26 August 2005

Christopher Reeve's Last Hurrah

Hey guys, it's Donnie...The death of a superhero is always tragic, both in reality and in fiction. The death of Christopher Reeve was no exception, mostly because he had fought so hard to overcome his injuries, to the point where we really started to feel like he was going to walk again. I wouldn't be surprised if Bryan Singer's Superman Returns carries a dedication fo Reeve.

Before he passed away, Reeve was directing a computer animated family feature called Yankee Irving about a young boy on a cross country quest to return Babe Ruth's baseball bat before the crucial game of the 1932 World Series. Reeve was co-directing with Dan St. Pierre and Colin Brady, who will continue work on the project for the 2006 release.

The vocal cast is envious to say the least, and I'm sure that most of these people jumped on board out of a tremendous respect for Christopher Reeve. Rob Reiner, Whoopi Goldberg, Brian Dennehy, William H. Macy, Mandy Patinkin, Robert Wagner, Richard Kind, Raven Symone, Yankees manager Joe Torre and Reeve's widow Dana Reeve will all be lending their vocal talents. I'd love to see this work out as a great sort of tribute to Reeve, who most certainly went before his time.


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