Rita Moreno Heads to ‘Nina’s World’ Ahead of Kennedy Center Honor


#RitaMoreno …. a Puerto Rican treasure!! “Abuelita Yolie” ….

Repeating Islands

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A report by Colin Bertram for NBC News. You can watch the video of the interview through the link to the original report below.

Animated is an adjective often used to describe entertainment legend Rita Moreno.

And with her latest role as Abuelita Yolie in the Sprout original cartoon series “Nina’s World,” the description can be now used literally: Morena, 83, provides the voice of six-year-old Nina’s kind and inspiring grandmother on the new children’s show the actress describes as “extraordinary” and “authentic.”

The series is very invested in diversity, even to the point of casting actors who correspond to their characters in real life. “Every actor who plays a nationality is of that nationality. There’s a little deaf boy – for real – who plays a deaf boy,” Moreno explains, adding that there are no crazy special effects employed on the series and “people don’t talk in…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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