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Thursday, October 09, 2003
Siegfried and Roy All CGI Revue
Last night, Siegfried appeared on Larry King Live. While the show in Vegas may be put on permanent hold, the duo's CGI cartoon is still in production. Set for a September 2004 debut on NBC, "Father of the Pride" will center around the show's white tigers. Here's a plot synopsis from tvtome.com:
The show stars Larry, a hard-working white lion in the revue with his wife Kate, a white lioness. Sarmoti, another white lion who is Kate's father - and Larry's father-in-law - clashes with Larry on every subject imaginable. Rounding out the group is Snack, a mischievous gopher and Larry's best friend.
This isn't going to be your average low-budget Saturday morning fodder. The show is being executive produced by Jeffrey Katzenberg and will feature the vocal talents of John Goodman, Orlando Jones and Carl Reiner. Rather than run on Saturday mornings after the farm report, it's set for a prime time slot. "Father of the Bride" will also be entirely in CGI rather than traditional cell animation.
Even before Roy's accident, prophesized by an old episode of the Simpsons, this probably wasn't the best idea. NBC has already dropped a massive amount of $$$ on pre-production, so it's unsurprising that reluctant to pull the plug after little thing like a severe mauling. But it begs the question: will Roy have his throat torn out by the John Goodman on a "very special episode of..."?