Hopeless Pictures

Hopeless Pictures is an American animated comedy series starring the voice of Friends actress Lisa Kudrow, Seinfeld guest actor Bob Balaban, and produced and broadcast by the IFC.[1][2] The cartoon follows fictional film producer Mel Wax, voiced by Michael McKean, in a spoof of the Hollywood movie industry. Stylistically the show makes use of the audio from scripted telephone conversations combined with on-screen gags surrounding the cartoon characters speaking.

Hopeless Pictures
Written byEric Gilliland
StarringMichael McKean
Bob Balaban
Lisa Kudrow
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9
Executive producer(s)Debbie Demontreux
Adam Kassan
Mark Kassan
Running time17 minutes
Original networkIFC
Original releaseAugust 19 –
October 14, 2005 (2005-10-14)


  1. ^ Fonseca, Nicholas (June 6, 2005). "Hot Summer TV: Hopeless Pictures". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  2. ^ Ball, Ryan (August 19, 2005). "IFC Debuts Hopeless Pictures". Animation Magazine. Retrieved December 25, 2019.

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