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Christine Cavanaugh, Voice of Babe and Chuckie from Rugrats, Dead at 51

30 December 2014 1:00 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Christine Cavanaugh provided the voice to many beloved cartoon characters, including Dexter from Dexter's Laboratory and Chuckie from Rugrats. Cavanaugh, who retired from her prolific voice acting career in 2001, passed away on Dec. 22, reports TMZ. She was 51. Having also provided voices for characters in The Powerpuff Girls, Recess, 101 Dalmations: The Series, and Sonic the Hedgehog, Cavanaugh also made live-action appearances in Cheers, The X-Files, Salute Your Shorts, and more. Similarly well known as the voice of the titular role in the movie Babe, Cavanaugh also won an Annie Award in 2000 for outstanding individual achievement for voice acting by a female »

- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl

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'Rugrats,' 'Babe' Voice Actor Christine Cavanaugh Dies at 51: Relive Her Greatness

30 December 2014 12:33 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Voice actress Christine Cavanaugh, who provided the scratchy, adorable coo of Chuckie Finster on "Rugrats" and Babe in the first "Babe" film, has died at age 51 according to TMZ. Cavanaugh dropped out of voice acting in 2001 due to unspecified personal issues, which was a pretty staggering upset for the voice industry since she was such a popular and respected performer. Her cause of death is unknown, though her Wiki states that she had Chronic myelogenous leukemia.  Let's revisit some of her most famous and beloved work as a performer. Cavanaugh ranks among the great '90s cartoon voices like Tress MacNeille (Babs Bunny on "Tiny Toon Adventures," Dot on "Animaniacs") and E.G. Daily (Tommy on "Rugrats," Babe in his second film, "Babe: Pig in the City"). It's also worth noting that Cavanaugh had live-action acting gigs on "The X-Files," "Cheers," "ER," "Everybody Loves Raymond," and the movie "Jerry Maguire." "Babe »

- Louis Virtel

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StreamFix: 'Gilmore Girls' and 15 Other October Musts

30 September 2014 2:05 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Hope you like scares, because here comes a chilling fact: If "Gilmore Girls" began today, Lorelai Gilmore would've been born in 1982. Choke on that. Most of these streams are available beginning October 1. Check out our list of streaming musts from Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Crackle.   Hulu "South Park" Did you know Hulu has exclusive rights to "South Park"? It does. And did you know that "The Book of Mormon," which I finally saw, plays like a long, mostly good episode of "South Park"? Except unlike "South Park," my mother loves it? And she's the kind of person who tried banning "Salute Your Shorts" in my house because they sometimes made jokes about jockstraps? It's all confusing, but let's just sit back and watch "South Park" again. Remember Scuzzlebutt, the creature who had Patrick Duffy for a leg? Yeah, that's 17 years old. Fun newsflash: You'll be dead soon. "Scandal" Olivia »

- Louis Virtel

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10 Kids TV Characters Who Were Totally Gay Icons

30 July 2014 3:15 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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As adults, we look at children’s programming today and silently shake our heads and chuckle to ourselves when we notice that the voice actors, writers, or even animators have carefully added in adult jokes, themes, or innuendos that completely go over the intended audience’s heads, giving a subtle wink or nudge to others out there who may be casually watching.

This normally wouldn’t be a problem until we realise that hindsight is truly 20/20 and we take a look at the programming that was around during our own adolescence. Suddenly, the fabric of our childhood becomes frayed as we realise the adult nature, dirty jokes, or sophomoric adult humor sprinkled throughout popular children’s shows from back in the day such as Salute Your Shorts, Rocko’s Modern Life, or even Josie & The Pussycats.

Whether done on purpose or completely coincidental, »

- Tommy Bobby Watanabe

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