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New Web Fare: Electric City
July 21, 2012  | By Eric Gould
 

Electric City — This week both Tom Hanks and Jerry Seinfeld introduced original content for the web. Seinfeld's clever Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has the familiar show-about-nothing feel of Seinfeld. Oscar-winner Tom Hanks, however, went in a completely new direction for his web venture, Electric City. The animated noir thriller, produced in 20, 5ish-minute episodes, envisions a post-apocalyptic, low-tech future where electricity is a precious commodity and no one is quite who they seem. Electric City, the first original content offered by Yahoo!, also provides an interactive interface that incorporates Twitter feeds, maps and running character bios. There's a mobile version as well, since we're all watching TV on our phones now, along with a related game app. The show is voiced by Hanks, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Holland Taylor, Chris Parnell and others. Here's the first episode of the series. You can find the rest on Electric City's website. –EG
 
 
 
 
 
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