South American fans of hit cartoon The Simpsons are set for a shock when
they tune into the upcoming new season of the show - all the characters will
A Mexican labour dispute has prompted a dubbing studio to replace LOS
SIMPSONS' famed Latin cast members.
Actor HUMBERTO VELEZ, who has voiced HOMERO SIMPSON for the past 15 years,
tells trade paper THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, "I'm deeply disappointed because we
did such quality work and now they're using other people.
"Every one of us has given personality to the characters and that's
because we loved what we were doing."
The original cast went on strike in February (05), prompting studio bosses
to replace them all.
Los Simpsons spokeswoman MAGDALENA QUESTA insists the studio was within
its legal right to hire new actors on the grounds that, in May (05), a Mexico
City district labour court declared the strike "invalid".