Monday, June 1, 2009

Spotlight on Ed Asner

I saw Up on the weekend and thought it was a wonderful movie. One of the best parts of the movie was listening to Ed Asner voice the main character, Carl Fredrickson.

Asner has been in the film business since the 50s and has appeared in hundreds of different television programs and films over the years. His most well known role is probably Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off series, Lou Grant.

But my favourite thing about Ed Asner is the amount of work he does with in the animation world. Some of is more notable animation roles include Hoggish Greedly (Captain Planet and the Planeteers), Hudson (Gargoyles), Sgt. Cosgrove (Freakazoid), as well as a few voices for superhero cartoons! Do you remember these roles?

Roland Dagget - Batman: the Animated Series

J. Jonah Jameson - Spider-Man: the Animated Series

Granny Goodness - Superman: the Animated Series

Officer Barr - Spider-Man: the New Animated Series

Uncle Ben Parker - Spectacular Spider-Man

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