On Saturday, October 22, 2011 Atlantis Fantasyworld hosted a very special apppearance by Maurice LaMarche, winner of the 2011 Emmy Award for Best Voiceover Performance for his work on Futurama. Maurice can be heard on many commercials and some of your favorite cartoons, but is best known as the voice of The Brain, from the 1990s cartoon Pinky and the Brain.
Joe Ferrara interviewed Maurice LaMarche from 11am to Noon at the Santa Cruz Cinema 9. This free event was a rare opportunity not only to get to know LaMarche and his incredible talent, but also to peek behind the scenes and discover how some of our favorite cartoons are made! Videos of this interview are below. Following the interview, LaMarche signed autographs at Atlantis Fantasyworld the rest of the day.
Maurice LaMarche's appearance was a benefit for Levi Castro, a local Santa Cruz resident who was paralyzed in a surfing accident in 1999. LaMarche took donations for his signature, and for voice-recordings, to raise funds help Levi Castro purchase a much-needed new standing frame. We are happy to report that through the combined efforts of Maurice LaMarche, and everyone who donated, Levi Castro will be able to purchase his new standing frame!
On June 4, 2011 Wonder Robot 2T2 (from the TV show Captain Cosmic) joined the crew of the U.S.S. Atlantis at our Starfest event, which also brought documentary film maker Tom Wyrsch and Star Trek actress Joanne Linville to our store. Please enjoy these videos from the event:
1) Capt. Cosmic - 2T2 Returns - A short film by Tom Wyrsch announcing the Return of 2T2 featuring clips from Captain Cosmic:
2) Robot 2T2 is back! - The unveiling of Wonder Robot 2T2 at Starfest 2011!
Happy Birthday, Noel Neill (Lois Lane)!
November 25, 2010 was actress Noel Neill's 90th birthday! Noel's career has spanned 70 years, but she is best remembered for playing Lois Lane in the 1950's TV series The Adventures of Superman. Her portrayal of the intrepid news reporter inspired millions of young women to seek professional careers.
In 2006 Noel visited Atlantis in conjunction with her appearance as Gertrude in the movie Superman Returns. Prior to a special showing of the film, Atlantis owner, Joe Ferrara, had the priviledge of interviewing Noel before an exclusive audience of donors to the Christopher Reeve Foundation. We would now like to share that interview with you:
Happy Birthday, Noel, from Atlantis Fantasyworld and all of your friends around the world!
Boys and Girls' Club Day for Kids, September 2010
Kids who visited Atlantis Fantasyworld's
booth at the Boys and Girls' Club Day for Kids were given a fun
maze that brought them into Atlantis. At our store, they received
free Herobear posters and flip-books!
Jane Wiedlin & Bill Morrison visit to Atlantis, July 2010
Jane Wiedlin of the Go Gos visited Atlantis Fantasyworld
with Simpsons artist Bill Morrison to sign their new comic Lady
Robitika! Also pictured: Atlantis Owner, Joe Ferrara
Kids who visited Atlantis Fantasyworld's booth at the
Boys and Girls' Club Day for Kids were given a fun maze that
brought them into Atlantis. At our store, they received free
life-size Bone plush dolls!
Scott Allie, Joe , Amy, and Kevin McGovern
Children's Day 2008
A hug from Snoopy
Scott Shaw! teaches aspiring cartoonists
Free Comic Book Day, 2008
Radio Station KIDD Magic 68 broadcasts live from Atlantis, 2007