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Hopeless Pictures (2005– )

TV Series | 17 min | Animation, Comedy

In this wicked animated comedy, Mel Wax (Michael McKean) is the head of a dysfunctional Hollywood indie movie studio, Hopeless Pictures, so named after his deceased parents, Hope and Les. In the land where a studio chief is only as good as...See moreIn this wicked animated comedy, Mel Wax (Michael McKean) is the head of a dysfunctional Hollywood indie movie studio, Hopeless Pictures, so named after his deceased parents, Hope and Les. In the land where a studio chief is only as good as his last big flop, Wax struggles to reign in out-of-control, pill-popping Swedish directors and egomaniacal stars, while coping with a vengeful soon-to-be ex-wife (Lisa Kudrow), assorted affairs, his idiot nephew/head of production (Bob Balaban), a hostile takeover and an inept psychiatrist, Dr. Stein (Jonathan Katz). Jennifer Coolidge plays Hopeless Pictures' head of development, Tracy, as well as actress Nina Boroslova. See less
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2005 (United States)

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Michael McKean
Mel Wax Mel Wax   See fewer
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Patrick Bristow
Various Voices Various Voices   See fewer
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Paul Dooley
Bartender Bartender   See fewer
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Nora Ephron
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Winnie Holzman
Actress / Debra Actress / Debra   See fewer
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Mark Kassen
Various Voices Various Voices   See fewer
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Jonathan Katz
Dr. Stein Dr. Stein   See fewer
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Emmy Laybourne
Various Voices Various Voices   See fewer
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Emily Levine
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Eric Milano
Various Various   See fewer
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Rob Reiner
Futterman Futterman   See fewer
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Paul Reubens
Gollum Gollum   See fewer
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Deborah Theaker
Barbara Barbara   See fewer
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Paul Weitz
Himself Himself   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 50 votes