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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Henry And Me


Its been a while since I last posted anything, the reason being that I've been working on an animated film with The New York Yankees to be released next year in the Summer.

Below is a Presskit; I can't post too many Drawings yet. but above is a concept sketch!
Athletes And Artists Join In An Animated Story Of Nostalgia And Hope

New York, June 17, 2009---An All-Star cast of entertainers and Baseball Hall of Famers are providing the voices of characters for a long-awaited animated film based on a best-selling children’s book, “One Last Time: Good-Bye to Yankee Stadium.”

The animated film, called “Henry And Me,” features Richard Gere and Reggie Jackson. It is in production with a screenplay by David Stern and scheduled for release next Spring.

Joining them are Bronx native, Chazz Palminteri, Luci Arnaz, TV and film veteran, Luis Guzman, Grammy-Award winner, Jose Feliciano, and singer-songwriter, Joey Gian. Gere is the voice of the legendary, Lou Gehrig.

In addition to Jackson, former and current Yankees are in the cast. Hall of Famers, Yogi Berra and Rich “Goose Gossage” are joined by Alex Rodriguez, Mariano Rivera and Hideki Matsui. Hank Steinbrenner, son of Yankee principal owner, George Steinbrenner, plays his father. Sportscaster, Scott Clark of WABC-TV, New York is also lending his voice to the project.

The animated film, called “Henry And Me,” is the imaginative tale of Yankee greats who come to life for one last game in the House That Ruth Built in 1923. The book, the third by Ray Negron, a personal assistant to George Steinbrenner, is a tribute to the Yankee boss. It is the number one children’s book on Amazon.com and is published by HarperCollins.

Negron is also the author of “The Boy Of Steel,” and “The Greatest Story Never Told: The Babe and Jackie.” All three books are illustrated by Laura Seeley.

“Henry And Me” is produced by the team at Creative Group of New York City, composed of Negron, Storyboard Artist and Character Designer Robert Castillo, Joseph Avallone, Joe Castellano Directed by Barrett Esposito. “Henry And Me” is licensed through Major League Baseball.

1 comment:

sally cook said...

You are so talented and donate so much time to worthy children's causes, Rob. Fun to see your characters.

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