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Casting Diversity Headline News

Matt Groening Addresses ‘The Simpsons’ Re-Casting Moves

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 7:53am

In a new BBC interview, the iconic show’s creator shares his support for the decision to replace Harry Shearer in the role of Dr. Hibbert, agreeing that change is needed, not just with actors, but the entire industry.

Voice Acting Headline News

Kevin Michael Richardson Replaces Harry Shearer as Dr. Hibbert on ‘The Simpsons’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 22, 2021 at 3:19pm

Following last June’s announcement that white actors would no longer voice Black characters on the show, producers reveal that starting with next week’s episode, Richardson will take over the role Shearer has voiced for over 30 years.

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Arif Zahir Breaks Out as the New Cleveland Brown on ‘Family Guy’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 2:12pm

The actor known as Azerzz to his 6.2 million YouTube followers lands his dream role voicing the hit animated series character behind the impression he’s been perfecting for years.

BLM Headline News

‘The Simpsons’ to Recast Characters of Color; Mike Henry to Stop Voicing Cleveland Brown on ‘Family Guy’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 29, 2020 at 2:14pm

Moves come on the heels of ‘Big Mouth’ and ‘Central Park’ creators’ decision to recast biracial characters with Black or biracial actors. 

Princess Tiana Headline News

Disney Modifies Princess Tiana in ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Amid Whitewashing Criticism

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 24, 2018 at 4:47pm

Color of Change advocacy group campaign and increased pressure on social media platforms spurs studio to reanimate character in upcoming ‘Wreck-it Ralph’ sequel. 

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