Tom Hanks' Animated Electric City Launches Globally On Yahoo!

Electric City , a new 20-episode animated sci-fi series created by and starring Tom Hanks, launches today on Yahoo!

Set in a futuristic society, Electric City has a total running time of 90 minutes, that will unfold over the coming days. The series is available online on desktop, tablets and mobile at .

The first ten episodes, which are all 5-7 minutes in length, will premiere on Yahoo! today with the remaining episodes being released on 18 July and 19 July.

Electric City features a voice cast that includes Tom Hanks, Jeanne Tripplehorn ( Big Love , Grey Gardens ), Holland Taylor ( Two And A Half Men ), Ginnifer Goodwin ( Walk The Line , A Single Man , Once Upon A Time ), Jason Antoon, Chris Parnell, Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Georg Stanford Brown.

“The world as we know it has ended and out of the rubble, the Electric City stands as a symbol of peace and security. Yet under the veneer of order lies a world full of secrets and violence. Secret police, back-alley dealings, daring chases, and murder all find a home in the Electric City. Through the lens of a functioning, yet dystopian metropolis, Electric City touches upon relevant global issues and themes including energy consumption, freedom of information, crime and punishment and more. The story unfolds gradually, layering mystery upon mystery, inviting viewers to interact with the content and each other. Metaphors and symbols are woven throughout, creating a perfect environment for puzzle-solving and community interaction. Short-form connecting storylines combined with vivid animation will hopefully keep audiences watching, while metaphors and a range of subject lines will keep them guessing – and reflecting,” says the blurb.

“Every now and then, storytelling and technology unite in a fun and surprising way,” said Playtone Partner Gary Goetzman. “ Electric City brings viewers into a totally unique world through a truly immersive online experience whether they're at home on their computers or mobile on their tablets and smartphones.”

The Electric City experience, including behind-the-scenes footage of the cast can be found on .

Dave Golder
Freelance Writer

Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.