R&B Soul-stress Gray Gears Up Animated Life for WB

Warner Bros. Animation has signed a development deal with sultry voiced R&B superstar Macy Gray to bring her real life to the small screen animated style. The project dubbed A PRETTY GOOD LIFE was originally conceived by Gray, partner Stephen Belafonte, who will serve as producer on the toon, and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, who will executive produce from her address at the talent agency Gotham Group. Taking inspiration from Gray's childhood growing up in Los Angeles, the series will weave music, adventure, comedy and real-world issues into the mix with a multi-racial cast of young characters.

Upon announcing the deal, Sander Schwartz, president, Warner Bros. Animation, said, "The prospect of working with someone as talented as Macy is something that we are very excited about. This show will reflect Macys very unique style and bring a voice to childrens programming that is brand new and exciting."

Goldsmith-Vein added, "I am confident that the combination of Macy Gray and Warner Bros. Animation will result in a hip, cutting edge show that will have kids glued to their television sets."

Gray hit the music scene by storm in 1998 with her critically hailed debut album ON HOW LIFE IS. Since then, she has become a venerable force in the R&B biz and has also branched out into feature film acting. She made a brief musical appearance in the blockbuster SPIDER-MAN and played a memorable cameo role as a harassed victim of crooked cop Alonzo Harris, played by Oscar winner Denzel Washington, in TRAINING DAY. Agency the Gotham Group boasts the largest roster of entertainment talent in the industry with over 250 top writers, producers, content creators, illustrators, artists and directors.

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