Dwight Schultz Signs Up For Animation PilotBy Caillan
July 5, 2003 - 8:25 AM
Dwight Schultz (Reginald Barclay) recently joined the cast of a new animated series being created in China.
Schultz was one of several well-known genre faces — or rather, voices — to sign up for Noz & Grakk: Alien Abductors after reading the pilot script. "It's the writing. This is one of the best pilots I've ever read," Schultz, who is now an associate producer on the series, said in a press release.
Created by Justin Evans, Noz & Grakk: Alien Abductors revolves around two aliens who crash on Earth in 1947 with their sentient starship. With the aim of producing feature film quality animation on the television screen, Evans set up the Virtual Light animation company in Beijing. After a year in pre-production, the animation team have created the show's opening sequence, which is being shown to investors as a "proof of concept".
Schultz's fellow cast members include James Earl Jones, famous worldwide as the voice of Darth Vader in Star Wars, Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, and Curtis Armstrong (The Chronicle, Moonlighting). There was intense competition for the voice roles, with cast members from The Simpsons and Everybody Loves Raymond reportedly expressing interest.
Development on the series is continuing as Evans and his team look for distributors for the project. Further details are available in the full press release.