Tom Hanks’ ‘Electric City’ Premieres on Yahoo (Video)

Tom Hanks takes a dark left turn from the "Toy Story" franchise with his latest animated venture

Last Updated: August 27, 2012 @ 4:48 PM

If Tom Hanks seems a little more animated than usual on lately, there's good reason.

Hanks's latest venture, the animated series "Electric City," had its premiere on Yahoo on Tuesday, with 10 short episodes being posted on the series' web site.

"Forrest Gump" actor Hanks created the series and also provides the voice for the main character, "grid operative" Cleveland Carr.

Also read: Why Tom Hanks Chose Yahoo for "Electric City"

The noir-ish, dystopian series centers on the titular town of Electric City, which serves as a seeming oasis after society's downfall. However, not all is what it seems, and some dark secrets reside in the shadowy corners of the town.

In short, it's quite a way off from Hanks' other animated endeavor, the "Toy Story" franchise.

Jeanne Tripplehorn, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Antoon and Chris Parnell also provide their voices to the series, which comes via Playtone and Reliance Entertainment.

Check out "Truth or Consequences," the premiere episode of "Electric City," below.


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