Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Lance Bass: ‘Cartoons Are Real!’

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – As a kid, singer Lance Bass thought his favorite Saturday morning cartoons were the real deal.

Bass – who voices clumsy hardware store owner Elliot on the kiddie cartoon Handy Manny – was a total Smurfs and He-Man fan as a kid, and used to think the toons were real live people.

He laughs, “I never realized that other people voiced the cartoons. I thought they were real, like someone with a camera just went to visit the Smurfs and filmed them for TV!”

Working on Handy Manny has given the former ’NSYNC member a new outlook on animation, and he calls the voice-over experience the “best acting class in the world.”

He’s been picking up Spanish from the bilingual cartoon by following along with the preschool lessons.

To warm-up his pipes for his character, Bass uses the same vocal exercises he’s used throughout his singing career.

Bass’s episode of Handy Manny airs Friday (Oct. 10) on the Disney Channel.

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