Thursday, 29 July 2004
that the cast of Friends is no longer around to hold out for higher
salaries, one of America’s favorite cartoon families is holding out –
The Simpsons. According to USA Today, the six lead voice actors for The
Simpsons, who have been working on the show’s 16th season, have stopped
production by refusing to record the dialog for upcoming episodes. Six
episodes have been completed thus far, but the voice actors have not
shown up for the past month to complete work on the rest of the season.
Normally when dialog tracks are completed, they are sent overseas, and
scenes are animated to the tracks. This process takes over nine months,
so the repercussions of what is happening now won’t be seen (or not
seen) until January 2005.