Friday, August 14, 2009

Woo-hoo! Québécois Homer Simpson Is Groening's Favourite

Montreal native Hubert Gagnon, who does the French-language dub for Homer Simpson, says The Simpsons "crosses all languages and culture." Photograph by: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

Montreal native voices patron of The Simpsons in joual.

MONTREAL – Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, which Time magazine said in 1999 was the best television show of the 20th century, once said the best of all the international dubbed versions was the French one produced here in Montreal uniquely for the Canadian market.

"I've always considered that a very high compliment," says Hubert Gagnon, the veteran Montreal voice actor who has been the Québécois dub for Homer Simpson over the past 20 years.

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