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Smurfs: The Lost Village – Review

“Tra-la-lalala”A simple tune that quickly transformed into an earwig which burrowed into the brains of a generation (“Generation X” to be more precise). Yes, it’s the rallying song of that big, blue behemoth of kid-friendly franchises, the Smurfs. Those petite (three apples high) magical imps were introduced by Belgian cartoonist Peyo (Aka Pierre Colliford) way, way back in 1958. They were a merchandising phenom in Europe, but didn’t truly achieve worldwide superstar status until they descended on the Us thanks to TV cartoon titans Bill Hanna and Joe Barbara (the creators of The Flintstones and Scooby Doo also co-wrote that too-catchy theme song with Hoyt Curtin) and became the anchor for NBC’s Saturday morning line-up in 1981 through 1989. Tons of toys and imitations (remember the Snorks?) followed, but things were quiet in their hidden spot in the magic forest for the next twenty years or so. And then
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'The Simpsons': Nancy Cartwright looks back at 22 seasons of Bart

Obviously, when Nancy Cartwright first started giving voice to Bart Simpson, she had little idea that she was helping create one of the longest-running characters in TV history.

"I thought, 'Great. I got another job,'" Cartwright tells Zap2it of the audition with "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening that landed her a job voicing shorts on "The Tracey Ullman Show" in the late 1980s. "To me it was just another job. It was no big deal. I was already doing tons of Saturday morning [cartoons] -- I think I was doing like eight shows at that time. I had no idea."

Almost a quarter-century and close to 500 episodes later, she's joining her castmate Dan Castellaneta and "Simpsons" executive producer James L. Brooks as part of the Archive of American Television's Emmy TV Legends series. Zap2it talked with Cartwright during a break in her interview with the archive about booking the job as Bart,
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