By Stephanie Ciccarelli
September 15, 2006
Amanda Parsons of Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada helped "Everyone's Hero" to keep on swinging through production, bringing Christopher Reeve's final project to fruition.
"Everyone's Hero" was one of the last film projects taken on by the late Hollywood actor, Christopher Reeve. Christopher Reeve directed the film until his death in October of 2004. One of the characters in the animated film was voiced by his wife, the late Dana Reeve (died in 2006), who passed away from lung cancer before completing the project, has come full circle with the help of Halifax native, Amanda Parsons.
The animated film "Everyone's Hero" is about Yankee Irving, a young Babe Ruth fan in New York who strikes out at the plate but rallies to befriend a smart-alecky baseball named Screwie. Together they overcome every obstacle in order to return Babe Ruth's favourite bat Darlin' halfway across the continent for the third game of the 1932 World Series in Chicago.
When searching for a voice actor to complete Dana's work, Amanda Parsons was discovered to have a voice strikingly similar to Dana Reeve's. Amanda was able to seamlessly deliver Dana Reeve's remaining lines, including one line that was spliced.
The project was a family affair for the Reeves, including their son Will who voices the role of the Big Kid. Whoopi Goldberg rounded out the cast, performing the role of Babe Ruth's favourite bat Darlin'.
Amanda Parsons is a member of the Impatient Theatre Company in Toronto and performs commercial voice-overs in addition to acting on the stage.
To read the full article, visit the Chronicle Herald website.
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