and some new mythology for the characters.

But it also reunites the iconic voices of Pinky and the Brain, Rob Paulsen and Maurice Lamarche as the villainous Foot Lieutenant and Foot Brute, respectively. Like the rest of the series, this is a new take on the Foot Clan, and Paulsen and Lamarche have flipped the dynamic of their old Pinky and the Brain roles. Paulsen, of course, also voiced Raphael in the original Tmnt animated series,
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10 Dark 90’s Cartoon Theories That Will Ruin Your Childhood

Cartoons from the 90s were pretty darn awesome and they still hold a place in the memories of many people today. But despite the fond memories, there are some dark internet theories out there that may just ruin some of your favorite childhood memories. For instance, Ash from Pokemon is potentially in a coma for the whole entire series. That, or he wished to remain a child for the last twenty years. Pinky from Pinky and the Brain may in fact be the brain that the song talks about. Doug Funnie from Doug may have schizophrenia, which is the reason for his vivid daydreams and how he’s able to interact with them. Caillou on the other hand, may have it worse if it’s actually diagnosed with cancer. Two characters from Samurai Jack and Powerpuff girls may in fact be the same character. There also may be a connection
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Stephen Amell Jokes About A Pinky And The Brain Crossover Episode Of Arrow

Stephen Amell isn't as big of a mouthpiece for the Arrow-verse anymore ever since the series got sent over to Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. Et, but he's still good for a quote or two when it matters. For example, a fan, referencing the Supernatural and Scooby-Doo crossover, asked the actor which cartoon he'd like to have a crossover with Arrow, and he had the perfect response:

Pinky & The Brain. https://t.co/YjbReD5Lns

— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) March 19, 2018

I mean, it isn't the craziest idea. Pinky and the Brain are getting a reboot alongside Animaniacs on Hulu in the near future, and the show could really use a boost of energy from a fanbase that's been fatigued from season after season of let downs. Granted, I've heard these past two seasons have been solid, but I still have yet to get back to it. If, however, I learned
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Stephen Amell Wants Arrow To Crossover With Pinky & The Brain

With Supernatural about to play host to an unlikely animated crossover with Scooby-Doo, the star of another hit show from The CW has suggested another possible cartoon team-up that sounds weirdly awesome. Specifically, Arrow‘s Stephen Amell wants to see his Emerald Archer cross paths with 90s favourites Pinky and the Brain.

In response to a tweet from @GreenArrowTV pondering what cartoon the Arrow cast would pick to crossover with, the man who plays Oliver Queen revealed that his personal choice would be the classic Cartoon Network show starring those lab rats that wanted to take over the world.

Pinky & The Brain. https://t.co/YjbReD5Lns

— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) March 19, 2018

This might sound like a ludicrous idea at first, but it’s worth remembering that the Arrowverse has proven to be open to left-field ideas before. The Flash and Supergirl came together for a musical episode last year and
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Podtalk: Voice Artist Rob Paulsen on Steven Spielberg, Gordie Howe and the Cartoon Life

Chicago – If the words, “We’re Animaniacs…” immediately makes you think, “While Bill Clinton pays the sax…” then you’ll want to experience voiceover artist Rob Paulsen, the iconic character of Yakko on that series, as well as Pinky (“Pinky and The Brain”) and Donatello/Raphael (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”), among many other cartoon legends. Rob, with Animaniacs composer Randy Rogel, will be appearing in “Animaniacs Live!” at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake, Ill., on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 (click link below for details).

Rob Paulsen was born in Michigan, and like other hopeful dreamers, moved to Los Angeles in the 1980s to pursue acting work. It was a chance audition in 1983 with the “G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero” cartoon series that launched him into a lifelong pursuit, leading him to do voice characters for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” the aforementioned “Animaniacs,” “Pinky and the Brain,
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Interview: Voice Artist Rob Paulsen on ‘Pinky and the Brain,’ Mel Blanc and Podcasting

Chicago – If the words, “We’re Animaniacs…” immediately makes you think, “We have pay for play contracts…” then you’ll want to experience voiceover artist Rob Paulsen, the iconic character of Yakko on that series, as well as Pinky (“Pinky and The Brain”) and Donatello/Raphael (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”), among many other cartoon legends. Rob, with Animaniacs composer Randy Rogel, will be appearing in “Animaniacs Live!” at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake, Ill., on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 (click link below for details).

Rob Paulsen was born in Michigan, and like other hopeful dreamers, moved to Los Angeles in the 1980s to pursue acting work. It was a chance audition in 1983 with the “G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero” cartoon series that launched him into a lifelong pursuit, leading him to do voice characters for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” the aforementioned “Animaniacs,” “Pinky and the Brain,
See full article at HollywoodChicago.com »

Interview: Voice Artist Rob Paulsen on ‘Animaniacs Live!’ in Grayslake, Ill. on March 3, 2018

Chicago – If the words, “We’re Animaniacs…” immediately makes you think, “There’s baloney in our slacks…” then you’ll want to experience voiceover artist Rob Paulsen, the iconic character of Yakko on that series, as well as the voice of Pinky (“Pinky and The Brain”) and Donatello/Raphael (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”), among many other cartoon legends. Rob, with Animaniacs composer Randy Rogel, will be appearing in “Animaniacs Live!” at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake, Ill., on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 (click link below for details).

Rob Paulsen was born in Michigan, and like other hopeful dreamers, moved to Los Angeles in the 1980s to pursue acting work. It was a chance audition in 1983 with the “G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero” cartoon series that launched him into a lifelong pursuit, leading him to do voice characters for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” the aforementioned “Animaniacs,
See full article at HollywoodChicago.com »

What We Can Expect From Hulu’s Animaniacs Revival?

Yesterday saw the unexpected, but not unwelcome announcement that beloved ’90s cartoon Animaniacs will be revived on Hulu in 2020.

The show’s original executive producer Steven Spielberg, his production company Amblin Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation are all back on board for two seasons of what will be Hulu’s first original series aimed at families. The deal also sees the original show and its companion series Tiny Toon Adventures, Pinky and the Brain and Pinky, Elmyra, and the Brain move exclusively to Hulu. But what, exactly, can viewers expect from a new incarnation of the Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister).
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