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Joan Cusack draws Voice Acting Inspiration from her Kids

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

February 9, 2006

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Peep and the Big Wide World


Greetings,

For those of you who have spent years reading bed time stories to your children, you're in good company with Joan Cusack. She owes her storytelling talents to 6 years of reading childrens' literature to her little darlings.

Joan Cusack, a Hollywood actress, has found another niche within the business, providing voice-over narration for a popular childrens' series called "Peep and the Big Wide World", a program principally funded by the National Science Foundation.

In addition to her work on Peep, Joan provided the voice of the character Jessie in Toy Story 2 and also voiced a character in Chicken Little, quickly making her a hit at both the box office and with her two children, Dylan and Miles.

Most of Joan's inspiration as a voice actor comes from making a difference in the lives of the audiences she reaches, for example, she chooses to align herself with educational and morally sound animated programming.

As a parent and a voice actor, she is driven by the possibilities that spring forth from her role as a storyteller, nurturing the innate curiosity of children, helping them develop important skills for lifelong learning.

Have any of you had the great opportunity of narrating for a preschool series? If so, leave a comment and promote the show that you worked on.

Looking forward to hearing all about it!

Stephanie

Related Topics: child, Hollywood


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