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Actors in toon with ‘Groove’

Hopper, Reubens, Magnuson join Scharf project

Dennis Hopper, Paul Reubens and Ann Magnuson will be among the celebrity voices featured on Cartoon Network’s new special “The Groovenians.”

Conceived by pop surrealist Kenny Scharf, show focuses on a pair of bored teens who escape to the Bohemian planet of Groovenia.

Popular culture and cartoons have long influenced Scharf, whose work sits in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. “I’ve always wanted to do a cartoon,” he said. “And I finally decided to kick myself in the head and do it.”

“Groovenians” was written, produced and directed by Jordan Reichek (“Invader Zim”), and illustrated in the style of Scharf’s works. Artistic connection has helped the special secure screening dates at venues such as the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art, and museums in San Diego, Miami and Houston.

Scharf also called upon RuPaul, Drena De Niro and Vincent Gallo to lend their voices. B-52 band members Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson chimed in with the theme song.

“These were actor friends of mine that were very eager to jump into a project like this,” Scharf said. “None of them did it for money.”

Show will bow Nov. 10 at 10:30 p.m. as part of net’s Adult Swim programming block, with the possibility of expanding into a series.

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