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That muscly guy in 'Son of Zorn'? He's just your average, everyday barbarian

That muscly guy in 'Son of Zorn'? He's just your average, everyday barbarian

Mixing animation with live-action, the bombastic with the banal, "Son of Zorn," getting a post-football preview Sunday on Fox before its official premiere Sept. 25, is "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" with swords and dismemberment. Or the scene in "Ancors Aweigh" where Jerry the Mouse dances with Gene Kelly … with swords and dismemberment.

Zorn (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) is a muscular barbarian in the Thundarr/Conan mode who comes to California from the "island nation of Zephyria" — a cartoon kingdom rendered in 1980s Saturday-morning style — to celebrate the 17th birthday of his non-animated son, Alan (Johnny...

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