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Tom Hanks's Playtone bringing original series 'Electric City' to Yahoo

Yahoo is stepping into original scripted content with an animated series 'Electric City', voiced by Tom Hanks and produced by his Palytone production company in partnership with Reliance Entertainment.


Tom Hanks is bringing an original animated series named Electric City to Yahoo, reports All Things D. The show, co-produced by Hanks’s Playtone and Reliance Entertainment, and featuring Hanks's voice for one of the characters, will span 20 three- to five-minute episodes and start in Spring of 2012. Regarding the socially-conscious themes of Electric City, Erin McPherson, vice-president and head of original programming at Yahoo, said, "On the surface, the Electric City is utopia and under the surface, Electric City is secrets and heavy-handed state control." The show will mark Yahoo’s first foray into original scripted content.