Tom Hanks Animated Series Electric City to Debut on Yahoo! on July 17

Big news came from Yahoo!, a pioneering digital media company, as it announced that the most awaited animated series “Electric City” created by and starring Tom Hanks, will unveil its first look on Yahoo! screen on July 17, 2012.

 

 

 Big news came today from Yahoo! as it announced that the most awaited animated series “Electric City” created by and starring Tom Hanks, will unveil its first look on Yahoo screen on July 17, 2012. “Electric City” is a joint venture of Playtone and Reliance Entertainment. The animated series designed to entertain the viewers is set in a futuristic society. “Electric City”, a 90 minute action packed sci-fi adventure series will also mark the debut of Tom Hanks in the genre, who is behind the series in a big way. Yahoo will launch this most anticipated series for audiences all over the world through a first-of-its kind 360 degree online interaction of digital, social, mobile and gaming media.

 Eric McPherson VP & head of Video at Yahoo, at this proud moment stated, “The much anticipated ‘Electric City’ is here – we at Yahoo! could not be more thrilled to be the digital partner for this unparalleled, groundbreaking series. Partnering with Playtone, Reliance Entertainment and one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Tom Hanks, is an important milestone for Yahoo! in paving the way to becoming the global destination for premium online content from the best storytellers in entertainment.”

 “Electric City” is in news because it is first-of-its-kind digital event, where storytelling and technology are put together in a unique way. It has also gained popularity among people around the world because of its multi-talented cast. Some of the renowned names that have given their voices in the series are of Tom Hanks, Jeanne Tripplehorn (“Big Love,” “Grey Gardens”), Holland Taylor (“Two and a Half Men”), Ginnifer Goodwin (WALK THE LINE, A SINGLE MAN, HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU), Jason Antoon, Chris Parnell, Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Georg Stanford Brown among others.

 The first ten episodes of this sci-fi adventure series will premiere on July 17 on Yahoo. These are all of 5-7 minutes in length. The remaining episodes will be released the following day, July 18 and July 19.

 “Electric City” is produced in coalition with Playtone and Reliance Entertainment. It is created by Tom Hanks and executive produced by Gary Goetzman and Amitabh Jhunjhunwala, Vice Chairman Reliance Entertainment Group.

 

 

 

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