Check out June Foray !
At Saturday evening’s banquet at VOICE 2010, WB’s voice of Porky Pig, Bob Bergen called out for a social media campaign because legendary June Foray , almost 93 is still kickin’ butt and working her craft. June was the original voice of Jokey Smurf in TV’s animated series.
During Rocky & Bullwinkle days
My friends Dave
Courvoisier and Bob Bergen are promoting “Smurf Justice for June Foray,”
an effort to give the grand dame of voice acting a cameo appearance in
the upcoming Smurfs theatrical film.
Foray, whose extensive
career in the animation field encompasses work on Rocky and Bullwinkle
and Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies along with much else, voiced Jokey
Smurf in the iconic animated series. She has not, however, been
approached to appear in any capacity in the new film. Courvoisier and
Bergen are seeking to rectify that.
If successful, it would not
mark the first time that Foray made a small appearance in a film based
on one of her signature properties. She appeared in the 1992 film Boris
and Natasha as “Autograph Woman.”
Courvoisier and Bergen have set
up a Facebook page to help
organize a lobbying effort on Foray’s behalf.
So my friends…. here’s a little more on the topic.
Most probably by the time this particular post is published, if you Google the title of this post, there should be plenty more where this came from.
Let’s give the industry a piece of our minds. Tweet, FB etc. etc.
Smurf Justice for June Foray!