• ‘Madagascar: A Little Wild' Makes History With Animated Deaf Character Signing in ASL

    11 days ago - By The Wrap

    When DreamWorks Animation's new series “Madagascar: A Little Wild” debuted on Hulu and Peacock in September 2020, it introduced kids to a deaf chimp named Dave, who communicates through American Sign Language , as well as his sister, Pickles, who translates for him and can also sign in ASL.
    Now the show, a prequel to the 2005 film featuring younger versions of Central Park Zoo characters Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo and Melman the Giraffe - is taking new strides toward inclusiveness with a guest appearance from deaf actress Shaylee Mansfield.
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