“Thufferin’ thuckotash!” Have you heard Eric Bauza as the voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Marvin the Martian, Sylvester & Tweety and many other classic cartoon stars? He says his five-year-old son can tell his Bugs from that of Mel Blanc but I can’t, and I’ve collected dozens of classic Warner
As a young Toronto school teacher, Linda Schuyler decided to introduce her Grade 8 students to the art of filmmaking. As it says on the inside flap of her new book, “The Mother of all Degrassi: A Memoir” (ECW Press), this was a momentous decision. “It set in motion a career of storytelling for an
Actors and actresses from When Calls the Heart have been among the most-listened to guests in the three years since brioux.tv: the podcast was launched. Clearly, “Hearties” are everywhere, and in Canada they subscribe to Super Channel. The service has a fascinating history. Think of how the media landscape has lurched from one disruption to another this
Charlie Hunnam does not like to watch himself on screen, especially at film festivals. The star of AppleTV+’s Shantaram was in Toronto recently to promote the 12-episode adventure drama. He did the red carpet and waved to the audience but ducked out of a screening at the Bell Lightbox Theatre. As you’ll hear on the
I think I was about 35 before I figured out that Billy Van played all those crazy characters on The Hilarious House of Frightenstein. The series, consisting of 130 episodes cranked out over nine months, premiered more than 50 years ago in 1971. It is one of the most eccentric and enduring, locally-produced, TV shows
I like my podcast guests to feel comfortable. That’s not always possible over a zoom call, but that didn’t stop Jennifer Finnigan, currently back for a second season on CBC’s comedy-drama Moonshine. For our interview, the Montreal native chose to stay in bed. That is a level of intimacy and/or laziness usually reserved for close friends
With a one-year-old baby at home, Meaghan Rath says that, yes, she is living the joys of her TV series, Children Ruin Everything. The sitcom is now into its second season Monday nights on CTV. The Montreal native confirms that “Mommy Brain” is a real thing but at least her son is sleeping through the night.
Strays star Nicole Power has gone from Kim’s Convenience to Kim Cattrall. The busy Newfoundland native, whose CBC series Strays is back Tuesday nights on CBC and CBC Gem, is currently finishing up the first season of another shot-in-Toronto series, Glamorous. The upcoming Netflix series stars Cattrall as a power player in the cosmetic business. Power’s